SDS, DHS hold mock shooter event
The Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System was able to determine the location of where a gunshot went off within seconds. This allowed participating law enforcement personnel to refine their procedures in locating and taking down the simulated aggravator. This training exercise focused on simulating a terror attack that involved an improvised explosive device and a hostage situation alongside the active shooter simulation.
“Gun violence in schools and other public venues remains one of the most pressing issues facing our country today," SDS CEO Christian Connors said. "While no technology can eliminate these types of tragedies from occurring, the deployment of technology such as Guardian will drastically improve the response times of first responders, and will immediately allow building occupants to make timely, informed decisions, which will ultimately save innocent lives. We are thankful to the Department of Homeland Security for conducting this exercise, as we believe it sheds light on the efforts being done to combat these senseless acts of violence.”
According to participants in the exercise, systems like this greatly reduce the timeframe between an act of violence and when response teams can find the subject, allowing for quicker response and allows personnel to end an active shooter situation quickly.