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Shooter Detection Systems Guardian system to be offered by Genetec thanks to new strategic alliance
ROWLEY, MA Sept. 12, 2016 Shooter Detection Systems LLC (SDS), the world leader in indoor gunshot detection technology, today announced their strategic alliance with Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading provider of open-architecture, IP security solutions, as a Certified GenetecTM Technology Partner. This alliance allows Genetec to offer customers in corporations, schools, municipalities and public venues an advanced gunshot detection and incident awareness security solution to significantly increase the safety of building occupants and rapidly contain the threat in the event of an active shooter.
With the Active Shooter threat at the forefront of all organization’s security enhancement planning, SDS’ Guardian active shooter detection and reporting system has proven to be the industry’s premier solution for accurately detecting gunshots and providing precise location information to building occupants, first responders and security professionals within a second of the first shot. Based on the proven, military-grade capabilities of its sensors, its success during extensive Federal, State and Corporate testing and its zero false alert history with over twelve million hours of customer use, Guardian offers the most robust capability available in the market.
Genetec Security Center is an open-platform, unified IP-video surveillance, access control and ALPR solution used by security professionals customers in many different verticals from enterprise clients to transport, retail, education, government, citywide, and industrial clients worldwide. When integrated with the Guardian system, Genetec Security Center instantly creates gunshot detection alarms, cues cameras to the shooter’s location, and streams live video and recorded playback of the gunshot detection incident. This integration allows emergency personnel to follow the active shooter event in real time through the live video feed and floor mapping interface, activation of door locking mechanisms and access control to building locations which significantly enhances the safety of building occupants and first responders.
“The SDS and Genetec integrated approach is currently in use at state-wide court systems, convention centers, city halls, Fortune 500 corporations, media outlets, utilities and sports venues with new verticals adopting the technology every day,” said Christian Connors, SDS CEO. “We continue to add leading edge security technologies to our library of integrations and we are especially excited about our alliance with Genetec. This integration allows Genetec customers around the globe to enhance their security protocols and response time during active shooter events.”
A recent customer’s independent live-fire study in a two million square foot facility equipped with Genetec Security Center revealed a significant time reduction from the start of a shooting event to its completion, saving lives during a mock active shooter scenario. Without Guardian in place, response time was 13.5 to 18 minutes before the security measures and protocols were initiated and first responders were dispatched to the scene. The delays involved the manual steps including notifying internal command and making of the 9-1-1 call, cueing the cameras in the area of the incident, retrieving and playing archived video from the area of the incident, sending out a PA announcement, and initiating mass notification e-mails to building occupants. With the Guardian in place and integrated into the Genetec system, the process was completely automated upon the first shot, instantly cueing cameras to the shooter location, locking the shooter out of building areas and allowing first responders to be dispatched to the scene, all within 5 seconds. “As this independent customer study proved, the Guardian alarms the second a shot is fired and the ability to cue cameras and initiate active shooter response protocols is the key to saving lives” said Connors.
“The open architecture in Security Center allows us to integrate new technology like Shooter Detection Systems, which can offer end-users greatly enhanced situational awareness in their environment,” said Bob Carter, Business Development Manager, Genetec Inc. “We see great potential, especially with our Federation platform, which offers a multi-stream view of events to local city and state law enforcement and first responder agencies via a single, unified interface for video, access control, ALPR, IP communications, intrusion and alarms. With the Guardian integration, Security Center can offer a deep level of visibility and intelligence between the local police department and the site of any potential active shooter incident,” added Carter.
SDS will be showcasing the Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System and their advanced security integrations at ASIS International in Orlando, Florida September 12 – 14, 2016 at booth #963.
About Genetec Inc.
GenetecTM develops open-platform software, hardware and cloud-based services for the physical security and public safety industry. Its flagship product, Security Center, unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control and automated license plate recognition (ALPR) into one platform. A global innovator since 1997, GenetecTM is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, and serves enterprise and government organizations via an integrated network of resellers, integrators and consultants in over 80 countries. GenetecTM was founded on the principle of innovation and remains at the forefront of emerging technologies that unify physical security systems. For more information about GenetecTM, visit http://www.Genetec.com.
About Shooter Detection Systems, LLC
Shooter Detection Systems is the world leader in indoor gunshot detection technology. Developed in conjunction with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Raytheon, SDS’ gunshot detection systems utilize the most advanced and proven shooter detection technologies available in the commercial market. SDS is focused on saving lives through the use of proven, military-grade technology designed by the world’s foremost scientists. The company’s technology is currently deployed in schools, Fortune 500 corporations, municipal buildings, court systems, major utilities, manufacturing plants, high-rise office buildings, with upcoming installations in airports, financial institutions, hospitals and government and private buildings. For more information, visit on the web at http://www.shooterdetectionsystems.com, or visit their exhibit booth #963 at ASIS International in Orlando, Florida September 12 – 14, 2016.