• GDPR compliant facial recognition CCTV arrives in UK

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    DVS has become the first UK electronic surveillance distributor to provide the Facewatch facial recognition crime deterrent system to its installer and reseller network.

    Over the past 18 months, Facewatch has been successfully trialed across a range of retailers, with demand for the system as a deterrent to stop shop theft and violence in stores particularly high.

    DVS says making Facewatch available through established UK reseller channels will ensure the product, training and support is provided at the highest level and a rapid roll out can be achieved.

    Facewatch, which is sold as a licenced product, is GDPR compliant. The uploaded criminal data is the responsibility of Facewatch under a data sharing agreement, which has been signed by the user. 

    Facewatch will be available to ‘approved’ installers who have been trained on both the practical setup of the cameras and aspects of managing and running the system.

    “Facial recognition is being discussed within businesses and the wider world by those who understand that the best technologies can deter and prevent crime,” said Gavin Dunleavy, commercial director, DVS Ltd.

    “Facewatch is the leading facial recognition solution with a focus on the retail sector and other verticals alike. With GDPR compliance and privacy controls built into the system the solution becomes powerful and legally deployable. Facewatch combines simple CCTV hardware with a secure cloud-based software solution, so accredited training and support is of the upmost importance for our installers to deliver this incredible solution. 

    “We will be running training from our HQ initially then across the UK with a plan to have trained and accredited strategic partners in place throughout 2020.”

    Nick Fisher, CEO Facewatch, said: “DVS are a perfect partner for us. They have a highly technical team; they are used to working with the very latest CCTV technology and have a great team on the road and at their HQ offering sales and technical support. 

    “Facewatch is a sophisticated SAAS (software as a service) product that requires training and support and DVS have a well-established training team who will work with us to establish a network of approved Facewatch installers. Facewatch is supplied on licence and therefore creates a new recurring income stream for installers who will provide lifelong technical, product management and training support to their customers. We are very excited to announce DVS as our channel partner.”


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