ZeroEyes’ Mission Making Schools Safer A Key Component – Funding

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No parent willingly chooses to put their child in danger when it comes to sending them to school. However, there exists horrific and terrifying examples of active shooter situations all throughout recent history. It is time to take matters into our own hands and be proactive about preventing future tragedies. ZeroEyes was born out of the need to prevent – and one day eradicate – the threat of an active shooter situation in schools. We provide an added layer of defense to your existing security cameras to protect the students and faculty inside your building. Our solution significantly reduces the amount of time first responders are alerted and can respond on scene,  providing in-real-time geolocation of the threat. In Oviedo High School of Seminole county Florida, our team has demonstrated our proprietary technology and how it can help in preventing a shooting or weapons threat on any school campus. To learn more see the local news coverage here.

Many school administrators and school boards may want to expand and upgrade their security plans but lack the financial resources to do so. Lawmakers have taken steps to increase the necessity for funding, given the rise of the active shooter threat over the years. There exists ways to receive grants and funding from the government to implement ZeroEyes technology into school systems. One such program, the School Violence and Prevention Program or SVPP, is one way to fund ZeroEyes’ solution in your school architecture. According to the program, “Per the STOP School Violence Act of 2018, SVPP funding will provide up to 75% funding for the following school safety measures in and around K-12 for technology for expedited notification of local law enforcement during an emergency”. This is exactly what ZeroEyes technology is proven to provide.

You can also budget for an extra layer of security that ZeroEyes provides with ESSER III funds (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) which is part of the phased federal COVID relief funding which is part of the American Rescue Act. Under the allowable uses it specifically states “Development and implementation of procedures and systems to improve the preparedness and response efforts of a school district.” Each state has different amounts allocated and they must be exhausted by Sept. 30, 2022. See here for state-specific allocations for your schools.

Additionally as part of our mission to make schools safer is to attend education related conferences to meet with leaders and security professionals making the difference day in and day out in our local communities. Our first upcoming conference is the L.E.A.D Law Enforcement Against Drug & Violence conference in Atlantic City, NJ this  June 27-30th. While there are no booth assignments, we will be set up and ready to show live demonstrations of our technology and walkthroughs on how our technology can provide your security systems with advanced technology in weapon detection.

We are also attending the NASRO (National Association of School Resource Officers) School Safety Conference in Orlando Florida from July 11-16th, 2021. We can be found at booth #205, where we will be ready to meet SROs and show our demonstration and walkthroughs of our technology and how it fits into your existing school security plans. 

Lastly, ISC West returns as an in-person event in Las Vegas this July 19-21st! ZeroEyes will be participating and featured in the panel “Preparing for The Unknown/Active Assailant” from panelists in the K-12 space on how they prepare for active shooter scenarios and the security challenges of the unknown. Our very own Director of Sales, Taylor May, and COO, Rob Huberty will be panelists. Read the article from ISC West News here! We will be set up at booth #6073! Come by and also receive a live demonstration of our gun detection technology and discuss how it fits with your security strategy.

Footnote:

  1. https://cops.usdoj.gov/svpp

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