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Are those lamps on your local streets detecting when guns are fired? American cities are being upgraded to pinpoint shooters and help police fight gun violence.
Like something out of the futuristic policing TV show “APB,” new tech can locate the exact position where a gun is fired and report it immediately to law enforcement.
Militaries use a similar technology to defeat enemy snipers. In war zones, these systems pinpoint the location of a hidden sniper, using the sound of the gunshot.
The ShotSpotter tech uses a similar acoustic approach, but in a system designed to protect civilian neighborhoods. It can also be used to protect locations that can be attractive for terrorists to strike, like power plants and tourist sites such as New York’s Times Square.
ShotSpotter is a system of sensors that work together to calculate the location of gun crime.
Within the area of coverage, the tech can tell police officers where the shot was fired, how many shots, and the number of weapons involved.
originally posted by: eriktheawful
a reply to: seasonal
"All Across America" ?
So what they going to do out here where I live? In the country, on private land where we shoot all the time? Where hunting is done?
Title is just a little bit misleading.