Wireless security for neighborhoods

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a wireless camera designed to track cars and read license plates

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Nick Abouzeid
Nick AbouzeidPro@nickabouzeid · Content @ Emergence Capital
"Flock builds wireless cameras that can be used to protect neighborhoods. The company has developed an outdoor camera that can track cars and record license plates. It can provide data to local police officers when crimes occur, but it can also proactively notify them when a stolen vehicle enters a neighborhood. The company has already solved its first crime and is being used by multiple neighborhoods, but believes it is targeting a $1.5 billion market opportunity in protecting local municipalities." I love this - NextDoor turned into a vigilante group after a few car robberies, and this would have been a welcome replacement to the random, low quality cameras that popped up around the neighborhood.
Garrett Langley
Garrett LangleyMaker@glangley
@nickabouzeid Thanks Nick! Our cameras are built specifically for neighborhoods and blend right in with the enviroment.
Robert Melkonyan
Robert Melkonyan@melkonyanrob · Co Founder - Profunders Club
Two questions. 1. What is the price? 2. Are you going to crowdfund it, or just launch and sell it?
Garrett Langley
Garrett LangleyMaker@glangley
@robert_melkonyan We are currently only live in the Atlanta and surrounding areas, so we are already selling it. Plans to support neighborhoods across the US in the proceeding months. Thanks for the Upvote!
Benjamin Lupton
Benjamin Lupton@balupton · Founder, Bevry
@glangley why only the USA? Australia would also be a great market. Currently they use facebook groups for each suburbs in a similar way. But this would work way better. Not only is it more automatic, but multiple suburbs would also be in the mix. Some councils in Australia also offer up to $1000 grants per security system or so. So councils could effectively pay for this.
John McKinley
John McKinleyHunter@john_mckinley · Great Falls Ventures, CTO-GE,ML,AOL,NWS
A great idea - love the ability to opt out the logging of current neighbors' movements for privacy reasons.
Garrett Langley
Garrett LangleyMaker@glangley
@john_mckinley We agree John! Safety and privacy can go hand in hand
Evan Morris
Evan Morris@evancmorris · owner, Orange Consulting
This is pretty interesting. What is the price point on this?
Garrett Langley
Garrett LangleyMaker@glangley
@evancmorris our pricing is based on the number of homes and layout of the neighborhood. generally speaking it works out to only be $35 - $50 / home / year. a pretty good deal we think :)
Santiago Alonso
Santiago Alonso@madebysan · Product Designer
Congrats on the launch @glangley. Is Flock targeting gated communities or who are your end users? The website refers to "neighborhood" but it's not clear to me if Flock is being purchased by individual or groups of people who share the access/benefits.
Garrett Langley
Garrett LangleyMaker@glangley
@madebysan we largely target Home Owners Associations and Neighborhood Associations. Generally speaking, only 1% of these groups are in a gated community, so while we are happy to support them, its a pretty small market.