Solution to Active Shooter Intrusion
Many methods have been implemented to prevent or stop violence of active shooters in public spaces.
Some of these measures include security guards, anti-bullying programs, mediation, policies, physical barriers and metal detectors.
Few of these have been deemed to be effective. The reality is that it takes time for law enforcement to get to the scene to address an active shooter situation.
The Crotega Interior Threat Suppression System, 2017 Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner for Best Physical Intrusion Detection & Prevention Solution, is an innovative interior threat suppression system designed to deter, disrupt, and delay active killers and other threats inside of buildings upon visual recognition of the threat.
(Crotega Safety Solutions has developed the first-of-its-kind shooter suppression system. Schools, government centers, convenience stores, military recruitment locations, any building with our Interior Threat Suppression System will have an infrastructure tool to Deter, Disrupt, and Delay active shooters. Courtesy of Crotega and YouTube)
The Crotega Interior Threat Suppression System can help keep building occupants safe from physical violence brought on by an active shooter.
The system is a patent-pending rapid-defense, nonviolent solution that can help save lives.
When deployed, the Crotega Interior Threat Suppression System significantly irritates the senses and debilitates attackers, giving In-House Responders and law enforcement time to secure the area and control the situation.
The system includes warning decals and signage to help prevent violence from an active shooter before it starts.
This international patent-pending system is the first of its kind, with applications in schools, public buildings, commercial buildings, airport terminals, medical marijuana industry facilities, banks, military facilities, and any other facility at risk of violent perpetrators.
Below, see a deployment test with an 18-year-old high school volunteer at the Crotega Research Center.
The volunteer was given the task of placing items in locations and searching for a $20 bill to determine if deploying the threat suppression system would deter, disrupt, and delay the volunteer from his task.
(Courtesy of Crotega and YouTube)
Security Solution Overview
Our security solution is concealed in the ceiling in zones within a building, the system is a rapid-defense, nonviolent security solution that can help save lives.
Activated via a system touchscreen, the Crotega Interior Threat Suppression System releases short bursts of water with nontoxic additives from the ceiling on the source of the threat.
It is non-lethal – causing significant irritation to eyes, nose, throat, lungs and skin—virtually immobilizes the perpetrator until in-house responders intervene or law enforcement arrives.
- Concealed in the ceiling in zones within a building
- Rapidly activated via remote control or touchscreen by trained personnel
- Short bursts of water with nontoxic additives spray from the ceiling on the source of the threat
- Virtually immobilizes the perpetrator
- Causes significant irritation to eyes, nose, throat, lungs and skin
- Results in involuntary eye closure, coughing and breathing discomfort
- Has a pungent odor and stings the skin
- Repuls is Patent Pending
- Crotega Interior Threat Suppression System is Patent Pending
Monitoring and Deploying the Crotega Interior Threat Suppression System™
The Crotega user interface consists of one or more POE tethered touchscreen stations located throughout your facility in locations where trained building occupants can quickly respond to an alert.
Each touchscreen is monitored by an employee.
The Crotega touchscreen allows the trained building occupants to monitor and visually recognize the threat and deploy the Crotega system for any single zone or multiple zones.
(See a demonstration of Crotega Touch Screen Controls in Action. Courtesy of Crotega and YouTube)
The Crotega Interior Threat Suppression System is a closed system.
All control connections are hardwired to protect the system from unwanted wireless access by those who would do harm.
- The touchscreen has a two step authorization process which keep the system from accidentally being deployed.
- Remote, manually operated switches, are also located within each zone.
- The manual switches can be activated if needed, which in-turn notifies the touchscreen stations that an intruder has entered the zone.
- Optional gunshot detection devices alert the system without automatic deployment.
- The deployment of the system can only be done from the touchscreen monitoring station.
- The system will control single or multiple zones and is scalable to control entire facilities.
- Multiple facilities, on the same campus, can be controlled providing high quality secure fiber optic connections are available or could be installed.
(WARNING. Contains Graphic Content. Active shooter incidents can occur anywhere: in board rooms, emergency rooms, malls, county courthouse, airport, and schools. The Crotega Interior Threat Suppression System can save lives. Courtesy of Crotega and YouTube)
Crotega Wins Platinum in 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
AST focuses on Homeland Security and Public Safety Breaking News, the Newest Initiatives and Hottest Technologies in Physical & IT Security, essential to meeting today’s growing security challenges.
The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, Border Security, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’
To Learn More about the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, see 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners Honored at ISC East.
Over 100 distinguished guests from National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Executives from companies allied to Government, gathered from across North America and the Middle East to be honored from disciplines across the Security Industry in their respective fields which included:
- The Department of Homeland Security
- The Department of Justice
- The Security Exchange Commission
- State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies
- Leaders in Private Security
Recognized for their Innovative Training and Education Programs, Outstanding Product Development Achievements and Exciting New Technologies to address the growing Homeland Security Threats our Nation is facing.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.
American Security Today will be holding the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon to honor Nominees, Finalists and Winner in November 2018, in New York City.
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