That's pretty clever. I can see that working in low crime / low risk areas.
Take it one step further - have virtual cashiers 'stationed' across a number of stores, coming online when motion is detected inside the store.
IPVMU Certified | 03/14/14 06:51pm
Considering the reputation self-checkout machines have already, I'm not so bullish on this idea.
"Please place item in bagging area. Unexpected item in bagging area."
IPVMU Certified | 03/17/14 06:02pm
Problem you will have is when the person targets this store using a mask, takes a bunch of items quickly and runs out. Smash and Grab without the smash.
IPVMU Certified | 03/20/14 02:28am
There are a few unmanned stores here. It seems that kind of stores are mainly based on belief that people are honest. So I think installing a surveillance camera can lower crime rate anyway, but it won't be able to prevent all unexpected cases.
Hi Anna, where is "here?" What's the camera setup look like in the ones you've seen?
IPVMU Certified | 03/20/14 06:10am
Hi Carlton. I mean here in Korea. :) However, I've never seen that unmanned store equipped with camera personally. Many people think it's a matter of conscience so they are reluctant to install a camera. What I'm saying is another case, but installing camera as a cashier will come in handy when it comes to labor cost cut down.