Join the Facewatch network

Facewatch is a secure cloud-based platform that uses facial recognition technology to send instant alerts when subjects of interest enter business premises.  We proactively deter and protect businesses against crime. It is the ONLY shared national facial recognition watchlist.

Simple and affordable. It’s time for businesses to self help, take a stand, and proactively tackle the issue of theft head on. Facewatch is proven to stop crime before it happens.


reported retail crime p.a.


of theft is unreported


crime cost/turnover (av.)


more shop theft than in 2008

Facewatch creates a safer working environment, reduces lost revenue and is more affordable than you think.

Real Time Alerts

Real-Time Alerts

Using facial recognition technology, Facewatch matches faces against known offenders within seconds of them entering your premises and sends an instant alert for verification and action



You will have full access to our complete database of persons of interest in addition to your own watchlist images. The all-inclusive watchlist is then shared by geography with every Facewatch subscriber

The Cloud

Report & Upload

Our digital incident reporting and intelligence sharing platform makes it easy for you to capture, report and upload information and digital images



You have complete peace of mind regarding data protection, we use bank grade security and take on full data controller responsibility for the sharing of faces and associated warning flags

Creating safer environments for:

Independent stores

Independent Stores

Arenas & Events

Arenas & Events

Large retail

Large Retail

Estate Management

Estate Management

Clubs & Bars

Clubs & Bars

Hotels & Restaurants

Hotels & Restaurants



Airports & Stations

Airports & Stations

Excellent technology for fighting crime, reducing bureaucracy and saving time.

Sir Bernard Hogan HoweFormer Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service

I fully endorse Facewatch and think it is a service that can be used not just in London and the UK but globally across the world.

Director of SecurityThe Savoy Hotel

I am hugely impressed. Facewatch represents a big advance in crime deterrence, detection and prevention.

Nick RossCrimewatch and Jill Dando Institute

An exciting opportunity to bring together smart technology, real people and businesses to keep us all safer from crime.

Lord Jonathan Evans

The most influential development to the security industry since CCTV went digital.

Mark StevensonLoss Prevention Manager for Blakemore Retail

We see great potential in the inclusive approach that Facewatch is pioneering in the UK to bring everyone together in the fight against low level crime and look forward to working with them.

Charles H. RamseyPresident, Major Cities Chiefs Association, USA

Crimestoppers USA are delighted to be partnered with Facewatch USA. We have seen the benefits that this partnership has brought to our UK associates and look forward to working together in order to help make our communities safer.

John LambChairman, Crimestoppers USA

I would highly recommend Facewatch to any retailer experiencing any type of theft or anti-social behaviour.

Siobhan KosHead of Retail, Luton Town Football Club

Since installing Facewatch we have seen a reduction in losses of over 25%.

Paul WilksOwner, Budgens Buckingham Park Aylesbury

Why choose Facewatch?

Facewatch is a secure, cloud-based platform that uses Facial Recognition technology to proactively prevent, deter and protect businesses against theft.

  • Global IP

    Facewatch is trademarked globally in most major countries and has filed patents internationally, including in the USA.

  • Secured by Design

    Police Secured by Design and bank grade security.

  • GDPR

    Fully GDPR compliant.

  • Proven

    Trusted by police and businesses for over 8 years.

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