Wisconsin woman creates gunshot alarm system
BARABOO, Wis. (AP) -- The deadly 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School has inspired a Wisconsin woman to create a gunshot alarm system that alerts those in a building to the sound of gunfire and notifies emergency responders.
The system is similar to a fire alarm. Sensors placed in a building will set off an alarm when they detect and confirm the sound of a gunshot. The sensors can also help authorities by pinpointing the location of the shot.
Jax is a former substitute teacher for the Baraboo School District. She began working on the idea with software development company Acumium in February 2016.