A garden centre has employed mask recognition technology to help stop customers entering without coverings.
Whiteley’s Garden Centre at Mirfield, West Yorkshire, has installed cameras linked to software at the entrance point to spot anyone without a mask.
customers in shops, supermarkets and shopping centres around the UK.
The software scans faces and where it finds visible points such as a nose or mouth it flashes a message on screen.
Managers at the centre said they had seen a “90% drop in customers refusing to wear a face covering” which meant they no longer had to have a member of staff manning the door.
General Manager, Peter Williams said: “Customers’