Your company’s emergency plan should involve a security system that automatically detects whether the noise was really a gunshot, where the noise originated, and alerts the authorities—less than one minute after the gunshot.
Shooter Detection Systems will take the difficulty out of your assessment. The sensors in the system let those in the office know a shooter is active in the building – at that moment. Using both sound and infrared detection make false positives less likely, which helps to more quickly assess that a shooter is, indeed, active in the building.
IN AN ACTIVE SHOOTER EVENT EVERY SECOND COUNTS
12.5 Minutes: Average duration of an active shooter incident
18 Minutes: Average response time of emergency response/law enforcement
Fact: In the majority of active shooter incidents, emergency response time greatly exceeded the incident duration – could not stop the shooter or prevent further deaths or injuries. decreased response time, and incident duration yields a reduction of deaths and injuries