While a robust security system is meant to provide proactive protection for your staff, visitors, and sensitive assets, it’s imperative to have a plan in place when armed individuals get past surveillance. Mass shootings are on the rise, which means your workplace, school, or government building in Austin, Texas City, and surrounding regions must have the proper technology to combat active shooters when they gain access to your property.
Gunshot detection can not only help you pinpoint the exact area of gunfire, but it can also integrate with real-time response centers, surrounding security cameras and access control systems to immediately lock targeted areas, stream the shooter’s movements, and notify the authorities.
Today’s gunshot detection systems use dual-validation, zero false read technology that analyzes energy levels and waveforms to differentiate gunshots from similar sounds, such as explosions or car backfires, to prevent a possible false alarm.
Gunshot detection technology also uses acoustic, infrared, and optical sensors both indoors and outdoors and sends ballistic data and shooter location direction to law enforcement and emergency command centers.
Once a gunshot is detected, law enforcement’s real-time crime centers will receive a notification that provides quick and detailed information about the location, weapons used, number of shots fired, and other valuable data.
A notification can also be sent across mobile devices and mass communication systems to notify your staff, security personnel, and monitoring company of the necessary details needed to mitigate casualties as much as possible.
Gunshot detection technology can integrate with the rest of your security system to automate important actions that will help keep you, your staff, and visitors safe
When an active shooter event occurs, your access control system will automatically lock targeted areas to keep the shooter from entering, and the nearest-by security cameras will instantly begin live-streaming to track the shooter’s movements.