Shooter Detection Systems continues to gain recognition from security experts for its Guardian Indoor Active Shooter system.

SDS was honored with the award for Best Gunshot Detection Solution in the American Security Today 2017 ASTORS Homeland Security Awards at the ISC East show earlier this month. The ASTORS awards program honors security vendors, law enforcement and government agencies for homeland security efforts. ISC East is the largest security vending show in the northeast.

Shooter Detection System’s Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System uses acoustic and infrared sensors to instantly identify gunshots inside a facility. The precise location of the gunshots is noted, and authorities are alerted immediately. The instantaneous response significantly cuts response time and reduces the opportunity for human error.

Warnings can also be sent out instantly to people in the facility and vicinity advising them to evacuate or take cover. The system can also be integrated with a number of other systems, including text alerts, incident management dashboards and building systems like door locks and video surveillance.

Judges cited several key factors in their decision to recognize the Guardian system with an ASTORS award. Among the reasons was the system’s speed and reliability. Guardian accurately pinpoints the location of an active shooter and sends alerts to authorities and other key stakeholders in less than a second. Not only is the system fast, it’s incredibly accurate. Across dozens of applications in a variety of settings, the system has yet to issue a single false alarm in over 17 million hours of installed time.

Judges also cited SDS’s strong footprint in the market. Guardian is the most widely installed indoor gunshot detection solution available. It’s installed in corporate offices, schools, government buildings, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, utilities, retail and entertainment venues and transportation hubs. The variety of applications and strong performance in each indicate the strength and quality of the system.

Guardian’s strong integration with other systems was also a factor. Guardian integrates with video, access control, mass notification, alarm, public address, emergency lighting, radio and mobile systems, providing 360 degree coverage in the event of an active shooter situation.

Guardian is also the only indoor active shooter system to be awarded the SAFETY Act certified by the Department of Homeland Security.

Interested in learning more about the Guardian active shooter detection system? Register now for one of our Live Fire events to see a live demonstration, or call us at (800) 567-1180.