Florida District Deploys AI-based Security and Situational Awareness Platform Across Five High School Campuses to Mitigate Gun-Related Threats
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- ZeroEyes, the creators of the only AI-based gun detection video analytics platform that holds the US Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act Designation, today announced that Leon County Schools of Tallahassee, Florida has deployed ZeroEyes' proactive AI-based gun detection and intelligent situational awareness solution across five high school campuses.
ZeroEyes has been added to Leon County Schools' multi-layered security plan in response to rising gun-related violence in schools, with the K-12 School Shooting Database reporting more than 240 incidents to date in 2023. The district has been a champion of school safety and security, manning a 24-hour security center and working hand-in-hand with the Leon County Sheriff's Office for more than 40 years as part of its School Resource Program.
"We are grateful that technology like ZeroEyes exists in today's climate," said Jimmy Williams, chief of safety and security staff for Leon County Schools. "It provides a proactive layer of security that complements our overarching comprehensive security plan. Knowing that ZeroEyes' technology is on campus helps reduce anxiety for staff, students and parents, providing assurance that potential gun-related threats may be mitigated before first shots are even fired."
Leon County Schools is headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida and is the sole school district of the county. Its mission is to support an engaging, safe and respectful learning environment that embraces change and produces successful learners who value diversity and are conscientious contributors to society.
ZeroEyes' AI gun detection and intelligent situational awareness software will be layered on existing digital security cameras at the five high schools as a pilot project. If a gun is identified, images will instantly be shared with the ZeroEyes Operations Center (ZOC), staffed 24/7/365 by specially trained U.S. military and law enforcement veterans. If these experts determine that the threat is valid, they will dispatch alerts and actionable intelligence, including visual description, gun type and last known location, to local staff and first responders in as fast as 3 to 5 seconds from detection.
"Leon County Schools has demonstrated it is at the forefront of school security innovation in Florida and is doing everything in its power to keep its students, faculty and staff safe," said Mike Lahiff, CEO and co-founder of ZeroEyes. "We are proud that they have added ZeroEyes to their comprehensive security plan to help mitigate gun-related violence."
ZeroEyes delivers a proactive, human-verified AI gun detection software solution that integrates into existing digital security cameras and helps to mitigate mass shootings and gun-related violence by reducing response times, providing actionable intelligence with images and delivering clarity among chaos ? ultimately saving lives. ZeroEyes' patented solution has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a promising anti-terrorism technology and is the first video analytics technology to receive SAFETY Act DT&E Designation.
Founded by Navy SEALs and elite technologists, ZeroEyes dispatches accurate and real-time actionable intelligence about the illegal brandishing of a gun near or in an occupied area or building, to local staff and law enforcement with an image of the shooter(s) and location of the threat, in as fast as 3 to 5 seconds from the moment the gun is detected. The ZeroEyes team also provides tech consulting, installation assistance and practice drills for active shooter events to enhance safety at schools, corporate and government facilities. Headquartered in the Greater Philadelphia area, the company's affordable and effective gun detection solution has been adopted by the US Department of Defense, leading 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 about ZeroEyes at ZeroEyes.com.
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