New Mexico city utilizes AI-based gun detection from ZeroEyes

Hobbs, New Mexico - deploys gun detection from ZeroEyes

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ZeroEyes, provider of an AI-based gun detection video analytics platform, has revealed that its solution has been deployed by the city of Hobbs, New Mexico to protect citizens against gun-related threats.

Gun detection

According to the company, the city chose it after closely evaluating the company’s successful work with Hobbs Municipal School District, where the platform has been deployed for over a year.

Hobbs is a town of over 40,000 people and currently has 19 schools in the district, which includes a combination of elementary, middle and high schools.

ZeroEyes says that its visual gun detection and intelligent situational awareness software will be layered on Hobbs’ existing digital security cameras.

If an illegally brandished gun is identified, images will instantly be shared with a specialized group of US military and law enforcement veterans at one of the ZeroEyes Operation Centers (ZOC) that are staffed 24/7/365.

These experts are trained to verify the threat and dispatch alerts and actionable intelligence, including visual description, gun type and last known location, to local staff and law enforcement as fast as three to five seconds from detection.

Reducing crime

“We believe the implementation of ZeroEyes within the general public will help deter and reduce crimes involving firearms,” said Reanna Alarcon, Public Information and Community Relations Officer, Hobbs Police Department.

“We would like to thank the City of Hobbs for investing in this program and the additional protection for the citizens we serve.”

“Criminals have become increasingly emboldened over the past few years and it needs to stop now,” said Mike Lahiff, CEO and Co-Founder of ZeroEyes.

“With ZeroEyes deployed throughout the city of Hobbs, law enforcement will receive not just an immediate warning any time a gun is illegally brandished, but actionable intelligence so they know exactly what kind of situation they are walking into.

“In active shooter scenarios, this kind of gun detection and situational awareness can mean the difference between life and death.”

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