World Leader in Gunshot Detection



Wide-Area Acoustic Surveillance

SST is the only company to deploy wide-area acoustic surveillance for gunshot detection – the most resource-efficient technology available for actionable intelligence and analysis of outdoor gunfire incidents, anytime and anywhere they occur.

Wide-area acoustic surveillance for gunshot detection is the deployment of multiple collaborative acoustic sensors throughout a coverage area to create a robust, redundant coverage array stretching from a single square mile up to 20 or more square miles. The sensors are paired with audio analysis software that identifies the unique signature of gunshots and other loud explosive sounds in real time.

When a gun goes off, the sensors and software immediately triangulate and pinpoint the precise location of each round fired. Not only does this information allow for a faster, safer and more effective response, this data is invaluable in forensic analysis and investigations, as evidence in court and for supporting intelligence-led policing initiatives.

While other gunshot detection systems or video surveillance cameras operate within a small radius (100-200 meters around a single sensor) and must have a clear line-of-sight the moment a gun is fired in order to provide useful information, only SST’s wide-area acoustic surveillance technology instantly detects and precisely locates incidents that occur anywhere within a large outdoor coverage area extending many square miles in size, regardless of visibility and at distances as far as one mile or more from individual sensors.

Using wide-area acoustic technology, SST has collected the world’s largest and most accurate collection of urban gunshot data, today numbering in excess of 500,000 incidents. There is no other technology that captures and organizes the breadth and depth of information that SST can leverage for real-time incident review and proactive crime and pattern analysis.

 

“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

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