Oxford High School Picks ZeroEyes’ AI Gun Detection for Pilot Program
The proprietary software can identify guns as soon as they’re visible and send alerts to school administrators and safety personnel, says the company.
ZeroEyes, an A.I. gun detection software solution provider, announces it has been selected by Michigan’s Oxford High School for a pilot program designed to reduce the likelihood of mass shootings on campus.
On Nov. 30, a 15-year-old student shot 11 people at Oxford High School, killing four students. As part of its security improvements, the school will integrate ZeroEyes’ software with existing IP security cameras. The proprietary software can identify guns as soon as they’re visible and send alerts to school administrators and safety personnel within three to five seconds, ensuring schools can proactively enact security protocols before a shot is fired, according to the company.
“We are committed to providing a safe and secure learning environment for our student body and see ZeroEyes as playing an important role moving forward,” said Jill Lemond, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, Oxford Community Schools. “When many other well-meaning companies came to us with a sales pitch, ZeroEyes approached us with a solution.”
Founded by a group of former Navy SEALS team leaders, the company uses hundreds of thousands of proprietary images and videos to train its AI. The software integrates with schools’ existing security cameras and video analytics. Former U.S. military specialists monitor each detection from a 24/7 operations center in order to deliver accurate and actionable intelligence about the brandishing of any gun detected near or in an occupied school.
Additionally, ZeroEyes’ AI does not record, store, or share video or images of students or others, ensuring privacy is maintained.
“Since 1970, there have been nearly 1,650 school shootings, with no signs of slowing down,” said Mike Lahiff, CEO and co-founder of ZeroEyes. “No child should ever have to experience the horror of such an incident. We are proud to partner with the Oxford district and the state of Michigan to protect its students against future threats. We encourage all Michigan residents to ask your legislator to fund AI weapon detection technology.”
For more information, visit ZeroEyes.com.