"Security is a main issue that all of us want to have. Security is not easy to establish but by providing the technology and will, we can make it."
Nowadays knowledge costs the most. This is why the USA pays $50,000 per square mile per year to know. But to know what? The US pays this amount to know the source location of sniper and gun shots. But even in the US, and due to high costs, this technology is implemented in few places with high crime rates, they still have about 10 000 gun related deaths per year ( 30 000 in Brazil).
My name is Firas Wazneh and I'm a telecommunications engineer.
What is Way To Safety previously known as Sniper Source?
It's an application that uses the crowd-infrastructure i.e. your mobiles, laptops and PCs to identify the source location of sniper and gun shots and show you the way to safety. Within 30 seconds after a shot is fired, the application will determine the source location of the shooter, the direction he was aiming at, the type and caliber of the weapon used and the number of bullets fired. This data will be sent to the nearby residents for free and we will also send it to the army, paramedics, press.
We are among the Berytech finalists in the GSVC competition:
We won the third place at the Social Innovation Camp:
We were finalists at ARABNET Beirut 2013 , you can watch the video pitch here:
We need to build the prototype. The money will be used to buy High quality microphones, a Laptop and used Android cell phones. We will use them to create a database of sounds and start the identification process.Part of the theoretical is done over Matlab, and we are working to provide a proof of concept by the begining of next summer. (The work is going slowly but steadily because it's part time).
When we get the proof of concept working we will present the work in front of investors to get the funding to port the application to all the mobile platforms.Worst case scenario: the application will be online in 2 years.
After having used a similar technology in the US, statistics showed a decrease of 40% in crime rate and a decrease of 80% in gunfire. http://www.shotspotter.com/news-and-events/press-releases/evidence-captured-shotspotter-gunshot-location-system%C2%AE-gls-assists-mu.
We will have a greater effect since we are not limited to fixed locations but rather the location of mobiles with the app installed.Wouldn't you want this technology implemented in your country?
Q: Will this application be accurate? A: The US system has an accuracy of false postives and negatives between 70% & 80%, we will begin by at a low accuracy but our goal is to reach even higher accuracy by getting more users.
Q: Will this application invade a person's privacy? A: We will verify the code through security specialists who will certify that our code is legit.
Other Ways You Can Help: If you can't support us financialy, you can always support us by spreading the word about this technology so that other supporters can help us enter security to this world.
All premium service rewards are received on the day the application goes online.Stickers, Mugs and T-Shirts will be delivered @Altcity in Hamra-Beirut-Lebanon. Feel free to ask any questions.
Here is a blog written about us:
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