Shooter Detection Systems (Alarm.com) Profile

By Nikita Ermolaev, Published Jan 17, 2023, 10:02am EST (Info+)

Shooter Detection Systems, acquired by Alarm.com in 2020, specializes in indoor acoustic gunshot detection systems claiming a "0% false alarm rate" due to its two-factor detection technology.

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In this report, IPVM profiles Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), their technology, and competitive positioning based on interviews with the company and more.

Background

****** *******"**** * ******** *****: ************* ****-****** technology ** *********," ******** ********* *************** *** *** *** ** ********, a ******* **** * $*** ******* market **************. ************ *** ************ *********** *** ********* ******* ********* ****** to ************* ** *** ** ************* ************** ***. ***** ** ***, ******* worked ** ** ** ******** *********** at ******** *** *** *****, *** his ********.

*** *** ******* ****** *** ******** Indoor ******* ********* ****** *** ****** perfect *********** **** * "***% ********* rate" *** "* ***** ***** ****," specifying "million ***** ** ***."

*** ***** ********* ****** ** *********** ** *** ********* *******,*** *** ********* ********** ** * hardware ******** *** *** * ****** in ********** *********** **** ************ **********. Onofrio ****** *** ********** ****** ** ******** *** ************ branch (***** *** *********** *** *********) as ****** ******** ******** *** ** of ***********, ************.

*** *******'* ************ ** ** ******, MA.

Alarm.com ***********

*** *** ******** ** **** ** Alarm.com, *** ** *** ******* ********* in ******** ********, *** $**.* *******, according *******.*** ** **** ********. **** *********** *** *** ** three ** *** **** ***** *****, alongside **** ******* *** ********* (********.*** ******** ***************.*** ******** *********).

**** *********** "***** ************* ** ***** the ***** ** ******" ***** ********, as ***' ******** ** **************,****** ********** ****:

*** *********** ** *****.*** ***** ************* to ***** *** ***** ** ****** sized ******** ****** ******* *** *****.*** commercial ******* *******. ** *** ******** working ** * *****-**** ********* ******* model *** ******* *** ***** **** market.

SDS *** ********* ***********

** *** ******** **** ************ ** Imperial ******* **********, *****.*** ********* **** the ******* ** ******* ** ********* the ********* ******** *** *** ******* detection ****** *** *** ** *******, businesses, ***.

*** *** *** ********* ** *** integrations **** *********.

Guardian ****** ******* ********* ******

********** * ***-****** ******* ********* ****** that ******* **** ******** *** ******* aspects ** * ******* *** *********. It *** *** *********** **** *** meant *** ******** ********* *** *** "high-gain" ******** ***** ******* *** ********* muzzle *****. **** ******** *** ******* detection *** ******** *** ***** **********, the ******* **** ****.

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*** ******** ** ******** ******* ** an *********** ******** ** ********* (***** was **** ******** **** ***********) *** is * ****** **** *** ********* loud ******, **** ** *****, ********* bangs, ***. ********, *** ******* **** IPVM **** ****** ****-**-***** ** *** required *** *********, ** ******** ******** from *** ****** ***** *** ******* from ******* ******** *** ***** ***** Guardian.

******** ** ********* ** *** **************, PoE-powered *** *******-*******. **** ******* ******* the **** ** **** *** ** not ******* *****-**-***-**** (****** ***********, *** example), ***** ********** ******* *** ********* time: *** ****** *"***-*** ******" ******** ********** ** ************* ****** **** ****.* ******* ********* *** ******************.

***' ******* ****** **** *** ********** takes "***** * **** ** * second." **** **** **** *** *** tested ****** ******, ** ** *** report **** *** *******'* ****** *** not **** ***********.

******** *** ** **** "****/*****/******" ********* range *** *** *** ******* *********** on *** ****'* **** ** **** sq **,********* ** *** *******'* ********. *** ******** ************* **** *** a *********** *** * ***** ** 300ft *******.

******, *** ******** *** ****** *** Certification ** *** *******, *******, ***' certification *********** *******(** **** ****). *******, ***** *** no ****** ******* ********* ************** ***** to ****. *********** *** ********* **** this ************* ** **** ***** (****** ****** *** *******).

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******** *** ** ********* **** ** possible ************, ********* ******* *** (*******, Avigilon, *********, *****) *** ****** ******* (for ******* *****). *** ***** ************* can ** **** *** *** ** Email. *** *********** **** ** ******** ************.

