LaneHawk LH4000 Solution

LaneHawk™ LH4000 is a loss prevention solution that eliminates bottom-of-the-basket (BOB) loss as a problem and creates real-time profits. LaneHawk detects BOB items and sends the UPC information to the point of sale system immediately making sure stores get paid.  The result is that LaneHawk reduces shrink, increases revenue and pays for itself, usually in less than 12 months.

It is an automatic and unobtrusive way to stop shrink. The system has a smart camera that is flush-mounted in the checkout lane at foot level. It continuously looks for items on the bottom of shopping carts and using Visual Pattern Recognition (ViPR™) software, it automatically detects and recognizes items that pass by the camera and then sends the UPC information directly to the POS. The cashier then accepts or rejects the item. This simple and effective process will increase the bottom-line.

Management will get a report that has the photo of the item, the transaction and the transactions before and after. This report will let store management know if additional training or intentional “sweethearting” is going on. 

It is a simple solution to the difficult problem of BOB shrink.


About ViPR™ Software

ViPR™ contains a database of high resolution images (called a modelset) of product packaging of common BOB items.  ViPR extracts key points from these images that create a unique identifying pattern for each UPC, similar to a fingerprint.


When a product passes the LaneHawk LH4000 unit, an image is captured of the product and the ViPR software is used to extract feature points from that image.  The ViPR software is then able to identify the product by matching the pattern of feature points in the image to the patterns of feature points stored in the modelset.  These computations are streamlined to produce results in a fraction of a second, which allows the recognition to happen in real-time.



  • Reduced Shrink and Rapid ROI:  Helps boost profits per lane (per day) by up to 10%, leading to a quick return on investment (ROI) of less than 12 months.
  • Integration with Your POS System in Real-time: No other BOB solution is able to recognize a BOB item and then automatically send the item description and UPC information directly to the POS.
  • Lo/No Training Costs:  LaneHawk requires minimal training and operates automatically within the transaction workflow.  Productivity is enhanced and BOB items cannot be ignored.

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