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!
What Are Gunshot Detection Solutions?
A relatively new technology, gunshot detection solutions are groundbreaking sensors that detect gunshots, analyze the data, and then send the information to local law enforcement in just seconds. Depending on the manufacturer, the sensor can not only determine the source location but also the number of shots, the caliber, and the shots’ direction.
As the technology advances, these sensors will be able to interpret more information and better inform the police. In fact, we’ve recently partnered with EAGL Technology to utilize our NOMAD mobile camera. This combination will allow law enforcement officers to visually monitor the crime scene!
Reducing Police Response Time
Did you know that in the average active shooter situation, the first 911 call is placed after five minutes? And even when it is, the dispatcher can have a difficult time understanding the caller. Compound this with the fact that law enforcement’s average response time is 18 minutes and that the average active shooter situation lasts 12.5 minutes. Precious lives are left at the shooter’s mercy because the response system is inefficient!
This is where gunshot detection technology really shines. Immediately upon detection, the system will send all pertinent information to local law enforcement. Not only will they have the time and location of the incident, they’ll have information about the gun type and the number of shots. With this information, the authorities will have the necessary information for a quick and efficient response.
Securing Our Communities
While we are not at a point where we can prevent active shooter situations, the technology exists to improve police response time and potentially save lives. Gunshot detection solutions are an important step in the right direction, and our partnership with EAGL Technology merges these sensors with video surveillance. By implementing this solution in your community, you’ll instill a more efficient system to better protect your citizens.