Entries by Stuart Greenfield

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Facewatch – trusted, legal and ethical

In a series of blogs, Facewatch’s  Data Protection Officer discusses the company’s approach to providing a trusted, legal and ethical solution that provides an affordable deterrent to crime and anti-social behaviour in the retail sector.   Retail owners and managers are facing continuing and growing challenges with increasing losses due to theft and the need […]

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Installations in Leeds and Wolverhampton

The pace of Facewatch installations continues to increase with two new installations in Wolverhampton and Leeds this week (week 24 2021) New system upgrades also continue across our network in London and Luton.   With the recent BRC (British Retail Consortium) crime survey reporting an increase in theft and violence many retailers are facing huge […]

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3 million people at risk of violence at work

Nick Fisher, CEO, Facewatch, responds to the latest BRC crime report https://brc.org.uk/news/corporate-affairs/retail-crime-continues-to-climb/ The recent BRC (British Retail Consortium) 2021 crime report gives us all a chilling reminder of how even during a pandemic retail crime and violence continues to blight an industry that employs over 3million people- 10% of the UK working population. The headline […]

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Standing up for retail workers

Response to the recent demand for legislation to protect shopworkers by Nick Fisher, CEO, Facewatch Ltd   Facewatch’ s mission has always been to provide a service that supports retail business owners and create a better retail experience for the customer in an unobtrusive way. It is, therefore, a sad moment to read reports on […]

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Simon Lawrence impressed with Facewatch upgrade

Simon Lawrence, owner of Lawrence’s garages, upgraded to the new Facewatch system and over the last 2 months reports that the system’s new periocular algorithm is performing well. He said,   Since Facewatch installed their new face mask system last November we have been impressed with the way it recognises people wearing masks and the […]

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Daily Mail reports on Facewatch’s success in deterring crime

Meat, nappies, razor blades and deodorant top the list of Britain’s most shoplifted items, reveals the company behind a facial recognition camera system used to spot criminals Meat, nappies, razor blades and deodorant are Britain’s most shoplifted items Facewatch operates in some Southern Co-op stores, Budgens, garden centres   System sends alert to staff when someone […]

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Facewatch facial recognition – A Christmas present and future for those working in retail

Nick Fisher talks about the challenges for retailers and how they are managing crime and violence If you run a business that’s about standing up for individuals privacy rights in a democratic country and rely on creating headline news to encourage people to financially support you, it looks like challenging times ahead. Greater issues such […]

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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 […]