Facewatch Blog

The latest UK and international news and insights from the retail, access control and crime prevention sectors including the latest technology updates.

Observer - Facewatch - Facial recognition

The Observer – Facial recognition… coming to a supermarket near you…

Published in The Observer, by Tom Chivers, Sun 4 Aug 2019…
5th August 2019/by Stuart Greenfield

ACS crime report – The biggest concerns for retailers are violence, theft and verbal abuse

Crime Report 2019

The ACS 2019 Crime Report shows…
29th July 2019/by Stuart Greenfield
Facewatch and Intel partner in retail crime prevention campaign

Facewatch and Intel launch new campaign focusing on retail crime prevention

Facewatch's facial recognition solution is powered by an Intel®…
23rd July 2019/by Stuart Greenfield

Automated facial recognition trials backed by home secretary, Sajid Javid

Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary, has backed trials of face recognition…
12th July 2019/by Stuart Greenfield

Facewatch partners with Store Excel to help retailers embrace facial recognition


Facewatch is leading the drive to support retailers…
8th July 2019/by Stuart Greenfield
Facewatch stops crime

Stand up to shoplifting – Convenience Store Magazine reports:

Unable to rely on the police for help, many retailers are…
1st July 2019/by Stuart Greenfield

Budgens convenience store endorses the success of Facewatch facial recognition security camera

Facewatch has won the total support of Paul Wilks after a successful…
28th June 2019/by Stuart Greenfield
Shopworkers under siege

The BBC One Show reports on the chilling reality of working in the retail industry

The One Show reports on the fear, worry and challenges facing the retail trade highlighting the disregard shoplifters have for CCTV and staff when focused on stealing from stores.
13th June 2019/by Facewatch
new facial recognition technology guidelines for MET police

Ethics Panel sets out future framework for new facial recognition technology

The independent panel that advises City Hall on the ethics of policing has set out new guidelines on how facial recognition technology should be used by the Met Police in the capital.
13th June 2019/by Facewatch
Cressida Dick

Public expects facial recognition system policing, London’s top officer says

“I actually believe facial recognition technology, properly overseen, properly thought about, properly circumscribed, is something that our public would expect us to be doing”
11th June 2019/by Facewatch
Nick Fisher CEO Facewatch

Nick Fisher, CEO of Facewatch “Facial recognition security systems are a force for good”

"Facewatch’s retail crime reduction system, using facial recognition, shows how this developing technology can be acceptable and secure for the public whilst reducing crime and unacceptable behaviour in the retail environment."
3rd June 2019/by Facewatch