Corps Security and Facewatch join forces to provide state-of-the-art crime and incident reporting

Corps Security has announced a new strategic partnership with Facewatch – the UK’s leading online crime reporting and intelligence sharing tool.

The Glasgow-based Corps Monitoring Centre (CMC) is now able to use state-of-the-art technology developed by the team at Facewatch which is transforming how CCTV is used by moving it into the digital world of online incident reporting.

Since launching in 2010, Facewatch has been enthusiastically received by businesses and law enforcement authorities alike. Signed protocols are already in place with ten UK police forces, and Facewatch hopes that every police force will have agreed in principle to use its technology by the end of 2014.

Its functionality has been recognised at the highest levels, and it also boasts the prestigious Secured by Design status bestowed by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and restricted to companies or products that have been successfully tested to the very highest standards.

Versatility of the system

Explaining the versatility of the system, Simon Gordon (founder and chairman at Facewatch) said: “Facewatch is suitable for use in a variety of high footfall areas such as pubs, clubs, shopping centres and other retail environments, sports stadiums, concert venues and even locations such as multi-storey car parks and garage forecourts.”

Since launching in 2010, Facewatch has been enthusiastically received by businesses and law enforcement authorities alike

Since launching in 2010, Facewatch has been enthusiastically received by businesses and law enforcement authorities alike

Gordon continued: “Crimes such as shoplifting, personal theft and vandalism can be reported instantly online. Not only does Facewatch make crime reporting more efficient, but it also helps improve the conviction rate and effectively deal with repeat offenders.”

Following an incident that’s reported to a CMC operative, Facewatch allows CCTV footage and suspect images to be automatically uploaded directly to the police, along with a full paperless witness statement. The victim is given a crime reference number at the same time. Once the incident has been reported it’s dealt with by the police who also provide feedback through the system.

Regular status reports are then forwarded to the business and victim by the system. In order to prevent crime, offender images and intelligence can be shared within an organisation, as well as chosen business networks and communities.

Using up-to-date technology

Widely acknowledged as the leading facility of its kind in the UK, this latest announcement is part of the CMC’s ongoing commitment to use the most up-to-date technology in providing customers with the highest quality service.

Simon Gordon: founder and chairman of Facewatch

Simon Gordon: founder and chairman of Facewatch

Eric Roberts, Corps Security’s CMC business development director, concluded: “We’re extremely pleased to be working with Facewatch as part of a collaborative effort to improve the standards of crime reporting and intelligence sharing. Our customers stand to benefit enormously from the availability of this innovative tool, as it can be successfully integrated into businesses of any size or complexity. The quality of the CCTV system is such that the evidence uploaded can help secure a prosecution.”

Corps Security can be contacted on (tel) 0800 0286 303 or via e-mail at: info@corpssecurity.co.uk

For further information on Facewatch telephone 020 7930 3225 or e-mail: simon.gordon@facewatch.co.uk

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