What is Facewatch?

Facewatch is a secure online crime reporting and networking environment.

Facewatch enables businesses, public and police to tackle low-level crime by sharing images within groups for the prevention of crime and by submitting digital evidence files to the police to help solve crimes.

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Is Facewatch For Me?

Facewatch enables your business to report incidents quickly and share information with other businesses in your local community and with your local police.

Anyone can become a victim of crime therefore everyone benefits from a system that helps make communities safer and protects business profits.

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Anti-crime website Facewatch smashes crowdfunding target in expansion bid

The coverage of Facewatch's crowdfunding round has been covered by The Caterer. A snippet of the article reads; 'Anti-crime website Facewatch, which was founded by wine bar owner Simon Gordon in response to the theft of his customers' bags, has smashed a funding target to bankroll its expansion. Facewatch, which protects pubs, bars, restaurants ...


West Midlands Police saves four hours per crime with online reporting tool

Facewatch has featured in a great article appearing in ComputerWorldUK online magazine this week. A snippet of the article reads: 'The West Midlands Police, which is the second biggest force in the country, said about 1,000 premises are using the system across the region, including a number of the biggest retailers. “It speeds up our investigation ...


Facewatch takes part in the High-End Residential Security Conference

Facewatch had the pleasure of taking part in the 'Defining Standards in High-End Residential Security' conference held at The Building Centre in Central London. The partners involved in the event were Selectaglaze, Covenant, Abloy, Stafford Doors, BRE and ISS Digital. Being the first in a series of conferences, it was really well received with over 50...



“Excellent technology for fighting crime, reducing bureaucracy and saving time.”

Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan Howe, Metropolitan Police Service


“We were greatly impressed with how Facewatch achieves the capture and provision of CCTV evidence to the police. It is apparent how this has had an impact on the prevention of crime and has great potential in further tackling offending. Facewatch really involves harnessing the technology's potential, for the benefit of the victims of crime, and for the effective investigation and prosecution of offences on their behalf.”

Alison Saunders, Chief Crown Prosecutor, CPS London


“I am hugely impressed. Facewatch is hardly rocket science: it’s basically a web-based crime report form. Yet it’s so clever it represents a big advance in policing, in recruiting public involvement, and in crime deterrence, detection and prevention.”

Nick Ross, Crimewatch and Jill Dando Institute


Facewatch enables you to report crimes online, with moving and still CCTV images, directly to the police in a format that is approved and actionable by the receiving force.

Facewatch is now available through selected Monitoring Stations. Simply call your chosen provider who will report the crime, with all available CCTV evidence, to the police and you will be kept fully informed through the system. This service saves your staff time, enabling them to concentrate on your customers.

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Facewatch can be used by local and Corporate Groups to reduce crime through effective collaboration. Locally administered groups such as Business Crime Reduction Partnerships are encouraged to use the DISC system which is now linked to Facewatch and provides a very simple platform for sharing images.

Groups provide a community network that can allow easy sharing of intelligence between businesses.

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Facewatch is an on-line crime-reporting tool that saves police time and effort in collecting evidence.

Facewatch enables you to access low-level crime reports instantly from businesses in your force area. You can view the CCTV evidence online, print MG11 witness statements and collaborate online with members of the business community to reduce crime and the impact of crime.

Facewatch empowers businesses to prevent crime by the efficient sharing of images and information.

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