Several Thumb-area municipalities have begun using Flock security cameras to improve public safety, and the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office plans to install their system soon.
Flock security cameras provide 24/7 surveillance of roads with technology that reads license plates and, according to the manufacturer, gives officers the objective evidence they need to investigate and resolve. a crime.
The cameras have already helped solve crimes in St. Clair County, including the release of an eastern China kidnapping victim in June this year. In this case, police were able to locate the suspect’s car at an Ohio hotel after it was detected in the Flock Safety alert system which notifies law enforcement when a suspect’s vehicle is recognized by a camera.
St. Clair County Sheriff Mat King said the county’s Flock cameras will soon be installed, and he and his fellow law enforcement officers are confident to add them to their toolkit.
King believes the cameras act as a “force multiplier” by providing stationary surveillance equivalent to the presence of an officer stationed there.
Flock Safety manufactures products for a variety of situations, including neighborhood safety, school safety, and private property, as well as products designed for law enforcement. They report a 70% reduction in crime where cameras are used.
Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand