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How A Gunshot Detection System Works

Protect Your School or Business with Smart Gunshot Detection Technology

How A Gunshot Detection System Works

Since 2013, there have been more than 465 mass shootings. It’s a grim statistic but one that should be addressed at your school or business in Bellaire, TX. The last thing you want is to do is become a statistic. Even though you may have an excellent security system with smart surveillance cameras, access controls, and automatic locks, it may not be enough if an active shooter is on your property.

A gunshot detection system is one of the most effective ways to mitigate risk and reduce (or even prevent) casualties. Fully integrated with your smart security system, it acts quickly to protect all building occupants. Read more to learn the benefits of having a gunshot protection system.

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Advanced Waveform Analytics

Smart technology has made incredible strides in recent years. In fact, it has progressed more in the past few years than in the last several decades. Advanced programming, artificial intelligence, and state-of-the-art computer technology make gunshot detection possible. The system works by using various sensors placed in strategic locations throughout your property. When a gun is fired, the system analyzes sound waves and energy levels to locate the shooter’s position. In fact, it’s able to determine the exact location, time of the shooting, and the type of gun used.

Immediate Notification

If you have a large property, you may not hear the gunshot. Even if you do, you may not recognize it as such. Gunshot detection technology is several steps ahead of you. It not only recognizes the gunshot, but the system triggers a mass communication alert within seconds. You, your staff, and the authorities receive an emergency notification if there is an active shooter on your property. The message is relayed through text, the PA systems, or an alarm. Then you and your staff can quickly implement your emergency response plan.

Lockdown Engaged

Here’s where gunshot detection and your security system work hand in hand to combat a threat. Once a gunshot is detected, your system institutes a property-wide lockdown to protect everyone in your buildings. If you have a building with bullet-proof doors, locks, and windows, then you, your employees, and students will be safe until the authorities arrive to apprehend the shooter.

Smart Video Surveillance

By the time the system locates where the gunshot occurred, the shooter could be somewhere else on the property. Having a smart video surveillance system is ideal so that you can move building occupants to safer locations. Also, all activities on your property are recorded. Today’s HD cameras capture video in amazing detail. The live and recorded footage help the authorities apprehend the shooter and bring a state of calm to the crisis.

Act fast when there is an active shooter on your property. Let ASAP Security Services install a gunshot detection system. Call us at (877) 418-ASAP, fill out our contact form, or chat with us below.

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