The many school shootings in recent years make it imperative for parents to be vigilant with regard to their children’s safety. Most school districts and college campuses have implemented some security protocols and equipment, but the question is, have they done enough? Below are some questions to ask your child’s school. Has the school district implemented ALICE training? ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. This highly-respected nationwide program gives both staff and students tools to improve their safety in the event of a shooting.Does the school have security on site? If not, why not, and what alternative services have been engaged?What protocols are in place for checking children and visitors in and off campus? Are they regularly reviewed and drilled? Are they followed?What physical barriers exist to slow down active shooters or prevent vehicles from approaching too close to buildings or students? Are the barriers regularly maintained?What technology and security cameras are in place? Has a formal vulnerability assessment been done to determine any holes in the security protocols, barriers, buildings, or technology?Security technology and protocols are continually being improved. What is the school doing to remain constantly up-to-date and aware of the available safety options? Is there a regular plan for evaluating and updating existing security systems?Is there a budget item for yearly investment in improved security measures?What type of student mental health and wellness services are available on campus? How do students access them?What protocols are in place for students to report threats or concerning behaviors? What discipline measures are in place for students demonstrating threatening behavior?How can students and parents provide input in ways to continually improve the safety and security of the school environment? The goal is to prevent shootings before they happen. Effective physical and technological barriers in addition to carefully followed safety protocols can make it difficult for bad actors to enter the campus. But experience proves that most school shootings are perpetrated by students themselves. This is why schools need both proactive measures – such as those that identify at-risk students before they act out – as well as defensive measures, in the event that warning signs have been missed. ZeroEyes AI Gun Detection system alerts first-responders, on-site security, and administrators immediately upon detecting a visible gun. With this information, safety protocols such as ALICE can be immediately implemented, wings of the building can be locked down, and real-time data about the shooter can be relayed directly to the first responders, using ZeroEyes technology, to end the threat quickly. Your children need to be safe. Discuss these questions with the schools your children attend or may attend in the future. Parents are really the students’ first line of defense. By demonstrating to the school administrators that you are educated on the subject of security, you will be helping these administrators, who also desire to keep your children safe, to remain vigilant, and to constantly evaluate and enhance their security measures.
Technology will help protect students, faculty, and visitors by proactively monitoring and detecting threats at first sight PHILADELPHIA, PA – September 2, 2020 – ZeroEyes, the industry’s leading artificial intelligence weapons detection solution, today announced that it will provide its technology to the South Side Area School District in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. ZeroEyes’ platform is purpose-built to detect visible weapons in real-time, identifying guns before any violent threats can occur. ZeroEyes’ software integrates with an organization’s existing camera systems and video analytics to detect weapons in real time. As soon as a visible weapon is detected, an alert with the image of the weapon goes to the ZeroEyes monitoring team. Once confirmed, an alert is sent to a local emergency dispatch, onsite security staff, police and school administrators via mobile and desktop. South Side Area School District operates three schools: an elementary school, middle school, and high school, with approximately 980 students. The school has invested in a number of different technologies focused on keeping staff, students and visitors safe, taking a pioneering stance in prioritizing school safety. ZeroEyes is the first weapons detection solution installed on premises. “As a rural public school district, it’s absolutely crucial for us to take the steps needed to ensure the safety of everyone who sets foot on campus,” said Alan Fritz, superintendent at South Side Area School District. “ZeroEyes has consistently demonstrated their steadfast focus and commitment to public safety, and we believe that their weapons detection solution will play a critical component in our overall security approach.” ZeroEyes partners with its customers as well as local first responders to ensure that organizations – including schools, commercial and government buildings – have an additional layer of security to identify and stop threats. ZeroEyes’ AI weapons detection platform allows security personnel to quickly enact security protocols, or direct first responders to a threat. “ZeroEyes was founded with the core focus to help mitigate school shootings, and we’re excited to partner with a school district that is taking proactive measures against active shooter threats,” said Dustin Brooks, vice president of K-12 education at ZeroEyes. “We look forward to the partnership with the South Side Area School District and forging a strong relationship built upon deeply caring about protecting students and faculty.” Founded by former Navy SEALs and military veterans with over 50 years of collective military experience, ZeroEyes’ mission is to detect weapons before shots are fired, enable faster response times for first responders and security personnel, and ultimately prevent mass shootings. ### About ZeroEyes ZeroEyes is an AI weapons detection platform that helps identify threats at first sight, integrating with existing IP security cameras to play one component of its overall security process, and provide security personnel and first responders with real-time information needed to keep people safe. ZeroEyes’ solution was developed using thousands of proprietary images and videos captured to train its AI weapons detection model, giving it the most comprehensive and superior technology in the market. Founded by a team of Navy SEALs and military veterans with over 50 years of collective military experience, its mission is to detect weapons before shots are fired, enable faster response times for first responders and security personnel, and ultimately end mass shootings. To learn more information about ZeroEyes, visit https://zeroeyes.com. Press Contact Marisa SemensohnGravitate PR for ZeroEyeszeroeyes@gravitatepr.com
