GenetecLogo-resizedShooter Detection Systems (SDS) recently announced a new strategic alliance with open-architecture IP security solution Genetec.
When integrated with SDS’s Guardian automated gunshot detection system, Genetec Security Center instantly creates alarms, cues cameras to the shooter’s location, and streams live video and recorded playback of the gunshot detection incident. The integration enables emergency personnel to follow the active shooter event in real time through the live video feed and floor mapping interface, and also allows the activation of door locking mechanisms and access control to building locations.
An independent live-fire study in a two million square foot facility revealed a significant time reduction from the start of a shooting event to its completion. Without the integrated system in place, response time was 13.5 to 18 minutes before the security measures and protocols were initiated and first responders were dispatched to the scene.
With the integrated system in place, the process was reduced to five seconds, and included cueing cameras to the shooter location, locking the shooter out of building areas and dispatching first responders.
“As this independent customer study proved, the Guardian alarms the second a shot is fired and the ability to cue cameras and initiate active shooter response protocols is the key to saving lives,” says SDS CEO Christian Connors.
The partnership is the latest strategic alliance for SDS, which earlier this year announced plans to team up with Desktop Alerts. That integration enables users to instantly issue alerts via social media, speaker systems, computer monitors, telephones, mobile devices and fire alarms when shots are detected.
ECT Services is pleased to offer the Guardian gunshot detection system developed by Shooter Detection Systems, which works by using acoustic and infrared sensors to instantly identify gunshots. This video demonstrates the basics of the system.
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