Internet-Connected Guns for Cops

Gun would provide real-time data location and when it was unholstered and fired

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Fri, Oct 24th, 2014 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

Silicon Valley startup Yardarm Technologies plans in transforming "officers' weapons into smart guns with real-time telemetry." The sensor, a small device that would go inside the gun, would be able to provide location of the gun and, if fired, the direction the gun was pointing to.

While it won't capture the details of all an officer's interactions with the public, the Yardarm device may provide critical information. Santa Cruz County Sheriff Phil Wowak was highly optimistic that the sensors would bolster accountability. "A law enforcement leader’s ultimate responsibility is to keep their staff and the public safe at all times,” Wowak said. “Yardarm's technology is a groundbreaking way to do just that, and every sheriff and police chief worldwide should be looking at this product for the future of their department.”

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