Over 187,000 students in grades K-12 have experienced school shootings since the Columbine High School massacre in 1999. School boards struggle to find the best methods of ensuring the safety of their students while balancing other issues such as accuracy, cost, privacy issues, and legal liability. ZeroEyes provides school boards and school administrators with the balance of security, accuracy, cost effectiveness, and legality they need to keep their students protected. ZeroEyes was developed and is maintained by former Navy SEALs. This is a critical distinction between ZeroEyes and other services that offer some degree of gun detection. We have the real-life, battle-hardened experience that delivers a depth of weapons understanding and emergency-response training that few, if any, security firms offer. Our deep-learning artificial intelligence algorithms are designed by former military technology experts highly trained in weaponry and weapons identification. And because we specialize in gun detection, our system provides a level of accuracy that more complicated systems do not. ZeroEyes is designed to integrate into your current surveillance system, making it very cost effective. And our partnership with RapidSOS, a cutting-edge technology platform that provides a direct link to emergency services, allows us to send threat detection and surveillance data directly to 911. This technology ensures that first responders receive threat data immediately if ZeroEyes detects the presence of firearms. Our technology also gives ongoing real-time situational intelligence to law enforcement during the active shooter situation, while former soldiers personally direct the flow of real-time intel from our headquarters, partnering with first responders to neutralize the threat quickly. Some gun detection systems risk opening up the school to lawsuits because they indiscriminately scan individuals or provide facial recognition. These programs are under scrutiny for privacy law infractions and may lead to lawsuits. They also increase the risk of false-positives by misidentifying harmless objects as weapons, which can also lead to legal problems. In a nutshell, when a board of education is looking for gun detection technology, they should look for the following criteria: Developers who are experts in the field of weaponry and emergency situations A system that specializes in gun detection, rather than offering multiple services of questionable quality A company that provides immediate warnings and ongoing, real-time data to first responders to help them neutralize the threat, along with real-time collaboration with experts in weaponry and emergency response A system that integrates into your current security system, thus providing cost effectiveness along with safety Only ZeroEyes offers you all of this. Our mission is to ensure no one has to experience a traumatizing active shooter threat, especially children. Call us today to see how we can partner with you to keep your students and teachers safe.
In an active shooter situation, most people naturally become frightened and perhaps panicked. But those in charge of their safety must remain calm in order to keep everyone safe. ZeroEyes was founded by former Navy SEALs, whose mental preparation and battle-ready toughness mean someone who will remain calm and get the job done has your back. SEALs’ Physical, Tactical, and Mental Training for War The training we experienced in order to become Navy SEALs is the toughest in the U.S. military. Only one in seven trainees makes it through. Six months of grueling physical training is followed by four months of intense advanced tactical training. This rigorous program prepares us for the “real deal” – training for actual battle situations. What makes it possible for us to successfully complete this training is the mental preparedness training we receive. It is this conditioning – mental readiness – that allows us to execute on the elite physical, tactical, and wartime training we have received and accomplish our mission, whatever it may be. There are several components to our mental training: Emergency conditioning: mental tactics that prepare us for emergency situations Internal battle-proofing: mental preparation for battle that keeps us cool under pressure Creating a mental “trigger”: why we do what we do, the thing that pushes us to survive and to succeed, even when all hope seems lost or the odds are stacked against us Situational awareness: a heightened ability to notice even the faintest clue in a situation or environment that may signal danger How This Training Keeps Your Students Safer Because of our training, we understand the intel that is needed on the ground to win a battle. Stopping an active shooter is a must-win battle situation, and our training in weaponry, tactics, and military technology has given us the knowledge to develop a gun detection system that provides the real-time tactical information first responders need in order to neutralize the threat. And because of our drive to constantly improve, ZeroEyes is equipped with machine-learning, so that it can automatically increase accuracy and speed in response to new data about active shooters. During a shooter situation, you need a SEAL, emergency-conditioned and battle-proofed, who will remain calm in the midst of chaos and use his heightened awareness combined with ZeroEyes advanced technology to provide the necessary real-time intel and guidance to those with boots on the ground. Working together with law enforcement, we calmly track the shooter and provide the military-grade support you need to accomplish our mission – keeping you safe. Our “trigger” now, the reason we do what we do, the reason that drives us, is to use our military training to keep civilians, like your students and teachers, safe from predators like active shooters. Call us today at ZeroEyes to see how we can help you.
