Connecticut School Deploys Shooter Detection Systems’ Guardian Solution

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Lack of Federal, State Funding Prompts Community to Raise Funds for Installation

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Last week’s tragic shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon is yet the latest example of how immediate actions are urgently needed to protect our students from future active shooting incidents.

Shooter Detection Systems LLC (SDS), the world leader in indoor gunshot detection technology, today announced that a school in Connecticut has installed the SDS Guardian Indoor Active Shotter Detection System to heighten the safety of its students and faculty in the event of an active shooter incident.

According to studies by the F.B.I., the number of active shooting incidents in public buildings sadly continues to rise and schools are among the most common locations for active shooting incidents to occur. The shooting tragedy that occurred in 2012 at The Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut deeply affected us all, but especially school officials and parents at this school. The school’s community spearheaded a campaign to research, raise funding and deploy SDS’s Guardian system throughout the school. Guardian was recognized as the most advanced gunshot detection technology available.

The SDS Guardian solution 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. A growing number of government organizations, businesses, schools and other public building managers are selecting and installing Guardian 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.

“It’s a sad commentary on our society that gunshot detection systems are necessary to ensure one’s safety, especially within our schools,” said Christian Connors, Chief Executive Officer of Shooter Detection Systems. “Last week’s tragic shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon is yet the latest example of how immediate actions are urgently needed to protect our students from future active shooting incidents. While nothing can prevent a shooting incident from occurring, the Guardian system greatly reduces the risks of those involved by instantly detecting active shooters by accelerating the response time of first responders to the exact location of the shooter. As importantly, the system provides instant information to those inside the building so they can implement their active shooter preparation training and take the proper steps to know when to run, where to hide and when to fight. The Guardian system is a critical component to saving lives during an active shooting event.”

The Guardian system was designed to be deployed over a customer’s existing network structure and integrated with the customer’s security and public announcement systems. The Guardian shooter detection system has been installed by schools across the country and provides a direct link to police departments in these communities.

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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.


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