Entries by Facewatch

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Why we use Facewatch?- Simon Lawrence discusses Covid, security and the future

A family business with an eye for the future  Simon Lawrence, Director, Lawrences Garages Ltd My great grandfather started his first garage serving fuel in 1919 in Stockwell, SW London. It was a big gamble then as the petrol pump had only just been invented but its early success has led to 5 generations of Lawrence’s running forecourt garages. Trying to be the best at what […]

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Facewatch at the Southern Co-op

Protecting our customers and colleagues Comment from Gareth Lewis, Loss prevention officer at the Southern Co-op The current pandemic and a rise in retail crime are both presenting constant challenges for those of us in the convenience sector. At Southern Co-op, we are regularly adapting to the needs of our customers and colleagues to ensure […]

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MPs urged to protect shopworkers against violence

BRC unveils Shopworkers’ Protection Pledge to protect retail workers against crime Over 400 incidents of violence and abuse against shopworkers occur every day 11 cross-party MPs put their name to the pledge for the launch The BRC has launched the Shopworkers’ Protection Pledge in an effort to support the legislation necessary to protect retail workers […]


Customer Feedback Survey

During July we asked a selection of Facewatch customers a series of questions about their experience with Facewatch. The feedback showed that all those asked found that Facewatch had reduced shop theft but also helped in reducing anti-social behaviour whilst giving the front of house teams more confidence especially when working after dark and with […]

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Nick Fisher: Facing down shop crime

Facing down shop crime Big Interview with Asian Trader magazine: Nick Fisher, MD Facewatch After starting his career at the RAC and moving on to Dixons and Phones4U, Nick Fisher has found his vocation in making shops safe for staff again. Here is the story of Facewatch as told to Andy Marino Facewatch HQ is […]

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Facemask algorithm test – VLOG#2

In this short video, we preview and test the new Facewatch facemask algorithm. This new upgrade shows a very high level of accuracy and is a great addition to the product especially as the use of facemask and other face coverings is increasing during the gradual return to high street trading  

Facewatch launches facemask recognition upgrade

Facemasks are everywhere, serving as one of the frontlines in the fight against the Covid19 global pandemic. Identification solutions are needed that can be rapidly deployed to support the challenge of offering recognition systems in the presence of facial masks. Facewatch is delivering perhaps the most powerful solution there can be; a next-generation periocular recognition […]

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Retail staff subjected to hostile customers during coronavirus outbreak?

By Hugh Radojev 18 March 2020  Retail Week  As the government takes increasingly stringent action to combat the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, retail staff have found themselves on the front line in the face of panic buying and contagion fears. Labour MP Alex Norris calls on government to pass legislation protecting shopworkers from violence, abuse and assault […]