ZeroEyes AI gun detection selected for high school pilot program
ZeroEyes’ proprietary software will use existing security cameras to identify a potential firearm as soon as it might become visible and send alerts to school administrators and security personnel within 3-5 seconds.
PHILADELPHIA — ZeroEyes, creators of an AI-based gun detection video analytics platform, announces it has been selected by Oxford High School in Oxford Township, Michigan for a program driver designed to reduce the likelihood of mass shootings on campus.
The company says its platform is the only one to hold the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Security Act designation focused solely on firearms detection.
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Oxford High School was the scene of a tragic mass shooting in November 2021 that left four students dead and seven injured. The school continues to strengthen its security measures by integrating ZeroEyes’ Software with existing IP security cameras, which the company says is a very affordable way to empower security decision makers to radically improve their ability to protect the school.
The platform is designed to detect the presence of a firearm with pinpoint accuracy, then notify school administrators, school resource officers, and local 911 dispatch within 3-5 seconds.
This capability is meant to ensure the school can proactively enact safety protocols before a shot is fired and gives first responders real-time information to help save lives.
“We are committed to providing a safe and secure learning environment for our student body and see ZeroEyes playing an important role moving forward,” said Jill Lemond, Assistant Superintendent of Safety and School Operations, Oxford Community Schools. . “When many other well-meaning companies came to us with a sales pitch, ZeroEyes offered us a solution.”
Founded by a group of former Navy SEAL team leaders, ZeroEyes’ solution has been implemented in more than 14 states in K-12 public districts to protect students and staff. The company says it uses hundreds of thousands of proprietary images and videos to train its AI to become the most comprehensive and capable gun detection technology on the market.
The software integrates with schools’ existing security cameras and video analytics to detect weapons in real time. Former U.S. military specialists monitor every detection 24/7/365 from the ZeroEyes Internal Operations Center (ZOC) to provide accurate and actionable intelligence on the brandishing of any weapons detected nearby or in a busy school.
ZeroEyes AI does not record, store, or share videos or images of students or others, ensuring privacy is maintained.
“Since 1970, there have been nearly 1,650 school shootings with no signs of abating,” says Mike Lahiff, CEO and co-founder of ZeroEyes. “No child should have to experience the horror of such an incident. We are proud to partner with the District of Oxford and the State of Michigan to protect its students. We encourage all Michigan residents to ask your legislator to fund artificial intelligence weapons detection technology.