Two high tech companies have teamed up to create the world’s first system that can detect gunshots and identify the shooter’s face.

To give law enforcement agencies an extra edge in fighting crime, Safety Dynamics, Inc. and FaceFirst are working to integrate their two leading technologies. Together they will combine Safety Dynamics’ gunshot detection technology with FaceFirst’s facial recognition processor to identify a shooter’s identity in real-time.

Under the combined system, when a gunshot is detected Safety Dynamics' ballistic acoustic sensors can immediately pinpoint the source of the shot and direct a high-resolution camera to zoom in on the exact location. The shooter's face will be captured and FaceFirst's biometrics processor will then compare the shooter's face against existing databases to determine their identity, or if they are unknown, create a new facial record...