A violent crime occurs once every 26 seconds in the United States, per the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting “Crime Clock”. As such, reducing crime in metropolitan and suburban
areas is arguably the highest priority for municipalities and law enforcement. When it comes to protecting cities and enhancing public safety, audio solutions are essential. This is particularly true when it comes to delivering critical information to first responders. Sound is often one of the earliest indicators to a first responder that something is wrong.
Adding audio to a surveillance solution is the first step in deploying smart city security. One and two-way audio solutions allow for proactive and real-time monitoring. Additionally, sound detectors help security and law enforcement personnel identify acoustic events commonly associated with crimes, alerting first responders prior to a precarious situation reaching its full potential.