Facewatch launches Latin American partnership
Written by: Philip Mason | Published:
From left to right, British consul Simon Wood, coordinator of the denunciation dialogue, Zeca Borges, and staff CEO Humberto Bambirra

Facewatch distributor Staff of Technology Solutions has announced a deal with public safety reporting system Disque Denúncia in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

According to Facewatch, the deal will enable “the state's most dangerous criminals to be automatically recognised when they pass through facial recognition cameras linked to the Facewatch system.”

The announcement of the partnership took place at the official residence of the British Consul General in Rio, Simon Wood.

Speaking of how the organisation plans to use the technology, Disque Denúncia coordinator Zeca Borges said: "With state of the art technology to help us, we will optimise resources and be more-able to generate intelligence to combat crime. Since being founded 23 years ago, almost three million reports have been filed with our confidential service.”

Thiago Pampurre, security coordinator at Norte Shopping in Rio – where the technology has already been rolled out – said “Facewatch has reduced the number of incidents from six a day to one in just five months. We believe the Norte Shopping Centre is now the most protected shopping centre in Rio."

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