The smarter future of autonomous retail

    While the foundation of autonomous retail has been built up over the past few years, it is only now that retailers are beginning to fully experiment with the technology. Indeed, a small number of businesses have already forged ahead, including Amazon with the expansion of its Amazon Go chain and related app now seeing a […]

      The future of supermarkets is automated: IP-based security solutions enable advanced shopping

      Imagine you’re about to enter a supermarket. The doors open automatically after scanning your individual QR code, a pre-recorded voice message welcomes you to the store, background-music starts playing, and a voice informs you about the latest offers – tailored to your interests. This scenario of a digitalised store is no longer a far-off dream […]

        Access control in retail: scalability and security in a unified solution

        The retail landscape is constantly shifting, and retailers are seeking to both optimize their offering to fit the changing needs of the market and increase efficiencies in their own operations. The connection of devices and technologies through the Internet of Things (IoT) has brought with opportunity to create numerous new functionalities, allowing retailers to apply […]

          No touch, no problem: the role of QR codes in access control solutions

          2020 has become the comeback year for QR codes, not least because the global pandemic has put contactless technology in the spotlight. Everyone wants to keep contact with surfaces to a minimum (and let’s be honest, even before the pandemic nobody really wanted to touch the doorknob). As a result, QR codes have enjoyed a […]

            Safety and security in food production

            There’s a strong argument to say that food production should be regarded as much as a part of a nation’s critical industries as the provision of energy, water, healthcare and financial services. Disruption to the production of food, the potential danger this can present to consumers, and the shortages on supermarket shelves that this can […]

              5 ways access control can transform business operations

              This post is written by Phil Campbell, European Sales Director at Quanika. Read more about Phil at the end. A major shift is taking place in the way companies and organisations operate: the way they use their buildings and manage their people. This transformation is being driven by a combination of external pressures, including the […]