Flock Safety In-House Installers are "The Backbone of the Company"

By Sean Patton, Published Jun 01, 2022, 08:11am EDT (Info+)

Flock Safety is growing rapidly, raising $300 million in the last year and now hiring dozens of in-house field installers across the US.

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In this report, we examine their hiring based on feedback from Flock to IPVM, Flock's atypical approach, and its impact on the quick-install LPR market.

Flock ********* ********

***** **** **** **** ******* **** 100+ *********** *** ********* **** ******** for **** **** ** ********** ********* (with * **** ****** ****** **** $52,000 ** $**,***) *** ** ******* *** ********. **** *** ********* ***** ********* with* *:** ********** *****:

***** **** **** "****** ****** ** have *** ******* **********, ********** ******* as * ***** **********." *******, *********** have ********* ***** ******** *********** *** *********** ** ***** surveillance, *** *****'* ******* ******* * wide ***** ** **********, **** ***** power ** ***.

CEO - *********** "*** ***** *** **** ** *** *******"

***** ******** ** ********, **** ** Flock's *** ******* *******, ***** **** their **********, ** **** ***** ***** group, ** ** *** ****** *** them ** ****** **********:

** ***** * ******'* **** ***** the ****** ** ***** * ******** has ****** ** ********** ** **** our ******* **'* *** ******* ** the ******* **'* ******* ** *** quality ** *** **** ** *** technicians. *'*** *** ***** *** **** of *** *******.

******* **** ******** *** ********** ** employees, *** ************ * ********** ** a**** *******:

* *** ******* ** *** ** my ********** ** **, *** **’*one ** *** ***********. He was like, “This is the best *** *’** **** ***.” And I was like, “Whoa, right.” Like, as a founder, you think about we raised all this money, we built this really cool product, but you forget that there’s like a flock, no, there are just over 300 people who I hope I’ve created ** *********** *** **** ** **** *** ****, **** ********* *** ** ***** *****. That’s a part of the founding experience that maybe I took for granted before. But now, as we continue to kind of get into later stages, it’s a big part of what keeps me excited. The impact that I can have in the company, can have on our teams’ lives. In his case, his family’s life as well. [emphasis added]

Pay *** **********

***** **** **** *** ***** ********** role ****** ** ~$**,*** (~$**/**), ** low ** $**,*** ** *******, *** as **** ** $**,*** ** **********. Technicians *** **** ******** ********* ********* weekend ****:

*** ***** *********** *** ****** ***-****** employees **** **** ****** ****** ******** around $*** ********* ** ******** *** travel ************.

*** ***** *********** **** **** ****** requirements ***** *** ** ****** ******** on ****** ******, *** ***** ******* work ** ** * ********* *****.

*** *** ******* **** ******** ************ for ******* *** ********* * ****** truck *** ****** ****, ***** *****:

*** *** ***** ******** **** ** training ************ ****** **********.

***** ** *** ****** ***** ********* *** *******:

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*** ***** *** ************ ******* ********* and * ******** ******** ****** ($**,***) for **** ********* ***** ********:

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Pros ** ********** *********

******* ** ** ********* *** *****, as * *******, ****** ***** ***** are ************* *** ****** ***********, ** everyone ** *********** * *** ********. Also, ***** ** ******* *******, ***** is ********* ****** **** ***** ** a ******* **** ** ******* ******, flat, ** *********.

***********, *** *** ******* ********* ****-**** ********* ******* "*********** ****** (stock *******)" ** *** *******. ***** there ** ** ********* **** *** stock ******* **** *** ***, ***** equity ** * ******* ** ********* not ******** ******* ** ********** ** most ***********.

Cons ** ********** *********

*** ******* ***** ** **** *** an ********* ** ***** **** ****** a **** ***** ** ********* (***, Solar *****) *** ****** ***** (*******/*********) that ****** ************** *** ****** **********, and ***** ** **** ********** ** junior ** ******* *********.

********, ***** ***** *********** **** ******* and ******* ***** *******, **** ****** the ***** ** ********** *** ******** for *********** ***** *** ** * negative *** ***** ***** ** ******* broader ********* *** ****** ****** * single ************.

Atypical ******** **** * ************

*****'* ******* ********* ***** ** ** atypical ******** **** * ************. ***** some ********* ********* (*.*. ***/****, ******** Solutions, ******** ****) *** **** ************* and ***********, *** ********** *** ** generally * ******** ********** **** *** manufacturer, ****** *****.

