Crime reporting tool Facewatch has teamed up with crime reduction partnership information service provider Littoralis to help increase their impact on crime.

Facewatch was introduced in 2010 to make it easier for small businesses to report crime and submit evidence to the police, while Littoralis’ secure information-sharing system, Database and Intranet for Safer Community (DISC), helps crime reduction partnerships manager their data more efficiently.

Facewatch chairman Simon Gordon said: “DISC has proved itself as the leading online platform for crime reduction partnerships and we believe that it will be significantly enchanced by the 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.”

Littoralis CEO Charlie Newman said the two services complemented each other. “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,” he said. “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.”

Products from both services will continue to be available independently. The Facewatch/DISC service is scheduled to be rolled out from June 2014.