Secures® Gunshot Detection System Donated To, Deployed at Johns Hopkins University
QinetiQ North America partnered with the university’s Campus Safety and Security department, the Baltimore Police Department and iXP Corporation to demonstrate its latest violent crime deterrent and detection technology.
The live-fire demonstration held at Baltimore’s Wyman Park in November illustrated how SECURES® acoustically detects, triangulates and relays gunshot activity to Homewood Communication Center dispatchers who see the location of gunshots pinpointed to within 10 feet of where the shooting event took place within 3 to 5 seconds of the shots being fired. SECURES® is designed to be integrated into the University’s state-of-the-art Homewood Communication Center which allows responders to use multiple systems, such as CCTV video and other sensors, as they respond to incidents.
The SECURES® technology’s accuracy rate and rapid response time allows police to more quickly arrive at crime scenes and locate witnesses or apprehend the perpetrator.
“We’re pleased to have the opportunity to work with a leading university to demonstrate the contribution that our SECURES sensor network can make to campus and neighborhood security,” said Alan Friedman, President of the PSI Division of the Technology Solutions Group.
Larry Consalvos, Senior Vice President and General Manager for iXP Corporation, made the observation that “the University’s installed security systems demonstrate the efficiencies and synergies that are achieved when you combine cutting edge technology systems into an integrated Command and Control facility. The SECURES system adds one more layer to Johns Hopkins’s ability to protect its community.”
About QinetiQ North America
QinetiQ North America delivers world-class technology and responsive solutions to government agencies and commercial customers for many of their most urgent and complex challenges. QinetiQ North America is an independent, innovative technology provider that earns over a billion dollars in revenue operating with small company speed and agility while leveraging significant global resources. More than 6,000 QinetiQ North America engineers, scientists and other professionals have the mission knowledge and proven, reliable performance to meet the rapidly changing demands of national defense, homeland security and information assurance customers. QinetiQ North America is part of QinetiQ Group PLC, one of the world’s leading defense and security technology companies. For more information, please visit www.QinetiQ-NA.com.
About QinetiQ North America’s Technology Solutions Group
QinetiQ North America’s Technology Solutions Group includes the businesses of Foster-Miller, Inc. and its subsidiaries Planning Systems Incorporated – PSI, Automatika, Applied Perception, Spectro, Inc., plus the research and development activities of Apogen Technologies, Inc. It is a technology and product development business with an international reputation for delivering innovative products and systems that perform under the most demanding conditions.
About iXP Corporation
With operations throughout the United States and headquarters in Cranbury, New Jersey, iXP has been the company that public safety and security organizations rely on to solve their mission critical emergency response problems since 1994. iXP offers a proven methodology and tailored solutions for its clients – which range from law enforcement, fire and EMS departments in large and small municipalities to leading Academic institutions.
Providing expertise in four major areas – Technology, Operations, Governance and Facilities – iXP provides a consistent framework to assure that every project, large or small, produces the results our clients expect. Whether helping plan and execute an entirely new emergency communications environment or more narrowly focusing on specific enhancements to existing systems or operations, iXP’s clients count on them as trusted advisors to meet their biggest challenges. Please visit www.ixpcorp.com