Active Shooters are a new reality in the United States

Active Shooters are a new reality in the United States

Written by Scott Hall on . Posted in Blog, Security

Active shooters have become far too commonplace in our news as well as our day to day lives. Incidents range from Nightclubs to universities and most recently at a Bronx hospital.  In 2017 there have already been 91 reported Active Shooter Cases in the United States.

How to Respond

The department of Homeland Security has updated their “best practices” for dealing with an Active Shooter Situation.

  • Be Aware of your environment and any possible dangers
  • Take note of the two nearest exits in any facility you visit
  • If you are in an office, stay there and secure the door
  • If you are in a hallway, get into a room and secure the door
  • As a last resort, attempt to take the active shooter down. When the shooter is at close range and you cannot flee, your change of survival is much greater if you try to incapacitate them.

While we hope that we never end up in a situation like this it is important to be aware of best practices. There is some new technology that can assist in the case of an Active Shooter.

Guardian by SDS

The Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System incorporates acoustic gunshot identification software and combines it with infrared gunfire flash detection to produce a fully automatic and accurate gunshot detection system. The system can be installed into your existing building infrastructure and notify employees and law enforcement within seconds via email, text message and PC desktop alerts. This solution is savings lives across the country.


SOS has teamed up with SDS to offer Life saving Technology

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