Mantaro Networks and Beeper Communications have successfully completed a pilot of Safety Dynamics’ portable SENTRI II gunshot detection units in Houston, TX, to provide additional security, monitor and alert throughout the three-week Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
The show is the world’s largest livestock industry event in the world with roughly 2.4 million visitors in attendance this year and 22,000 event volunteers.
Throughout the show, large daily headline events and concerts were held, and the Safety Dynamics SENTRI II Gun Shot Detection (GSD) system provided additional security and safety support to Houston Police Department, who were able to monitor in real time all show data and video.
(A part of the Houston community for more than 85 years, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ is dedicated to promoting agriculture by providing a family-friendly live entertainment experience that educates the public, supports Texas youth, and showcases Western heritage. Courtesy of Rodeo Houston and YouTube)
The pilot also included additional vendors, integrators and carriers for the city to evaluate multiple systems for larger city deployments upon conclusion of the rodeo.
SENTRI II is a next generation of gunshot detection systems.
The deployment marks another milestone in the advancement of this proven public safety technology by allowing the stand-alone gunshot detection systems to be completely portable using Beeper’s advanced wireless SD WAN Cellular Bonding solution, the IE 5000 Multi-WAN Channel Bonder.
Safety Dynamics is an industry pioneer specializing in gunshot detection, camera and acoustic surveillance and other analytical sensory technology and warning systems.
The SENTRI solution uses patented acoustic algorithms identifying the precise location with plus/minus ONE degree of accuracy.
Alert and notification are delivered directly to the user within less than ONE second of an event.
The system immediately geo-locates the event and will plot it on a map, which can be integrated with the user’s command center or Network Operations Center (NOC).
“The addition of the SENTRI II portable version of Safety Dynamics’ advanced acoustic surveillance analytical sensory technology with Beeper’s communications solution will enable further efficacy and strategic use of the systems for citywide deployments and special events like the Houston Livestock & Rodeo show,” said Sally Fernandez, president & CEO, Safety Dynamics Inc.
“We were able to quickly deploy for this ‘one-off’ event – the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo – which occurs annually.”
(Safety Dynamics SENTRI system is an advanced gunshot detection system that virtually eliminates all false alarms and zeros the camera sensor immediately on the shooter. Now available with built in facial recognition, the system offers law enforcement and military users a powerful tool to make arrests in gun crimes. Courtesy of SDBPARTNERSVIDEO and YouTube)