Harnessing Artificial Intelligence to Stop Retail Pushout Theft
Dec 16, 2020
A "pushout" is the act of filling a shopping cart full of merchandise and rushing it out of the door without paying. This thieving strategy costs retailers millions of lost dollars each year. Indeed, the National Retail Federation finds that each pushout nationally averages $500 in merchandise. A system from Indyme Solutions called SmartDepart uses AI to turn ordinary security cameras into powerful "pushout-prevention tools." Their algorithms detect shopping carts as they approach the exit, identifying those that bypassed the checkout process. In conjunction with other Indyme security measures such as flashing lights and customizable voice messages, SmartDepart can cut down on the annual loss due to pushouts.