New York City is rolling out a new gunshot detection system
This week, New York City installed a new gunshot detection system. The new $1.5 million test system uses devices called ShotSpotters to detect gunshot sounds and locate them to within 2 feet. The system comprises more than 300 sensors spread over a cumulative 15 square miles of the city, using triangulation to locate shots in real time. The hope is that the new system will alert police to crimes that would otherwise go unreported. A similar system is already in place in Washington, DC, where it has detected nearly 40,000 gunshots over eight years.
Source:: The Verge