Flock Safety Raises $47 Million

By Sean Patton, Published Nov 03, 2020, 11:33am EST

Major investments continue. Now, Flock Safety, an ALPR-as-a-service startup, has announced $47 million in funding, "to solve more crime and protect privacy."

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In this note, based on a conversation with Flock's CEO Garrett Langley, we examine Flock Safety, where they have been successful, and where they look to expand.

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***** **** **** **** now **** *** ********* and, **** *** *** funding, *** ******** ** double ** ~*** *********.

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Focused ** "*****"

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** ********** *** *****, the ******* *** ******* on ******** ****** **** people, **** ** ******* and **** *****, ***** is ********* **** **** surveillance ********* **** ***** inside ******** ************.

Expanding ** "***********" ****** ******

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*******, ***** **** **** do *** **** ***** to ******* ****** ***********, noting *******, *** ******* use ********.

Flock's ***-**-*** ****-**-*-*******

***** ****** '******' ** ****/******* *********-**-*-*******, targeting ************ **********, ******** managers, *** *** *********** to ****** *** ****** a ****** ** *****-*******, cellular-connected *** ******* ** high ******* *************, ******* lots, ***.

****** **** ***** *********, Flock *** **-***** *********** that ********** ******* *** systems *** ****** ** hands-on ******* ******** ** keep **** ***********. ***** does *** ***** ********** or ***** ********* ********, leaving **** ********* ** the ********* ** ******.

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"Wing" ****** ****** ********

******** ** ******* ****, Flock *** ****** *** party ****** ******* ******* its"****" ****** *********. ***** **** **** machine-vision ********* **** ********* in-house *** *** ****** on*** ********.

**** ****** ******* ********* (vehicle ****, *****, ******* plate, ***** ** *****, etc) *** ****** *** same ******** ** *** Falcon *******.

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***** ********* *** ******* to ********* **** *******, Platesmart, ********, *** ***** LPR ***********, *** *** very *********** ** ******* accurately. **** ***** ** purchase * ***** ****** to **** *** ***********.

"*** ****-**********" *** **** Partnered **** ****

***** **** **** *** "not ****-**********", *** **** have *** *** ********* with *********** *** ***** nor *******. ******* **** have ~** ****** ********* across *** ** *** installation ***** ** "**% of *** ******", ******* Flock *** ********** ******** were "******* **** **** wanted".

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Verkada **********

*****'* ***** **** *** led ********** *******, *** **** **********'* $**+ ******* ***** in ***** ****(****** *** ******* *** led *** ***** *** Verkada ************ **** ** Sequoia).

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***********, ** ***** *********** between *** *** ******* funded ********* ** **********. Verkada ******** **** ** an *********** ******* **** their *** *** ** forthcoming *** ** ****** Flock ** ****** **** more ************ ****** ********* in ***** ** ****** mission ** ********* *****.

**** ** ***** ** Funded ************ *********

**** ****, $***+ ******* has **** ********, ** total, **** *******, ***** Eye, *** *** *****, putting ******* ********* ***** behind **** ************ *********.

Flock *********

***** ** ****, ***** has **** * ***** player ** *** *** segment, ** ****** **** such ******** *******, *** company **** ****** **** the ******* ***** ************ market.

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***** * ***** *** like *** ****** ** end **** ******, * understand *** ******* ** it ** ********* *** customer *******.

**** *** *** ******* needs *** ***, ***** with *** *********** ******* concerns, *'* **** **** are ****.

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