ZeroEyes, creators of the AI-based gun detection video analytics platform that holds the US Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act Designation, has announced that its solution will be deployed across the entire PENNCREST School District in Crawford County, Pennsylvania. This marks an expansion of the district’s original February 2022 deployment from three to six schools, following positive early reception.
“The Uvalde shooting raised the concerns of many parents in our district, especially because we are a geographically large school district in a rural part of Pennsylvania where improving law enforcement response time is critical,” said Dr. Timothy S. Glasspool, Superintendent, PENNCREST School District. “ZeroEyes has been proven to improve response time dramatically, which is crucial for saving lives in active shooter situations. We consider their proactive technology to be an indispensable part of our layered security solution and furthermore, their professionalism, expertise and efficiency have been second to none.”
Layered on top of a school’s existing IP security cameras, ZeroEyes’ proprietary software identifies brandished guns instantaneously and alerts school administrators, safety personnel and local law enforcement within three to five seconds. Former US military and law enforcement specialists monitor every detection 24/7/365 from the in-house ZeroEyes Operations Center (ZOC) to deliver accurate and actionable intelligence on active shooter incidents, including the gunman’s appearance, clothing, weapon and real-time location. Furthermore, ZeroEyes’ AI does not record, store, or share videos or images of students or others, ensuring that privacy is maintained.
PENNCREST is a mid-sized public school district located in Northwest Pennsylvania. It encompasses 408 acres and consists of six schools: three K-6 elementary schools and three 7-12 high schools. The district was founded in the 1970s through a merger of the Saegertown, Randolph-East Mead and Cambridge Springs school systems. The name “PENNCREST” is derived from the words Pennsylvania, Cambridge Springs, Randolph, East Mead, Saegertown and Townville.
“School districts like PENNCREST are not just our customers; they are our partners in making the world a safer and better place to live,” said Mike Lahiff, CEO and Co-Founder of ZeroEyes. “PENNCREST is proof that a school can be ‘rural’ while still being on the cutting edge of security technology. We applaud Superintendent Glasspool and the other district decision-makers for their commitment to protecting students and faculty proactively against gun-related violence.”
ZeroEyes was founded by a group of former Navy SEAL team leaders that used 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. It has been implemented in 19 states across public K-12 districts to protect students and staff.
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