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Sungard Availability Services’ government cloud helps Facewatch keep an eye on crime

27th February 2015

Facewatch_Logo_Colour_CMYK copyGordon’s Wine Bar, established in 1890 and thought to be London’s oldest, is a popular venue for office workers and tourists wanting to experience a taste of Dickensian London. Owner Simon Gordon noticed that petty theft was becoming a growing problem in the bar’s atmospheric, candle-lit cellars.

“”What seemed like quite a daunting task has turned into an exciting business opportunity for us because we have found the right partner and are benefitting from their consultancy and support.””

— Simon Gordon, Chairman, Facewatch

Business challenge

Simon Gordon wanted to prevent his customers becoming victims of theft, both to avoid the distress caused by the loss of a bag or briefcase and to protect the bar’s reputation. He developed ‘Facewatch’, an innovative web-based app enabling businesses to instantly submit digital evidence packages to the police online. As adoption and use of the Facewatch system grew by businesses and the police, so did the requirement to host the data in a reliable and secure environment that was trusted and recognised by all.


Business Benefits

  • Accelerated IL3 accreditation
  • Opens up new business opportunities in the public sector
  • Access to expert consultancy and advice
  • Highly available and secure platform
  • Ability to scale up in line with business growth.

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“”By working with Sungard AS we have the flexibility we need to provide services at IL2 and eventually IL3 level both nationally and internationally. Sungard AS has committed to work alongside us strategically, which will enable us to get on with building relationships with police forces and developing our product’s capabilities.””

— Simon Gordon, Chairman, Facewatch