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Business startup in California creates police firearm technology

Gun safety has become a contentious issue around the country as of late. Particular interest has been given to how police officers handle their firearms while on duty as a result of several recent high-profile police shootings that have gripped the national headlines. One California business startup is now looking to provide a solution to the challenges of regulating police officer use of firearms.

The company, Yardarm Technologies, has designed a new technology that will allow dispatchers to monitor in real time when a police officer's gun has been taken out of the holster and when the gun has been fired. The new technology will also track the location of the firearm as well as in what direction the firearm was discharged. This could help in gathering evidence in future police shooting incidents.

Also, the technology is designed to better help protect police officers working in the field. One local sheriff's department in California that is currently testing the technology says that it will enable the office of the sheriff's department to tell if deputies may be in trouble and not able to radio for help. The new technology is reliant on Internet access as well as a small device placed on the handle of the police officer's handgun.

After the proper testing has been completed and the technology has been deemed effective and safe, the California business startup will be looking to manufacture the necessary equipment, set up proper distribution routes and hire personnel for servicing these new products. This will require a solid business plan in order to most effectively utilize resources. Additionally, ensuring that the business plan will comply with rules and regulations is also important, especially in the firearms industry.

Source:, "California startup unveils gun technology for cops", Haven Daley, Oct. 24, 2014

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