With key technology integrations, SDS gunshot detection solutions will automate critical emergency actions to reduce response times during active shooter incidents
Los Angeles, California – April 22, 2019 – Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), the leading gunshot detection solutions provider to the transportation industry, today announced that the Guardian Active Shooter Detection System has been selected for the Los Angeles Airport’s (LAX) new Automated People Mover facility. Together with SDS partners Genetec and Everbridge, the final system implementation will include integrations with the facility’s Video, Access Control, Mass Notification and Critical Emergency Management System.
The Los Angeles City Council approved a 30-year contract worth $4.9 billion with LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Automated People Mover (APM) train system at the airport. Bombardier Transportation will provide the APM Operating System, including overseeing the design and installation of the Guardian System. According to public statements from Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), APM trains will arrive every two minutes, with convenience and accessibility being key to its service. Station platforms are set to have escalators, elevators and moving walkways to provide fast and convenient access to airport terminals. It is estimated that the APM will cater to a maximum ridership capacity of 10,000 passengers per hour and up to 87.7 million passengers yearly.
“The Guardian system continues to be the gunshot detection system of choice for major airports and transportation authorities across the U.S. This is due in large part to our success with existing airport installations and our zero false alert history, but we also credit the rigorous testing and independent third-party certifications that qualify Guardian as a true life safety solution.”