UMC Health System, a healthcare network of over 4,900 team members and more than 60 care locations in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico, has deployed ZeroEyes‘ AI-based gun detection video analytics platform to protect patients, employees and visitors against gun-related violence.
ZeroEyes says that its HIPAA-compliant visual gun detection and intelligent situational awareness software will be layered on UMC’s existing security systems, which include an in-house police force, 100% armed security officers, scanners, strategically located panic buttons and cameras throughout the campus.
Through the new platform, identified gun images will instantly be shared with the ZeroEyes Operation Center (ZOC), staffed 24/7/365 by specially trained US military and law enforcement veterans.
These experts will verify the threat and dispatch alerts and actionable intelligence, including visual description, gun type and last known location, to local staff and UMC Police Force as fast as three to five seconds from detection.
“We naturally think of hospitals as places of healing, so it is upsetting to acknowledge that they can also be the settings of gun-related tragedies,” said Mike Lahiff, CEO and Co-Founder of ZeroEyes.
“UMC is one of the nation’s most forward-thinking healthcare systems, with an obvious determination to protect its staff, patients and their community against senseless violence. We are extremely proud that UMC has stepped forward, choosing ZeroEyes as its gun detection and intelligent situational awareness partner.”
“UMC is the first hospital in the region to employ AI-based gun detection security measures,” said Mark Funderburk, Chief Executive Officer, UMC Health System.
“Our goal is solid – to ensure our healthcare team and patients feel safe and are safe. Toward that end, we are very impressed by the quality and speed of ZeroEyes’ response to threats.
“We have invested in the most innovative and state-of-the-art technology available today, while maintaining a welcoming, non-hostile environment.”