Beware Amazon Go Store Hype (Tested)

Author: John Honovich, Published on Nov 13, 2018

IPVM's trip to and testing of Amazon Go's San Francisco store shows a number of significant operational and economic issues that undermine the hype.

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While the press has overwhelmingly fawned at Amazon Go's store and the report that Amazon will deploy 3,000 of these stores in the next few years, our review of the operation points to significant challenges in turning this into a viable enterprise.

In this note, we examine:

  • The time delay and behind the scenes human intervention involved
  • The density and cost of sensors used
  • Amazon mischarged IPVM during testing
  • Limitations in the system's capabilities
  • Video surveillance and access control used
  • Positives for Amazon and Go customers
  • Outlook on Amazon Go stores

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very high density of sensors - hundreds per small store

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numerous sensors even over small chips section

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close up of amazon go sensor

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Mischarge / *****

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Limitation - ****** ****** ****

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sensors cannot detect bags

Oddity - ****** ***** ********

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Limited ******* *** ****** ******* ** *** *****

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few conventional surveillance cameras in store

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employees use pcprox cards

Positives *** ****** ** ***** *** *********

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Losing *****

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*****, ***,

*** ******, *** *** ********* ** ** *** ***** ** cited ** *** ****** *****, ******** *****:

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*** *** *******-**** **** **** ** ***** ** ******** ****. Will **** **** ***** ** ********* ** **. ******** ***** the ***** **** **** ** *** *** ****-***-** ***", ***** by *** *** ** ****** **** ** *** ***'* **** to **** ** **** ** ***** ***. *** *** **** are ****** ** ********* ***** ** *** ********* ** *** use ** ***** ******* *** ***** ********* ** **** *** club ******* **** *** ***** *** *** **** ** *** checkouts. *** **** ***** *** ***** *** ********* *** *** cameras **** ******** ** **** *** **** *** **** ******* when ** *** **** ****. *** **** **** *** **** don't **** **** ******** ****** ** ** **** *** ** us, **** * ********* **** *** **** ****** *********. * knew ** **** ** * *** *** *** ***** ******* go ** **** *** *********.

**** ** *** **********'* * ********** ********** ** **** *** make * ******** **** ********** *** **** * ******* ****** getting ** ***** *** ***** ****** *** **** *********** ********* go ******* **** **** *** **** ***** ** ***** * start *********** * ********** ****** *** ********.

** **** **** *** ** **** *** **** * **** heard *** ******** ** ******* ** ****** ********** ** **** in ********, ********** *** ***'* **** ****. *** ******* *********** has ****** *** ****** *** ***** **** ** ***** ** technology *** ***** * ****** ** *** ********. *** **** a ******* *** *** *** ********* ** ***** ** ***** size ********** *** ** ******** *** ******* ****** *** **** fate. **** **** ***** ** ** ****** ****** **** ******* Amazon **** *** ** *** *** ****. *** ******* ******.

** *** ********** ** **** ******* ** ****** ******** ** takes ** **** **** **** **** ** ****** *** ****** it **** ** **** *** **** **** ******** *** ** Amazon. ***** ***** **, **** ***'* **** ** ****** *** now ****** *** ***** ************ ******* *** ****** *** *******.

******* **** ** *** *****!

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Ubiquiti has quietly grown into a $1+ billion annual revenue company, with offerings across wireless, wireline network and video surveillance (see...
Casino Surveillance Pro Interview: James Lathrop on Feb 15, 2019
James Lathrop has been working in casinos for almost 25 years. During that time, he says he has held "just about every job you can do in the...
Hikvision 2018 Revenue Tops $7 Billion USD But Growth Slows To Low on Feb 15, 2019
Hikvision's annual revenue topped $7 billion for the first time in 2018, although growth slowed sharply. In this post, we analyze the latest...
Hanwha Smaller Multi Imager Tested (PNM-9000VQ) on Feb 14, 2019
Hanwha's first repositionable multi imager PNM-9081VQ tested well, but was huge, over 12" wide and weighing in at over 10 pounds. Now, they have...
ADT And 'The Defenders' Silent About Massive Complaints on Feb 14, 2019
ADT's largest dealer, "The Defenders" has been the subject of a massive number of complaints over many years and many forums, most recently a CBS...
Hikvision Chairman Praises United Front on Feb 14, 2019
Hikvision’s controlling shareholder held a meeting last month praising the United Front, a Communist Party organization known for its secretive...
Sales Turnover At Anyvision on Feb 13, 2019
Anyvision raised a $43 million Series A and according to their newest investor: what you need to do is push the gas pedal and build an...
Cisco Meraki Cloud VMS/Cameras Tested on Feb 13, 2019
Cisco Meraki says their cameras "bring Meraki magic to the enterprise video security world". According to Meraki, their magic is their management...

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