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ShotSpotter Gunfire Alert Integration Drives Real-Time Intelligence and Improved Investigations


A digital ShotSpotter gunfire alert with the precise geolocation of an incident is a foundational platform for integration with other public safety technologies. Alerts can initiate PTZ cameras to move in the direction of gunfire for a better view, focus license plate reader searches to an area of possible ingress or egress, upload real-time gunfire incident data to CAD system, or map gunfire incidents to centralized aggregate platform in real-time crime centers – all within seconds. The payoff is the opportunity for exponentially better results in responding to the scene and mitigating the risk.

Top integrations among ShotSpotter customers


COP centralized aggregate platform receives gunfire alerts


VMS pan, tilt and zoom cameras in direction of gunfire


CAD uploads gunfire incident information in real time


LPRs can more quickly search for suspect cars near shooting incident


The San Pablo Police Department (SPPD) uses ShotSpotter in coor dination with 220 point-and-zoom video cameras around the city and license plate reading technology. The agency also partners with nearby cities and the California Highway Patrol to deploy ShotSpotter and PTZ cameras on busy freeway hotspots to monito r drive-by gang violence. A recent success of the integrated technologies was the arrest o f a suspect who had chased a woman by car through the streets, onto the mai n freeway where she was subsequently shot at. Using ShotSpotter, PTZs and LPRs, police were able to quickly determine the car the shots were fired from, identify the suspect, and then take him into custody.

ShotSpotter alerts are the foundation for a multi-technology response that enable us to have the real-time intelligence to respond and investigate. If you shoot a gun in the city of San Pablo, the odds of us identifying you and finding you are really high.

San Pablo Police

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