Inexpensive Sweethearting Solution (ScanCam)

By Brian Rhodes, Published Jun 25, 2012, 08:00pm EDT (Info+)

Sweethearting is one of the most difficult types of theft to detect on video. Sometimes due to cashier error, other times due to deliberate pilferage, sweethearting on the checkout line can be a significant source of loss. In this note, we profile a straightforward and inexpensive device that indicates when sweethearting takes place.

Overview

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******** ****** *** *** ********, ****** the ******** ***** ** ***** ******** observed *** ******, *** ******* ** substantially * ********/******** **** ** * result. 

****, *** ****** **** ******** ** product ******** ****** ** ** ********** high. ** * *********** *****, ******* is * ****** ********* *** *****. Development *** ******* ***** *****, ** new ** ****** ********** ** ************ into *** *******, *** ** ** built ***** ****** **********. ******** ****** not ******* ******** ******** ***** ** the *****.

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***** **** ************* ********* ******* *****, ScanCam ** ** *********** ***** **** a ******* ********* *******. *** *** acquisition *** ************ **** ** ******* enhances *** ***** ** ******** ***** surveillance. ******* ** ****** ** ************* for ***** *** ********* * **** level ** '**********' *********.

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