What an amazing application for PDAs. Proxity is working with the govenrment to bring their Gunshot Detection System to the streets of the US. PDAs leveraging an internet connection will be able to detect a gunshot and report it to authorities with a reasonably accurate location of the shot(s) fired.
Not only will it be able to record and report on the actual gunshot, the system can also determine the type of gun used. The implications are quite serious. Can you imagine the information that could be in the hands of police officers on the street? Police will also carry a wireless device which will receive streaming data as shots are fired so they may respond more quickly and more accurately than ever before.
William C. Robinson, CEO, Proxity Digital Networks, notes, “Almost any event, which has a predictable acoustic, subsonic or ultrasonic signature could be detected and located by the GDS when the commercial units are deployed. We should be able to monitor every city, town, urban and rural municipality including warehouse areas, waterfronts, and borders using the On Alert GDS. It can be clipped onto power lines, mounted on light poles, tall buildings or other strategic locations that provide optimum coverage. Within seconds of activity or movement in the monitored area, the sensors deliver the information to law enforcement over the Internet and PDA’s. Unlike competitive systems that require the precise locating of sensors, On Alert GDS is developing an acoustical wave technology that will allow for quick installation, more random layout of grids, and the use of the terrain to detect and transmit events. On Alert has a programmable memory that can be applied to other sound signatures for monitoring and detection of crisis-related incidents. Upon completion of field tests by Synchros and release of a commercial production model by Proxity, On Alert Gunshot Detection System (GDS)(TM) will be readily available to Federal, State and Local governments. We are rushing it to market.”
The gunshot detection systems are currently in testing in Oklahoma and a second generation device is in the works, which will be rolled out in the next few months. National and local governments could have these systems in place by Summer.