This Silicon Valley city with a large suburban population is typically considered a safe city, with a high quality of life. However, with many residents and neighborhoods, the police force is often stretched thin. When there is a fast-moving, nimble threat, the city’s proactive officers deploy tools that function as force multipliers.
A Silicon Valley city was terrorized by a serial shooter who fired at moving vehicles over a period of four months. The shooter would target the drivers hitting several doors of moving vehicles. Based on the location of the shell casings, the culprit was using a pistol and his shots were dangerously accurate. As a result, the detectives felt it was just a matter of time before he would cause a serious injury or a fatality.
The Silicon Valley PD quickly implemented V5 Acoustic Gunshot Sensors (V5 GSL) and V5 Portable Security Units (V5 PSUs) in different locations where previous shootings had occurred. The units could relay live video and gunshot localization information they captured directly to any smart device, a feature that ensured the police would be able to respond to developments in real-time.
Within a month, officers were able to move the units 12 times, allowing them to ultimately home in and catch the serial shooter. The combination of dedicated detectives and V5 Systems technology had prevented the serious injury or death of innocent civilians. The suspect is now facing 10 counts of attempted murder.
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