Helping Fight Non-Violent Crimes in Your Neighborhood
Flock Safety license plate reading cameras are becoming a new tool in the crime-fighting arsenal for neighborhoods and police across the country. With the ability to catch the vehicle “fingerprint” of any car that passes by, communities are choosing measures like Flock Safety with their security.
Flock Safety is a startup company based in Atlanta that already serves over 180,000 homes in 30 states and 270 cities with the goal to completely eliminate non-violent crime. With nearly 87% of property crimes going unsolved, Flock Safety’s mission is to help neighborhoods and police officers work together to prevent and stop crime in their communities.
Marietta is among one of the cities that have touted the success of having Flock Safety in their cities. During the nine months from July 2018 to March 2019, Marietta PD reported a city-wide 12% drop in crime year-over-year. Over the same time period, in areas in Marietta with Flock Safety‘s automatic license plate reading (ALPR) cameras, the drop was nearly three times as high at 34%.
Privacy is also a concern for residents who are afraid that their data may be retained and they are being watched. With Flock Safety’s policy, not only do the neighborhoods own their own footage, but after data is sent to the cloud, it’s completely wiped after 30 days. This means that neither Flock nor the police can temporarily access the footage without permission.
Flock Safety continues to grow and hopes to bring the average clearance rate for nonviolent crimes over 50% in all 50 states. The company is already helping communities do that by solving around 2 crimes a day with the evidence needed for crimes: the license plate.
Courtesy: Flock Safety