As active shooter incidents continue to rise in frequency, the newest FBI statistics are currently at the highest average in the last two years in a two-year period. In response to these growing concerns, Convergint partners with EAGL Technology to provide the Emergency Automatic Gunshot Lockdown (EAGL) System, a fully automated active shooter response system designed to protect the public from active shooter incidents and detect gunfire both indoors and outdoors.
The EAGL System was developed independently in response to the Sandy Hook tragedy. Technologies have been integrated over the past several years. After closely looking at recent active shooter incidents the group decided something had to happen within the first seconds of shots fired if lives were going to be saved.
Once an active shooter is detected, an image is sent of the building layout, along with ballistic data and shooter location, to local law enforcement. The EAGL System provides live video streaming at all times and integrates with public address systems designed to alert soft targets of potential threats with a response time of less than 30 seconds.
Through the EAGL System’s approach to be a fully activated emergency response system, first responders are able to act immediately to a threat. Not only will teams become more effective by standardizing all alarm-related workflows, but the centralization of alarm monitoring will lead to greater situational awareness and a higher level of security. This technology is available for any industry but could be especially helpful for Citywide Surveillance, Commercial Offices, Data Centers, Campuses, Healthcare, Public Use, and Transportation customers.