ShotSpotter Adds Six New Cities in Second Half 2014; Now in More Than 90 Cities to Help Deter Illegal Urban Gunfire
Denver, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Savannah/Chatham, Trenton and Cape Town Deploy its Gunfire Detection Technology to Fight Urban Crime
NEWARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SST, Inc., the maker of ShotSpotter and the global leader in gunfire detection, location, alerting and analysis, today announced it is now deployed in more than 90 cities worldwide, with six new cities – Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Pittsburgh, PA; Savannah/Chatham, GA; Trenton, NJ and Cape Town, South Africa – signing up in the second half of 2014 to bring ShotSpotter to their communities.
In addition, Long Island (Suffolk County), NY, Minneapolis, MN, and Oakland, CA, each expanded their coverage areas again by a total of almost six square miles added in the three cities combined. Glendale, AZ, and Birmingham and Montgomery, AL, have chosen to convert their legacy deployments to ShotSpotter Flex, SST’s cloud-based subscription service that includes 24/7 monitoring with real time reviewed alerts, which provide additional context to help ensure officer safety when responding to the scene of a gunshot incident.
“We’ve heard repeatedly from law enforcement leaders how they leverage ShotSpotter as a critical element in their comprehensive program to fight illegal urban gunfire,” said Ralph A. Clark, President and CEO of SST. “Our 2014 National Gunfire Index, which we’ll release next month, compares 2014 gunfire to 2013 gunfire in ShotSpotter-monitored communities and details a significant reduction in gunfire incidents across the U.S. in those cities that are using ShotSpotter. The unique real time gun crime intelligence we provide agencies helps them, in turn, to offer a higher quality of service to many underserved communities and, in that process, evoke support and collaboration in deterring and preventing gun crime.”
ShotSpotter as a Service
SST offers ShotSpotter Flex as an affordable annual subscription service that is a hosted, cloud-based solution. With the subscription service, city agencies no longer have to fund the purchase of expensive capital equipment, or maintain the equipment after installation. Included in ShotSpotter Flex is SST’s Reviewed Alerts Service, which provides immediate review and qualification of all gunfire incidents by ShotSpotter-staffed and trained gunshot acoustic experts.
ShotSpotter Flex helps local law enforcement agencies by directing police to the precise location of illegal gunfire incidents enabling first responders to aid victims, collect evidence and quickly apprehend armed, dangerous offenders. The ShotSpotter actionable intelligence can then be used to prevent future crimes by positioning law enforcement when and where crime is likely to occur. With ShotSpotter Flex police now possess a scientific barometer of success since smart policing leads to fewer shootings.
About SST, Inc.
SST, Inc. is the global leader in gunfire detection and location technology providing the most trusted, scalable and reliable gunfire alert and analysis solutions available today. SST’s ShotSpotter Flex™ is the leading gunfire alert and analysis solution for detecting gunshots and providing critical intelligence to give law enforcement agencies the detailed real time data needed to investigate, analyze and prosecute gun related crimes. It is a proven solution provider with more than 90 installations across the United States and the world, this translates to a coverage area of almost 300 square miles in the U.S. alone. SST recently launched SecureCampus™, a gunfire detection system designed to provide both indoor and outdoor coverage at university and school campuses and other critical infrastructure locations. It also offers ShotSpotter SiteSecure for Critical Infrastructure, a reliable and cost-effective physical security solution designed to detect gunfire and explosive attacks on energy substations, bulk electrical power grids, airports and other large outdoor structures. Privately held, the company possesses multiple patents resulting from nearly two decades of innovation in the area of acoustic gunshot location technology. Information about SST and ShotSpotter at www.shotspotter.com, or follow SST and @ShotSpotter solutions on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.
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Released January 28, 2015