Camera system catches magazine thief


We received a call this morning from a client about his integrated point of sale / security camera system. The technology helped him apprehend a ‘customer’ with a magazine shoved up his jumper yesterday. Such theft costs an average newsagency over $100 a week – more than security technology costs. The client was happy with this small victory as well as being able to easily find where $300 cash had been misplaced at the counter. Marrying point of sale technology with leading edge security technology and providing for a common database/vision search is a killer application for small businesses concerned about customer and employee theft.

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I own a software company and a newsagency in Victoria, Australia. You can reach me on +61 418 321 338 or mark[at]

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