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ShotSpotter stations in New York can recognize gunfire, direct police to crimes

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

The City of New York has announced plans to adopt an innovative anti-gun violence device, The ShotSpotter, which aims to slow the increase in gun crime in New York City. ShotSpotter is made up of acoustic sensors that detects the sound of gunfire. The sensors are attached to cameras on buildings throughout New York. When a gunshot is fired, cameras will review video footage to see where the gunfire was from in order to solve the crime. The devices cost $1.5 million and will be part of a year-long test program.The ShotSpotters have been implemented in the Bronx and 300 more cameras will be installed across New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio says the devices will deter crime. “What you get with ShotSpotter is real-time information so the police can respond so much faster,” said de Blasio. “The audio senses detect gunfire, pinpoint the shots to literally, within feet of where they have occurred and that gives the police the ability to get to the scene,” said the mayor. “This new gunshot deterrent system is going to do a whole lot of good in terms of going after the bad guys.” “This technology will help us stay even safer,” added de Blasio. While […]

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School Bus Gunfire Scare: Seattle School Locked Down After Windows of Bus Shot Out

A school bus struck by gunfire outside an elementary school in Seattle is causing national headlines today. The school bus was waiting to pick up students outside Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School on Thursday afternoon when shots rang out, according to Seattle Times.

Police quickly arrived on scene, and they began to search for a man that some witnesses say they saw carrying a rifle. The search began near 44th Avenue South and South Holly Street around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. Police searched the home the alleged suspect went into, but they found no one inside.

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Police Departments Embrace Gunfire Detection System to Fight CrimeNational Cyber Security

nationalcybersecurity.com – Police departments across the country are becoming less dependent on 911 calls to verify the location and magnitude of gunfire activity throughout the communities they serve. Many are investing in …

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Police Departments Embrace Gunfire Detection System to Fight Crime

The high-tech system of sensors and audio-analysis software can pinpoint gunshots in real time and help officers measure trends. Police departments across the country are becoming less dependent on 911 calls to verify the location and magnitude of gunfire activity […]

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