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Gunshot detector finally on target

Bugs worked out, system aids police

Lieutenant Harry Cataldo of the Boston police demonstrated how the city's $1.5 million ShotSpotter system works. Lieutenant Harry Cataldo of the Boston police demonstrated how the city's $1.5 million ShotSpotter system works. (Erik Jacobs for The Boston Globe)
By Jonathan Saltzman
Globe Staff / August 4, 2008

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At first, Boston's new $1.5 million gunshot detection system had its kinks. The pizza-size ShotSpotter acoustic sensors, which were placed on rooftops and telephone poles in violence-prone areas, would sound an alarm in heavy rain and misclassify it as firecrackers. (Full article: 998 words)

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