November 29, 2016 Don Martin

Shooter Detection Systems’ Active Shooter Detection System Adopted by Healthcare Market

 Five-Hospital System Selects SDS to Protect Headquarters with Indoor Gunshot Detection

Rowley, Massachusetts – November 30, 2016 – As the world leader in gunshot detection technology, Shooter Detection Systems (SDS) continues to break through new vertical markets as their world class gunshot detection products are selected in the marketplace. Today SDS announced it was chosen for a Healthcare System in the Northeast comprised of five hospitals and multiple facilities serving the region with outpatient laboratories, rehabilitation and surgical centers, independent and assisted living centers and skilled nursing facilities.

Viewed to be equal in importance to building safety as fire alarms, the Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System has proven to be the industry’s premier solution for accurately detecting gunshots and providing precise location information to first responders and security professionals within a second of the first shot. Based on the proven, military-grade capabilities of its sensors, its success during trials, its zero false alert history, and its inherent ease of integration, Guardian offers the most widely installed and accurate gunshot detection system available in the market.

Recent information released by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS) has confirmed what most working in healthcare security have suspected for years — staff working in hospitals can and do experience much higher rates of workplace violence than individuals in other occupations. This Healthcare System’s Executive Security Team is known to be very forward thinking in their approach to securing their facilities against the numerous threats that can happen at their hospitals and healthcare facilities on any given day. After doing extensive research, The Guardian was determined to be “best in class” gunshot detection technology and is slated for installation in January 2017 by SDS’ Authorized Dealer Securitronics.

“During a recent presentation to the Metropolitan Health Security Director’s Association in New York, we watched a chilling surveillance video of a double-fatality shooting incident in a Florida hospital that shows healthcare workers running towards the sound of gunshots” said Christian Connors, CEO of Shooter Detection Systems. “I spoke to many healthcare security leaders that day who see tremendous value in the instant alerting gunshot detection provides,” said Connors. “SDS will see a great amount of growth in the healthcare market in 2017.”