In 2012 alone, 394 employees were killed in workplace shootings,
according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This data only includes employees; others can also be injured or killed in such attacks.
In November 2014, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson issued a heightened security order to the Federal Protective Service which guards more than 9,500 federal facilities passed through by 1.4 million visitors or occupants daily. Secretary Johnson said, “Given world events, prudence dictates a heightened vigilance in the protection of U.S. government installations and our personnel.”
A very recent FBI Study of 160 Active Shooter Incidents in the U.S. between 2000 and 2013 showed that commercial buildings of all kinds were the #1 target of active shooters, by far, representing 45.6% (or 73)of the active shooting incidents.
In active shooting incidents, assailants generally seek to do as much damage as possible — shooting at anyone in sight, no matter whether they are employees, customers, students, security personnel, or first responding law enforcement.
For companies or government agencies with several locations, dread, fear and anxiety can spread across the entire organization; a shooting or other act of violence at one location can affect employees globally.
SST’s ShotSpotter SiteSecure provides outdoor coverage of your facility to protect your most important assets, your people, from an active shooter attack. Buildings and facilities of any footprint, layout, or size can be monitored and protected by ShotSpotter SiteSecure, mitigating the impact of such events by instantly detecting gunfire and notifying those who most need that information — security personnel and law enforcement first responders — in real-time. ShotSpotter has an 18-year proven track record of detecting gunfire in a wide-variety of environments in over 85 cities across the United States and the world.
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Download the SiteSecure for Buildings datasheet.
Download the SiteSecure for Hospitals datasheet
Learn more about Active Shooter events.