Protecting Life at Educational Facilities, Police Stations, and High-Risk Facilities
Respond Immediately to an Active Shooter and Provide Law Enforcement with Exact Shooter Location.
Active Shooter Onsite!
Mass shootingattacks remain a real, persistent, and substantial risk to the community and there is proven technology that can rapidly identify the location of the assailant and launch a rapid response plan.
active shootercan be a misguided teenager, disgruntled employee or even a determined member of a terrorist organization. The motive can vary but often it could be a political or personal grievance, relationship rage, financial trouble or even a desire for infamy.
The damage done is incalculable and highly distressing to everyone involved. Because schools, campuses and other high-risk facilities usually span over large areas, it is exceedingly difficult to know the precise location of the offender. Therefore,
situational awarenessis critical.
Gunshot Detection SystemThat risk can now be addressed easily by deploying low cost "Gunshot Detection" systems that provide the information to identify the sound of gunshots and provide instantaneous display of the location on a graphical display.
This technology is being deployed extensively in many countries in a wide variety of establishments such as government buildings, airports, schools, campuses, military bases, public venues, and other
The technology, which is easily deployed over a basic IP network, uses sensors installed throughout the building on ceilings or walls in predetermined locations. When a sensor validates the acoustic and infra-red components of a gunshot event, it immediately sends the location through the network to the Security Operators PC and displays the precise location of the shooter on a floor plan map with visual and audible annunciation.
Immediate Response Action!This enables security personnel to launch their response plans immediately and if the offender decides to move on to other areas, it will continue to update the floor plan display with real time indication of his exact path and location.
This instant detection will enable security personnel to have greater
situational awareness, assess the threat more quickly and direct law enforcement to the correct location of the shooter. This in turn, reduces the possibility of more harm and destroyed lives.
Integration with Access Control for Lockdown and Mass NotificationApart from standard SMS and email notification, the Gunshot Detection System may be integrated with various other
security technologiessuch as
Digital Video Surveillanceand public address Systems that can be used to provide directions to building occupants on a timely basis. These may combine to form part of the overall security response plan by locking down the facility or enabling real time surveillance of the shooter, as well as broadcast announcements for safe evacuation.
Shooter Detection Systems UK CPNI approvalIn 2018 the UK's Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure tested and certified the Guardian Indoor Active Shooter system to be used by the UK Government in protecting high risk facilities, campuses, and in any other built environment deemed at risk of an active shooter. By extension, this also means that it can be deployed at Non-Government locations.
SCEC Australia Approves Guardian Indoor Shooter Detection SystemIn 2018 The Australian Government's Security Construction and Equipment Committee (SCEC) also awarded the Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System with a
Security Level 4 (SL4)certificate of approval, the highest security rating obtainable for security equipment in Australia. This means that the system may be deployed in Government departments or Agencies. As with the UK, it may also be deployed in the commercial and private sector.
Graphical Display of an Active Shooter System in Action
The above image shows how a typical system displays the actual location of the gunshot to provide the earliest possible warning for a fast response.