Facewatch Blog

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

2020 Olympics in Tokyo will use facial recognition technology


SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 
Hundreds of terminals…
12th September 2019/by Stuart Greenfield

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

By Grace Bowden 27 August 2019

Facial recognition technology…
9th September 2019/by Stuart Greenfield

Crime against retailers and wholesalers continues to rise- New Gov report says

By Gaelle Walker 5 September 2019 Convenience store magazine

9th September 2019/by Stuart Greenfield

The High Court said the use of facial recognition tech by police was legal

Reported by:Rowland Manthorpe
Technology correspondent @rowlsmanthorpe…
4th September 2019/by Stuart Greenfield

Facewatch exhibit at RETAIL RISK conference and exhibition in Leicester on 3rd October

The Facewatch team will be exhibiting at the Retail Week…
4th September 2019/by Stuart Greenfield
BRC logo


Violence remains a key issue this year. On average,…
20th August 2019/by Stuart Greenfield
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

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