Chris Muir's Day By Day

Monday, August 13, 2012

Just In Time For DNC

Charlotte installs ShotSpotter in the uptown area.

ShotSpotter is a system of gunshot location via sound sensors, similar to radio direction finding. When a gunshot rings out, accoustic sensors triangulate on the sound and locate the area in which it originated. It's already active in several cities, and I've mentioned it before on this blog as being active in Wilmington, North Carolina. It has the capability of getting cops to a crime scene quicker than 911 calls can, because often 911 calls aren't made in response to a gunshot.

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