Press Release – Databuoy to Showcase ShotPoint, at Smart Cities Week in Washington, D.C.
MCLEAN, VA., Sept. 21, 2016 — Intelligent software solutions provider, Databuoy will be at Smart Cities Week in Washington, D.C. next week to showcase their gunshot localization system, ShotPoint.
ShotPoint is an acoustic sensor network that, via strategically placed nodes, detects and locates the source of gunfire and communicates shot data in a variety of formats, such as a simple message, or referenced to maps and floor plans. The sensor network integrates with video systems to cue cameras to the exact time and location of a shot. This data can be pushed to onsite security personnel or local first responders in seconds enabling precise action to be taken to save lives in an active shooter event. ShotPoint data also better enables responders to secure the scene for Emergency Medical Services to administer care.
ShotPoint represents a class of embedded IoT (Internet of Things) devices that send event-driven notifications. Public safety applications will benefit by a connected network that rapidly responds to emergency notifications sensed by systems like ShotPoint. Smart and connected devices can trigger access control, lockdown systems, or even prompt drones to respond before even a human could. ShotPoint is among the systems that will change the nature of institutional public safety.
Responders connected to systems like ShotPoint will receive timely, relevant information that cuts through the confusion created during emergency situations and obtain immediate situational awareness. According to Databuoy President, Kathleen Griggs, “The more catastrophic the event the more 911 calls come in. Nobody has all the facts in one place, there are multiple versions of the event, and the confusion causes delays that cost lives. ShotPoint connects responders to the real data that they need when they need it.”
ShotPoint will be on display at booth #227. Both the indoor version of the sensor nodes, and sensor nodes packaged in weatherproof casing for outdoor environments will be shown, including a model with a fully functional solar charging station.
Smart Cities Week takes place from September 27-29 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, in Washington, D.C.