According to the FBI the average time it takes emergency responders to arrive at the scene of an active shooting event is 18 minutes yet on average a school shooting lasts 12.5 minutes. School safety personnel and emergency responders need instant notification both that a shot has been fired AND exactly where in order to ensure the safety of as many of our children as possible.
The sad fact is that every minute that an active shooting continues means 2 lives lost, on average.
Guardian technology means emergency response teams arrive in 2 minutes, not 18.
Guardian is all about getting emergency response teams to the scene of an active school shooting with all the information they need in just 2 minutes, not 18. And it's about getting that same information to school teachers and administrators as soon as it happens.
The Guardian devices are installed throughout the school. The Guardian devices are barely visible to teachers and children walking by them in the halls - no more visible than a fire alarm. But when a shot is fired, these devices can "see" and "hear" the shot fired and can then pinpoint the location of the shooter in the school with near 100% accuracy.
Within a second or two, that information is available to school administrators and teachers in both audio form and visual form while a text version is sent to emergency responders with the same critical information. Within moments of the event, both the school safety officers and emergency responders have the shot and location information needed to begin their lifesaving tasks.
Over $45 million dollars of research and development has been invested by the US Government and a defense contractor to mature this capability. The technology has saved the lives of countless military men and women overseas.
We have repurposed that military grade technology specifically for a school environment.
Instant information saves lives.
With the information that a shot was fired and exactly where now distributed to all teachers and administrators, they can act NOW to save lives.
Many schools currently utilize active shooter training programs that teach "Run, Hide, Fight." Guardian's immediate and accurate information initiates these procedures with school officials much more quickly, saving lives.
With Guardian, it's not "Did I just hear a gunshot?" It's "There's a shooter in the building, we need to run, hide, or fight."
#FundErase to put Guardian in 50 schools in 50 states.
Guardian manufacturer, SDS, has agreed to offer up the 50 Guardian systems at cost, meaning zero profit to the company, if we can raise the money through our crowdfunding campaign launching on November 9, 2015, on Indiegogo.
Please contribute what you can, spread the word about our campaign to your friends, and get involved. We can't do it without you.