DVS is first UK distributor of Facewatch

Posted On 28 Nov 2019
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Dave Davies, CTO at DVS, demonstrates the Facewatch solution to DVS sales staff

DVS has been revealed as the first UK distributor to provide the Facewatch facial recognition crime deterrent solution.

The Facewatch system has been tested across a range of retailers over the last 18 months.  With demand increasing making Facewatch available via the established UK reseller channel will ensure that the product, training and support is provided with a rapid roll out.

Facewatch, which is sold as a licenced product, is described as GDPR compliant and the uploaded criminal data is the responsibility of Facewatch under a data sharing agreement 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.

Gavin Dunleavy, Commercial Director at DVS, said: “Facial recognition is being discussed within businesses and the wider world by those who understand that the best technologies can deter and prevent crime. 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 of Facewatch, said: “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.”