Our COO Rob Huberty wrote an article in Campus Security & Life Safety Magazine about identifying the threats to school safety. You can view his article here.
At ZeroEyes, we have chosen to focus our expertise on providing the most state-of-the-art gun detection technology rather than spreading ourselves thin by loading on additional services that may sound good but may be substandard because of the divided attention. There are other security services on the market that have added features that are hot topics right now – temperature checks and face-mask compliance for COVID-19, metal detectors, aggressive behaviors, identity detection, and more. While this sounds attractive, there is an old saying: “jack of all trades but master of none.” We have chosen to be masters in the field of accurate, rapid, effective gun detection. As US military veterans (special ops), we know the importance of having critical situational awareness and real-time intel in a combat situation – and an active shooter scenario is a combat situation. Our specialization in gun detection technology has given us the critical focus we need to develop the most innovative, proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) platform, including machine-learning algorithms to constantly evolve into an ever-stronger and more effective weapon against gun violence. With this expertise, we have created a 21st-century “Digital Fire Alarm” that instantly warns organization leaders and first responders within 3-5 seconds of detecting firearms. Some add-on services risk false positives – a metal detector can misclassify a harmless item as a gun, aggressive behavior sensors can misread a person’s behavior – and these false positives can lead to arresting or injuring innocent people. Other add-ons, such as identity detection and the COVID systems, are being challenged for an invasion of privacy and could lead to lawsuits. Our ZeroEyes gun detection system has no false positives. When a gun is detected, you will know immediately, and so will law enforcement. Seconds count in active shooter scenarios; instant feedback will give you the chance to lock out or lock down the intruder and will significantly reduce response time, saving lives. Furthermore, ZeroEyes was recently certified RapidSOS Ready, allowing critical data and active threats to be sent directly to 911 dispatchers, speeding response time and improving real-time intel even more. At ZeroEyes, we are constantly improving what we do best – gun detection. This is the value of specialization. Contact us to see how our ZeroEyes AI gun detection system can provide you with the security you need to protect your people from gun threats.
Each active shooter situation has unique aspects; therefore it is critical that your emergency plan includes some flexibility to respond dynamically to any active shooter scenario. The short-lived nature of active shooter scenarios – usually completed within 15 minutes – means your plan has to immediately activate procedures to secure or evacuate your people, alert first responders within seconds for rapid response, and provide emergency personnel with accurate, real-time data to quickly neutralize the threat. A.L.I.C.E. Emergency Protocol Developing an emergency plan must, of course, include a training component, so your staff or teachers are fully prepared to respond appropriately in an emergency situation. Regular drills are recommended to help instill the protocols. One very popular approach is the A.L.I.C.E. protocol, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate. These five aspects of the plan do not have to all be used, nor do they need to be used in a particular order. They are meant as a guideline to help you develop each of the five critical parts of any effective emergency plan. Alert: Often the first alert is when shots are fired. With ZeroEyes gun detection software, administrators and first responders will be immediately alerted the moment our artificial intelligence identifies a visible gun, possibly allowing lockdown before the shooter even enters a building or fires a shot.Lockdown: Train your people in lockdown procedures for each location in your building. You may have the ability to lockdown wings, keeping the shooter out of other areas and therefore protecting everyone in those other parts of your campus. You should also identify safe areas throughout your school or business where people can hide. With ZeroEyes monitoring the movements of the shooter, you and emergency personnel will know exactly where the shooter is and be able to keep more people safe.Inform: Passing on information about the whereabouts and actions of a shooter is almost impossible without a well-integrated security camera system. When ZeroEyes is attached to your security cameras, it transmits information about the location of the shooter directly to emergency responders so they have the real-time intel they need to act quickly and save lives.Counter: This step is one that we hope you and your people never need: what to do when you come face-to-face with an active shooter. There are protocols and behaviors that are found to be effective. Consider the options and train your people in the most appropriate procedures.Evacuate: If at all possible, have several evacuation routes and options. This flexibility will be critical in order to get people to safety regardless of the direction the shooter is coming from. Evacuation plans should include instructions on how to escape through a window, patio, or roof in a safe manner. When you know where the shooter is, you can better direct the escape plan. Staying Ahead of the Shooters The constantly evolving nature of these situations demonstrates the value of having immediate, real-time information to end a conflict quickly, and self-learning artificial intelligence that continuously refines and improves based on new data. Contact us here at ZeroEyes to determine how we can enhance your existing security system to speed up identification of a shooter, dramatically improve response time and situational awareness for first responders, and keep your people safe.
