Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), a Rowley, Massachusetts-based gunshot-detection solutions provider to the transportation industry, as per recent reports this week, has announced to deploy its Guardian Active Shooter Detection System at the new Automated People Mover (APM) facility at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Working in collaboration with Genetec and Everbridge, SDS will be deploying the system. Reports are that the finally implemented system will be patched in to the APM facility’s video surveillance, access control, mass notification, and critical emergency management system.
The Los Angeles City Council has approved a 30-year contract worth $4.9 billion with LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS), for the design, build, finance, operation, and maintenance of the APM train system at the LAX airport. Bombardier Transportation has been tasked to provide the operating system for APM, along with overseeing the design and installation of the Guardian system.
In its statement, SDS said that its selection was done by Bombardier after a thorough market survey for active shooter solutions. “The Guardian system continues to be the gunshot detection system of choice for major airports and transportation authorities across the U.S.,” states SDS CEO Christian Connors. “This is due in large part to our success with existing airport installations and our zero false alert history, but we also credit the rigorous testing and independent third-party certifications that qualify Guardian as a true life safety solution.”
With its selection by Bombardier for active shooter detection at the LAX APM facility, SDS now has other airport clients lining up, including the Charleston International Airport (CHS) in North Carolina and the upcoming installation at Abilene Regional Airport (ABI) in Texas.