SenseShot® Outdoors
For gunshot detection and localization capabilities in outdoor urban environments.

System Benefits

SenseShot® Outdoor System Benefits.

Military Heritage - SenseShot® commercial gunshot detection system technology is based on over 10 years of system development research with the U.S. Army for force protection.

Versatile Detection - SenseShot® distributed sensors are capable of detecting and locating high power rifles fired from over 1 km down range (based upon the shockwave) with better than 1 degrees accuracy in azimuth angle and muzzle blast up to 300 m.

Fully Autonomous - Shot detection, analysis, and broadcast of trajectory estimation results are all automatic and require zero human intervention. The embedded hardware also automatically links to the base station system and self-corrects from power faults.

Fast and Accurate - After a shot is fired, the base station agent computes azimuth angle to the shooter and estimates its location in less than 4 seconds.

Easy to Deploy - Built in features such as GPS and remote programming over Ethernet make installation, tuning, and configuration intuitive.

Hardware Components

  • Rugged Sensor Casing
  • SenseShot® Distributed Arrays
  • Devoted Signal Processor and Communications Unit

Software Components

  • Automated False Alarm Rejection Algorithm
  • Trajectory Estimation and Shooter Localization Tools
  • Desktop and Mobile User Interface (UI)
  • SMS, Email, Telephone Notifications

How it Works

SenseShot® Outdoors GSD - how it works
(SenseShot&tradel; Indoors )

1 Embedded Sensors integrated with municipal smart lights continuously 24/7 monitor the local acoustical environment for gunshot acoustic events. Upon detection, the responding sensor relays shot time, location, and event feature information to the SensorAgent server for verification, orientation, and action.

2 SensorAgent Software installed at a management center receives individual reports from the embedded sensor network. At this stage, false alarms are eliminated using a custom-designed classifier and multiple decisions are fused for a high confidence decision.

3 SensorAgent acts on verified gunshot event reports and generates response information including shooter location and/or projectile trajectory.

4 Gunshot event broadcasts are quickly relayed to on-duty units and dispatch centers via SMS and SNMP.

Base Specs

Your specific distributed sensor network topology is dependent on your particular site's terrain and layout. Request a SenseShot® solution for your your specific outdoor GSD requirements.

*Maximum detection range is an estimate only and subject to variations with background noise conditions and deployed outdoor environment.
Sensor Network Geometry
Spacing between arrays (min/max) 325/ 1150 ft
Minimum Arrays Required 2
Maximum Detection Range
Shockwave 3300 ft
Muzzleblast 1640 ft
Communications Range
Ethernet 300 ft
Fiber (single mode) 12 miles *
Wireless (5 GHz band) Up to 12 miles
Power Requirements (Array hardware only)
Array Power 40 Watts
Compatible input voltages 12 VDC, 120 VAC

License and Warranty

SenseShot® Warranty
Each SenseShot® system includes the required firmware and detection software pre-installed at no additional charge. SenseShot® is covered by a software and hardware warranty for two years after the date of purchase. This system is not certified as a life-saving or life-protection device and thus detection accuracy during a crisis event is not guaranteed. Each new hardware purchase includes two years of firmware and software updates with complimentary phone technical support. New site activations include on-site training and installation support provided by ISTI's field engineering team.

By purchasing a SenseShot® Gunshot Detection System, you will own the sensors for your application, and have a license to use the web console for viewing, monitoring and managing the gunshot events occurring in the area covered by your sensors.

Should you require more sensors to improve your coverage area, additional units can easily be added and synced with your existing network.

Similarly, scaling down on the number of sensors in your network can easily be accomplished.

SenseShot® Buy-Back Plan

We do not rent out the sensor hardware to clients, they get to own it. Thus, Year 1 costs will be higher than subsequent years, however, we do have a hardware Buy-Back program, where we take back the old sensors and offset the cost against a newer sensor purchase, should the sensor hardware specs greatly vary in performance throughout the course of your subscription.

The First Turn-Key Gunshot Detection System

Built By A World Leader in GSD Technology

Information System Technologies Inc. (ISTI) has developed this patented technology as part of its ongoing work for the US Army force protection program as well as industrial applications.
ISTI's novel solutions using distributed sensors for surveillance, situational awareness, homeland security and border monitoring, has led to the filing of US patents supporting it's products.

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SenseShot® - built and owned by Information System Technologies Inc.

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