Baltimore city to install ShotSpotter gunshot detection - Technical.ly Baltimore

Civic

Feb. 14, 2014 8:15 am

Baltimore city to install ShotSpotter gunshot detection

Image via ShotSpotter.

Used in cities around the U.S., ShotSpotter detection technology employs acoustic sensors to determine where gunshots are fired.

Add Baltimore to the list. The city will soon install the ShotSpotter system in east and west Baltimore, according to the Baltimore Sun:

The new system will work with CitiWatch, [Mayor Stephanie] Rawlings-Blake said, allowing police cameras to immediately focus in on areas where gunshots are detected.

Gunshot detection tech had previously been given a look by city officials, but the cost was prohibitive. A $305,000 state grant will pay for Baltimore’s ShotSpotter system.

Currently in use in Washington, D.C., the gunshot detection system has logged more than 39,000 “shooting incidents” there since 2006.

-30-
JOIN THE COMMUNITY, BECOME A MEMBER
Already a member? Sign in here

Advertisement

This platform shares #opendata on the Baltimore County budget

Georgia economic leaders paid a visit to Maryland cyber centers

Public safety alert app Citizen launches in Baltimore

SPONSORED

Baltimore

Building a data acquisition system? Don’t make this mistake

Baltimore, MD

SmartLogic

Account Executive (Baltimore)

Apply Now
Baltimore, MD 21201

14 West

Junior Database Administrator

Apply Now

Mass shooting at Jacksonville esports event; Baltimore man identified as suspect

Feds test cellphone jamming in Maryland prison

Mayor Catherine Pugh wants to expand the CitiStat program

SPONSORED

Baltimore

How SmartLogic accelerated these startups’ product growth trajectories

Baltimore

14 West

Senior Java Software Engineer

Apply Now
Baltimore, MD 21201

14 West

Senior Data Engineer

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Baltimore

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!