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At the Smart City Expo General Electric has a lamp that detects shootings – English & Spanish

November 19, 2015

The American company General Electric Lighting presented at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Fira de Barcelona a system to detect shootings in the streets through lighting with LED bulbs installed in the lamp posts of cities.

As reported by the company, the system, called 'gundetection', is a collaboration of General Electric with SST, the developer of the gunfire detection technology.

With a sensor installed in the lamps, the system detects a shooting in real time, connecting with emergency services and police, and gives the precise location of the incident and the number of shots.

Their algorithms can distinguish whether the noise is coming from a gun or firecracker or explosion of a motor vehicle.

General Electric Lighting smart streetlights are able to monitor traffic and provide weather warnings, and now incorporates the new gunfire detection technology.

According to the company, in the United States only 10% of shooting incidents are reported to the emergency services and in most cases the information is inaccurate and late.

SST 'ShotSpotter' sensors are already operating in more than 90 American cities.

Click here to read the original article in Spanish

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