Why Active Shooter Detection Systems are Needed this Winter

Why Active Shooter Detection Systems are Needed this Winter

The winter season is a particularly vulnerable time for the risk of mass shootings. ASI Security can meet the moment with active shooter detector technology designed to protect all types of properties. Here are the reasons we have identified the winter season as a high risk time for many types of properties, and how we can partner with security managers to protect lives with active shooter detection.

Winter Mass Shootings

Sadly, some of the most high profile mass shootings in recent memory happened during the winter season. From to a terror attack targeting government employees at a holiday party, to a school shooting by a student perpetrator, to a pair of shootings targeting Lunar New Year dance festivities, these tragic events all happened during the winter season:

  • December 2, 2015, San Bernardino, CA
  • November 30, 2021, Oxford Township, MI
  • January 21, 2023, Monterey Park, CA

To reduce the occurrence of these tragic incidents, security experts recommend installing active shooter detection systems on vulnerable properties where groups of people gather. ASI Security can install the SDS Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System, which uses powerful AI to monitor for gunfire and sends an immediate notification upon the first shot.

It comes equipped with tamper resistant auto-lockdown technology to protect the campus, and an automated alert system to notify law enforcement immediately.

Vulnerable Religious Properties

Religious campuses lend themselves to larger gatherings of people, and the high concentration of religious holidays in the winter makes places of worship more vulnerable during this time of year. Some of the deadliest religious campus shootings in recent history include:

  • 6 killed at the Sikh Temple shooting; Oak Creek, Wisconsin 2012
  • 9 killed at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal shooting; Charleston, South Carolina 2015
  • 26 killed at the First Baptist Church shooting; Sutherland Springs, Texas 2017
  • 11 killed at the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2018
  • 2 killed at the St. Stephen’s Episcopal shooting; Birmingham, Alabama 2022

To protect places of worship from these tragic incidents, religious campuses are encouraged to consider active shooter detection systems. ASI Security can install a quality active shooter detector to protect places of worship throughout the United States. This system has a low cost of ownership, which is ideal for worship campuses that rely on donations to operate.

Law Enforcement Burdens

Law enforcement agencies across the nation are heavily burdened year-round, but winter can be an especially overwhelming time. During and immediately after the holiday season, crimes ranging from residential burglary to incidents of organized theft at retailers spike rapidly; often, police resources are overextended. That means businesses and campuses of all types need more security technology on their side. Active shooter scenarios call for a response in seconds, not minutes — and an active shooter detection system can improve the response substantially. The active shooter detector system we install can automatically alert police upon the first shot, prompting them to get to your site faster.

Call ASI Security to Learn More

This active shooter detection system came about from a collaboration between the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and a major defense contractor. This military-tested active shooter detector technology is now available to businesses and campuses of all types across the United States. It is also weather-resistant, which makes it ideal for the risky winter season. Call ASI Security now at (757) 989-0718, or contact us online for a free quote.

Ross Vierra
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