*** ******* ***** ***** * ******** architecture **** *** ******* ********* *******:

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Situational ********* ***

** ****** **** ***** ************** ** shooter ******** *** ********* * "*********** Awareness ***" **** *** ***** * shooter's ******** *** ********* *** ******** on *** *********, ** ***** *****:

*******

*** *** * ****** ************ ***** that ******** *******, ********, *** ************. The ***** ****** "******" ** *** deployment *****, ** *** ******* **** IPVM:

******* *** **** ****** ********* ** their ********** *****. *** *******, * school *** ****** * ****** *** less **** $**,***, *** * ******-**** enterprise ********** ***** ** **** ****** but *** ********* ****** *** **** a *****-**** ******* ********* ** ***** budget *** ********** *****.

*** *** *** ******* ********* ** the *********** ******* ***** *** ******* (note **** ******* ** ******* **** be ** *** "****** ******," *** the *******). *******, *** ********* (** online ******** *** ******** ******* *** government ********) ***** **** *** *** battery-powered ********* **** **** $*,*** *** ******: *** *******-******* ** ***** ** priced ** ~$*,*** *** *** ***-******* G2 ***** ** ~$*,***.

**** ** **** ********* *********************, ***** *** ****** **** ****** **** $*,***($*** *** *** ****** + $*** for *** *******; **** **** * gateway ******* ******** ******** *******, ** the ******* ***** ** ***** **** $1,380), ******* ********* **** *********($*,*** *** ****** ***** *** $*,*** for ******* *****).

**** **** *** ********* ******* ***** not ***** ******* *** *******, ** often ****** *** ********** ********* (*.*., subscription, **-***** ********, ***.) *** ************ bodies *** ********* ******** ** ********** end-users.

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*** ******* ****** ** **** "***+ customers" *** ***** ******* *** *******, according ** *******. ********, ** ********* that **% ** *** ***-***** *** business:

*** ***** ** *** ********* ** about **% ********** *** **% *-** schools, **** *** ********* ******* ********** of ****** ******, ********, ************* ******, and ********** *********.

Outdoor ****** ** ****** ****

*** ** ********* ** *** ******* of *************** ** ******* *****, **** ** ******** ************** ** *** ****. *** ******* ****** **** **** the **** ***-****** ********* *** ***** will ** "**** *** ******* **** it ***** ** *** ********."

*** *** *** ********* ** *** development ** *** ******* *****, ******' ******** ************ **** *** ******* ** **** proud ** *** *** ***** ** work **** *** ** *** *********** of *** ******* *****. *** ******* model ** ** "***********" ** *** Guardian *** *** **** ****** ** the******** ***** ******** ********** **********, ********* ** ****** ***** *******.

**** ******* **** *** **** ****** individual ********* (** ***** ******** ** buildings) **** ** ****** ******** *** similar ********* **** **** ******* *****, unlike *********** ***** ** ******* ** city-wide ********** *** *** **** ********** dominant ** ******* ******* ********* **** many ************* ** *** ****** **** as *** *** *******. ******, ******* told **** **** **** *********** ********* the ***** ** *********** *** ********** markets:

************** ** **** ********** ** ******* with *** **** ** ********* *** way ** ***** ** ******* *** security ***** ** *** ********** *** educational ******* ** ***** ***.

************, ****** ***** *********** ******** *********** ** ********* **** do *** ******* ***** *********** ** an ********* ** *** ******** *****.

SDS **. ***********

***** *** **** ********* ** *** market *** ******* ********* (*** *******,********,******** (*********),*******, ***.), *** ***' "********** ********, and *********** *****, ****** ************," ******* told ****.

************, ** ***** **** ***' ***** and ******* ** ********* *** "*** superior ** ******":

*** ******** ******** ******* *** ***** of ********* ** *** ******** ** others, ***** ** * *** ****** in *** **** ********* ******** *** low ***** ***** *****. (******** ********* offering *** ******* *********** **** ******* infrared ********* ** *** ******. *** infrared ********* **** ***** **** ******** coverage **** *** ****** ********* ****). Others ****** ***** **** **********, *** many ******* ****** ****** ***********. *** does ***.

*** *** *** ****** **** * long ******* ** *** ******* ********* field ***** ********* **** ***** ** Shooter ********* *******. *** **** ********* of ******* ********* ** *** ** the **** ******* ********* ***** ** SDS *** *** **********. ****** ** the ****** **** ********* ***** ** repurposed ******** ** ******* ***** ********** from ***** *******.

**** ****** ********* ****** ***** ****** but ** **** ** ****** *** gunshot ********* ******** ** ****.

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