Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), an Alarm.com company and a global leader in gunshot detection solutions, is pleased to announce that they have integrated technologies with Hanwha Vision, a leader in next-generation vision solutions, to deliver improved safety when gun violence occurs.
The integration between the SDS Indoor Gunshot Detection System and Hanwha Vision’s Wisenet WAVE VMS platform will enable organizations to automatically alert security teams at schools, office buildings, and other facilities to gunshot activity by triggering alarms, associate live video feeds with real-time tracking of assailants, and take other automated actions when gunfire is detected by the SDS system.
Hanwha Vision’s Wisenet WAVE VMS is a NDAA compliant, leading IP Video Management platform designed to create tailored networked video solutions for any type of project, for use by anyone, on any device. By integrating these systems, SDS and Hanwha Vision are enabling customers to enhance their active shooter emergency response planning to include instant video capture, recording, and tracking of gun violence events.
This additional situational awareness and instant automation will alert customers and their security teams to gunfire activity faster and with more accuracy, thereby reducing response time to gun violence incidents.
"We are excited to be collaborating with Shooter Detection Systems,” said Mark Heintzman, Hanwha Vision America’s Technical Partnership Manager. “With this integrated solution we can provide our WAVE VNMS customers with better visibility during emergency situations involving gunfire.”
The SDS Indoor Gunshot Detection System is a network of smart sensors that utilize advanced acoustic detection technology combined with infrared detection to immediately and accurately detect gunshots happening inside a building – without needing line of sight to the weapon. The SDS sensor instantly transmits shot location information to the SDS floor plan mapping software, onsite security teams, and building points of contact simultaneously, while also delivering shot alerts directly to the PSAP.
The focus on advanced infrared technology, when matched with proven, advanced acoustic detection algorithms perfected by SDS, increases gunshot detection accuracy, and reduces the false alert rate to other loud noises in the environment. The integration with Hanwha Wisenet WAVE VMS will significantly expand situational awareness for security teams using the joint solution by automating live video and other actions in response to gunshot detection alerts.
“We are excited to partner with Hanwha Vision to bring our mutual customers an advanced solution that further automates the emergency communications process when seconds can save lives,” said Yanik Brunet, Vice President of Sales for SDS. “As a known, trusted brand, Hanwha Vision will accelerate our ability to reach additional markets and address this critical problem in our society together.”