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Mosquito public sounder installations for anti-social behaviour only.

Compound Security Systems : 18 February, 2008  (Technical Article)
In response to criticism of the Mosquito as being indiscriminate, Compound Security Systems outlines the circumstances in which it should be used and introduces product variants with alternative activation and control methods.
Compound Security Systems, inventor of the Mosquito anti social youth dispersal device makes it clear that the device should ONLY ever be used in a public place when anti social behaviour is occurring and then for only as long as required. The Mosquito was never intended to make no go areas for children and teenagers and, like many observers, the management of the company is furious that it is being used in this way. The Managing Director comments, "I suspect many have experienced intermediation from the small minority of aggressive youths in your own community and can see the benefit of the Mosquito when used correctly. Potentially people who misuse the unit could be stopped by the local Environmental Health Department of the council but before action can be taken evidence needs to be obtained, this up until now has been nearly impossible as the agency does not have the equipment to monitor my device. This is something that I am going to resolve very shortly".

Compound Security Systems have undertaken to provide at cost to councils a device that can be installed within the area of a Mosquito that will electronically log the time and duration a Mosquito is being used. This, along with evidence as to volume level provided by the company, will be sufficient to prosecute the owner of a Mosquito that is being misused.

Compound Security Solutions' MD continues, "As a Dad of 5 myself I would hate to see my invention being used to prevent adults shopping with their children or law abiding young people being driven off OUR streets. I hope this goes some way towards allaying the concerns of Liberty and others".

Compound is currently working on two new products in the Mosquito range.

The first is a Mosquito that, using wireless technology will automatically inform a central control room when activated. This unit will require Police sanction prior to installation and will operate at 118dB. At this higher level, near instant protection should be afforded to the user whilst simultaneously alerting the Police to a potentially dangerous situation. This device will be operated by a panic button and can be used both internally and externally as an effective device to combat assault.

The second is a Mosquito unit with a built in CCTV camera linked to a control room using the standard GSM mobile phone network. It has become evident in the last few weeks that Mosquito devices are required in numerous housing estates; this poses an important issue of who has the authority to activate the device. It is proposed that a member of the public can contact a central monitoring station on a well publicised number to report anti social behaviour, the monitoring station can then obtain real time video of the location and, following strict guidelines, operate the Mosquito remotely whilst simultaneously gathering video evidence.

The 118dB model will also be made available to the Emergency services mounted within a roof mount steerable housing for staff protection.
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