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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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City considering ‘ShotSpotter’ technology

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

SAN ANTONIO — Imagine police being able to know where a gunshot was fired within 30 seconds of pulling the trigger.  That could soon be a reality if the City of San Antonio invests in a technology called “ShotSpotter” to try to reduce violence in a high crime area. “People thought I was crazy for moving to the East Side,” explained Dee Smith.  Dignowity Hill reminds her of back home in Detroit, and after years of renovations, there’s nowhere else she’d rather be. “It seems like in this corner back here there’s not as much crime here as there is in the other end,” she said. “I feel safe. That siren I hear now, I think that’s from downtown.” She’s president of the neighborhood association, but it’s a neighborhood that’s not without crime. “I was standing out on the back porch and a plainclothes policeman with his weapon drawn with- right next door!” Liz Franklin exclaimed. “They were looking for a drug dealer.” We found nine homicides and 80 robberies within a two-mile radius of the East Point area in the last year.  District 2 Councilman Alan Warrick says a survey found 29 percent of children don’t feel safe walking […]

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