Oxford High School to trial ZeroEyes’ gun detection system


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ZeroEyes has been selected by Oxford High School of Oxford Township, Michigan, for a pilot program designed to detect guns being brought onto the campus. Four students were killed and seven injured at Oxford High School in the Detroit suburb last year.

The official announcement of the Oxford trial was made just a few hours before the United States’ 27th school attack this year at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 children and two teachers were killed by a lone gunman. It was the country’s worst death toll in a school attack for almost 10 years.

ZeroEyes is the company behind the AI-based gun detection video analytics platform, which is the only system to have US Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act Designation, focused solely on gun detection.

Oxford High School will trial the system designed to alert law enforcement earlier to the arrival of a gunman on school sites. Oxford High School was the site of a November 2021 mass shooting.

The proprietary software uses existing security cameras to identify a potential gun as soon as it might become visible and send alerts to school administrators and safety personnel within five seconds.

ZeroEyes’ software works with existing IP security cameras, a highly affordable means of empowering security decision-makers to radically improve their ability to protect the school, says a ZeroEyes statement.

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“The platform is designed to detect the presence of a gun with extreme accuracy, then notify school administrators, school resource officers and local 911 dispatch in three to five seconds. This capability ensures that the school can proactively enact security protocols before a shot is fired and gives first responders real-time information to help save lives,” says the ZeroEyes press statement.

“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 Safety and School Operations, 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 SEAL team leaders, ZeroEyes’ solution has been implemented in 14 states across public K-12 districts to protect students and staff. The company uses hundreds of thousands of proprietary images and videos to train its AI to be the most comprehensive and superior gun detection technology on the market.

Software integrates with schools’ existing security cameras and video analytics to detect weapons in real time. Former United States military specialists monitor every detection 24 hours a day from the in-house ZeroEyes Operations Center (ZOC), so that they can deliver accurate and actionable intelligence.

ZeroEyes’ AI does not record, store, or share video or images of students or others, ensuring that 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. We encourage all Michigan residents to ask your legislator to fund AI weapon detection technology.”

About ZeroEyes

ZeroEyes delivers a proactive, human-verified A.I. gun detection software solution that integrates into existing security cameras and mitigates 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 Special Operations military veterans, ZeroEyes delivers accurate and real-time actionable intelligence about the 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, within 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, commercial property groups, manufacturing plants, Fortune 500 corporate campuses, shopping malls, big-box retail stores and more.

Learn more  ZeroEyes.com.

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