ASI Tests New Honeywell Technology at John Wood Community College
ASI helps local college stay ahead of the security technology curb, testing Honeywell’s Gunshot Detection Analytics Software now in development.
Quincy, Ill.— August 14, 2018— Tuesday, July 31, Quincy Police Officers and Adams County Sheriff’s Deputies, John Wood Community College, and Alarm Systems Incorporated (ASI) teamed up with security technology giant Honeywell to test their new gunshot detection software.
Law enforcement fired rounds into the air at 20, 15, and 10 meters from the front door of the campus as well as inside of the buildings while analytics teams listened to the data picked up from the hidden microphones, which are part of the new technology.
Paul Havermale, of ASI, says teams with Honeywell are looking to upgrade the security already in place at John Wood with more advanced systems, including an automatic alarm. It sounds the moment a shooter fires the first shot. The building’s doors lock and law enforcement is notified immediately, eliminating lag time and knowledge gap between the time of shooting and law enforcement arrival.
The new Honeywell technology is designed to work with a facility’s existing cameras, which greatly reduces the cost of a gunshot detection system, making them more affordable for schools to employ. The software additionally allows cameras to detect the shape of a weapon, even the movements of a potential shooter.
“We are proud to have played a role in the testing of this technology in the development stage. Once development is completed and it hits the market, it will play a huge role in enhancing security in schools and other facilities,“ explained Ronald Haught Jr., President and CEO of Alarm Systems, Inc. “Rather than being priced out of the market, schools will be able to leverage the existing security infrastructure and enhance it with top-tier security products. It is a revolutionary move that will significantly improve campus safety.”