Hernando County School District Expands Deployment of ZeroEyes AI-Based Visual Gun Detection
The technology can identify brandished guns and send alerts to safety personnel within 3-5 seconds of detection, says the company.
ZeroEyes, an A.I. gun detection software solution provider, announced the Hernando County School District in Brooksville, Fla., has expanded its deployment of the company’s software solution.
Following a successful one-year implementation, the company says the district is layering its AI technology on top of existing security cameras in more than 10 facilities. The technology can identify brandished guns and dispatch alerts to safety personnel and local law enforcement as fast as 3-5 seconds from the moment of detection.
In addition to proactive gun detection, the ZeroEyes solution provides actionable intelligence to local law enforcement and security staff for situational awareness, according to the company.
“In active shooting drills conducted over the past year, ZeroEyes has demonstrated that it significantly reduces response times, which is critical for saving lives,” said Jill D. Renihan, Director of Safe Schools, Hernando County School Board. “As gun-related incidents continue across the nation, we feel strongly that the entire district can benefit from this proactive solution.”
Located on the central-west coast of Florida, the Hernando County School District is composed of 10 elementary schools, three K-8 schools, four middle schools, and five high schools, as well as three charter schools, one alternative school, and three technical/adult education centers. It serves more than 24,000 students and employs approximately 3,100 staff members.
“We are very proud that our proactive tool has met and exceeded Hernando County Schools’ expectations,” said Mike Lahiff, CEO and co-founder of ZeroEyes. “We will continue to provide the same customer service and support that they have come to expect as we work together to protect students and faculty against gun-related violence.”
ZeroEyes’ AI was trained to detect only guns. It does not perform any facial recognition, removing the risk of bias based on skin color or other personal characteristics. The system also does not record or store personal or biometric data, videos, or images of any kind. The ZOC receives images only when a gun has been identified. At all other times, the monitoring screens remain blank.
ZeroEyes is deployed across 30+ states in a variety of industries, including K-12 schools, commercial property groups, shopping malls, places of worship, hospitals, military bases, manufacturing plants, casinos, and Fortune 500 campuses.
For more information about ZeroEyes and its offerings, visit www.zeroeyes.com.
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