**** ******* ***** ***********, **** ** ********* ******* ** direct ***** *********** *** * ********* in ***** *** *******. **** ** not ***** ** *** ***** ********* offering ********** ******* ***** ************.

Hiring ******** ** *****

***** **** **** ******* *** ********* in ****, ****** *** "****-****, ***** remote ********* ****** ** ******."******** ***** *** *********.

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Flock ******** ********

** ******** *** ****, ** **** ** ******** ** the ******** ************, ********, *** ************ pieces ** *** ***** ****** ****** and ***** *****:

************, ***** ******** ****-******* ************. ***** explained *** **** ** *** ********* wall ********:

** ********* **** *** ***** ******* on * ****/**** ** ********, **** for ******** ******* (**** ** ******/********* modifications **** *****), *** **** ******* it **** **** ** ***** *** angle/vehicle **********.

**** ******** ******** ***** *********** ** dig "* ******* ** *” * 24” ****" *** *** ***** ** varying ******* *** ******* **************.

Other ****************

***** **** **** ** ******** ** maintaining ***** ******* ****, ***** *********** also ******** ***-************ **** *******:

*** *******, *** ***** *********** ******** site ******* ***** ** *** ************* (separate ******) ** ******** *** ********** site *** ***** ******* ******** ** coordination **** ***** *** ************.

*******, ***** ********* *** ** ******* for ***** ********, ***** ***** **** **** **** of ***** ****************.

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******. *** ** ********** ***** *** low.

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*** *’* ********* ** * ******* market. ****’** *** ***** ** *** many **** *********** ** **** ****.

**** *** *** *********, ***. **’* going ** ** **** ***** ** get ****** *** ***** *****.

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*’* **** ** **** ***** *** hell ****’* **. * **** **** the **** * *** ***** *** and *** ******* *** ****** ****** $28 ** ****.

*** ** ******* *** ******* ******** per **** **** *** *** **.

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**** ******* *** **** ********** **** the *****-******* ******?

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* ***** *******'* ******** ***** **** builds *** ** **** ** ****'* words ** *** **.

** *** ******** ** ******* - i.e. *** *****,********/******* * ****/****** ***** panel, ***** ***'* ****** *** **** for '**** ***********' (** *** ***** of ************ ***********) - ** *** wages ***** ***** *** ****** ******** to *****-*****, ***** *** ** **** school ****.

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**** ** *** ********* ***? **** I ***** ***** **** ******* *** installed ** ******* ***** ****** **** mostly * ***** *******.

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**, ******* *********.

* ***** *** ***** **, **** when * **** **** *** ******* meets ******** ** *** **** "**** is *** **** *** *'** **** had" - **** **** ** **** likely ** ********** ** ******** ********** consisting ** **** **** ******** ** convenience ***** ****.

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********** ***-***** *******-******* ******* **** **** does *** **** * *** ** skill ** *** * ***** *****.

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** ** ******** ********** ***** **** LAPD, * *** ******** **** ** cousin, *** ** * ******* ** a ***-**** ****, *** ** ***** the ***** ******. **** ****** *** plate ************* ****** ****** ****** *** have **** **** ********** **** ****** cars *** ***** ******. **** *****! I *** *********.

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**** ***** **** * **** **. Did ***** *** *** **** ***** up?

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**. **** *** **** *** ***** coverage?

**** ********* ***** ******

******* ****** ****** ******* ** ** Flock ****** *** *******

*** ***** *** * ***** ****** Department ****** ******** ** ****** ***** Sales

***** ****** ****** **** *** ***** LPR, **** ****** ** **** ****** Flock

***** ***** ***** ****** ***** **** Previously ****** ********, ********* **** “*** The ***** ******’* *****"

* ****** **** ***** ******* * think **'* ****** ******** *** ** interesting ***** ** *** * *** entrant ** ************ ***** ***** *** internal ************ ****. **** **** ** criticize **, ***.

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***'* **** *** *****?

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****, ** ***'* *** **** ***** accepted ***********, ***********, ***.

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**** ** *** ***** **** ***** now. *****, *** ***** ********* ** be **** ** ****** **** ** use ** *** **** ****.

******’* ******** ** ** **** *** a **** ***.

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*****, **'* *** * **** **. We've ******* **** ** ******** ****** about *****.

** *** ***'* **** ****, ************@****.****** **'** **** *** * **** refund *** ****** **** *******.

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