A Mail on Sunday article featured criticism from a privacy pressure group of retailers using Facewatch to prevent crime and abuse of staff in their stores.
Fraser Group responded by saying they use Facewatch “to ensure the safety of our staff and to help prevent theft”.
The activists’ criticism fell flat in the court of public opinion. Support and understanding from the public was evident as the online comments on the article point to overwhelming support for retailers using Facewatch.
“Blame the shoplifters not the store for trying to prevent it. Shoplifting cost us all and lets call it by its proper name, theft.” [sic]
“More stores should do the same, then it may bring prices down so that honest people could afford to buy what they need or want..”
The statistics are clear, and according to the British Retail Consortium, ‘shoplifting has rocketed from 2.9 million incidents in 2016/17 to 7.9 million last year. The cost to retailers almost doubled from £503 million to £953 million in the same period’ demonstrating that the need for an effective solution is growing.
Read the full article here https://bit.ly/3yyxlc5 and contact us now to find out how Facewatch can help you to protect your staff using our UKGDPR compliant system
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