SST, a global leader in gunfire detection and analysis, announced that six new cities − including San Diego, California 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 eight cities already successfully using ShotSpotter gunfire technology, including New York City, Chicago, Miami-Dade County, and Birmingham, Alabama.
Proven solution provider
In addition to San Diego and San Antonio, the new cities that recently deployed ShotSpotter include Salinas, California; Hillsborough, Florida; Goldsboro, North Carolina; 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.
Critical tool for law enforcement operations
“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 neighbourhoods,” said Chief of Police A.C. Roper of Birmingham Alabama.
With the new mobile app, more
Other cities expanding ShotSpotter coverage include: New York City, Chicago, Miami-Dade County, Fresno, Denver, Sacramento, and Riviera Beach. The total new ShotSpotter coverage mileage is 118 miles for a total coverage area of more than 400 miles.
Reducing gun violence with technology innovation
“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.”
SST continues to innovate and offer new capabilities and expanded benefits to the ShotSpotter technology. The company recently announced a new mobile app designed to extend ShotSpotter with real-time gunfire alerts delivered anytime, anywhere on any iOS or Android mobile phone, tablet or desktop. With the new mobile app, more law enforcement users will have access to the valuable ShotSpotter service beyond the dispatch office or squad car. SST continues to leverage ecosystem partnership relationships with Amazon Web Services and GE Current Lighting organisations, further extending the ShotSpotter brand and enabling more cities to benefit from gunshot detection technology.