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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 connections with the community.

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. If the sound and visual audio signature match gunfire, it is passed along to the Incident Review Center (IRC)

Acoustic Assessment

Acoustic experts at the IRC review incidents in seconds and add tactical intelligence such as “multiple shooters” and “automatic weapons”. Confirmed gunshots are published within seconds.

Alerts to Agencies

Notifications are sent to dispatch centers, MDTs and smartphones. These alerts contain a full set of contextual information. Total time from gunshot to alert is less than 60 seconds. Alerts can trigger other systems such as cameras to pan, tilt, and zoom near an incident.

How ShotSpotter Works

The Most Complete & Reliable Gunshot
Detection Solution Enables Better Policing

  • Detects, locates and alerts on gunfire in less than 60 seconds
  • Acoustic experts filter out false positives
  • Tactical intelligence provided for patrol officers
  • Detailed location data aids in evidence collection
  • Hotspot analysis enables effective deployment of PD resources
  • Detailed forensic reports bolsters investigation and prosecution
  • Improved evidence collection feeds your NIBIN program
  • Simple, affordable subscription service — no IT integration required

IF YOU WANT TO PROTECT YOUR COMMUNITY FROM GUN
VIOLENCE, WHY WOULDN’T YOU USE SHOTSPOTTER?