The folks at Verbi endeavor to make the world a safer place.

By connecting first responders and citizens to one another, we help people create less dangerous local communities that work together to improve the quality of everyone's daily life. That might mean helping them avoid active shooter events, fires or floods, or tipping them off to a medical or police emergency.

So, how does it work?

First, an intelligent shot detector (ISD) automatically detects a gunfire or explosion sound within milliseconds and performs an initial threat analysis to apply confidence (e.g. the sensor is 85% confident it heard gunfire) before forwarding the event onto a local IoT gateway. The actual audio is never recorded so there is no privacy issue.

Second, the local IoT gateway receives the acoustic event from the ISD and performs additional threat analysis to potentially increase, decrease or leave the initial confidence applied to the event by the sensor before forwarding the aggregate event onto a cloud IoT gateway.

Third, the cloud IoT gateway sends alert notifications via email, SMS, push notifications, web sockets and text-to-speech. It also can make custom REST API calls to 3rd party systems including Tyco and Genetec.

Fourth, first responders with the Verbi Facility mobile app connected to the local or cloud gateway will see the specific zone turn red indicating a dangerous threat has been detected and if camera are available, click on one to immediately start viewing live feeds.

Last, first responders can acknowledge the alerts via the mobile app.

With the Verbi Facility system, users can both receive and share info on suspicious activity, attacks, police or medical emergencies, and any other threats along their daily routines, helping to give other users in the area a 'heads-up' about what's happening that may impact their safety.