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Destiny USA Installs Flock Safety Cameras at Every Vehicle Entrance To Help Law Enforcement Prevent and Solve Crime

Published: 08/09/2023

Flock Safety has reported crime reductions of up to 70% and the program is now used by more than 3,700 communities across the United States
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Syracuse, NY (August 9, 2023) –  Destiny USA, the largest shopping, dining, and entertainment destination in New York State, is announcing a partnership with the Syracuse Police Department and Flock Safety, a crime-solving technology company. Flock Safety license plate reading (LPR) cameras provide law enforcement with real-time data to identify the make, model, color, and license plate of each vehicle entering and exiting every vehicle entrance to Destiny USA.

“Partnering with Flock Safety to provide helpful information to law enforcement that will help prevent crime and solve incidents was an easy decision,” said Stephen J. Congel, Chief Executive Officer, Pyramid Management Group. “We are deeply committed to doing our part to keep Destiny USA and the community that supports us safe while assisting law enforcement.”

Flock Safety LPR cameras capture actionable evidence and send real-time alerts if a wanted or stolen vehicle passes by the cameras. The alerts are sent to law enforcement within seconds. For example, if a vehicle is reported stolen and that vehicle arrives at Destiny USA, a real-time alert is sent to law enforcement telling them that the vehicle is at Destiny USA and which entrance the vehicle used to access the property.

“The Syracuse Police Department is pleased to partner with Pyramid Management Group to continue to provide a safe and enjoyable experience at Destiny USA,” said Syracuse Chief of Police, Joseph L. Cecile. “We are excited to see Destiny USA’s further investment in public safety by partnering with Flock Safety cameras. Technology is a force-multiplier when it comes to criminal prevention and apprehension. Having these cameras at Destiny USA will aid us in being able to better identify criminal behavior and lead to quicker arrests. We applaud Pyramid’s efforts and look forward to continuing our partnership to ensure the safety of our Syracuse community.”

The Flock Safety cameras are just one more tool to assist Destiny USA and law enforcement solve and prevent crime. As technology and crime trends change, these License Plate Reader cameras allow law enforcement to remain at the leading edge to continue to provide safety and security for Destiny USA.

The installation of the Flock Safety cameras joins several existing safety enhancements in place at Destiny USA, including:

  • Expanded enforcement of Destiny USA’s Parental Escort Policy (PEP), which is in effect during all operational hours, every day of the week
  • Enhanced community engagement through UnBEYlievable Enterprises, which meets on-site with any at-risk youth visiting Destiny USA
  • On-site personnel from Destiny USA’s global security provider, AUS for dedicated to CCTV-monitoring, incident response, parking lot and garage coverage
  • Syracuse Police Department officers patrolling both inside and outside of Destiny USA
  • Onondaga County Probation officers engaging guests on-site at Destiny USA

Flock Safety cameras are not used for traffic enforcement and do not take photos of vehicle occupants. Data from the Flock Safety cameras are securely stored in the cloud, and is not sold or shared with third parties.

“At Flock Safety, we are driven by a deep commitment to creating safer communities through innovative technology,” said Garrett Langley, CEO of Flock Safety. “Our collaboration with Destiny USA exemplifies the power of our system to forge strong partnerships between law enforcement, businesses, and the community.”

In addition to being used at Destiny USA, the Flock Safety system is widely used by over 40 shopping centers throughout the country, in addition to many communities and organizations in and around Central New York, including the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department and more.

Flock Safety cameras have been in operation for over a year now at Pyramid-owned Walden Galleria in Buffalo, NY, and have been highly successful in both the prevention of crime and creating a safer community.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with how effective Flock Safety cameras have been in preventing and solving crimes throughout our community,” said Cheektowaga Police Chief Brian Gould. “The cameras are proving to be a powerful force multiplier, as officers are solving crimes, making arrests, and closing cases every day.”

Founded in 2017, Flock Safety is a public safety operating system that aims to eliminate crime while respecting individual rights, building devices that capture objective evidence and use machine learning to detect and deliver unbiased investigative leads to law enforcement. Communities that have implemented Flock Safety have reported crime reductions of up to 70% and the system is now used by more than 3,700 communities in the United States.