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Seven cities roll out ShotSpotter Technology to help prevent crime and reduce gun violence

October 27, 2016

NEWARK, Calif. – October, 2016 – SST, Inc., the global leader in gunfire detection and analysis, today announced that seven new cities − including Miami-Dade county, Fla., San Diego, Calif. and San Antonio, Texas − have selected its ShotSpotter Flex™ technology to help the local law enforcement agencies prevent and reduce gun violence in their cities.  SST also announced expanded coverage areas for seven cities already successfully using ShotSpotter gunfire technology, including New York City, Chicago and Birmingham, Ala.

In addition to Miami-Dade county, Fla., San Diego, Calif. and San Antonio,Texas, the new cities that recently deployed ShotSpotter include Salinas, Calif., Hillsborough, Fla., Goldsboro, N.C., and Cape Town, South Africa. ShotSpotter is a proven solution provider with more than 90 installations across the United States and the world.

Birmingham, Alabama has been using ShotSpotter for nine years in an eight square mile area of the city, and has recently expanded its gunfire detection area to cover a full 20 square miles.

“ShotSpotter is a critical tool in our law enforcement operations. In fact, the ShotSpotter system is now part of our DNA in regards to reducing gun violence and improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods,” said Chief of Police A.C. Roper of Birmingham, Alabama.

Other cities expanding ShotSpotter coverage include: New York City, Chicago, Fresno, Denver, Sacramento, and Riviera Beach, Fla.  The total new ShotSpotter coverage mileage is 118 miles for a total coverage area of more than 400 miles.

“We are proud to be chosen to partner with these new jurisdictions and are also gratified that so many cities we work with are seeing the tangible benefits of ShotSpotter by choosing to expand their coverage,” said Ralph Clark, CEO of SST. “We know we play an important role in assisting law enforcement with fast, accurate gunfire data that can save lives and reduce gun violence, and we are committed to maintaining our high customer service and continued technology innovation.”

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