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Gunshot Localization Smart City Streetlight
To Be Showcased In St. Louis

By: Homeland Security Today Staff

03/17/2017

Regent Power will be showcasing their Smart City Streetlight that features an integrated camera, Wi-Fi and gunshot localization system called ShotPoint, developed by intelligent sensing technology provider, Databuoy Corporation, in St. Louis on March 20 hosted by the St. Ann Police Department.

ShotPoint is an acoustic sensor network that incorporates strategically placed nodes that located indoors or outdoors. The system will automatically identify and locate the source of gunfire and, when integrated with video systems, it will cue cameras to the exact time and location of a shot. ShotPoint immediately communicates the gunshot data in a variety of formats, such as a simple message, or referenced to maps and floor plans.

This incident-specific data is transmitted to onsite security personnel or local first responders in seconds. Proactive and precise action can then be taken to save lives in a shooting event. The data generated by ShotPoint also allows responders to secure an often-chaotic incident scene for Emergency Medical Services to administer life-saving care.

According to Databuoy President, Kathleen Griggs, “ShotPoint is among the systems that will change the nature of institutional public safety and represents a class of embedded IoT (Internet of Things) devices that transmits event-driven notifications. Public safety applications will benefit by a connected network that rapidly responds to emergency notifications sensed by systems like ShotPoint. Responders need immediate situational awareness and this is what ShotPoint delivers- it connects responders to the real data that they need when they need it.”

“Databuoy, used in conjunction with an integrated Smart City streetlight infrastructure, brings the ultimate safety, illumination, and communication to cities and municipalities, especially in high-risk and security sensitive areas,” said Laura Jones, CEO of Regent Power. “Citizens, businesses and emergency services all benefit together. We are delighted to showcase this integrated system to our city officials.”

The Department of Homeland Security granted Safety Act Designation Protections for Databuoy’s ShotPoint shooter localization system.