Shooter Detection Systems

Rowley, MA 01969


About Shooter Detection Systems

SDS was created to assist in reducing the growing threat from indoor shooting incidents. SDS Guardian Indoor Gunshot Detection system constantly monitors for gunshot fire and instantly sends confirmation that a shot has occurred.


300 Newburyport Turnpike
Rowley, MA 01969

More Info on Shooter Detection Systems

SDS was created to assist in reducing the growing threat from indoor shooting incidents. Schools, malls, airports, government and private buildings have all experienced increased shooting incidents over the last few years. In many of these cases, the delay in the time it took to accurately report and locate the shooter has lead to unfortunate consequences.

SDS Guardian Indoor Gunshot Detection system constantly monitors for gunshot fire and instantly sends confirmation that a shot has occurred. With SDS sensors installed in your school, mall, government or private building, this critical, time sensitive information can be immediately relayed to the building’s occupants—as well as emergency personnel outside—so that the proper steps can be taken to mitigate the immediate threat. By removing the “human factor”, nothing is left to interpretation and critical delays can be avoided. Our fully-automated, cost effective indoor gunshot detection system is easily installed into your existing building infrastructure and was designed for compatibility with current security systems, auto-lockdown technologies, closed circuit surveillance cameras and automated alert systems.

Guardian’s core technology was developed in conjunction with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and by a major defense contractor who has deployed over 10,000 military-grade gunshot detection systems to Iraq, Afghanistan and around the globe. These systems have saved many American and NATO Soldier’s lives. This same capability is now available to the commercial market through SDS.

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Shooter Detection Systems joins Partner Alliance for Safer Schools

April 5, 2024
As part of its commitment to PASS, Shooter Detection Systems promotes the PASS guidelines for layered school safety and security among school administrators and public safety ...
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Shooter Detection Systems to showcase its latest gunshot detection innovations at ISC West 2024

March 29, 2024
Attendees visiting Shooter Detection Systems booth 23045 can learn more about exciting new developments in gunshot detection.
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ResponderLink wins two Secure Campus Awards for enhanced emergency response

Sept. 12, 2023
The Secure Campus awards recognize ResponderLink for its innovative approach to enhancing emergency response and mass notification.
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SDS introduces ResponderLink to revolutionize Emergency Notification for Active Shooter Events

Aug. 30, 2023
By streamlining notification and equipping first responders with live data, ResponderLink enables law enforcement and EMS to approach active shooter events with the highest level...
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SDS integrates with Hanwha Vision

Aug. 4, 2023
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...
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Shooter Detection Systems adds expertise to Campus Violence Prevention Alliance

July 13, 2023
SDS has joined the ZeroNow alliance of industry, association, and education partners working to create and execute a path to “zero harm” in schools.
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Shooter Detection Systems names new president, CTO

July 11, 2023
SDS' new president, Stephen Carney, previously served as Vice President of Global Product Management for HID Global.
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Shooter Detection Systems to showcase solutions, new initiatives at ISC West 2023

Feb. 28, 2023
Developments to be demonstrated include a new 911 gunshot notification solution that leverages existing partnerships to expedite alerts to law enforcement officials and provide...
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Indoor Gunshot Detection System from SDS

Feb. 7, 2023
Wireless dual mode gunshot detection sensor to be showcased at ISC West 2023 Booth 26049

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SIW Tech Notes at GSX 2022: Day 3

Sept. 15, 2022
Exhibit Hall final day has been informally for on-floor chats, meet-ups between vendors and product managers that still have not completed their “Competitive Product Comparison...
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How 5G and WiFi 6 Will Impact Critical Sensors

March 10, 2022
Fast advancement in wireless communications means integrators must reevaluate security and applications for safety sensors, such as those used for gunshot detection
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Vanguard Award Honorable Mention: A Security Upgrade Unlike Any Other

Nov. 10, 2020
Richmond County, Ga., migrates from analog to IP-based security systems with the help of A3 Communications
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Tech Deep Dive: Gunshot Detection

June 12, 2019
How the products work and integrate with other systems

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Shooter Detection Systems promotes gunshot detection to consumers at CES 2024

Jan. 17, 2024
A key strategy for Shooter Detection Systems at CES this year was getting the word out about its gunshot detection solutions. to everyday consumers.
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May 10, 2023
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ISC West 2023 Show Floor Spotlight: Shooter Detection Systems

March 30, 2023
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GSX 2022 Product Preview from Security Business

Sept. 12, 2022
Take a booth-by-booth virtual walk around the show floor with this exclusive look at more than 50 of the products that will be on display in Atlanta
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GSX 2019 Show Floor Spotlight: Shooter Detection Systems

Sept. 11, 2019
Company goes wireless with its latest gunshot detection solution

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Brian Harrell, former Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and former first Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA),
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National security expert Brian Harrell joins Shooter Detection Systems in advisory role

Aug. 23, 2022
Nationally recognized expert on critical infrastructure protection, school safety and security, and enterprise security risk management will serve as National Security Expert ...
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Shooter Detection Systems to showcase gunshot detection solutions to the ASIS community at GSX

Aug. 15, 2022
Gunshot detection demonstrations will be available in SDS booth #3125 throughout the show
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SDS will feature live gunshot detection demonstrations at ISC West 2022 and will introduce attendees to new innovations in security integrations, software enhancements for enterprise-level deployments, and wireless/battery-powered gunshot detection solutions.
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Shooter Detection Systems to exhibit at ISC West 2022

Feb. 9, 2022
Company returns to tradeshow with innovations in security integrations and live fire product demonstrations
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Shooter Detection Systems and Fusus announce partnership to enhance response capabilities to active shooter situations

April 7, 2021
Company’s indoor gunshot detection capabilities will be integrated into the Fusus Real-Time Crime Center ecosystem at Georgia Tech, triggering on-site cameras, emergency alerts...
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Alarms & Monitoring acquires Shooter Detection Systems

Dec. 14, 2020
Company continues to build on its commercial solutions portfolio with latest purchase
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Shooter Detection Systems has been awarded a patent for a handheld device that tests acoustic and infrared gunshot detection sensors in the installation environment.
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U.S. Patent Office issues fourth gunshot detection patent to Shooter Detection Systems

Nov. 12, 2020
New patent awarded for a handheld device that tests acoustic and infrared gunshot detection sensors in the installation environment
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Shooter Detection Systems announces enhanced capability that connects gunshot detection alerts directly to central station monitoring

May 20, 2020
Company meets changing market demand for a turnkey solution that eliminates on-prem software, server requirements and complex integrations while continuing to protect employees...
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SDS will be the premier distributor of X.Labs’ latest innovation called Feevr, an artificial intelligence (AI) based, non-contact thermal imaging technology that detects individuals in a crowd with an elevated temperature, a practice that is rapidly being adopted by businesses and public venues as they build their safety and security plans for re-opening facilities to the public when it is safe to do so.
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Shooter Detection Systems announces strategic alliance with X.Labs to distribute fever detection device

April 9, 2020
Company expands its life safety portfolio to include body temperature scanning device that uses thermal imaging and artificial intelligence to scan for individuals with an elevated...