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Vista and Facewatch in facial recognition partnership

by Andy Clutton

Dean Kernot and Nick Fisher

Vista CCTV and Facewatch have announced a partnership to deliver facial recognition software to the security industry. The new alliance offers business owners the opportunity to secure their establishments against low level crime without needing to replace any current cameras or systems.

Dean Kernot, Vista Sales & Marketing Manager, commented: “Retail crime is a growing issue for retailers and Facewatch offers a legal and safe way to provide a deterrent to both shop theft and violence in store. Vista will be working with our network to train, support and deliver this new technology.”

Nick Fisher, CEO, Facewatch said: “Our solution is aimed at making the retail and hospitality environment safer by providing a deterrent against store theft and bad behaviour.  As a technology focused business, we can only succeed by working with established and successful partners in the security industry that share our goals and passion. We are astonishingly privileged to be able to work with Vista to enable Facewatch to scale rapidly by building a network of accredited partners”

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The facial recognition solution is fully GDPR compliant and Facewatch remain as the data controller. The system is sold as a licenced-based product, creating a recurring revenue stream for installers who will provide ongoing technical and product management support to their customers.

The solution will be available via Vista accredited partners who have been trained both in practical security system set up and ensuring end user compliance whilst using the Facewatch system.

LISTEN: Facewatch CEO Nick Fisher speaks exclusively to PSI magazine in the PSI Security News Podcast for February 2020. Listen via Spotify, Spreaker, Castbox, Podcast Addict, Podchaser, Apple, Deezer or the PSI website.

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