In an active shooter situation, seconds count. The sooner law enforcement arrives on the scene and finds the shooter, the fewer lives are endangered. But this can be a real challenge with standard security systems and response tactics. ZeroEyes AI gun detection dramatically cuts response time and provides first responders with the critical intel they need to stop threat actors. The moment a gun is visible, even before shots are fired, ZeroEyes, attached to your security cameras, will send a message to the critical people whom you choose to alert – your administrators, security personnel on location, and the law enforcement dispatch in your area. This allows you to immediately set into play your active shooter protocols and protect your people. Unique to the ZeroEyes system is our team of former military special ops and other security personnel who provide personal, human surveillance of your system 24/7. When a threat is detected and our system sends the alert, our team of military veterans go into action, coordinating the distribution of mission-critical information in real time, so that the forces on the ground can respond immediately and decisively to neutralize the threat. Real-time updates as the shooter moves through the facility give first responders the military-level intelligence they need to find the shooter quickly. These alerts also allow administrators time to lock down the building or the wing in order to trap the shooter in a given area and prevent further movement. Because all shooters are different, ZeroEyes is equipped with machine-learning algorithms to constantly evolve into a stronger and more effective weapon against gun violence. ZeroEyes removes the potential for human error; a security guard who is distracted from the screen for even a moment may miss early detection, but ZeroEyes is always on watch. Schools and universities, stadiums, theme parks, museums, airports, corporate campuses, hospitals, office buildings – wherever people congregate, there is potential for a live shooter scenario. People deserve to feel safe. You can upgrade your security significantly and increase the safety of your premises dramatically by adding ZeroEyes Gun Detection System to your existing security cameras. Call us today to find out how we can help you target-harden your facilities.
Through this partnership ZeroEyes’ AI threat-detection software will be certified as RapidSOS Ready, allowing critical data and active threats to be sent directly to 911 PHILADELPHIA, PA (July 9, 2020) – ZeroEyes, an artificial intelligence weapon detection platform, today announced a partnership with RapidSOS to send threat detection and surveillance data directly to 911. Built in partnership with public safety, RapidSOS’s emergency response data platform securely and automatically links life-saving data from connected devices directly to over 4,700 emergency communications centers nationwide. ZeroEyes’ software integrates with an organization’s existing camera systems and video analytics to detect weapons in real time. As soon as a visible weapon is detected, an alert with the image of the weapon goes to the ZeroEyes monitoring team. Once confirmed, an alert is sent to a local emergency dispatch, onsite security staff, police and school administrators via mobile and desktop. Through the RapidSOS emergency response data platform, real-time data will be sent directly to 911 personnel when a threat occurs, helping to speed the response process. Since 2009, at least 177 of America’s schools have experienced a shooting, with 114 people killed and 242 injured in shootings at K-12 schools through 2018. In these types of critical emergencies, seconds mean the difference between life and death. The detection of such threats before gunfire or attacks begin can reduce the response times of law enforcement and provide timely and clear information, ultimately saving lives. “Our mission is to ensure no one has to experience a traumatizing active shooter threat, especially our children,” said Mike Lahiff, CEO and co-founder at ZeroEyes. “With this partnership RapidSOS, we will be able to greatly reduce emergency response times and deliver better situational awareness to ensure the safety of the public.” According to Viyas Sundaram, General Manager at RapidSOS, “We are excited to partner with ZeroEyes to bring this critical data directly onto 911 screens. This technology will give telecommunicators more visibility into what is occurring, helping inform the actions they take to get the right first responders on scene as quickly as possible.” With the launch of this solution this August, ZeroEyes’ technology will be certified as RapidSOS Ready – allowing critical data to be sent directly to local 911 