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04.07.15 Liam Mathews

ShotSpotter, the NYPD’s controversial gunshot-detection system introduced in some precincts in the Bronx and Brooklyn last month, may be starting to prove its usefulness. ShotSpotter uses highly sensitive audio equipment to triangulate the location of gunshots, making it faster and easier for police to respond. The Daily News reports that on Monday the technology alerted […]

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03.23.15 Christian Brazil Bautista

ShotSpotter, the gunshot detection system introduced in New York City last week, is the NYPD’s newest high-tech tool against against gun violence. It comes with a lot of promise, primarily from one of its main proponents, Mayor Bill de Blasio, who campaigned with a pledge to bring gunshot location technology to the city. “This new […]

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07.15.14 Marina Galperina

The city has just announced a two-year, $1.5 million pilot program of the ShotSpotter’s gunshot detection systems, which will be installed on rooftops across the city. Within ten seconds, the sensors can triangulate the source of a gunshot sound within 2 feet, provided it wasn’t a false alert, like a firework. ShotSpotter offers: The purpose of the […]

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