Gilbane Building Company Deploys SDS’s Guardian Indoor Shooter Detection System in Boston, Massachusetts Office

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System Saves Lives By Decreasing Response Time and Providing First Responders with Detailed Information of the Shooter’s Location

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The Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System has proven to immediately alert and prepare first responders and building personnel of an active shooting incident so that lives can be saved.

Shooter Detection Systems LLC (SDS), the world leader in indoor gunshot detection technology, today announced that Gilbane Building Company has fully deployed its Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System within its Boston, Massachusetts office. The highly respected, global construction firm integrated Guardian into its office to significantly increase the safety of its occupants in the event of an active shooter incident.

Viewed to be equal in importance to building safety as fire alarms, Guardian has proven to be the industry’s most complete solution for accurately detecting gunshots and providing precise location information to the first responders within a second of the first shot. Based on the proven, military-grade capabilities of its sensors, its success during trials, its zero false alert history, and its inherent ease-of-use as a powerful life-saving solution, Gilbane found Guardian to offer the most accurate detection and the fastest response time at signaling a warning to first responders and building personnel. Guardian’s ability to provide emergency personnel with the precise location of where shots were fired in these communications was also determined to be unmatched.

“With the ever increasing number of shooting incidents occurring in the United States, we see tremendous value in deploying the Guardian system in our Boston office,” said Ryan Hutchins, Senior Vice President, Gilbane Building Company. “The system is easily installed, barely noticeable, and offers school administrators, building managers and the general public peace of mind that if a shooting incident occurs, emergency responders will respond to the scene within the fastest time possible and armed with detailed location information that could save lives. As one of the nation’s leading builders in the education market, we see clear advantages of having the Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System installed in new and existing building projects.”

“As the recent 60 Minutes Active Shooter report by Anderson Cooper highlighted, immediate notification and precise shooter location information leads to lives being saved,” said Christian Connors, CEO of Shooter Detection Systems. “Citizens are increasingly demanding immediate action be taken to improve the safety of our schools, college campuses and publicly accessed buildings. The Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System has proven to immediately alert and prepare first responders and building personnel of an active shooting incident so that lives can be saved. We are very pleased that another highly respected company such as Gilbane has chosen to deploy Guardian within its Boston office.”

A growing number of K-12 schools, college campuses and other buildings accessible to the public across the country are installing Guardian to heighten the safety of occupants in the event of an active shooter incident. The Guardian system is designed to be deployed over a customer’s existing network structure and integrated with the customer’s security and public announcement systems.

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-run company, Gilbane has more than 50 offices worldwide. Gilbane has been a leading Boston construction firm since 1946, serving commercial, institutional, and public clients in the Commonwealth on a range of projects, including the MBTA Green Line Extension currently underway. Gilbane is also managing construction projects for the University of Massachusetts, Massport and municipalities throughout the Commonwealth. Additional select clients include Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Tufts University, Verizon, Genzyme, Fidelity Investments, and Bank of America. The Boston office was was recently named a Top Charitable Contributor in 2015 by Boston Business Journal. For more information, visit

About Shooter Detection Systems

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, corporations, major utilities, and manufacturing plants with upcoming installations in airports, financial institutions, hospitals and government and private buildings. For more information, visit our website at or call 1-844-SHOT911. Follow Shooter Detection Systems on Twitter @shooterdetect.

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