Flock Safety is Coming Soon

UPDATE: April 30, 2024

Fort Bend County M.U.D. 146 (FB146) is bringing Flock Safety to our Community. Flock Safety is an automated license plate reader system that will help our local law enforcement agencies identify vehicles that are associated with incidents in FB146 and surrounding areas. Information from Flock will be received directly by Fort Bend County Constable Mike Beard and our local law enforcement partners to help fight crime in FB146.

Ten cameras will be installed at strategic locations near entrances to our District. Last summer, the FB146 Board of Directors (“the Board”) voted to implement Flock Safety. We have worked closely with Fort Bend County Commissioner Dexter McCoy, Commissioner Vincent Morales and Constable Beard to implement Flock Safety in our Community.

Permits for installation of the cameras have been received and the installation is scheduled to begin in the coming weeks. Flock Safety plans to have our camera units operational by June 2024. The FB146 Board is excited to be leading this effort, so we have gathered some questions and answers that might help our residents to better understand Flock Safety.

What is the Flock Safety system?

Flock Safety is an automated license plate reader system that captures an image of a vehicle as it passes a camera location. License plate information and other vehicle data are securely recorded and made available to law enforcement personnel providing actionable evidence for fighting crime in FB146.

What information is collected by Flock Safety cameras?

In addition to providing license plate information, Flock Safety allows law enforcement officers to query various characteristics of a suspect vehicle, including make, model, color and type of the vehicle, license plate information, and other attributes, like a missing hub cap.

Do Flock Safety cameras have facial recognition?

Flock’s solar-powered cameras will be mounted at strategic locations near entry/exit points around our Community. Flock’s technology does not use facial recognition, so the data retrieved will not include any information about the vehicle occupants and is not used for traffic enforcement.

How secure is Flock Safety?

Flock data is fully encrypted and stored securely in Amazon Web Services GovCloud. Information collected is only available to law enforcement agencies. Additionally, Flock Safety defaults to delete stored data after 30 days on a rolling basis. Flock data will not be available to FB146 or non-law enforcement agencies. Additionally, Flock is contractually obligated not to share or sell information to any third parties.

More information about Flock Safety is available at www.FlockSafety.com. Or contact FB146 at www.fbmud146.org.