ZeroNow Welcomes ZeroEyes to School Safety Alliance

ZeroNow, the coalition of industry, nonprofit and education leaders dedicated to safer schools, announced today that ZeroEyes, the creators of the only AI-based gun detection video analytics platform that holds the US Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act Designation, has joined the alliance as an Industry Partner.

The team of U.S. military veterans and elite technologists at ZeroEyes have developed an AI gun detection and intelligent situational awareness software that layers onto existing digital security cameras. The AI was trained on the most extensive data set in the industry, using hundreds of thousands of proprietary images and videos. If a gun is identified, images are instantly shared with the ZeroEyes Operations Center (ZOC), staffed 24/7/365 by specially trained U.S. military and law enforcement veterans. If these experts determine that the threat is valid, they dispatch alerts and actionable intelligence — including visual description, gun type, and last known location — to law enforcement and local staff as quickly as 3 to 5 seconds from detection. ZeroEyes’ deep experience will add to the broad spectrum of expertise that guides the alliance.

“ZeroNow brings together stakeholders in the school security space to share information, brainstorm and advocate,” said ZeroNow Co-Founder Ara Bagdasarian. “Our members come from education, law enforcement, the security field and technology. Working together gives us the advantage of diverse viewpoints and a broad range of expertise. We welcome the innovation and the experience ZeroEyes will bring to the discussion.”

“Our mission has always been to take a proactive stance against gun-related violence and to safeguard innocent lives,” said Mike Lahiff, CEO of ZeroEyes. “We look forward to working closely with ZeroNow’s members and are dedicated to providing all of the unique assets ZeroEyes has to offer in order to help put an end to senseless violence.”

ZeroNow was founded by technology partners Additional, Axis Communications, Axon, Omnilert and Status Solutions, along with campus safety nonprofit partners the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), NASPA (the Association of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education), Campus Safety Magazine and VTV Family Outreach Foundation.


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