Surveillance firms experiment with computer vision for video conferencing oversight

As more firms rely on platforms like Zoom and Teams for client and workforce communications, surveillance technology providers are exploring new ways to make sure traders are compliant while working remotely.

It’s just about 3 p.m. on a Friday, and a trader is working from home. His demeanor is a bit more casual compared to Monday morning, and he decides to leave his desk briefly to grab a beer from his refrigerator, return to work and hop onto a video conference call with his colleagues. Unfortunately for this trader, his actions are being surveilled using Citycom Solutions’ ARC Surveil solution, and the beer bottle will be flagged.

This scenario is hypothetical, but Mark Whiteman, Citycom’s chief

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