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Knightscope now selling Automated Gunshot Detection

Knightscope now selling Automated Gunshot Detection

Knightscope now selling Automated Gunshot Detection

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Knightscope, a developer of autonomous security robots (ASRs) and blue light emergency communication systems, announced the availability of its Automated Gunshot Detection (AGD) systems for both indoor and outdoor environments.

Knightscope revealed that its AGD is now available as stand-alone sensors easily mounted to existing structures or with the optional pole-mounting kit and solar power for installation flexibility. In the coming weeks, Knightscope said its clients will have the option to add AGD onto new K1 Blue Light Tower orders or to upgrade the over 7,000 devices already deployed across the country.

Knightscope said its AGD is completely automated with precision localization that can pinpoint shots in both the horizontal and vertical planes (location and elevation), which can dramatically reduce police and security response times.

The company cited a number of reasons for integrating gunshot detection, including mitigating active-shooter events, reducing false alarms, complementing other security solutions. Once AGD detects a shot, notifications are delivered in less than two seconds (assuming sufficient cellular service) using a multi-sensor system that is incredibly reliable and minimizes false alarms. Knightscope espouses a belief that an, “…on-site, hyper-focused, real-time system is significantly more effective than attempting a city-wide approach over vast areas.”

Knightscope has been in the news several times this year for deployments of its ASRs including a pair of hotels in Oregon, and a pre-K school in Washington in October. Earlier this year they received a high-profile contract with the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to vet their robots as security for the city’s subway stations.

Security Systems News (SSN) reached out to Knightscope to inquire if its AGD would be available as a feature on the company's security robots in the future, but a representative for the company confirmed that, “Currently, the technology requires fixed sensor locations.”

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