Pontiac schools deploy ZeroEyes gun detection system

PHILADELPHIA–ZeroEyes, creators of an artificial intelligence-based gun detection video analytics platform, announced that its proactive gun detection and intelligent situational awareness solution has been deployed by Michigan’s Pontiac School District to protect students and faculty against gun-related threats.

PSD includes nine schools and takes pride in offering its students work-based learning opportunities in industries such as health sciences, business and finance, and hospitality and tourism. The district is adding ZeroEyes to a multi-layered approach that includes a visitor check-in system, smart sensors, and video management software, among others, to provide a safe and secure educational environment.

“At Pontiac, we’ve dedicated significant resources to fostering opportunities for students, and we’ve witnessed the positive impact rippling throughout our community,” said Pontiac Interim Superintendent Kimberly Leverette. “Our mission is to cultivate our schools as safe havens, and with ZeroEyes, we are able to enhance security and safety both during and after school hours.”

ZeroEyes’ AI gun detection and intelligent situational awareness software layers onto existing digital security cameras. If a gun is identified, images are instantly shared with the ZeroEyes Operations Center, staffed around the clock by trained military and law enforcement veterans. If these experts determine that the threat is valid, they dispatch alerts and actionable intelligence—including visual description, gun type, and last known location—to local law enforcement and PSD staff as quickly as 3 to 5 seconds from detection.

“In the past few years, the state of Michigan has experienced great hardship when it comes to gun-related violence,” said Mike Lahiff, CEO of ZeroEyes. “Pontiac School District continues to show its dedication to safety and eye for innovation with its deployment of ZeroEyes.”

ZeroEyes’ patented system is recognized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a promising anti-terrorism technology and is the first video analytics technology to receive SAFETY Act DT&E Designation.

ZeroEyes also provides consulting, installation assistance and practice drills for active shooter events to enhance safety at schools and corporate and government facilities. ZeroEyes technology has been adopted by the US Department of Defense, public K-12 school districts, colleges, universities, healthcare facilities, commercial property groups, manufacturing plants, Fortune 500 corporate campuses, shopping malls, big-box retail stores and more. Learn more at ZeroEyes.com.

 

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