Building on its recent expansion into the commercial security market, Alarm.com announced on Monday that it has acquired gunshot detection provider Shooter Detection Systems (SDS).
Alarm.com, which acquired cloud-managed video surveillance solutions firm OpenEye last fall and launched its “Alarm.com for Business” offering the previous year, said in a statement that the purchase of SDS would further expand its commercial solutions portfolio and enable its partners to provide gunshot detection technology to their commercial and enterprise customers.
“With their patented dual mode technology, SDS is the clear leader for indoor gunshot detection,” said Jeff Bedell, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer for Alarm.com. “They address a real security need and are the best engineering team in the space, having pioneered the most proven and accurate approach to the problem. Acquiring SDS allows us to tap into their established resources and give our partners the opportunity to capture the active shooter solutions market.”
SDS’s Guardian System is currently being used in locations across the nation, protecting U.S federal and state government buildings, schools, airports and other transportation hubs, and entertainment facilities.
“Alarm.com’s technology and versatile ecosystem is the gold standard for smarter business security,” said Christian Connors, CEO of SDS. “Offering our innovative Guardian System to the expansive network of Alarm.com service providers gives them a turnkey solution for gunshot detection to meet the growing demands of their commercial customers. Our joining forces further demonstrates the commitment SDS and Alarm.com share to the safety and security of employees and businesses worldwide.”
Under the terms of the deal, SDS will be a subsidiary of Alarm.com and continue to be led by the existing management team. SDS also will continue to support its existing customers and partners. In addition, Alarm.com and SDS will work together to further advance SDS’s engineering and development of gunshot detection solutions as well as integration with the Alarm.com ecosystem.