Automated gunshot detection solution released by Knightscope

Gunshot detection - new solution from Knightscope

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Knightscope, a developer of autonomous security robots and blue light emergency communication systems, has announced that it is adding real-time, automated gunshot detection to its portfolio of security products and services.

Gunshot detection

Knightscope says that its decision to offer this solution is in direct response to requests from schools, corporations, airports, hotels and municipalities considering purchasing gunshot detection systems as part of their active threat and emergency response plans.

The company‘s automated gunshot detection system will be integrated onto new K1 Blue Light Towers or as an upgrade to the over 7,000 devices already deployed across the US.

The gunshot detection can be used as a stand-alone device or in concert with its K5 Outdoor and K3 Indoor Autonomous Security Robots (ASRs).

It can also operate using optional solar power or light pole kits to make installation of the system more flexible and user friendly.


Knightscope says that the system is completely automated with precision localization that operates indoors and outdoors and is capable of locating shots in both the horizontal and vertical planes (location and elevation).

Notifications are delivered in less than two seconds (assuming sufficient cellular service) using a multi-sensor system that is more reliable and minimizes false alarms. 

The company highlights that an on-site, hyper-focused, real-time system is significantly more effective than attempting a city-wide approach over vast areas.

“We are excited to begin the upgrade of our nation’s public safety infrastructure by deploying technology that can give law enforcement officers and security professionals new capabilities with ‘eyes, ears and voice’ on the ground driven by AI 24/7/365,” said William Santana Li, Chairman and CEO of Knightscope

“This is just the beginning of our long-term march to deploy over 1 million machines-in-network having the capabilities to see, feel, hear, smell and speak,” continued Li.

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