SOURCE: SST

September 10, 2014 09:30 ET

SST Launches ShotSpotter SiteSecure™ to Thwart Attacks on Critical Infrastructure and Accelerate Real-Time Response

Solution Offers First 360-Degree Protection and Security for Electric Substations and Transportation Hubs

NEWARK, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 10, 2014) - SST, Inc., the maker of ShotSpotter Flex™ and the global leader in gunfire detection and analysis, today extended its proven technology and service offerings with the launch of ShotSpotter SiteSecure for Critical Infrastructure, created to meet the unique protection needs of large, strategic, critical facilities. ShotSpotter SiteSecure for Critical Infrastructure is a reliable and cost-effective security solution designed to detect gunfire and explosive attacks on energy substations, bulk electrical power grids, airports and other large outdoor structures. Employing the industry's only 360-degree detection system, ShotSpotter SiteSecure for Critical Infrastructure offers a wide area of security coverage, as opposed to point solution that can only detect triggers directly in front of them. ShotSpotter SiteSecure with "reviewed alerts" provides an instant alert service 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Securing Critical Infrastructure with Unmatched Threat Detection
ShotSpotter SiteSecure for Critical Infrastructure is an unprecedented gunfire detection system designed to protect and secure any substation or power-related facility in the event of an active shooter attack or explosive attack. Due to their remote area locations, electrical substations are particularly vulnerable to attacks because they are typically not overseen by local law enforcement. Organizations using SiteSecure benefit from complete 360-degree detection capabilities including:

  • Early Threat Detection
  • Ongoing gunshot location alerts
  • Enhanced tactical response
  • Wide-area protection capable of pinpointing gunfire up to 500 meters away

"Last year's Metcalf breach was an important teaching moment for us: simple non-integrated security point solutions -- and those that focus exclusively on cyber attacks -- leave us vulnerable to potential breaches and compromise security of our critical infrastructure," said Ralph A. Clark, CEO of SST. "The industry needs layered security solutions to protect physical assets. Wide area acoustic gunshot detection and alerting must be a part of any comprehensive security and surveillance program designed to protect our strategic critical infrastructure."

Regulatory Spotlight Now Shines on Physical Security
On March 7, 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) took action to provide for the resilience of the transmission grid by directing the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to develop reliability standards requiring owners and operators of the Bulk-Power System to address risks due to physical security threats and vulnerabilities. The order, intended to enhance the grid's resilience by requiring physical security for these facilities, will complement the ongoing efforts of FERC and facility owners to ensure the physical security of the grid.

Deploying ShotSpotter SiteSecure
SiteSecure integrates easily with any facility's comprehensive security platform and operates remotely through a managed, cloud-based system with which SST provides system performance oversight and reviewed alerts. SiteSecure instantly detects incoming gunfire and immediately notifies those who need to respond, such as security operations center personnel and local law enforcement. 

ShotSpotter SiteSecure Key Functionality:

  • Detection of a full-spectrum of potential threats - including both subsonic and supersonic rounds, as well as explosive attacks.
  • Precise Location and Pinpoint Data - Gunfire detection up to 500 meters away and full wide-area 360-degree protection anywhere within the coverage area such that bullets need not pass directly in front of the sensors to trigger an alert.
  • Detailed Fully Contextualized Alerts - including number of rounds fired, the GPS location of the shooters, streaming audio files of the event to designated recipients in the organization's security operations center.
  • Collaborative Sensor Approach - Offering high reliability, with no single point of failure, and more accuracy for incident analysis.
  • Managed, Cloud-Based System - Providing cost-effective, no on-site server or customer IT support.
  • Easily integrated into existing security platforms enabling alerts to populate anywhere as well as trigger appropriate counter measures

Price and Availability:
SST's ShotSpotter SiteSecure is available now. Pricing depends on configuration and coverage area.

Get more information about ShotSpotter SiteSecure at www.ShotSpotter.com or see us at the 60th annual ASIS convention in Atlanta, Sept.29-Oct.2, Booth # 3357

About ShotSpotter
ShotSpotter Flex helps local law enforcement agencies by directing police to the precise location of illegal gunfire incidents enabling first responders to aid victims, collect evidence and quickly apprehend armed, dangerous offenders. The ShotSpotter actionable intelligence can then be used to prevent future crimes by positioning law enforcement when and where crime is likely to occur. With ShotSpotter Flex police now possess a scientific barometer of success since smart policing leads to fewer shootings.

About SST, Inc.
SST, Inc. is the global leader in gunfire detection and location technology providing the most trusted, scalable and reliable gunfire alert and analysis solutions available today. SST ShotSpotter's inaugural 2013 National Gunfire Index, released in April, revealed that gunshots are both vastly under-estimated and under-reported. SST's ShotSpotter Flex™ is the leading gunfire alert and analysis solution for detecting gunshots and providing critical intelligence to give law enforcement agencies the detailed real-time data needed to investigate, analyze and prosecute gun related crimes. The company's deep domain experience, along with cumulative agency best practice experience, delivers measurable outcomes that contribute to reducing gun violence. SST is a proven solution provider with more than 80 installations across the United States and the world. Privately held, the company possesses multiple patents resulting from nearly two decades of innovation in the area of acoustic gunshot location technology. Information about SST and ShotSpotter can be found at www.sst-inc.com or www.shotspotter.com. The full 2013 National Gunfire Index can be downloaded at www.ShotSpotter.com/ngi. You can also follow SST and ShotSpotter solutions on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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ShotSpotter Flex™, ShotSpotter Onsite™, ShotSpotter SpecialOps™, ShotSpotter®, ShotSpotter Gunshot Location System®, ShotSpotter SiteSecure™, SecureCampus™ and the ShotSpotter logo are trademarks of SST, Inc™. SST and ShotSpotter technology are protected by one or more issued U.S. and foreign patents, with other domestic and foreign patents pending, www.ShotSpotter.com/patents.

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