Safe Zone Technologies

Gunfire Detection for Indoor Spaces

Safe Zone Technologies

Gunfire Detection for Indoor Spaces

Melbourne, FL
Business to Business
Health Tech
Safe Zone detects indoor gunfire instantly. In seconds, the smart tech sensors identify the location, type of firearm, and number of gun shots fired in real-time and send that information to 911 dispatch, on-site security, and people in the building, which reduces response time and saves lives.

$55,016

raised
42
Investors
$20M
Valuation
$4.64
Price per Share
$296.96
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

$55,016

raised
42
Investors
$20M
Valuation
$4.64
Price per Share
$296.96
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

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$296+
Investment
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$1,000+
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Tier 1
Safe Zone “Shot” Glass.
$2,500+
Investment
Tier 2
Two Safe Zone “Shot” Glasses.
$5,000+
Investment
Tier 3
Two Safe Zone “Shot” Glasses and 10% bonus shares. Designate a school or house of worship to receive a free box of 10 Safe Zone Wi-Fi Gunshot Detectors.
$10,000+
Investment
Tier 4
Two Safe Zone “Shot” Glasses and 15% bonus shares. Designate a school or house of worship to receive a free box of 10 Safe Zone Wi-Fi Gunshot Detectors.

Reasons to Invest

We are creating the most accessible technology-based solutions to address one of the most tragic social problems of our time. Rapid response ends active shooter threats sooner and saves lives.
With our incredibly affordable, efficient and easy-to-use gunshot detectors, we are perfectly positioned to disrupt the multi-billion dollar gunfire detection market
Our unparalleled smart detector technology includes three sensors (noise, shock and muzzle flash) and delivers real time gunfire monitoring in a continuously updated gunfire detection model, with firearm type reporting, continuous direct digital connection to 9-1-1, all communications native to the system, and cloud-based machine learning analysis of data.


Using Gunfire Detection to Save Lives


At Safe Zone Technologies, we created a cost-effective and accessible lifesaving alert system that significantly cuts down response times to active shootings. Our detectors are discretely installed throughout buildings such as schools, houses-of-worship, offices, stores, and government buildings to instantly detect gunfire. 


Within seconds of the first shots, our tri-mode sensors and artificial intelligence system relay real time data to the authorities including shot locations, number of shots and type of firearm. Shot locations and times are mapped over a building floor plan, providing law enforcement with critical intel on the movement of the shooter.



By guiding authorities to the shooter’s location and significantly reducing response times, Safe Zone saves lives and makes our communities safer. 

THE PROBLEM


As Shootings Increase, Uncertainty and Slow Response Times Cost Lives


M
ass shootings are no longer isolated incidents. 2021 is on pace for 700 mass shootings. That’s almost twice the number in 2019 and has tragically been growing every year since the University of Texas shooting in 1966. 



Most indoor gunfire detection systems are expensive, complicated and difficult to maintain.  This leaves millions of unprotected facilities where it is difficult for law enforcement to respond quickly. First responders must determine the location of an active shooter in buildings with many rooms or multiple floors, spending precious minutes clearing each room. After the shooting starts, the critically injured have a 7-10% less chance of survival with every minute that passes.


THE SOLUTION


Cost-Efficient, Easy to deploy, Life-Saving Gunfire Detection Technology




We developed technology to detect gunfire onsite as soon as it happens, immediately alerting law enforcement authorities and tracking the shooter’s location room by room in order to reduce response times and save lives.



Safezone’s AI driven and patented technology provides: 

1. Full facility floor plan with address, room layout, shooter locations, and number of shots fired provide first law enforcement first responders with actionable intelligence to engage faster with more effectiveness, ending the threat sooner.

2. Identification of the type of firearm (rifle vs pistol) so that law enforcement and/or SWAT can be properly  protected and select an appropriate staging distance for initial operations. 

3. Cloud based technology to eliminate the unreliability and maintenance problems with local computational hardware. The most recent, accurate detection model and fastest analysis are available seamlessly to all customers all of the time.

4. Real time push notifications to law enforcement, onsite security/administration, as well as any occupants authorized through the Safezone mobile app.


