Shooter Detection Systems ended the year on a high note with recognition for their Guardian system as “Best Active Shooter Gunshot Detection Solution” in the 2016 Homeland Security Awards, which are sponsored by Government Security News.
Shooter Detection Systems snagged the inaugural award based on the following criteria:
-Increase in customer base
-Technological innovation or improvement
-Filling a recognized government security need
-Flexibility of solution to meet current and future organizational needs
“Each year the quality and scope of the submissions makes it more difficult to judge. They are all deserving,” said Chuck Brooks, GSN lead judge for the awards.
The award caps off a significant year of growth for Shooter Detection Systems.
In September, SDS announced a new strategic alliance with open-architecture IP security solution Genetec. 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. With the integrated system in place, the response process was reduced from as long as 18 minutes to just five seconds, and included cueing cameras to the shooter location, locking the shooter out of building areas and dispatching first responders.
In February, SDS announced successful integration with Desktop Alert, Inc. The integration allows instant mass notification via social media, audio systems, computer monitors, telephones, mobile devices and fire alarms systems.