SSI Award Winner: “The #1 Field-Proven Gunshot Detection Solution”
This retailer in Manhattan chose Guardian for their flagship luxury retail store on 5th Avenue. Their goal was to find a proven high-performance system they could trust to filter out false alerts, that would easily integrate with their existing Video Management Solution, Avigilon, tie in to existing alarm systems, and be unobtrusive in design to match the aesthetic of the store’s design. With the Guardian-Avigilon integration, the Director and his staff can pull up a shooter’s location via video on their mobile devices no matter where they are located. The Guardian system was also tied into the store’s alarm panels to provide zone alerting to gunshots in addition to the floor plan map, SMS and e-mail alerts that go out as a part of the core Guardian System capabilities. This project won the SSI 2017 ASIS International award for #1 Field-Proven Gunshot Detection Solution in the Fire/Life Safety category of the award program.
“There are a lot of things we can do from a deterrent value, but you can’t deter everything. What if a shooting does happen? With Shooter Detection Systems, our whole corporate asset protection team are notified simultaneously that a gunshot has occured. We’re taking the onus off of the individuals that are most immediately impacted by a shooting, and placing it in the hands of those that are specially trained to handle a shooting situation.”