Gunshot detection systems have been around for a few years, but the issue is that most of these systems function in the same, flawed way. Because of this, the vast majority of gunshot detection systems give false positives and lead to wasted time and resources. What causes these systems to give false reads? We discuss that below.
If you manage a town or city, you’re likely aware of the security challenges it faces. Whether its shootings, robberies, or some other physical crime, it can be difficult to keep track of what’s going on in your municipality. And until recent years, law enforcement had to rely on citizen reporting or real-time observances to know when and where to respond; even then, they didn’t always have the information they needed to quickly close the case.
Last week, a former student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida returned to the school and opened fire. As a result, 17 people were killed (most were students) and more than 15 were injured. The gunman was apprehended over an hour later, long after he had fled the school and had enough time to purchase a drink from a nearby Subway.
Americans have dealt with many deadly shootings in the last several years, such as the recent Las Vegas and Texas shootings. While there aren’t any foolproof ways to prevent these devastating events, one method exists to increase law enforcement response time–gunshot detection solutions!
In recent years, many law enforcement agencies across the nation have faced a staff shortage. This drought has strained many agencies, often leading to either overworked employees or gaps in coverage. While there has been a strong recruitment push, some cities are turning to citywide surveillance to assist their local law enforcement. But what is citywide surveillance and how does it help cities? We discuss this below.