Live Facial Recognition (LFR) Scheme

Live Facial Recognition (LFR)

Following a highly successful and effective trial deployment of Live Facial Recognition (LFR) technology, our Southampton Business Crime Partnership has decided to extend this to an ongoing and permanent deployment. This will continue to provide an extra layer of security against those high-harm offenders in the city entering a venue in the evening and night-time economy and prevent them from causing further issues.

During the three-month trial from Dec 2023 – Feb 2024, a total of 12 persons, who were barred from entering licenced venues in Southampton, were identified by the LFR technology and prevented from entering the venues and committing any further offences.

On this page, you will find information about the extended scheme. If you have any further questions contact