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Utilizing Video Analytics: Facial Recognition in Retailing
Recent ECR Retail Loss research captured some of the contrasting views about facial recognition, including the opportunities it presents and some of the challenges of operationalizing it in a retail context.
Utilizing Body-Worn Cameras to Respond to Retail Violence and Verbal Abuse
Concerns about retail staff being the victims of violence and verbal abuse have long dogged the industry. Body-worn cameras might be the best solution.
Managing Self-Checkout: The Potential Role of Video Analytics
The growth in the use of various types of self-checkout systems (SCO), especially, but not exclusively in grocery, is one of the defining transformations of 21st century retailing.
Can Video Technologies Help Improve Inventory Accuracy?
To help grocers address inventory accuracy issues, developments in video technologies and analytics have begun to offer interesting alternatives, albeit with sometimes mixed results thus far.
What Role Does Video Analytics Play in Tackling Retail Theft?
Developments in video analytics, which can be used to automatically identify predetermined events and generate an alert, have resurrected interest in using video to address shop theft.
Insights on the Use and Impact of Video Technologies in Retail
Digital video technologies are now readily available, and they have brought significant new opportunities, not least through the development of video analytics.
The Rise of Body-Worn Cameras in Retail
While the use of body-worn cameras is now relatively common and increasingly mandatory within the law enforcement community in many countries, their use in the retail environment is still a recent development.
Improving the Reliability of Burglar Alarms through Video Verification
In the realm of commercial burglar alarms, too many false alarms can have a profound impact, particularly in terms of the likelihood of public policing responding to an alarm.
Using License Plate Recognition in a Retail Context
While use cases of ALPR in and around retail can be found stretching back more than 16 years in some countries, it is only in the past 5-10 years that its use has really begun to be seen across a broader range of use cases.
Why Do Retailers Invest in Video Technologies?
Welcome to the first in an ongoing series of blogs reviewing the ECR Retail Loss Groups’ discussions and research on the use and impact of video in retail.