Vicon Industries and Omnilert have announced the integration of the former’s Valerus video management system (VMS) with Omnilert’s artificial intelligence (AI) visual gun detection system.
With this new integration, Vicon says that its VMS users can now connect Omnilert Gun Detect to instantly trigger an alarm in Valerus when a firearm is detected by the AI in live video feeds, which then sets off a series of pre-planned responses once the threat is verified.
According to the companies, Omnilert Gun Detect AI software leverages Vicon cameras to create an early gun detection solution.
In fractions of a second, the software can identify a gun threat and send an alert to Valerus operators.
Once verified, an immediate response can be initiated within Valerus.
If using Vicon’s Access Control Solution, VAX, this could include a range of automations for seamless, instantaneous responses, such as alerting administrators and automatically locking doors.
“Vicon is committed to choosing leading-edge technology partners to integrate with our Valerus VMS solution,” said Ashwin Chandranathan, Product Manager, VMS Software.
“Omnilert Gun Detect is a powerful AI software that will enable our customers to potentially stop a gunman before they open fire or enter the premises, providing advance warning to those inside the building and potentially saving many lives.”
“According to the FBI, most active shooter incidents are over within five minutes, highlighting the need for early threat detection and a robust, automatic response,” said Nick Gustavsson, CTO of Omnilert.
“In these situations, every second counts and through this integration, Vicon customers will be given the gift of time they need to better protect anyone in harm’s way.”