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Facewatch and Littoralis are pleased to announce that they are working together to develop an integrated business crime service to enhance their ability to support Police, Partnerships and Businesses in the reduction and prevention of crime. This will be effected by integration between DISC, Littoralis’ secure online platform for information sharing between local community groups such as BCRPs and BIDs with Facewatch’s leading secure Digital Crime Reporting and CCTV analytics system.
Simon Gordon, Chairman of Facewatch said: “We are delighted to have reached this understanding. DISC has proved itself as the leading online platform for crime-reduction partnerships and we believe that it will be significantly enhanced by integration with Facewatch’s Crime Reporting System. Together we can improve our support to the
Police in managing low-level crime and more importantly help businesses and communities in the prevention of crime.”
Charlie Newman, CEO of Littoralis said: “Facewatch has proved itself to be the leading innovator in the use of CCTV for evidential purposes and has built a tremendous Crime Reporting System. We believe that providing access to this capability through our network of DISC users will enhance their ability to serve communities in reducing low-level crime and anti-social behaviour.”
The Facewatch/DISC service is being developed and is scheduled to be generally available from June 2014. Products from both companies will continue to be available independently, but Facewatch and Littoralis will work together in defining and promoting the enhanced benefits of deploying the integrated solution.
Facewatch is the UK’s leading secure online crime reporting platform that enables businesses, public and police to tackle low-level crime by sharing images for the prevention of crime and by submitting CCTV evidence and witness statements to the police to help solve crimes. The system now contains over 18,000 images and 7,800 business premises and was started in March 2010.
Littoralis launched its secure information-sharing system for crime reduction in 2010. DISC (Database and Intranet for Safer Communities) helps Administrators of crime reduction partnerships to manage their partnerships efficiently, effectively and in compliance with Best Practice and the Data Protection Act 1998, to build member-engagement and participation, and so to improve community safety. Today DISC accounts for around 100 implementations throughout the UK with Business Crime Reduction Partnerships, Business Improvement Districts, Community Safety Partnerships and other organisations.
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