San Jose, CA gun retailers are now required to implement store security monitoring (both audio and video) for gun purchasers, as part of their overall store surveillance solution based on a recently passed law.
The law was passed by the city in response to the mass shooting that left 9 workers at a VTA facility dead.
A Change in Legislation
In response to the tragic 2021 mass shooting at California’s Santa Clara County Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) , the San José City Council passed a number of new gun measures that included a provision requiring licensees ensure that its business location is monitored by a video surveillance system as well as an audio recording system.
Addressing the Problem
For security system integrators who consult with gun retailers to design security systems customized to meet their particular needs and address these guidelines, consider the audio component of Louroe Electronics Verifact® L-DT, a microphone designed as a bi-directional microphone to pick up sounds from both the front and back of house, and the Louroe IF-1, a single-zone audio interface device. Purpose-built to offer retailers store-wide situational awareness and customizable monitoring coverage, depending on each installation’s needs—these devices, analog or IP, exceed the requirements outlined in San José’s proposals.
When integrated with existing surveillance cameras solutions, specifically, these audio capture devices—easily installed on any flat surface and built to offer exceptional durability and industry-leading performance—bolster any retail security system to listen in and address every concern.