Gunshot Detection Provider Safe Zone Completes $1M Financing Round, Strengthens Distribution
Safe Zone says its gunfire detector can automatically detect, analyze and report gunfire to local authorities within 10 seconds.
MELBOURNE, Fla. — Hot of the heels of debuting its Gunfire Detector (GFD) at CES 2019, Safe Zone announces the completion of a $1-million round of funding anchored by Tampa, Fla.-based Seedfunders. It also announces it will be strengthening its North American market distribution and expand its senior leadership team.
“The response to the Safe Zone Gunfire Detection System is nothing short of extraordinary,” says Safe Zone Founder, President & Chief Operating Officer Mike Anderson. “CES attendees clearly understood that our solution is the active shooter security breakthrough a very troubled world needs. The completion of our financing, the strengthening of our reach throughout North America and the appointment of three new members to our team are going to enhance our ability to fully commercialize the Safe Zone GFD solution.”
In addition to the new round of funding and management team appointments, the company also announces that Stampede, a global leader in value-added pro A/V solutions, has been appointed to distribute the Safe Zone product line throughout North America.
“Stampede’s unmatched reseller network across all vertical markets, coupled with its demonstrated ability to bring meaningful new solutions to market, is going to help Safe Zone reach more potential customers at rapid scale,” says Anderson. “Stampede understands that resellers serving customers in K-12 education, higher education, retail, hospitality and facility management have been looking for a low cost, easy to deploy and expand solution like Safe Zone, and now they have it.”
Safe Zone’s new hires include Mike Lally as CEO, Irv Cohen as chairman of the board of directors and Andy Charles as director. They join COO/Founder Mike Anderson, CTO John Anderson and Director of Customer Experience Neil Grosse on the company’s senior leadership team.
The Safe Zone GFD combines the latest infrared and acoustic detection technologies with immediate Cloud-based data analysis, according to the company.
By utilizing the data from multiple detectors simultaneously, it is said the system can determine the location of shots fired, the number of shots and the type and caliber of gun being used.
Within 10 seconds of the trigger pull, an alert is sent to the appropriate dispatch center, giving local 911 dispatchers all the critical information right on their existing displays, according to the company.
The Safe Zone GFD is a small (less than 3” x 3”) triangular unit that mounts in a ceiling corner and provides gunfire detection for an area of up to 9,000 ft³.
Safe Zone can be connected to third-party alarm, surveillance, door lock and mass notification systems to provide a complete emergency response solution.
Property Managers have the option to increase the capability of their Safe Zone GFD system with additional Safe Zone security products including door and window sensors, silent alert units and wall-mounted emergency duress buttons.
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