Over the next several weeks, you will see cameras being installed around the neighborhood access points as part of our rollout of the Flock Safety ALPR camera system. While crime in our community is lower than the national average, we continue to hear concerns about non-violent crimes such as vehicle break-ins and theft. We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions below to provide more information about the system and help address any concerns you have.
What does the Flock Safety system do?
The Flock Safety system will track vehicles entering the neighborhood and catalog their license plate number, make, model, color, and a timestamp. A photo of the vehicle is also cataloged. In near real-time, the license plate number and vehicle information are checked against the FBI National Crime Information Center Vehicle File. We have partnered with the Travis County Sheriff’s Office to automatically send notifications with pertinent information anytime a matching vehicle is in the neighborhood.
Who owns the information captured by the Flock Safety system?
The Association retains 100% ownership of the information captured, and it is not shared with third parties unless there is a match on the FBI NCIC Vehicle File or the Board of Directors has chosen to release information to law enforcement as part of a criminal investigation.
Who has access to the information captured by the Flock system?
The Association will delegate access to the Flock Safety system to our Managing Agent and Board of Directors as necessary for day to day operations. The information will not be accessed unless the Association has received a request for information concerning a criminal investigation or the Association is performing maintenance on the system.
How is the information captured by the Flock Safety system stored?
The information is stored temporarily on the camera device while it is transmitted to the Flock Safety system for processing and will be stored for 30 days with AES-256 encryption.
Nationally, 83% of property crime goes unsolved due to a lack of actionable evidence. 70% of these crimes occur with a vehicle. With the Flock Safety system, we will be able to provide law enforcement with evidence that would otherwise go unknown as well as keep stolen vehicles and other vehicles of interest out of the neighborhood. A Cobb County, Georgia community saw a 64% reduction in non-violent crime after installation of the system. We believe the Flock Safety system will improve the overall safety and security of our neighborhood while protecting the privacy of homeowners and residents.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our Association Manager at ABOAmanager@goodwintx.com.
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Brookfield Owners Association