Active Shooter Prevention Project Solutions
Listen to Chris Grollnek discuss active shooter prevention project solutions on the Joe Piscopo Show Monday, May 7, 2023, here:
Recently (within the past four years), we’ve discussed the future and all the innovation, automation, drones, and even robotics that can assist the public and police in responding to active shooter incidents. We found that prevention is even more reliable in helping react and that the lines between prevention and response overlap. To say we would not advocate for a widget is an understatement.
Most who read my output know our opinions and endorsements are not for sale. Yet, we are sought after nearly daily to endorse a product, a widget, or a great new idea. The volume is such that we could have a business within a business just becoming the telemarketing arm of “stuff for active shooter incidents.” Although I speak for the entire Active Shooter prevention project (ASPP), LLC community of experts, we’re not in that business, nor would we be. We’re in the business of saving lives with what we know works. So, when we start advocating for a product to be included in our pursuit for a National Standard for the public as a solution for preventing, responding, and offering options to end the epidemic of active shooters, you can believe it is a solution that overlays another and works. It is that simple!
We find some surprising data when we step back and reevaluate what works. Notification is a lead lag for getting law enforcement on the scene. To combat the time-lapse and seek solutions beyond the obvious, “more police” and “a good person with a gun to beat a bad person with a gun” are two things that stand out.
Technology does and will continue to assist the public before, during, and after a critical incident(s). Advanced technology enables the building a sophisticated, multi-tiered invisible fortress capable of preemptively detecting and automatically responding to potential threats, thereby ensuring the safety and security of its occupants. The tools and equipment that augment artificial intelligence (A/I) are many. Starting with one technology that turns existing cameras into active sentinels that can detect a firearm autonomously and create notifications is the basis to stop malicious “swatting calls.” Further, if someone with a gun is present and someone can verify the alert through a real-time notification, they can launch a pre-defined active shooter response automation. The first layer in the toolbox is Omnilert. Is it both a notification system and an A/I gun detection solution.
If a shots fired signature comes across a detection sensor, one that is not a microphone so there is no opportunity to eavesdrop, Gunshot detection by EAGL can not only notify the police but also send a location of where the shots are coming from, removing all the guesswork. This can have the police on the scene five minutes faster, which is remarkable. This is the next layer to mitigate the scope of harm to save lives in an active shooter event. You can contact AMP Global Strategies for more information on any of the solutions mentioned.
With training and understanding how the systems work, integrating them correctly and efficiently to simultaneously save lives while providing that one thing most cannot; “the gift of time.” Notifying the public of the impending danger, the police of an evil deed in progress, and a location to arrive will be the game changer tomorrow and is readily available today. Add in the training and education component, and the public can buy the three minutes back of the response time by police. It is seamless, transparent, and one obvious solution.
It is important to note that no “one thing” will solve all the problems during the worst event of a domestic terrorism event, such as an active shooter. Still, we can start teaching a single standard of personal safety, a standard for early threat detection, and a standard of notifying the public and law enforcement. We can end this together; there are no more acceptable excuses.