Former FBI Active Shooter Expert Jin Kim Joins SDS (Learn More, Videos)

Former FBI Special Agent Jin Kim, a 23-year veteran of the FBI’s New York Division, has joined Shooter Detection Systems (SDS) as Principal Education and Training Consultant on matters related to Active Shooter and Workplace Violence Resiliency Management.
Former FBI Special Agent Jin Kim, a 23-year veteran of the FBI’s New York Division, has joined Shooter Detection Systems (SDS) as Principal Education and Training Consultant on matters related to Active Shooter and Workplace Violence Resiliency Management.

Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), the Platinum Award Winner for Best Gunshot Detection Solution in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is introducing former FBI Special Agent Jin Kim, a 23-year veteran of the FBI’s New York Division, as the company’s Principal Education and Training Consultant on matters related to Active Shooter and Workplace Violence Resiliency Management.

Mr. Kim brings decades of knowledge, experience, and passion for education about active shooter survival strategies to a company dedicated to providing lifesaving technology to address the active shooter threat.

The Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System, based on the world’s most widely fielded military gunshot detection technology, provides immediate shot detection and location information to building occupants and first responders to save response time, which Mr. Kim calls “the greatest commodity” when it comes to surviving an active shooting event.

(After the Parkland shooting tragedy, Christina Hager of Channel 4 Boston visited the Methuen Police to see a demonstration of Shooter Detection Systems’ Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System. Courtesy of Channel 4 Boston, Shooter Detection Systems and YouTube. Posted on Feb 16, 2018)

“Once a shooting starts you’re on the survival clock,” said Kim.

“Taking time away from the shooter gives us the best chance of survival, and this is where SDS’ technology can make a tremendous impact.

“There is great synergy between what SDS stands for and what I’ve been teaching throughout my career with the FBI.”

“I’m excited for the opportunity to add value to the SDS team.”

Mr. Kim is widely known as a subject matter expert and material practitioner in active shooter and targeted violence attacks.

While at the FBI, Kim served as the Active Shooter Coordinator on the Crisis Management Unit and was the leading authority directing active shooter and workplace violence preparedness, resiliency, and training, for the FBI and its corporate and private sector partnerships.

Additionally, Mr. Kim is a certified ALERRT/FBI Active Shooter Tactical Instructor and has trained a countless number of law enforcement officers in response training.

Christian Connors, SDS CEO
Christian Connors, SDS CEO

The Active Shooter remains one of the top security threats facing our schools and workplaces, however SDS CEO Christian Connors says that “many organizations still have yet to develop a comprehensive active shooter plan that is truly proactive, and we want to assist in changing that.

“Mr. Kim’s message aligns perfectly with our mission to make a difference with lifesaving technology and we are extremely fortunate to have him as a member of our team.”

Customers in Fortune 500 Corporations, Manufacturing Plants, Airports, Sports & Entertainment facilities, and many other complex environments trust SDS’ systems and proven integrations to automate emergency notifications enterprise wide and with zero false alerts – a key differentiator that SDS has over competitors.

(Learn More. Courtesy of Shooter Detection Systems and YouTube)

“Gunshot detection provides a means to get ahead of this rising threat and build a response plan, but it requires technology with proven reliability, and this is what SDS provides” said Kim.

“I’m honored to work with SDS to help organizations understand the value that this system can provide.”

Shooter Detection Systems at a Glance

As the world leader in gunshot detection technology, Shooter Detection Systems is focused on saving lives through the use of proven, military-grade technology designed by the world’s foremost scientists.

Developed in collaboration with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and a major defense contractor, SDS gunshot detection systems utilize the most advanced and proven shooter detection technologies available in the commercial market.

DHS Safety ActThe Guardian Indoor Active ShooterDetection System is SAFETY Act Certified and Designated as Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology by the U.S. Department ofHomeland Security.

SDS has world-wide customers with gun shot detection product installations in entertainment facilities, airports, schools, healthcare facilities, Fortune 500 corporations, municipal buildings, court systems, major utilities, manufacturing plants, high-rise office buildings, and government and private buildings.

See First Hand – Shooter Detection Systems will be providing Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection Product Demonstrations at ISC West in Booth # 3038.

Shooter Detection Systems Wins Platinum in 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

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  • Shooter Detection Systems

    • Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner
    • Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System
    • Best Gunshot Detection Solution


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.

Christian Connors, SDS Chief Executive Officer, accepting a FLIR 'ASTORS' Award from Mike Madsen, AST Publisher, at ISC East.

Christian Connors, SDS CEO, accepting the ‘ASTORS’ Award 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


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.

To learn more about the Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System please visit, or go to the company website at

For ‘ASTORS’ Sponsorship Opportunities and More Information on the AST 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, please contact Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at: or call 732.233.8119 (mobile) or 646-450-6027 (office).