If there’s one thing television has sadly misled citizens about law enforcement, it’s probably that most crimes can be solved with little to no evidence.
From swooping to the crime scene with smoking tires to an unrealistic lack of paperwork, television shows make police work look breezy and glamorous.
That's not reality. Contrary to Law & Order and CSI, crime isn’t solved in just one hour with a few commercial breaks.
While most law enforcement agencies we speak to would love to have the highest quality equipment and systems that can deem paperwork irrelevant and find suspects with just a few keystrokes, it’s still very much a dream scenario today.
The reality for officers that you most likely know all to well is this: receive daily calls for property crimes (stolen vehicles, mail theft, etc.) and arrive on the scene where little evidence or eyewitness testimony is available.
What if we told you we could help?
Our team has spent quality time with police departments across the nation over the past several years to find out your biggest needs. That's why we created a solution to address the biggest gaps in solving these crimes.
Why? Because our mission is to help eliminate nonviolent crime.
The Flock Safety team of engineers built a new age fixed ALPR camera system designed to add to your department's efforts in the field—the Flock Safety Falcon camera.
Here’s what your agency can gain from the Flock Safety Falcon.
Measurable time savings
While paperwork takes up a good portion of your time, so does gathering actionable evidence in a timely manner.
Capture the details you need
One of the Falcon camera’s features is the ability to capture more details about a vehicle than just the license plate. Our system reads and captures the color, brand, and type of vehicle (car, truck, motorcycle, etc.). It also captures objects (pedestrians, bicycles, or animals). These are the details you often need to take the next step in solving a case.
Access the right evidence
With Flock's system, you can quickly search the captured footage from a desktop or mobile device. Plus, you can filter out unrelated images with filters like date, time, and location.
Imagine you’ve been dispatched to a reported crime. Your department installed a Flock Safety camera close by, so you quickly log into your Flock account in the field. Within seconds, you’re able to pull up a vehicle that matches the victim’s account. With just a few keystrokes. Where it took you hours of footage scrubbing before, a quick search by vehicle attribute turned up your key image in seconds.
While it’s no all-inclusive database with a suspect’s entire history, you can save valuable time in gathering evidence.
Create a force multiplier
Now, imagine you receive a call for service to a remote area of town (a park or neighborhood). Most likely, the ability to have camera systems available here is limited due to power and internet availability. This means you weren't able to have the intel needed at the time of the crime.
Be everywhere at once
Because of Flock’s infrastructure-free setup, community-wide coverage can be a reality for your agency. You can have more eyes on the street than previously imagined.
Solar power allows for versatile placement and internet is available through cellular technology. The costs for our installation, maintenance, software updates, hotlist alerts, and footage search access are all included in the subscription fee.
With cameras that see like a detective throughout your city, officers can transport themselves “on the scene” of a crime in seconds. Just like they often manage to do so on television.
You can target crime hotspots along with ingress points to your city to create a virtual gate. We understand that each part of your city is important to you and needs coverage.
Take a step closer to having the setup you only see on police shows, except this time, it's real and within reach today.