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ShotSpotter Gunshot Location System

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posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 10:42 AM
I found this site and thought I would share with ATS, this is fasinating technology and another electronic device watching over us for our safty and security, and it is being labeled as helping reduce violent crime in America.

ShotSpotter Gunshot Location System® (GLS) solutions have become mission-essential tools for reducing gunfire, fighting violent crime, and enhancing security to a growing list of public safety, security, and defense agencies around the world. ShotSpotter GLS solutions improve the timeliness and overall intelligence that agencies receive regarding gunfire, explosions, and other violent threats.

Never before have agencies had the benefit of real-time alerts that identify exactly where an incident has occurred and situational intelligence of what transpired. (more so than can be derived from citizen 9-1-1 calls for service*).

The combination of the system’s real-time alerts and comprehensive gunfire activity intelligence also positively impacts the response and investigation of gunfire incidents.

ShotSpotter Gunshot Location System

And this is what the ptb want you to know about its impact on our society:

Crime fell 4.4 percent nationwide in the first half of 2009 with the murder rate dropping a startling 10 percent, according to statistics released Monday by the FBI. The decline in murders is one of the more significant one-time decreases in recent memory, according to some criminologists.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

FBI Report: Crime, Murder Rate Dropped in First Half of 2009
here is where it talks about this system in the report

Police Are More Strategic

Professor James Alan Fox , a criminologist at Northeastern University, said police have been more targeted in recent years on repeat offenders and high-crime areas, often using computers. Authorities have also utilized technology in cities such as crime mapping and the ShotSpotter, a gunfire detection system which allows police to rapidly respond to incidents.

Fox also cited increasing proliferation of surveillance cameras in urban areas, allowing police to better track and identify crime suspects.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

Big brother is watching and listening

posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 10:45 AM
This sytem is easily defeated and, in fact, can be used to the great detriment of the police. Using ANY form of report (Firecrackers as an example) one could create a situation where the police are following ghosts and chasing shadows. I can see the practical application in combat where would need to identify where a sniper's fire may be coming from. But to implement this technology in an urban setting is pure folly. The 4th of July must be a VERY busy time for the police forces using such a stupid technology.

posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 10:49 AM
One could easilly take the FBI crime state and apply them to the massive increase in gun ownership and permitting. Boston alone was up 25% in gun permits last year.

On the subject of "shotspotter" I guess a fun way to waste time and money would be to walk around town slapping 2x4's together.

Set a bunch off on one side of the city and have a driveby on the other while all the cops are looking for the clown with two blocks of wood.

posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 10:55 AM
reply to post by thisguyrighthere

That's EXACTLY what I'm talking about! Heck, even a plastic bag filled with air and then popped is enough. Round up enough people and you could shut a city down!

posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 12:02 PM
ShotSpotter technology is smart enough to identify gunshots from every day sounds.

From the web site:

"When an impulsive sound is detected within a ShotSpotter GLS coverage area, the system springs into action; accurately locating the incident (within 25 meters) and classifying the impulsive sound as a violent threat or an everyday sound (e.g. car backfire or firecracker)."

posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 12:12 PM
Now how does it know that the difference between a firecracker or a backfire . . . and a gunshot?

posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 03:16 PM
reply to post by Lemon.Fresh

I believe it has a database of recorded wafeforms of all the Amunition that can be fired. I guess it also has stored waveforms of anything else that can go "Bang" You could say these Waveforms are the same as Fihgerprints. The Shotspotter then compares the Waveform it hear's to what it has on file to determine what the "Bang" was and notfies the operator.
I guess it can tell the operator what type of Ammo was fired and of course where it was fired.. I could be wrong..

BTW, this system has been around for a lomg time now so I guess it's gone through a whole host of upgrades. If it's anything like MS Software, I bet the the Updates are hapening 10 times a day.

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