agencies in an emergency through the RapidSOS platform. Schools and companies that are interested in learning more should visit https://zeroeyes.com or register for a weekly virtual demo. ### About ZeroEyes ZeroEyes is an AI weapons detection platform that helps identify threats at first sight, integrating with existing IP security cameras to play one component of its overall security process, and provide security personnel and first responders with real-time information needed to keep people safe. ZeroEyes’ solution was developed using thousands of proprietary images and videos captured to train its AI weapons detection model, giving it the most comprehensive and superior technology in the market. Founded by a team of Navy SEALs and military veterans with over 50 years of military experience, its mission is to detect weapons before shots are fired, enable faster response times for first responders and security personnel, and ultimately end mass shootings. To learn more information about ZeroEyes, visit https://zeroeyes.com. About RapidSOS In partnership with public safety, RapidSOS has created the world’s first emergency response data platform that securely links life-saving data from 350M+ connected devices directly to 911 and first responders. Through the platform, RapidSOS provides intelligent data that supports over 4,700 Emergency Communications Centers, protecting 90%+ of people in the US, across 150 million emergencies annually. Together with innovative companies certified as RapidSOS Ready, we’re supporting our heroic first responders in saving millions of lives annually. To learn more about our technology that’s protecting lives, visit https://rapidsos.com. Press Contact Marisa SemensohnGravitate PR for ZeroEyeszeroeyes@gravitatepr.com RapidSOSSunshine Sachsrapidsos@sunshinesachs.com
Mass shootings are occurring with alarming frequency in our country, but up until now, on-site security and first responders have not had the intel they needed to respond quickly enough to save lives when seconds matter. Without real-time situational awareness during an active-shooter incident, first responders must take time after they arrive to gather accurate information and develop a better understanding of the situation before they can take action to stop the threat. But by that time, more lives may have been needlessly lost. With the ZeroEyes weapons detection platform enhancing your existing security camera system, on-site security personnel and emergency responders know immediately who the threat actors are, where they are, and what they are doing, providing security forces with the tactical intelligence they need to engage the threat quickly and effectively. Cameras can be a powerful tool to help secure the safety of schools, businesses, offices, and public locations. ZeroEyes technology is integrated into your existing security camera system, using an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to provide real-time weapons detection. The AI algorithm in the ZeroEyes platform is constantly scanning the camera frames for guns and is able to identify a wide variety of weapons. When a weapon is detected, an alert is immediately sent through the ZeroEyes monitoring platform and mobile app with an image of the shooter and the shooter’s location to everyone the system has been programmed to contact. ZeroEyes has an industry-leading low false-positive rate, which means that when that alarm goes off, you know it’s not an accident. You also know exactly where the threat is so that you can take immediate action to protect your people and move them out of harm’s way. As perpetrators walk through the facility, cameras pick up their location and provide real-time location tracking, suspect descriptions, and valuable situational awareness to increase security force reaction time and give them the information they need to quickly eliminate the threat. ZeroEyes is founded and directed by US military veterans with deep experience in Special Ops and Military Intelligence, including Navy SEALs and Navy Intelligence Officers. We have been trained and have fought to save lives. It is our mission to continue that commitment of service by providing the nation’s leading weapons-detection solution for the ultimate protection of your school, institution, or company. As soldiers, we had at our disposal the most state-of-the-art, military-grade technology to provide us with the situational intel we needed to get in, get the job done, and get out. We believe civilian security forces and first responders should also have the best technology to equip them to save lives. Contact us here at ZeroEyes about your particular needs to see how we can help you protect your patrons, your staff, and your students.