FREMONT, Calif., Sept. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — A string of random shootings targeting commuters; a resourceful police force looking for a way to locate the roaming shooter before he attacks again. These were the circumstances that led to V5 Systems winning the prestigious SSI Security Solutions Award in recognition of its V5 Acoustic Gunshot Sensor with Video (V5 GSL), the company’s rapidly deployable outdoor security solution.
Sponsored by trusted industry publication Security Sales & Integration, the award recognizes security solutions that have been proven in the field to meet the needs of security integrators and end users alike. Winners are chosen by a panel of industry professionals who look beyond technical merits to assess whether the product reliably helps security integrators adapt to changing project needs while meeting regulatory compliance. The 2018 SSI Security Solutions Award for Security Monitoring marks V5 Systems’ 17th industry award to date.
Each V5 Systems’ self-powered security units can be deployed and moved in under 30 minutes. As a result, the technology can be used to secure outdoor areas without the extensive delays and costs involved for permitting and trenching.
“We’re very proud to receive this honor from SSI,” said V5 Systems’ CEO, Steve Yung. “It’s especially meaningful in that, this award recognizes security products that have proven their value through hands-on use in real-world conditions. In addition to cutting-edge technology and advanced machine learning, we want every self-powered outdoor security product we design to be reliable and easy to deploy. Something that security integrators can count on to be flexible enough to meet changing project requirements or budgets.”
In the real-world incident mentioned above, a city’s residents were in the grip of fear. Even after 10 drivers had been shot at, the investigation was still coming up empty. Because the shooter’s area of attack encompassed ten miles of freeway — away from security cameras or witnesses — the city needed a self-powered gunshot detection solution that could be easily relocated and monitored 24/7.
Enter the V5 Acoustic Gunshot Detection with Video Sensor. Wireless and self-powered, V5 GSL units employ numerous advantages to quickly localize any source of gunfire:
- Acoustic sensor with HD video gives police “eyes and ears” without risky and expensive stakeouts.
- Information is relayed in real time directly to officers with up to 90 percent accuracy.
- Each wireless V5 GSL unit weighs just 25 pounds, allowing for quick repositioning to create a virtual dragnet, something that’s impossible with traditional gunshot-detection systems that are hard-wired to the city’s infrastructure.
By moving the location of the units 12 times within one month to tighten the net on the shooter, police officers captured the sound of shots fired, along with an HD image of a suspicious vehicle with a V5 GSL unit. The Patrol Division chased down the suspect, and the community breathed a collective sigh of relief as he was taken into custody on ten counts of attempted murder. Read the full case study.
Because V5 Systems’ turnkey video surveillance and gunshot detection can be deployed in under 30 minutes per unit and begin relaying information in real time via a smartphone app, they’ve become a go-to solution for municipalities, campus police and private enterprise in need of a practical and cost-effective outdoor security solution.
“Our innovative technology has provided law enforcement and security personnel an invaluable resource that is just as mobile as the crimes and criminals they are pursuing,” said Mazin Bedwan, president of V5 Systems. “As security threats trend from one location to another, our portable security systems can be quickly redeployed in any outdoor environment as needed. This award is an acknowledgment that our products are fulfilling a genuine need for our security partners.”
About V5 Systems
V5 Systems is a California-based technology company that provides cutting-edge portable, wireless, self-powered security solutions for Industrial IoT applications. They deliver turnkey video surveillance and gunshot detection solutions that can be deployed in under 30 minutes per unit, while the computing platform itself can act as a host for 3rd party hardware and software integration. These solutions utilize a proprietary power management system which eliminates the need for fixed power and hard-wired communications. V5 Systems develops and optimizes all software and AI analytics to run at the edge, which is instrumental to delivering real-time information to its users. Working with state and local government, education and private enterprises, V5 Systems delivers a next-generation security platform for the Industrial IoT.
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