Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2019
Mar. 06, 2020
Jun. 28, 2019
Cover [Abstract]      
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2019    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Entity Registrant Name ShotSpotter, Inc.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001351636    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer    
Entity Well Known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity File Number 001-38107    
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE    
Entity Tax Identification Number 47-0949915    
Entity Address, Address Line One 7979 Gateway Blvd.    
Entity Address, Address Line Two Suite 210    
Entity Address, City or Town Newark    
Entity Address, State or Province CA    
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 94560    
City Area Code 510    
Local Phone Number 794-3100    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Small Business true    
Entity Emerging Growth Company true    
Entity Ex Transition Period true    
Entity Shell Company false    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   11,346,538  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes    
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, $0.005 par value per share    
Trading Symbol SSTI    
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ    
Document Annual Report true    
Document Transition Report false    
Entity Public Float     $ 360,807,561
Documents Incorporated by Reference

Portions of the Registrant’s Definitive Proxy Statement relating to the Annual Meeting of Stockholders, scheduled to be held on June 10, 2020, are incorporated by reference into Part III of this Report. Such Proxy Statement will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission no later than 120 days following the end of the Registrant’s fiscal year ended December 31, 2019.