The UK’s leading facial recognition security system

Facewatch is one of the UK’s leading facial recognition companies. Facewatch’s cloud-based facial recognition security system safeguards businesses against crime. Our facial recognition technology sends you instant alerts when subjects of interest enter your business premises.

It is the ONLY shared national facial recognition watchlist. Simple, secure and affordable, we are the premier choice of retail security companies in the UK. Facewatch is proven to stop crime before it happens. It’s time for businesses to self-help, take a stand, and proactively tackle the issue of theft head on.

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Facial recognition security systems in the UK

Facewatch creates safer working environments, reduces lost revenue and is more affordable than you think.

Facial recognition security systems you can trust

Real Time Alerts

Real-Time Alerts

Using facial recognition technology, Facewatch matches faces against known offenders within seconds of them entering your premises and sends an instant alert for verification and action.



With Facewatch’s facial recognition system, you will have full access to our complete database of persons of interest, in addition to your own watchlist images. The all-inclusive watchlist is then shared by geography with every Facewatch subscriber.

The Cloud

Report & Upload

We know what customers demand from biometric facial recognition companies. That’s why our digital incident reporting and intelligence sharing platform makes it as easy for you as possible to capture, report and upload information and digital images.



You have complete peace of mind regarding data protection, we use bank grade security and take on full data controller responsibility for the sharing of faces and associated warning flags

Creating safer environments for:

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Independent Stores

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Arenas & Events

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Large Retail

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Estate Management

Facial recognition security systems for clubs and bars

Clubs & Bars

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Hotels & Restaurants

Facial recognition security systems for forecourts


facial recognition security systems for airports and stations

Airports & Stations

I am hugely impressed. Facewatch represents a big advance in crime deterrence, detection and prevention.

Nick RossCrimewatch and Jill Dando Institute

An exciting opportunity to bring together smart technology, real people and businesses to keep us all safer from crime.

Lord Jonathan Evans

The most influential development to the security industry since CCTV went digital.

Mark StevensonLoss Prevention Manager for Blakemore Retail

I would highly recommend Facewatch to any retailer experiencing any type of theft or anti-social behaviour.

Siobhan KosHead of Retail, Luton Town Football Club

Since installing Facewatch we have seen a reduction in losses of over 25%.

Paul WilksOwner, Budgens Buckingham Park Aylesbury

We run our service station in a very challenging area and Facewatch has proved itself a vital tool in helping my staff to identify numerous criminal elements. We highly recommend this system in combating crime.

Simon LawrenceManaging Director, Lawrences Garages (London) Ltd

A facial recognition security system you can trust

Facewatch is a robust cloud-based facial recognition security system. It uses secure facial recognition technology to proactively prevent, deter and protect businesses against theft. Facewatch has helped leading retail stores such as Budgens reduce in-store theft, staff violence and abuse.

  • Global IP

    Facewatch is trademarked globally in most major countries.

  • Secured by Design

    Secured by Design and bank grade security.

  • GDPR

    Fully GDPR compliant.

  • Proven

    Trusted by businesses for over 8 years.

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