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Gunshot Sensors Installed in Birmingham

 
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:56 am    Post subject: Gunshot Sensors Installed in Birmingham Reply with quote

Gunshot sensors have been installed in Birmingham. The US style system called the ' shotspotter ' records a GPS audio clip to where the location of the gunshot. Trained police will make judgement first to where the location was before deploying officers.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-11950517

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It be interesting to see if this will work.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is a "GPRS audio clip" Mark?

According to the piece, the system records an audio clip and then sends it back to a control base, and uses GPS (not GPRS) to pinpoint the location to within 25m.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I meant GPS audio clip. I hate to think that most 'gun crime' don't require a weapon to be fired. Police may rely on the system without actually going out and finding those responable for these crimes.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
I meant GPS audio clip.


There's no such thing.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They'll be busy the week leading up to Bonfire night- cos the acoustic signature of a banger is as near as makes no difference the same as a gun shot- it has to be a fairly broad spectrum of analysis cos there are so many types of guns and ammo... so what will happen is the police will ignore the system during early November- so all the murders and armed robberies will take place then....New Concentrated Crime.(Just add villains) Smile I wonder sometimes- well most days actually, if the people in charge, know what they are doing.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel wrote:
I wonder sometimes- well most days actually, if the people in charge, know what they are doing.


I think it's all been cooked up by the West Midlands Police PR Department to enable Call Me Dave to hold have a press call and say "Look what they're doing about gun crime in Birmingham despite the swingeing cuts we're about to impose on them".

It's impressive, I'll grant them that.

The PR campaign, I mean.
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nod



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is this all about, are they expecting a lot of gun shots around Brum ? Rolling Eyes

What happens when they determine where it came from ?.

Sounds like someone has bought a new toy Rolling Eyes

Like the speed camera I expect it will save Police being out on the street Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a complete non-story, but gives the brum Police and the Home Secretary a bit of a PR leg-up.
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