The Value of High-Tech Detection Tools

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This morning, we released the following news item through our Social Media Channels:

Victim was shot and killed at this location. (image)#Suspect arrested as new details emerge in Moorpark slaying | #ESC_LLC #Shooting #Gunshot | Friday after a large-scale search, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said, he was arrested on suspicion of first degree murder. Read more: ow.ly/Mznn30q7sFS

The life of the driver of the U-Haul truck may have been spared if detection of the incident hadn’t depended on people in the vicinity. The first high-tech tool that could have immediately brought law enforcement is that of Gunshot Detection. The audio detection of a gunshot is enough to provide the relative location of the shooting to local law enforcement. Once on site they could have attempted to assist the victim, and certainly would have dispatched paramedics right away.

The second high-tech tool is that of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) equipped with video analytics. High-tech, machine learning, especially AI-based analytics, could have provided a similar response when the flash of a gun is witnessed. This technology has existed for some time as many communities already employ it. In fact, some Gunshot Detection systems employ both audio and visual means of detection. In this case, a privately owned CCTV system equipped with analytics of this type might have been able to detect the flash of the gun, thus reporting the incident to the storage facility’s alarm company.

Allan Colombo, ESC Media Director
Allan Colombo, ESC Media Director
Email: ESC@Tpromo.Com
ESC offers Gunshot Detection systems suitable for neighborhoods as well as campus and inside environments. If you have questions about this exciting new crime fighting tool, contact the professionals at Electronic Systems Consultants (ESC). Call 614-754-1393, email ESC@tpromo.com, or use the convenient contact form below!