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Articles in Category: Gunshot Detection System

Increase Safety With a Gunshot Detection System

Protect the Community and De-Escalate Weapons Violence in the Workplace or Education Campus

Increase Safety With a Gunshot Detection System

It is an unfortunate and stark truth that incidents of gun violence in our communities continue to climb.  While it will take outreach and compassion on a national level to stem the root causes of these outbreaks, protecting employees and students today is crucial.

An advanced gunshot detection system furnishes you with an instant notification allowing you to implement security protocols, establish protective corridors, and involve first responders faster. When combined with AI-enabled video monitoring and mass notification networks, you can contain an incident quickly, saving lives and restoring calm.

If you are ready to take the next step in securing your property in Bellaire, TX, and the surrounding greater Houston metroplex region, continue reading below to learn more.

Gunshot Detection Systems Are Vital in the Wake of Escalating Shootings

Gunshot Detection Systems Protect Students and Staff From Active Shooters

Gunshot Detection Systems Are Vital in the Wake of Escalating Shootings

In 2021, there have been 24 school shootings across the U.S., resulting in 34 people injured and six people killed. Four of these incidents were in Texas. 

On June 9, a stray bullet injured a student after people from two vehicles exchanged gunfire at North Forest High School in Houston, TX. In October, three shootings occurred. 

Another one occurred in Houston when a former student shot through a glass door to gain entry to YES Prep Southwest Secondary and shot the principal. In addition, at Timberview High School, in Arlington, two people were shot when a school fight broke out, and at East Chambers High School in Winnie, a student at a football game was shot and injured. 

These statistics serve as a reminder that protecting our students and staff in schools should be a top priority not only in Houston, Richmond, and throughout Texas but throughout the country. The truth is that school shootings are more common than school fires. Yet, every school has some form of fire detection device. In today's environment, more schools choose to utilize a gunshot detection system to help protect their students and staff.

How Gunshot Detection Systems Help Improve Public Safety

The technology serves to enhance awareness, response time, and community engagement when gun violence occurs

How Gunshot Detection Systems Help Improve Public Safety

Nobody likes to think about gun violence in their schools, businesses, neighborhoods, and communities in Helotes, TX. But the fact remains that gun violence rates have steadily risen over the past several years, and communities need to have measures in place to improve public safety when shootings occur. 

Gunshot detection systems use advanced technology to pinpoint the exact location of gunshots, notify the appropriate law enforcement agency within seconds, and alert the public to danger in the area. A detection system can be an invaluable tool in protecting schools and communities — keep reading to learn how.

How Schools’ Gunshot Detection Systems Save Lives

These Systems Use Early Detection, Notification, and Access Control to Protect Children and Staff

How Schools’ Gunshot Detection Systems Save Lives

Unfortunately, the number of mass shootings in the U.S. is increasing. In 2021, 232 mass shootings have already occurred. From 2013-2019, 2,100 mass shootings injured 9,000 people and killed over 2,400.

Schools are not immune—the U.S. experiences more school shootings than many other countries. California records the highest number of school shootings with an estimated 158 since 1970. Texas comes in second, the only other state with more than 100 school shootings, totaling 133. Mass shootings are defined as four or more people shot, whether injured or killed.

We share these statistics not to alarm you but to let you know that the unthinkable does happen, all too often. If there is a ray of good news, the advancement of technology has created the opportunity to be proactive in ways we would never have imagined just a decade ago. Let’s look at how we can protect our children, teachers, and staff through the use of gunshot detection systems in Houston, TX.