MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 14, 2023 -- Knightscope, Inc. announced that it is adding real-time, automated gunshot detection to its portfolio of autonomous security products and services.
Gunshot detection systems can reduce police and security response times and help quickly resolve such threats to public safety. Knightscope’s decision to offer a solution is in direct response to requests from schools, corporations, airports, hotels and municipalities considering purchasing gunshot detection systems as part of their active threat and emergency response plans.
Industry recognized reasons for integrating gunshot detection include:
- Mitigating active-shooter events to help save lives;
- Reducing false alarms that could lead to threat fatigue, causing those affected to respond inappropriately in times of true danger; and
- Complementing other security solutions to better protect the places people live, work, study and visit.
According to a report from the Smart Policing Initiative, a collaborative effort between the Bureau of Justice Assistance and 40 local police agencies, these systems may be used to facilitate the immediate response and investigation of gunfire as well as potentially identifying high-risk locations to receive targeted preventative interventions to improve public safety more proactively.
Knightscope’s automated gunshot detection system will be integrated onto new K1 Blue Light Towers or as an upgrade to the over 7,000 devices already deployed across the country. Gunshot detection can be used as a stand-alone device or in concert with its K5 Outdoor and K3 Indoor Autonomous Security Robots (ASRs). It can also operate using optional solar power or light pole kits to make installation of the system even more flexible and user friendly.