ZeroEyes, the creators of an artificial intelligence (AI)-based gun detection video analytics platform, has announced that its AI gun detection and situational awareness platform has been selected by Woodbine Community School District to protect students, faculty and staff from individuals attempting to bring illegal guns onto the campus.
With US school shooting rates continuing to rise, Woodbine Community School District, a rural pre-K-12 public school district that operates two schools and serves more than 500 students, adopted ZeroEyes to address these growing safety concerns.
“We are dedicated to enhancing school safety, so that our teachers can focus on education and students can concentrate on learning,” said Justin Wagner, Superintendent, Woodbine Community Schools.
“Choosing ZeroEyes means instant verification, validation and communication to local law enforcement of anyone wishing to harm students or staff with a gun.
“Their outstanding team and 24/7/365 in-house operations center provide us with the utmost confidence that we are providing the most advanced notification system available.
“This is an important step in a series of proactive mitigation and safety precautions we are taking to keep students and staff safe.”
If the ZeroEyes platform detects a gun on campus, the software will instantly send images to the ZeroEyes Operation Center (ZOC), staffed by specially trained US military and law enforcement veterans all around the clock.
These experts will verify the threat and dispatch alerts and actionable intelligence, including visual description, gun type and last known location, to local Woodbine staff and first responders in as fast as three to five seconds from detection.
“We’re proud to see Woodbine Community Schools adopt our AI gun detection technology,” said Mike Lahiff, CEO and Co-Founder, ZeroEyes.
“We see it as our duty to help create a safer learning environment for children.
“We hope to see a day where schools are free from violence, ensuring students, parents and staff can live without fear of gun-related threats.”