Creating safety for our kids at less than $7 per student per year


Safezone gunfire detectors are extremely small at less than 2.5 inches per side, ceiling mounted, and contain three critical sensing technologies (acoustic, shock and muzzle flash). As one of the only providers with cloud based machine learning analysis of this tri-mode sensing capability, Safezone sets a new standard for reliability in indoor gunfire monitoring.   



Each detector covers a volume of approximately the typical classroom size (30ft x 30ft x 10ft). Where more expensive competitive solutions often economically force customers to choose a few areas to protect, the Safezone solution is priced to protect your entire facility - from the back door to the front, not just the lobby and executive offices. 


Once installed, there is no additional maintenance. The motionless, silent detectors have a single green LED that pulses once per minute to let occupants know the Safezone system is at the ready 24/7/365 to summon law enforcement.

Our Business Model

Designed for low voltage power and wireless communication, the detectors are easily installed by local security or AV dealers.  The detectors are stocked in local branches of national distributors like ADI, WESCO and Anixter at ⅓ to 1/10 the cost of competitive systems. 



Safe Zone is a Software as a Service (SaaS) business model with a hardware gateway that locks in customers. This is the same strategy as companies like Ring and Nest.

Our Safe Zone certified Dealers resell the Detectors to end users making profit three ways:


  1. Sale of the Detector Hardware
  2. Installation of the Detector Hardware
  3. Share of the recurring revenue for monitoring services

THE MARKET


Revolutionizing a Fast-Growing Market


G
unfire detection is a multi-billion dollar market predicted to grow at a 25% annual rate to over $7 billion in 2026.  
Market studies identify the prohibitively high cost of the detection equipment and complicated systems maintenance as two of  the most significant barriers to even larger market growth. Safe Zone breaks that barrier with costs as much as 70% less than competitors - with better technology that is simple to install and requires no computer or IT maintenance.

Other available gunshot detection systems are built upon last-century technology developed originally for the military.  While they do work, they are complicated, expensive and difficult to maintain. The high cost results in compromised systems with too few detectors to properly protect a space. 


According to our research, Safe Zone’s patented technology is disruptive to the industry in many ways:


  • Affordable tri-mode sensing of acoustic sensor, 3-axis concussion measurement, and spectral analysis of muzzle flash 
  • Cloud-based deep machine learning analysis of data, even from multiple detectors as a single event signature
  • Reports firearm type and the location of multiple shooters with different firearm types
  • Always directly connected to 911 dispatch centers with exclusive partner RapidSOS  complete digital reporting network
  • Lowest cost to install and lowest cost of ownership of any available indoor gunshot detection system

OUR TRACTION


Proven Technology and Strong Partnerships

Our product has proven performance with over 1 million detector hours of operation in schools, offices, retail and government buildings. 



Safezone has signed distribution contracts with three of the nation’s largest and most reputable security and electrical distributors: ADI, WESCO, Anixter, who provide over 1,500 distributor branches nationally serving over 100,000 local dealers.


Additionally, nearly 2,000 local dealers and installers have become Safezone certified through our proprietary online product/installation learning portal.



We have already invested over $3 million over 4 years into the development of the industry's most advanced detector and cloud based AI for accurately and reliably monitoring indoor gunfire at a fraction of competitor costs.

WHY INVEST


Saving Minutes to Save Lives

Active shooters have been a major issue in our society for decades and continue to grow with no end in sight.


Our technology provides an accessible way to improve our law enforcement response in a faster, safer way to mitigate the damages these events cause.


Our vision provides the safety and confidence of more than a billion detector Safezones over the next 5 years. This breakthrough technology allows accesible gunfire detection and automated RapidSOS alert to 911 for every school, office, store and government building. We all deserve the protection and rapid response to end threats sooner. 


With our disruptive technology we project to install more detectors in a single year than all the other indoor gunfire competitors combined, making rapid response to gunfire the standard rather than a luxury only a few mega-corporations can afford.


We have spent years perfecting our technology, and now we are ready to disrupt the multi-billion dollar gunfire detection market, reduce response times, and save lives. 


