Tag: crime prevention

Facewatch appoints new CEO to lead UK facial recognition roll-out

Facewatch appoints new CEO to lead UK facial recognition roll-out

PRESS RELEASE 26 June, 2017 Facewatch appoints new CEO to lead UK facial recognition roll-out Businesses to lead way in fighting crime and improving public safety Facial recognition technology and a ‘self-help’ approach to crime prevention can save businesses millions and help to protect the public in commercially operated spaces, according to Nick Fisher, the … Continue reading Facewatch appoints new CEO to lead UK facial recognition roll-out

Facewatch founder urges government to protect facial recognition as crime-fighting tool (published by IFSEC Global)

Facewatch founder urges government to protect facial recognition as crime-fighting tool (published by IFSEC Global)

Article supplied by: IFSEC Global THE MINISTER for Digital and Culture has offered reassurances over the impact of a data protection law coming into force next year on the use of facial recognition technology for crime-fighting purposes. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is designed to give citizens more control over their personal data, … Continue reading Facewatch founder urges government to protect facial recognition as crime-fighting tool (published by IFSEC Global)

40 per cent increase in violence against retail employees can be tackled with technology that is ‘sitting in plain sight’

40 per cent increase in violence against retail employees can be tackled with technology that is ‘sitting in plain sight’

Commenting on the British Retail Consortium’s annual Retail Crime Survey, Simon Gordon, Chairman and Founder of Facewatch, said: “The significant 40 per cent rise in violence and abuse against employees working in retail outlets in the UK is extremely concerning.  We feel the British Retail Consortium’s proposed Future Strategy of ‘effective cooperation and engagement between … Continue reading 40 per cent increase in violence against retail employees can be tackled with technology that is ‘sitting in plain sight’

Facewatch is giving businesses the power to fight back

Facewatch is giving businesses the power to fight back

Article supplied by: Real Business When it comes to partners in crime prevention, Simon Gordon and Nick Fisher are two names to keep on the watch list. Real Business went to get some help with its enquiries. Back in 1890, when Gordon’s Wine Bar was established, the national law enforcement infrastructure was still taking shape … Continue reading Facewatch is giving businesses the power to fight back