ShotSpotter, Atlantic City’s newest weapon against gun violence

    The installation of an audio-detection system for gunshots is near completion in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

    According to the Press of Atlantic City, the ShotSpotter is a system of sensors set up in various locations around the city.

    “The system records how many shots were fired, time and location. ShotSpotter can also be integrated with existing cameras to give police audio and video information.”

    Here’s how it works:

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    When a loud bang, or gunshot is detected, three sensors triangulate the location of the noise. That information is then transmitted to a national operations system where experts in acoustics and gunfire analyze the sound: was it in fact a gunshot or was it just fireworks. The information is then relayed back to the local municipality. The process takes about 30- to 40-seconds.

    Officials aren’t saying where these new sensors are being placed, but that they blend in with their surroundings.

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