Safe Zone, the industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of the next-generation Safe Zone Gunfire Detection System, has announced an alliance with The Edge Group, the forward-looking distributor-owned buying group that connects more than 140 independent distributors with leading manufacturers in the datacom, CCTV/security, low voltage, electronic MRO, and electronic OEM industries. Smart Cities Surveillance reported the announcement online.

“The addition of The Edge Group to our sales organization means that the full benefits of superior quality, affordably-priced gunfire detection are going to be made available to a buying group that represents more than 1,200 stocking locations throughout North America,” Safe Zone President Mike Anderson said today.

“Through the demonstrated abilities of their network, we will be better able to meet the needs of schools, offices, retailers, malls, houses of worship, among others, in smaller markets everywhere,” Anderson emphasized.

Amplifying that point, The Edge Group EVP of Sales & Business Development Nick Scarane said today, “Reliable and affordable gunfire detection can now become an important part of a complete security system for every one of our distributor members and their customers. Safe Zone has developed a groundbreaking solution that is easy to purchase, install and maintain.

“We look forward to presenting this solution to our members,” he continued.  “Partnering with The Edge Group means that Safe Zone now has a partner who thinks and acts like they do, addressing the challenges of middle market independent distribution by developing complete sales and marketing programs designed to drive sales to the next level of success.”

Collectively, Edge distributors have more than 1,120 stocking locations, $156MM in inventory, and more than $1.2B in annual sales.

The Safe Zone Gunfire Detection System combines state-of-the-art detection hardware with leading edge machine learning capabilities to create the world’s most sophisticated and reliable gunfire detection system ever brought to market. The system’s small inconspicuous sensors are designed to be quickly and easily integrated with a complete security system solution and installed throughout any facility to provide 24/7 active site-wide monitoring.

When gunfire occurs, Safe Zone alerts on-site security, building occupants and local authorities within seconds and provides detailed information that includes number of shots fired, type of firearm — and a building floorplan tracking the shooter’s location and movement. Key to the system’s performance accuracy is the patent-pending tri-mode data capture system that features acoustic, spectral and concussion sensors that instantaneously collect data that is then analyzed by a cloud-based machine learning system. If gunfire is confirmed, Safe Zone immediately activates the built-in automated response system that sends all the information to the local 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Centers (ECC). Safe Zone is the only gunfire detection system utilizing RapidSOS, the only all-digital connection for communicating with 911.

Safe Zone is available in both Wi-Fi and PoE detector versions for $199.95 (Wi-Fi) and $299.95 (PoE) with mounting hardware included with the price. Dealers can place orders through their local Safe Zone sales representative: Security Solutions (SSI) Lanier Rep Group (LRG), or Thomasson Marketing Group (TMG). The solution is also available from Anixter, ADI, The Edge Group, Wesco and other mid-market regional distributors.

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