EAGL Technology, an experienced security equipment manufacturer, producing solutions that address today’s real-world security concerns, and a Platinum Award Winner in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Program Award Winner, is pleased to announce the company’s Emergency Automatic Gunshot Lockdown (EAGL) System has been nominated to compete in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.
With the increasing incidents of gun violence and the horrific mass shootings of the last dozen years, many people asking more than ever, what can be done to protect those in their employ, students in their districts, patients at their hospitals, visitors to their businesses?
The epidemic of gun-violence is seen in hospital emergency rooms around the country each day and the tragic losses mount everyday everywhere we look.
(The Emergency Automatic Gunshot Lockdown (EAGL) System is a fully automated active shooter response system designed to respond immediately to an active shooter threat. Courtesy of EAGL Technology and YouTube.)
Thankfully, there is a new and innovative wireless gunshot detection technology that can drastically reduce the time it takes for law enforcement and first responders to locate and neutralize an active shooter threat.
The Emergency Automatic Gunshot Lockdown (EAGL) System is built upon technology developed by the Department of Energy (DOE) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), using the patented FireFly® Wireless Ballistic Sensor technology which autonomously detects gunfire and alerts police and EMTs.
EAGL provides rapid Access Control and Notification features when an active shooter event occurs.
These automatic and autonomous features can be integrated with existing systems providing a cost-effective solution to protect lives, dramatically reduce law enforcement incident response time and positively influence incident consequences by providing law enforcement with live stream video of shooter location and ballistic data.
Results: Increasing citizen & first responder survivability while decreasing risk!
The automatic and autonomous features of EAGL can be integrated with existing systems providing a cost-effective solution to protect lives, dramatically reduce law enforcement incident response time and positively influence incident consequences by providing law enforcement with live stream video of shooter location and ballistic data.
The EAGL System uses the “FireFly®” 433MHz wireless ballistic sensors to analyze waveform and energy level to identify and differentiate gunshots from other deafening sounds such as thunder and sirens to prevent false alarms – and immediately activate a pre-programmed response.
EAGL integrates with facility access control to lockdown soft target areas within seconds, live stream video from IP cameras nearest the shooter, and activate alerts on mass communication, and local emergency notification systems.
The system can also be integrated with mass notification, intercom, and/or public-address systems, and all of their sensors are completely wireless, making the installation non-destructive and relocatable.
EAGL’s building layout shows the shooter location with ballistic data and immediately notifies law enforcement and other emergency responders through email and text messages.
Saving Critical Time & Lives
Through the EAGL Gunshot Detection and Lockdown System’s approach to be a fully activated emergency response system, first responders are able to act immediately to a threat.
Not only will teams become more effective by standardizing all alarm-related workflows, but the centralization of alarm monitoring will lead to greater situational awareness and a higher level of security.
These functions are performed, automatically and autonomously, all within seconds of a detected threat event.
The EAGL system is web based with an open architecture and can easily integrate with most any building security systems, EOCs, RTCC or GSOCs and can be monitored or administered from anywhere in the world.
EAGL promotes scalability to minimize negative impacts to critical infrastructure, and can also perform remote monitoring using low or solar power input for oil and gas industry applications.
Security and government industry segments deploying the EAGL System would also benefit by having an additional cost-effective layer of security for areas requiring substantial security coverage.
The founder of EAGL Technology, Boaz Raz, packaged the sensor in a small, durable and easy to install case that can be mounted almost anywhere as there is no need for expensive wiring and labor or additional hardware.
The ceiling mount FireFly® indoor wireless GSL device has a radius detection area of over 31,000 square feet and is able to cover a classroom, lobby, high crime area or metro transit stop.
EAGL indoor sensors have a radius range of 90 feet (31,400ft2) and do not need line-of-sight, thus many fewer sensors are required as compared to other gunshot detection systems on the market.
Ease of transportability means, if you move between buildings or to another floor of a building, you can simply pluck up the sensors and put them in the new space.
EAGL’s new outdoors sensors have a radius range of 150 feet (70,685 ft²), allowing you to protect your infrastructure without having to pay for square miles of coverage, and are ideal for use in parking lots or other outdoor gathering places.
One of the biggest distinctions EAGL offers, is affordability compared to what you may have seen in the past.
With EAGL there are no recurring service costs, the platform has built-in mass notification capabilities, can integrate with your existing alert and notification systems, and also integrates with existing cameras, access control systems, PA systems, and more.
EAGLE recently unveiled the DragonFly™ sensor which represents a paradigm shift in outdoor gunshot detection technology.
The DragonFly® sensor uses an Internet of Things (IOT) radio to communicate through the LTE network thus eliminating any need for infrastructure at the site, and features allow both on-site or remote monitoring applications which are useful in many industry segments including public safety.
