Cyber-security experts spy on shoppers
SECRET technology is being Face-recognition surveillance cameras have been adapted to monitor how consumers choose what to buy.
Scientists at Queen’s University in Belfast are also using their expertise to shore up the country’s defences against cyber attacks.
David Crozier from the Centre for Secure Information Technologies at the university explained: “Everyone is aware of Northern Ireland’s troubled history from the early Sixties.
“It was a turbulent environment which necessitated security solutions and drove innovations in a bid to keep people safe but now, in a time of peace, we are adapting the security monitoring for use in other areas.
“For example, the intelligence surveillance over CCTV to track individuals over a space. You pick up someone’s face and clothes in one area and on to the next. Then, for a retail space, you can look at how people behave in a retail environment.
“For example, you can pick up on the visual cues. When they see a special offer in the store, do they stop or is it something that they hurry past?
“It enables retailers to tweak the way they arrange the store to the best advantage.”used to monitor high street shoppers across Britain... Source: express.co.uk