In a move to further enhance public safety, the Village of Bellwood, Illinois is integrating the ShotSpotter Gunshot Location System with its wireless surveillance camera network.
The integration, scheduled for completion in early September, will allow the ShotSpotter GLS to interoperate with the city's cameras and surveillance system to provide Bellwood police with real-time notification of gunshot events as well as precise event data, detailed forensic and intelligence analysis for arrest and prosecution, and information on a shooter's location, including drive-by shooters on the move.
Bellwood is the first municipality in Illinois to cover its entire service area with a ShotSpotter Gunshot Location System.
Current Technologies Corporation (CTC), the company that provided Bellwood's wireless surveillance system, will install and integrate ShotSpotter with the city's Proxim wireless network and surveillance camera system.
"ShotSpotter is an ideal complement to Bellwood's successful wireless surveillance camera system," said Steve Daugherty, president of Current Technologies Corporation (CTC). "The gunshot location technology not only will enable the Village's police officers to arrive on the scene of a gunshot event faster, but as we integrate ShotSpotter into the Village's surveillance camera network, police officers also will have a bird's-eye view of the scene before they arrive."