Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Gun Fire Reporting System Comes to South Florida

More than 70 cities across the nation have installed a system which allows them to accurately pinpoint the location of gunfire in their communities. Called ShotSpotter, the system uses an array of sensitive microphones to triangulate a gun fire location. That information is then verified by a system operator, and if determined to be an actual event, mapped information is passed along to the appropriate law enforcement unit. The Miami Herald reports on the current use of this technology in South Florida at the link below:

(Miami Herald, October 14, 2013)

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Comment: Minneapolis has had this system in place since 2006. In 2012, they laid claim to being the first city in the nation to tie together the ShotSpotter technology with the city's surveillance camera network. More below - video in the story is definitely worth watching:

(WCCO, March 19, 2012)

Graphic credit: ShotSpotter

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