3 of the Many Reasons Schools Need Gunshot Detection Systems Now

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3 of the Many Reasons Schools Need Gunshot Detection Systems Now

All too frequently, we hear about another shooting at one of our schools. Now, more than ever, it's critical to put a plan in place that goes into effect should an armed individual get past surveillance. Schools must have the technology they need to safeguard children, teachers, and other school staff should an active shooter enter the school grounds. 

That’s where a gunshot detection system comes in. While just one piece of a robust school security system, it’s a vital measure and a system that no school should be without in today’s climate. 

Let's look at what this system can offer your Bellaire, TX school and how it integrates with other devices to provide increased security—a system that can limit injuries and save lives. 

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Pinpoints the Shooter’s Location

Gunshot detection accurately detects the exact location of gunfire. Its advanced analyzing capabilities ensure no false alarms from similar sounds like firecrackers or car backfires. It even identifies the type of gun used and the number of shots fired and then sends this information to law enforcement, who receive a detailed report in minutes.

If a mass communication system is in place, it also immediately notifies staff and security as well as a school’s remote monitoring company. In addition, emergency targeted text messages are sent to those involved, alerting them to the crisis and the best safety procedures to implement, including emergency evacuation routes and areas that should shelter in place. 

Locks Down Targeted Areas

By integrating with a school’s access control system, areas in danger can go into immediate lockdown, keeping the shooter limited to a specific location and unable to enter other classrooms, offices, or buildings. The system can also open doors that offer a safe passage out. 

Records & Reports Movement 

Integrating a gunshot detection system with a school’s video surveillance system allows security cameras to follow an active shooter, streaming their movements, notifying law enforcement, and keeping them aware of the shooter's exact location.

Everyone wants a safe place for our children to go to school and grow up to become their best selves. At this time, it’s apparent that schools and law enforcement must take greater measures to provide this space. While no technology can protect our children and teachers 100% of the time, it can mitigate injuries and casualties as much as possible. 


At ASAP Security Services, we've protected Texan’s homes, businesses, government buildings, and schools for over 70 years. Contact ASAP Security Services today to schedule a complimentary walk-through and an assessment of your school’s current security system. 


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