The Benefits of Gunshot Detection Technology

In 2015, there were approximately 371 mass shooting events in the United States. Now, industries all over the world have the technology to reduce the response time of first responders to these incidents and save many lives.

What is Gunshot Detection Analytics?

The technology isn’t new. The government researched gunshot detection technology heavily during World War I. Today many business, agencies, and institutions use gunfire detection security systems such as hotels, hospitals, cities, airports, borders, universities, and large venues.

These systems use microphone sensor nodes to detect gunfire. Once the technology detects gunshots, the system sends an alert to security personnel and local law enforcement. Some vendors send the data to a command center so experts can verify the information quickly. In other models, the sensors analyze the gunfire audio for verification.

Some gunshot detection technology installed in schools has software that immediately activates security cameras in the area of the incident. The camera then streams live video to the agencies responding. This data is crucial for incident commanders developing a plan of action.

These sensors can also lock doors where the gunfire was detected. Some vendors say that their systems can even determine the type of firearm used and how many shots were fired.

How You Can Benefit from Gunshot Detection Technology

Gunshot detection analytics changed the way authorities respond to active shooter incidents. Responders receive alerts and information much quicker than 911 calls or alarms. It significantly reduces response time to these events and helps them contain the incident quicker. The system’s information is more reliable than other security solutions, especially in locations where residents are reluctant to report crime.

One city relayed that an investigation resulting from information received from their gunshot detection system helped them arrest someone with outstanding warrants and an illegal firearm. It’s obvious that the application of these systems reaches beyond active shooter incidents.

Reduced response time to violent incidents equates to more people saved. Gunshot detection technology saves time and provides invaluable information.

About iS3 Tech Services

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