Stop shoplifters dead with cutting-edge tech – game changer ahead

January 24, 2024
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TLDR: New technology is being developed to combat shoplifting, which costs retail stores billions of dollars each year. Crime organizations are becoming increasingly sophisticated, stealing merchandise from stores and selling it back to consumers. The Loss Prevention Research Council has created a prototype store with new technology aimed at stopping shoplifters. This includes facial recognition technology that must recognize a shopper’s face before they can retrieve an item from the shelf. Another technology requires shoppers to enter their phone number or scan a QR code before opening a case to take the desired item. However, these solutions may be seen as an inconvenience and an invasion of privacy for shoppers.

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