Join us as we embrace the accessible technological solution for automatically detecting active shooter events, responding quickly and helping to build a safer world.

In the Press

Security Informed

A Rise in Firearms: How the Security Industry Can Help Prepare for the 'New Normal'

District Administration

Why schools need a gunfire detection system – a parent’s view

CCTV Buyers Guide

The Edge Group Adds Safe Zone

Hospitality Technology

How Hotels with Active Shooters Stand to Benefit Greatly from Gunfire Detection Systems

Spaces 4 Learning

Gunfire Detection Systems Are More Important Than Ever in a World Impacted by COVID-19

Security Industry Association

Member Perspective: The Rise of Indoor Gunfire Detectors

Sound & Video Contractor

Pandemic Consequences Challenge Security Professionals to be Prepared for a ‘New Normal’

Sound & Video Contractor

Veteran Police Officer and Former Army Sergeant Robert T. Rose Calls the Safe Zone Gunfire Detection System a Life Saver

Security Informed

Safe Zone Technologies Educates Security Professionals To Be Prepared For Post-COVID Challenges

Campus Safety

Safe Zone Unveils Next-Gen Gunfire Detection System

Athletic Business

Safe Zone Partners with RapidSOS to Connect its Gunfire Detection Technology with 9-1-1

Security Sales and Integration

Why Gunshot Detection Systems Are Becoming More Affordable

Digital Trends

New gunfire-detection system alerts police of shooters in seconds, not minutes

Security InfoWatch

Tech Deep Dive: Gunshot Detection

SDM

Must-See Booths at ISC West 2019

government technology

Retired Teacher Urges Businesses to Buy Gunfire Detectors

NBC 5 Chicago

Tech Trends: Sophisticated New Security

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Offering Summary


Company

:

Safe Zone Technologies, Inc.

Corporate Address

:

2277 Turtle Mound Rd, Melbourne, FL 32934

Offering Minimum

:

$9,999.20

Offering Maximum

:

$1,069,997.92

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$296.96











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

2,155

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

230,603

Price per Share

:

$4.64

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$19,993,760.00











Voting Rights of Securities Sold in this Offering

Voting Proxy. Each Subscriber shall appoint the Chief Executive Officer of the Company (the “CEO”), or his or her successor, as the Subscriber’s true and lawful proxy and attorney, with the power to act alone and with full power of substitution, to, consistent with this instrument and on behalf of the Subscriber, (i) vote all Securities, (ii) give and receive notices and communications, (iii) execute any instrument or document that the CEO determines is necessary or appropriate in the exercise of its authority under this instrument, and (iv) take all actions necessary or appropriate in the judgment of the CEO for the accomplishment of the foregoing. The proxy and power granted by the Subscriber pursuant to this Section are coupled with an interest. Such proxy and power will be irrevocable. The proxy and power, so long as the Subscriber is an individual, will survive the death, incompetency and disability of the Subscriber and, so long as the Subscriber is an entity, will survive the merger or reorganization of the Subscriber or any other entity holding the Securities. However, the Proxy will terminate upon the closing of a firm-commitment underwritten public offering pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933 covering the offer and sale of Common Stock or the effectiveness of a registration statement under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 covering the Common Stock.

*Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below.

Time-Based:

Friends and Family Early Birds

Invest within the first three days and receive additional 20% bonus shares.

Super Early Bird Bonus

Invest within the first six days and receive additional 15% bonus shares. 

Early Bird Bonus

Invest within the first nine days and receive an additional 10% bonus shares.

Amount-Based:

Tier 1 | $1,000+

Safe Zone “Shot” Glass.

Tier 2 | $2,500+

Two Safe Zone “Shot” Glasses. 

Tier 3 | $5,000+

Two Safe Zone “Shot” Glasses and 10% bonus shares. Designate a school or house of worship to receive a free box of 10 Safe Zone Wi-Fi Gunshot Detectors.

Tier 4 | $10,000+

Two Safe Zone “Shot” Glasses and 15% bonus shares. Designate a school or house of worship to receive a free box of 10 Safe Zone Wi-Fi Gunshot Detectors.

