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ZeroEyes teams with RapidSOS to help safeguard communities from violent threats

ZeroEyes’ artificial intelligence weapon detection platform integrates with an organisation’s existing camera systems and video analytics to detect weapons in real time.

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When a weapon is detected, an alert with an image goes to the monitoring team
When a weapon is detected, an alert with an image goes to the monitoring team

ZeroEyes, an artificial intelligence weapon detection platform, has partnered with RapidSOS to send active threat detection and critical surveillance data directly to 911, helping to accelerate emergency response times.

 

RapidSOS’s emergency response data platform securely and automatically links life-saving data from connected devices directly to more than 4,700 emergency communications centres across the US.

 

Video analytics

 

ZeroEyes’ software integrates with an organisation’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.

 

“Our mission is to ensure no one has to experience a traumatising active shooter threat, especially our children,” said Mike Lahiff, CEO and co-founder at ZeroEyes. “With this partnership, RapidSOS will be able to greatly reduce emergency response times and deliver better situational awareness to ensure the safety of the public.”

 

The partnership aims to deliver better situational awareness to ensure public safety
The partnership aims to deliver better situational awareness to ensure public safety

Since 2009, the partners report, at least 177 of US schools have experienced a shooting, with 114 people killed and 242 injured in shootings at K-12 schools through 2018.

“With this partnership, RapidSOS will be able to greatly reduce emergency response times and deliver better situational awareness to ensure the safety of the public”

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.

 

“We are excited to partner with ZeroEyes to bring this critical data directly onto 911 screens,” added Viyas Sundaram, general manager at RapidSOS.

 

“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 in August 2020, 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.

 

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