Dean Kernot of Vista CCTV and Nick Fisher (CEO of Facewatch) announce the new partnership
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Vista and Facewatch combine to realise GDPR-compliant facial recognition solution

Vista CCTV and Facewatch, the retail crime deterrent solution that uses facial recognition, have announced a new partnership designed to deliver facial recognition software to the security industry. This new alliance offers large and small-scale business owners alike the...
Posted On 10 Feb 2020
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Body-Worn Cameras: The Smart Technology Response to Retail Crime

Shocking new figures show that attacks on retail workers in the UK are on the rise, with over 42,000 violent incidents recorded in the last year alone. These attacks are costing retailers a staggering £900 million, at the same time placing the mental health of retail workers and...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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Minister outlines measures designed to help tackle violent crime against shop workers

The Association of Convenience Stores has welcomed a raft of new commitments on tackling retail crime announced by Home Office minister Victoria Atkins and has urged Government to ensure that tackling shop theft is included in upcoming work scheduled to deal with violent crime....
Posted On 23 Jan 2019
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ACS welcomes new ideas for tackling shop theft outlined by Centre for Social Justice

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed a new report published by the Centre for Social Justice, entitled ‘Desperate for a Fix’, which highlights the close link between drug addiction and theft and calls for new policies to tackle the staggering £6.3...
Posted On 06 Jun 2018
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“New ideas needed from Government and police” as convenience stores report almost one million shop thefts

The Association of Convenience Stores’ 2018 Crime Report has revealed a significant rise in the number of shop thefts committed against retailers over the last year, with shop theft increasingly being linked to aggressive behaviour towards retailers and their staff. The 2018...
Posted On 20 Mar 2018
Helen Dickinson OBE: CEO at the BRC
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BRC’s latest retail crime statistics “expose growing threat of serious violence against shop staff”

The British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) annual Retail Crime Survey reveals a concerning spike in violence against shop staff causing injury, with the number of incidents happening at twice the rate of last year’s survey (which held the previous record). Overall, this year’s survey...
Posted On 12 Mar 2018
Simon Chapman
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Resolving Risks of Theft, Waste and Inefficiency

How do you identify the ‘unknown unknowns’ when looking to root out avoidable losses and risks for the host organisation? In the words of Donald Rumsfeld, former US Secretary of Defence: “There are known unknowns. That is to say we know there are some things we do not know, but...
Posted On 12 Oct 2016
MiTec: Mitie's Technology Hub
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Mitie and Facewatch launch UK’s first fully-digital next generation alarm monitoring service

Mitie, the facilities management company, has teamed up with Facewatch to introduce an intelligent and proactive security monitoring solution for businesses vulnerable to crime. Dubbed ‘SafeWatch’, the solution combines cutting-edge alarm monitoring technology with CCTV...
Posted On 04 Jul 2016
Simon Chapman
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Retailers neglect ‘Security RoI’ at their Peril

Retailers are continuing to cut or freeze security budgets, too often focusing on the lowest-priced provision or service provider rather than the RoI (Return on Investment) from loss prevention. That’s certainly one interpretation of the results of the Retail Crime Survey...
Posted On 10 Feb 2016
The impact of theft on UK retailers has reached its highest level in a decade according to this year's BRC Retail Crime Survey 2014
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BRC Retail Crime Survey 2014: ‘Value of shop theft now tops £600 million’

The impact of theft on UK retailers has reached its highest level in a decade. According to the British Retail Consortium’s Retail Crime Survey 2014, published this morning, the average value of each in-store theft has increased by 36% to £241 per incident, helping to push...
Posted On 20 Jan 2015