The Company was formed as a result of an educator’s vision. Jody Allen Crowe’s experience with weapons in schools, along with the national tragedies of Sandy Hook and other school shootings led him to bring experts together to research and develop an innovative structural change to buildings that will have a lasting impact on interior control of buildings. The concept of a building intruder defensive shield is the first-of-its-kind building occupant protection system with the potential to change building infrastructures in the same manner fire sprinklers did for fire control.
The Company has office, research, and manufacturing facilities in Minneapolis, MN.
The idea started to develop in Crowe’s garage in 2013. The first patent was filed September 2014. The first simulation of the building intruder defensive shield took place in a soon-to be demolished school building in Fargo, ND in March 2014. The Crotega Research Center opened in Crystal, MN, soon after the first simulation in Fargo. The information gained from the Fargo simulation began two years of research in product design that has led to the beta placement of the first Shooter Suppression System in a public school in March 2016. The second patent was filed May 2016. In June 2016, the development of proprietary touchscreen control software began. The third patent was filed October 2016. By January 2017, the Shooter Suppression System was ready for market. The unique intuitive system software can monitor multiple zones, allowing building occupants to deploy the system by touch panel upon visual recognition of a threat.
5448 Douglas Dr. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55429
The Elko/New Market PD Chief tests out Repuls.
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Crotega's Patented Shooter Suppression System (The System) provides a remotely deployed system that drenches the perpetrator with repulsive solution, impairing their ability to enact violence. Active shooter suppression is the next step in life safety and interior building security. Zones can be alerted through hardwired switches such as pull stations, fobs, or gunshot recognition sensors.