SDS to deploy shooter detection system at Los Angeles Airport

24 April 2019 (Last Updated April 24th, 2019 11:31)

Shooter Detection Systems (SDS) has secured a contract to provide its Guardian Active System for Los Angeles Airport’s (LAX) new Automated People Mover (APM) facility.

SDS to deploy shooter detection system at Los Angeles Airport
SDS to implement Guardian Active Shooter Detection System for Los Angeles Airport’s APM facility. Credit: Shooter Detection Systems.

Shooter Detection Systems (SDS) has secured a contract to provide its Guardian Active System for Los Angeles Airport’s (LAX) new Automated People Mover (APM) facility.

The deployment will be carried out together with SDS partners Genetec and Everbridge and will include integrating the technology with the airport’s video, access control, mass notification, and critical emergency management system.

Upon implementation, SDS shot detections will automate critical emergency actions to decrease response time to active shooter incidents.

Guardian is based on the sniper detection technology used by the US military. The detection solution combines proprietary acoustic gunshot detection algorithms and infrared sensors to detect gunshots in the indoor environment.

“The Guardian system continues to be the gunshot detection system of choice for major airports and transportation authorities in the US.”

It features a unique dual-mode technology, which detects 100% of gunshots and produces zero false alerts.

By instantly detecting gunshots and filtering out false alerts in the airport environment, it helps to avoid distress to passengers and halted airport operations due to such incidents.

Shooter Detection Systems CEO Christian Connors said: “The Guardian system continues to be the gunshot detection system of choice for major airports and transportation authorities across the US.

“This is due in large part to our success with existing airport installations and our zero false alert history, but we also credit the rigorous testing and independent third-party certifications that qualify Guardian as a true life safety solution.”

LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) was awarded a $4.9bn contract by the Los Angeles City Council earlier this month to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the APM train system for a period of 30 years.

Scheduled to become operational by 2023, the APM is an electric train designed to transform public transportation, decrease traffic congestion and provide a better experience to passengers travelling to LAX.

Bombardier Transportation has been contracted to provide the APM Operating System. It will also oversee the design and installation of the Guardian System.