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Using Gunshot Detection Technology to Mitigate Human Fallibility

When shots are fired, sound distortion, distance, and denial can lead people nearby to misidentify the sound—believing it instead to be firecrackers, fireworks, a car backfiring, or something benign. When a small group of terrorists attacked the Crocus City concert hall in Moscow, Russia, on 22 March, some concert attendees believed the initial gunshots may have been part of the show. In these instances, a gunshot detection product can help in identifying gunfire, separating that specific noise from others in a monitored environment. But identification is only a fraction of the larger solution.

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