*All perks occur when the offering is completed.  

**The "Shot" glass is an 8-ounce drinking glass featuring the Safe Zone logo and a bullet captured in the molten glass during manufacture. This glass is a symbol of the community protection created by you, our design team, and the Safe Zone detectors. 

The 10% StartEngine Owners' Bonus

Safe Zone Technologies, Inc. will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Common Stock at $4.64 / share, you will receive 110 shares of Common Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $464. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investors eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are cancelled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Salary payments made to one’s self, a friend or relative. Any expense labeled “Administrative Expenses” not strictly for administrative purposes. Any expense labeled “Travel and Entertainment”. Vendor payments.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$1,044,857.00 USD
$976,851.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$48,845.00 USD
$403,183.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$36,665.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$660,239.00 USD
$275,097.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$3,147,394.00 USD
$2,025,550.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$190,408.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$61,767.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$1,514,509.00 USD
-$1,413,529.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

A frequent question

9 days ago

One of the questions we often hear is “Why do you recommend so many more detectors in my building than your competitors do?”  

Let’s address the implied part of that question first. The laws of physics are the same for all gunshot detectors.  Sound works the same way for everyone, with consistent amplitude and decay characteristics in a given environment.  The same is true for the visual component of a muzzle flash.  The detector must “see” the gunshot to effectively use the information – that means line of sight to the firearm (in some applications reflections can extend the effective sensor range but are not as dependable as direct line of sight).  Most gunshot detectors on the market use these two components of the firearm discharge to identify a gunshot.  The bottom line is that any of the major gunshot detector systems can function in a given application and space.  In fact, the effective range specification of the available gunshot detectors is essentially the same. Differences between systems are how the data is managed and communicated to stakeholders.  

At Safe Zone we want to save as many lives as possible.  It’s understandable that more detectors in a space will deliver more information to law enforcement, especially when tracking an active shooter’s movements.  The higher density of detectors will provide redundancy in the event of an incident, improving reliability.  With the cost of Safe Zone so low relative to competitors, adding more detectors just makes sense.  However, if budget is a limiting factor, and it is acceptable to forego the extra protection, you can feel safe installing the same number of detectors knowing that the functionality of the system will be the same.   

Gunshot Detection is more affordable than you think

11 days ago

We had a question about the cost of a  gunshot detection system for a school.  I was unable to upload an actual image of our example cost chart, so I thought to include it in an update.  Here's the chart:

As you can see from these real-world examples, the cost to most schools is less than $7.00 per student per year for the first four years.  Subsequent years are even less since the hardware and installation is already full amortized.  


Notice of Funds Disbursement

15 days ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Safe Zone Technologies has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Safe Zone Technologies be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

A Second Patent

15 days ago

We just got notification of allowance on our patent: "Firearm Discharge Detecting and Semaphoring System".  That clears the way for our next product: Guiding Light.  Think of this as a traffic light for people during an emergency situation that guides them on a safe exit path (avoiding the danger areas) to a safe zone, either inside or outside the building.  The system interfaces with our gunshot detection system or fire alarm and security systems to function any time an evacuation is necessary for safety.  

Patent Update

20 days ago

Great News!  We received the Notice of Allowance for our patent.  "Firearm Discharge Detection" protects our core technology for detecting gunshots, our unique system architecture and our cloud based machine learning analysis.

Safe Zone's technology is the leader in the field.  

 

Meet our Advisory Board

25 days ago

Industry Heavyweights supporting our mission to save lives by helping us grow our company.

Howard Berger - Managing Partner at RealComm, the global leader in commercial technology in commercial buildings.  linkedin.com/in/howard-berger-832790

Avi Rosenthal - IoT Industry Leader with decades of experience growing technology companies and making an impact.  linkedin.com/in/avirosenthal  

Eric Smith - Experienced CTO that has grown multiple companies to exits, including IPOs and Acquisitions.  linkedin.com/in/ericsmith5 


Great way to show your support for saving lives

about 1 month ago

The Safe Zone "shot" glass.  Get a set of four to share with your friends.  Check out the Rewards section for details.  

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