July 24, 2017 Don Martin

victor Video Management Software provides critical security against the active shooter

Integration of Guardian Indoor Active Shooter system with victor VMS will help identify gunshots more quickly
in the workplace or any public building

Johnson Controls recently announced that its American Dynamics victor Video Management Software now integrates with the Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System from Shooter Detection Systems, providing users with an automated solution to react in real-time to shots fired in a facility. By reducing the margin of human error, the solution helps to eliminate costly false alerts while enhancing the overall security of any school, business or public venue building.

“We are excited to offer this integrated solution to our customers who are investing in technology to address the active shooter threat,” said Christian Connors, chief executive officer of Shooter Detection Systems. “By combining our indoor gunshot detection system with a robust video management system like victor, customers gain immediate, automated insights the second a shot is fired, providing exceptional situational awareness when every second counts.”

Active shooter incidents have been recognized by the nation’s top 500 enterprise security executives surveyed as a top security threat facing their enterprise. Based on military gunshot detection technology and SAFETY Act Certified by the Department of Homeland Security, the Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System combines an acoustic gunshot identification software with infrared gunfire flash detection to quickly identify gunshot incidents.

The Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System is the only gunshot detection system awarded SAFETY Act Certified by the Department of Homeland Security, placing the system on the DHS list of “Approved Product for Homeland Security” as a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology (QATT).


When combined with the powerful victor video management software monitoring features, the system provides the ability for instant shot location information, lock down procedures, live and recorded video from cameras in the incident related areas. The integration provides immediate notification to first responders through victor’s event action and integration notification platform, and simultaneously alerts designated monitoring facilities around the globe. These capabilities are also available through the integration of Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System and the C•CURE 9000 security and event management system from Software House.


Guardian instantly detects gunshots while victor VMS simultaneously alerts to location with automated live surveillance of the incident including instructions for emergency response.

“This integration fully aligns with our vision to add mission critical solutions to our portfolio of integrations through our Connected Partner Program, where third-party technology partners have the opportunity to integrate into our security solutions,” said Kristy Dunchak, director, Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls.