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The Leader in Gunshot Detection, 
Location and Forensic Analysis

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80% of Gunshot Incidents Are Never Reported to 911

The High Cost of Not Responding to Gunshot Incidents:

 

SHOOTING VICTIMS DIE

EVIDENCE IS NOT COLLECTED

THE COMMUNITY THINKS THE POLICE DON’T CARE

LOCAL ECONOMY &
JOBS SUFFER *

 

* Source: The Effect of Gun Violence on Local Economies, Urban Institute, 2016

ShotSpotter Proactively Addresses Gun Violence Issues

 

DETECT

Detect 90%+ of gunfire incidents with a precise location in less than 60 seconds to significantly improve response times.

PROTECT

Protect patrol officers with increased tactical awareness such as number of rounds and shooters as they approach crime scenes.

CONNECT

Connect investigators to the location of shell casings and other forensic evidence, while also improving police-community relations.

How ShotSpotter Works

SENSORS AND SOFTWARE

Acoustic sensors are strategically placed in a coverage area. When a gun is fired, the sensors detect shots fired. Audio triangulation pinpoints gunfire location and machine-learning algorithms analyze the sound. Likely gunshots are transmitted to the Incident Review Center.

Acoustic Assessment

Acoustic experts at the Incident Review Center analyze incidents in seconds and add relevant tactical intelligence such as “multiple shooters” and “automatic weapons”. This may change how officers approach the crime scene. Confirmed gunshots are published within seconds.

Alerts to Agencies

Notifications are sent to dispatch centers, patrol car MDTs and officer smartphones. Total time from gunshot to alert is less than 60 seconds. Alerts can integrate with and trigger other systems such as cameras to pan, tilt, and zoom in the direction of a gunshot incident.

 

How ShotSpotter Works