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Genetec Inc. integrates ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology in Security Center

March 30, 2017
SP & T News: Genetec

Genetec Inc. has integrated ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology from SST Inc. into its IP security platform, Security Center. Thanks to this integration, police departments and security professionals will be able to “receive more actionable information, gain rapid access and detailed location insights when a gunshot situation occurs”, the company announced.

ShotSpotter uses wide-area acoustic surveillance that automatically gets activated when gunfire occurs, providing outdoor coverage on campuses and in complex urban geographies, Genetec explains. ShotSpotter sensors and cloud-based analysis software triangulate and pinpoint the precise location of each round fired “within seconds”, the number of shots fired and provide an immediate gunfire alert with an audio clip. Detailed incident data is then sent to SST’s Incident Review Center (IRC), a secure data processing and alert validation facility, where acoustics experts analyze the data and qualify the incident in real-time 24/7, the company adds. Once validated, an alert is sent directly into Security Centre — “all in under a minute”.

Once the alarm is triggered within Security Center upon gunshot detection, operators can access video and other related data surrounding the location of a gunshot alert, and visualize it on Security Center maps. Pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras are aimed at the gunshot location, and bookmarks are automatically created on the Security Center timeline.

Security Center is also able to display relevant metadata on the map, such as type of gunshot, number of rounds, address, district, etc., as well as give operators access to detailed reports of past alerts for statistics and data analysis purposes.

This integration is expected to be available worldwide from Genetec Inc. and its partners by Q2 2017.