In the days that followed the 9/11 terrorist attacks, James Burton just wanted to make the world a safer place. He enlisted in the Marines, and served two year-long tours in Iraq.

More than a decade later, he still wants to make the world a safer place. In a world where gun rampages seem to occur every few weeks, he sees Active Shooter Detection Services as a means to accomplish that goal.

As a combat veteran, James brings a deep understanding of what it is like to be in an active shooter situation. He understands the stresses that come from surprise attacks, and he understands that perpetrators are seeking out soft targets and attempting to cause the most damage in the shortest amount of time. He’s applied the three As of an active shooter response – assessment, accurate information and appropriate response – and he understands how and why they work.

James sees Active Shooter Detection Services as an amazing piece of technology — the technology assesses the situation faster than humans can because it takes out the confusion, purely using infrared and sound sensors to know what’s happened. It allows for accurate information to be communicated faster since it directly calls the proper authorities, and this allows for an appropriate response to happen faster — and this leads to saving lives.

“Ultimately, I want to make sure my child is safe,” says James, who is now the father of a toddler. “If we can make it mainstream, I fully believe we can save lives.” Screen Shot 2015-12-21 at 10.17.07 AM

James is currently meeting with K-12 schools, universities, hospitals, corporate offices and houses of worship to evaluate their needs. He firmly believes that Active Shooter Detection services should be part of all new construction or building renovation planning, just like fire detection and suppression, video surveillance and other safety features. He also notes that existing buildings can  be effectively retrofitted with the system.

To reach James directly, please contact him at (502) 931-1118.