World Leader in Gunshot Detection



Technology

SST has consistently pioneered technologies that help public safety and security agencies fight gun violence, delivering instant, precise and detailed data that alerts agencies to gunfire and helps them respond more quickly, more safely and more effectively. Our gunfire alert and location technology is the only one of its kind in the world. No other solution covers wide areas (many square miles or kilometers) with collaborative sensors that triangulate the precise location anywhere within the coverage area.

In 1995, SST pioneered gunshot detection with ShotSpotter, the world’s first gunfire alert and analysis system. Now, SST has invented the world’s first gunshot detection solution available as a powerful and affordable hosted subscription service: ShotSpotter Flex.

ShotSpotter Flex streamlines the complexity and cost of traditional technology purchases by offering gunshot detection as a hosted, cloud-based service. Available in an annual subscription, ShotSpotter Flex centralizes data processing and maintenance and dramatically lowers the expense of a comprehensive gunfire alert and analysis solution.

Learn more about Hosted Gunshot Detection Solutions.

SST also offers qualified alert services. The instant a shot is fired, gunfire analysis experts at the SST Operations Center review and qualify all alerts. Within seconds, SST delivers those qualified alerts to dispatchers, PSAPs and mobile personnel, enhancing the accuracy and speed of response and increasing the usefulness of the system’s database of incidents for pattern analysis.

Learn more about Qualified Alerts.


ShotSpotter solutions are based on proven, reliable and cost-effective wide-area acoustic surveillance technologies that deliver unrivalled accuracy and detail.

  • ShotSpotter solutions capture and alert agencies to incidents of outdoor gunfire in diverse and complex urban areas, anytime and anywhere that they occur.
  • ShotSpotter instantly and precisely triangulates gunfire with accurate location data.
  • ShotSpotter solutions are specifically designed to detect only loud explosive sounds. Human voices do not trigger ShotSpotter sensors, which are placed in elevated locations in order to enhance their capability as well as ensure citizen privacy.

Learn more about Wide-Area Acoustic Surveillance.

“Evidence from the ShotSpotter system and the city's public safety video cameras has been used in 'hundreds' of cases since it was first installed four years ago, often corroborating other bits of evidence or assisting investigators with solid proof of people's whereabouts.”

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  • Deputy Chief,
  • Minneapolis, MN
“[ShotSpotter] is one of the most vital pieces of policing tools that any police department can have.”

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  • Police Captain,
  • Montgomery, AL
“The more we expand [ShotSpotter], the more accurate it gets.”

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  • Chief of Police,
  • Washington D.C.
“O ShotSpotter permite combater o crime com inteligência e facilita a integração dos diversos órgãos de segurança pública.”

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  • Prefeito de Canoas,
  • Jairo Jorge (PT)
“We were getting things like 'in the backyard, ten feet back'. That allowed us to collect shell casings, evidence and also to respond very quickly to an incident where shots were fired.”

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  • Chief of Police,
  • Gary, IN
“We get there sooner, which means we're more likely to catch the person responsible. For an injured person, it can be the difference between living and dying.”

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  • Former Chief
  • Washington D.C.
“We saw, in the first 30 days, a 30% drop in complaints of shots fired.”

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  • City Council Member,
  • Minneapolis, MN
“[ShotSpotter] is one of the most vital pieces of policing tools that any police department can have.”

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  • Police Captain,
  • Montgomery, AL
"We are creating omnipresence in the minds of the criminal community, which means they think the police presence is anywhere and everywhere."

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  • Police Detective,
  • Saginaw, MI
"[ShotSpotter] is like having extra patrol officers on the street."

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  • Mayor,
  • Rochester, NY
"Now when we pull up on a scene, we have 100 percent knowledge if there was actually a shot. It makes your approach different."

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  • Chief of Police,
  • Washington, DC

ShotSpotter Flex

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