Flock Camera Policy Template
Hillwood Neighborhood Association has partnered with Flock Safety, a national neighborhood security provider, to deploy an outdoor camera(s) in our neighborhood that tracks cars and reads license plates. License plates are the #1 piece of evidence police request in the case of criminal activity, like home and car break-ins.
The Board of Directors adopts the following policy for the handling of footage captured by the cameras:
- Footage from Flock Safety cameras will not be actively monitored by the Board.
- The Officers or their designated agent may review footage from the Flock Safety camera(s) if there is complaint of potential illegal activity in the neighborhood.
- Footage from Flock Safety cameras will be stored in the cloud (Amazon Web Services) for a rolling period of 30 days. In the event of illegal activity, footage can be downloaded for extended storage.
- Permanent access to footage from Flock Safety cameras will be limited to the Board or their designated agent. Temporary footage access may be granted to residents of the community or law enforcement if they submit a written request to the Board that includes the following information:
- Police report number
- Time frame of incident
- Description of incident
- Residents are encouraged to add their information to the Safe List so that any footage of their vehicle will be marked as “Resident.”
- The existence of Flock Safety cameras should NOT be relied upon by any individual for safety or security. Individuals are encouraged to take additional precautions to ensure the safety of their property.
- Hillwood Neighborhood Association and Flock Safety are NOT law enforcement agencies and are not in a position to undertake law enforcement activities. Any illegal activity should be reported to law enforcement immediately for investigation.