Here at Flock Safety, we build security cameras specifically designed for neighborhoods. We specialize in providing the objective evidence police need — a license plate — to solve crime. But you may be wondering exactly how the process works after a crime occurs.
What actually happens if there is a crime in your community?
First and foremost, if you or a neighbor are a victim of a crime, call the police. After you have reported the crime to the police, then it’s time to use your Flock Safety footage to identify the relevant evidence. Of course, it is entirely the neighborhood’s decision as to how they want to manage access to the footage. You may need to contact your HOA Board President or another leader to access the footage.
If your neighborhood has opted into the Safe List feature, only images of non-residents and residents who allow themselves to be captured will be available.
You then have a few options on how you can share this information with law enforcement so they can investigate the crime:
- You can download the camera footage and send it directly to the police.
- You can print out the footage and share it physically.
- If your local law enforcement already has access to the footage from your neighborhood cameras, you can simply give them the details of the crime (day, timeframe, etc.) and let the detectives do what they do best — investigate crime.
Armed with the footage provided by Flock Safety, the police can now bolster their investigation with actionable, objective evidence.
See more on how the process has worked in a few crimes we have helped solve.