Entries by Stuart Greenfield

Facewatch and DVS join forces to distribute game changing GDPR compliant facial recognition crime deterrent solution

DVS, one of the UK’s leading CCTV camera and components distributors, will become the first UK distributor to provide a facial recognition crime deterrent solution to their installer and reseller network. The use of facial recognition as a deterrent to stop shop theft and violence in retail stores is rapidly gaining acceptance. The Facewatch system […]

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Daily Telegraph – Pros and cons of Facial Recognition

By Charles Hymas Home Affairs Editor (The Daily Telegraph) https://www.telegraph.co.uk/authors/charles-hymas/ When you enter Paul Wilks’ supermarket in Aylesbury, a facial recognition camera by the door snaps your image and then checks it against a “watchlist” of people previously caught shoplifting or abusing staff. If you are on it, managers receive a “ping” alert on their […]


Guardian Newspaper reports on the rise of facial recognition technology

We are hurtling towards a surveillance state’: the rise of facial recognition technology Facial recognition It can pick out shoplifters, international criminals and lost children in seconds. But as the cameras proliferate, who’s watching the watchers? Hannah Devlin  @hannahdev Sat 5 Oct 2019 10.00 BSTLast modified on Sat 5 Oct 2019 13.17 BST  ‘If you’ve got something to be […]

2020 Olympics in Tokyo will use facial recognition technology

BY STEPHEN SHANKLAND SEPTEMBER 11, 2019  Hundreds of terminals from Intel and NEC will scan the faces of athletes, sponsors, volunteers and other accredited people at the next summer Olympics.   If you’re an athlete, sponsor, journalist or volunteer at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, you’ll be using a facial recognition system from Japanese electronics giant NEC and […]

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The risks and rewards of facial recognition in retail – Retail Week reports

By Grace Bowden 27 August 2019 Facial recognition technology burst into the headlines this month following an exposé in the Financial Times about its use in London’s King’s Cross. The Information Commissioner’s Office has launched an investigation into the use of the technology, which scanned pedestrians’ faces across the 67-acre site comprising King’s Cross and St […]