Flock Safety News

South Carolina Neighborhood Helps Police To Solve A Vandalism Case With Flock Safety’s License Plate Reading Camera

A West Columbia, South Carolina neighborhood had been dealing with complaints from their residents. Residents were noticing vandalism happening around their community and they wanted to put an end to it. The vandalism wasn’t just bringing down their property values. Residents were concerned about the safety of themselves and their neighbors, and felt that their homes and neighborhood were being violated. License plate reading camera Hoping to put a stop to the vandalism, residents reach...

Flock Safety Explains How To Prevent Mail And Identity Theft?

One probably thinks of mailboxes as nothing more than a receptacle for letters and packages, but identity thieves have a darker vision. To them, mailboxes look like unlocked safes filled with easily accessible personal information like social security numbers, health records, and account passwords that can all be used to steal your identity.  The possibility of one case of mail theft becoming a true issue may seem unlikely, but in Sandy Springs, Georgia, a few cases of mail theft led...

Flock Makes School Safety Cool

Throughout the country teachers, students and faculty are preparing for another year of learning. Although last year the COVID-19 pandemic forced many schools into an online learning environment, this year most students and teachers are looking forward to getting back to the classroom. While the return to campus brings about a feeling of hope and normalcy, it also may present a greater potential for crime. During the 2017–18 school year, 80 percent of public schools recorded one or more i...

Flock Safety Shares How License Plate Reading Cameras Are A Neighborhood Watch Group’s Best Friend

Neighborhood watch programs play a fundamental role in community safety. They act as the first line of defense in deterring crime and reporting suspicious activity. However, these programs are not all that the community needs. Most neighborhood residents don’t have the time or desire to remain home all day reporting potential nefarious sightings. They go to work or school, attend appointments, run errands and go on vacations, leaving ample opportunity for crime to strike. One easy way to...

Flock Safety And Piedmont Police Launch First-Ever ALPR Transparency Portal

Flock Safety was founded with the mission to eliminate crime and it has always been believed that is possible while protecting civil liberties and encouraging positive, productive relationships with local law enforcement and their communities. This mission is why it loves working with city leaders who place a premium on communication and transparency, such as Chief Jeremy Bowers of the Piedmont Police Department in Alameda County, California. “Trust is built. It’s built over time,...

Flock Safety Can Now Broadcast AMBER Alerts To Help Find Missing Kids Across The Country

In August of 2020, one-year-old Mateo Montufar-Barrera was lounging in a stroller as his mother walked him around their Chamblee, Georgia neighborhood. But their calm lunchtime walk was shattered when, at 12:30 p.m., a man pulled up next to them in a car, pulled out a gun, and kidnapped Mateo. Mateo’s kidnapping activated an AMBER Alert, a federal system designed to notify as many organizations and people as possible about urgent child abductions. All the investigators had to go...

Flock Safety Launches License Plate Reader Cameras To Monitor Every Vehicle In The Neighborhood For Better Crime Detection

On a quiet road south of Ventura Boulevard, two cameras on a pole watch over the road, facing opposite directions. A block away, another brace of cameras sit sentry. Together, they constantly film the two points of entry to a closed loop of public streets in Sherman Oaks. Nearby, on a dual-screen setup in the basement of his hillside home, Robert Shontell pulls up hundreds of snippets of footage captured by the cameras earlier that day. Each shows a car, time-stamped and tagged with the make, m...

Neighborhoods Turn To Flock Safety's License Plate Reading Cameras To Fight Crime

Video doorbells and security cameras are becoming more and more popular, but some neighborhoods are stepping up security with special cameras that track every license plate going in or out of their streets. Flock safety’s license plate recognition The cameras by Flock Safety, track every license plate that drives through the street A person visited a Los Angeles area neighborhood that has installed the cameras at the entrance and exit to their street. “In the last few years, car b...

InTown Suites Opens New Locations In The US, As Part Of Corporate Expansion Strategy

InTown Suites has its roots in Atlanta, Georgia, starting with only a few locations in 1989. Today, InTown Suites has grown to become America’s largest wholly-owned, economy extended-stay brand, with almost 200 locations in 22 US states. The brand has since added Uptown Suites to the name, building almost 10 properties, in less than two years. InTown Suites InTown Suites managers say their guests come from all walks of life and all over the country InTown Suites managers say their gues...

California Neighborhood Deploys Flock Safety Cameras To Identify Drive-By Shooting Suspect

On a major thoroughfare in a city near San Francisco, a car drove past a bicyclist and fired shots from an air or pellet gun, before driving off. The bicyclist sustained minor injuries and was able to identify the vehicle as a white Mercedes. This incident happened outside a neighborhood that had recently been protected with three Flock Safety license plate reading cameras, which captured footage of vehicles and objects exiting their street. Flock Safety cameras installed The bicyclist immedi...

Flock Safety License Plate Reading Cameras Help In Solving A Criminal Case At A South Carolina Park

A South Carolina park outside the Charlotte area was experiencing an issue — park crime. Over the course of a month, someone had been breaking into cars in the parking lot, stealing credit cards and personal checks. Police had received eyewitness accounts of an individual checking door handles on cars in the parking lot. But without concrete evidence to link with an identity, police were unable to pursue the eye-witness accounts. Preventing park crime Local police were involved in gathe...

Los Angeles Burglar Who Used Rental Car Caught Using Flock Safety Camera

In a Los Angeles neighborhood early one morning, a burglar drove in with a vehicle and attempted a home break-in. This burglar knew their target and believed they could avoid detection through the type of vehicle they drove a rental car. When the homeowners returned and found evidence of an attempted break-in, they immediately called the police and notified their HOA board. Solution The HOA elected to install Flock Safety cameras to keep all homes safe This LA neighborhood wanted safety to b...