The EAGL System provides live video streaming at all times and integrates with public address systems designed to alert soft targets of potential threats with a response time of less than 30 seconds.
- Full facility lockdown capability fully automated if gunfire is detected
Integrates with most public address systems and mass communication systems to alert building occupants of potential threats
Easy to install with capability to put the entire building security under one umbrella; fire, burglar, CCTV, access control, chemical, and biological sensors
Live video streaming is accessible via EAGL interface at all times
Real-time data dissemination
Provides critical information to law enforcement and building officials to enable immediate and appropriate actions for optimal outcomes
Ability to control multiple buildings with multiple scenarios
Enables facility card access control to deny access to those who do not belong
Mostly wireless, scalable, and easy to install
Real-time ballistic analysis
The FireFly® and DragonFly™ gunshot detection devices have a seven-year battery life, are enclosed in a tamper proof IP66 enclosure, and are protected by an unprecedented 3 year warranty.
EAGL recently achieved two milestones: Winning the 2018 Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award for Best Gunshot Detection System, and a Developmental Testing & Evaluation Designation (DTED) from the DHS SAFETY Act.
The DTED option was designed for cutting edge technology and is a stepping stone to additional designations.
Why Emergency Automatic Gunshot Detection & Lockdown?
Route 91 Harvest Festival Mass Shooting Incident, Liability & The Safety Act
(CAUTION: Video may be disturbing. Dozens of people were killed and hundreds injured when a gunman opened fire at a country music festival in Las Vegas. Courtesy of The New York Times and YouTube. Posted on Oct 2, 2017.)
On the night of October 1, 2017, Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada, in the deadliest mass shooting committed by an individual in the history of the United States.
Paddock, 64, from Mesquite, Nevada, fired more than 1,100 rounds of ammunition from his suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel, killing 58 people, wounding 422, and as the ensuing panic unfolded, brought the injury total to 851.
Paddock was found dead in his room from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and his motives remain undetermined at this time.
According to recent court filings, entities involved in litigation relating to the Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting incident have cited the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002, 6 U.S.C. §§ 441-444 (the ‘SAFETY Act’).
Victims accuse MGM Resorts International, which owns both the Mandalay Bay high-rise hotel and the concert venue across Las Vegas Boulevard, of failing to adequately protect the 22,000 people attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival.
Casino giant MGM Resorts has defended itself against liability claims, outraging victims in July of last summer when it filed lawsuits against more than 1,900 people in a bid to consolidate claims in one federal court.
(A lawsuit by MGM Resorts against survivors of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history is drawing outrage. The company claims it cannot be held financially liable for the Las Vegas massacre last October. The lawsuit seeks to have a federal judge throw out the claims of hundreds of survivors and stop new ones. Courtesy of CBS This Morning and YouTube. Posted on Jul 18, 2018.)
The SAFETY Act provides liability protections relating to the deployment of “qualified anti-terrorism technologies” (whether they are products or services) in defense against, response to, or recovery from an “act of terrorism.”
Pursuant to 6 U.S.C. § 444(2), the Secretary of Homeland Security possesses the authority to determine whether an act was an “act of terrorism” for purposes of the SAFETY Act.
The goal of the SAFETY Act is to encourage the development and deployment of effective anti-terrorism products and services by providing liability protections.
To date, the Secretary of Homeland Security has not made any such determination regarding the Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting incident.
The matter is currently under review within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Combat School, Campus and Educational Facility Violence
(Learn More. Hear from Scott Simer, Facility Director, Artesia Public Schools, in New Mexico on EAGL Gunshot Detection which is deployed district wide. Courtesy of EAGL Technology and YouTube. Posted on Oct 3, 2018.)
The Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS), located at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, documents each and every instance a gun is brandished, is fired, or a bullet hits school property for any reason, regardless of the number of victims, time of day, or day of week in a K-12 school shooting database.
To view the K-12 school shooting database, visit https://www.chds.us/ssdb/.
EAGL Returns to Compete in 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
Best Gunshot Detection System
EAGL (Emergency Automatic Gunshot and Lockdown) System
As a 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program Competitor, EAGL will be competing against the industry’s leading providers of Gunshot Detection Solutions.
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Good luck to EAGL on becoming a Winner in the 2019 American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!
The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets.
The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program drew an overwhelming response from industry leaders with a record high number of corporate and government nominations received, as well as record breaking ‘ASTORS’ Presentation Luncheon Attendees, with top firms trying to register for the exclusive high – end luncheon and networking opportunity – right up to the event kickoff on Wednesday afternoon, at the ISC East registration!
Over 130 distinguished guests representing National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included:
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