What is Facewatch?

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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Chairman Simon Gordon talks Gordons, his career and Facewatch with Economia magazine

Simon Gordon inherited London’s oldest wine bar, but has pinned his hopes and fortunes on a facial recognition security system called Facewatch. He talks to Nick Kochan about his twin careers Owning and running a wine bar might appear an attractive business when the company pours out profits and is as established as Gordon’s, the legendary London estab...


PSI Magazine Column: October 2016

This month Simon Banks talks to Simon Gordon, Chairman of Facewatch and Owner of Gordon’s Wine Bar in Central London. Simon started Facewatch because he was frustrated that his customers were frequently the victims of petty crime. Facewatch has been much acclaimed by the Police, can you explain what it is? Facewatch is a fully mobile crime reporting...


Petrol Theft Scheme Alerts Forecourt Retailers To Potential Thieves

CCTV crime-busting network Facewatch has launched a new venture to target thieves who steal fuel from petrol forecourts. The company, whose technology is already used in hundreds of retailers, bars and restaurants, has joined forces with forecourt security business Forecourt Eye to give a new weapon to petrol retailers. The system includes a secur...



“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 and Business Improvement Districts can use Facewatch to share images and intelligence instantly.

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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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