Databuoy ShotPoint®

An acoustic shooter localization solution. Shotpoint® starts with a network of acoustic sensors. Each sensor contains four microphones that detect gunfire signatures and report to a central processor hosted in the cloud.

About Databuoy

Databuoy was founded in 2006, and the name comes from early work with the US Navy. The nautical term, Data Buoys, refers to a network of sensors moored in the ocean that support passing ships. Databuoy’s sensor networks are land-based, but similarly “moored” to persist, sense and serve passers by.

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Solution: ShotPoint®

Databuoy’s Shotpoint® is an Acoustic Shooter Localization solution. Shotpoint® starts with a network of acoustic sensors. Each sensor contains four microphones that detect gunfire signatures and report to a central processor hosted in the cloud. Reports from all the detecting sensors are merged to accurately compute the source of the gunfire, notify proper authorities, and present a unified interface to operators.

The system is intended to assist local emergency responders improve response time and decision-making in an active shooter scenario. In many cases, there are surveillance cameras in place.

Shotpoint® notifications can cue those nearby cameras to observe the shooting event in real time. This means that responders can instantly observe the situation and react when a shooting occurs providing a life-saving capability.

Integration:

Shotpoint® has been integrated with VideoXpert for complete real-time shot management from within the VideoXpert unified user interface.

This provides several capabilities:

  1. The shot reporting application operates inside VideoXpert,
  2. Shot reports are annotated with imagery
  3. A camera stream from the nearest camera may be cued.

The Shotpoint® reporting application called the Know-When-It-Counts® (KWIC®) application can be launched inside the VideoXpert OpsCenter user interface when a gunshot occurs. KWIC® displays shot location coordinates and exact timing of shots onto a map or floor plan along with additional information about the health and status of the sensors.
This integration is available from Databuoy.

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