PHILADELPHIA—ZeroEyes, the creators of a AI-based gun detection video analytics platform that holds the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act Designation, has announced that its solution has been deployed by the city of Hobbs, N.M., to protect citizens against gun-related threats.
ZeroEyes says it worked closely with the city after evaluating the company’s successful integration of the ZeroEyes Gun Detection platform into the Hobbs Municipal School District, where the AI-based gun detection platform has been deployed for over a year.
“We believe the implementation of ZeroEyes within the general public will help deter and reduce crimes involving firearms,” says Reanna Alarcon, public information and community relations officer, Hobbs Police Department.
“We would like to thank the City of Hobbs for investing in this program and the additional protection for the citizens we serve.”
ZeroEyes Gun Detection System Augments Existing Security Systems
According to the company, its visual gun detection and intelligent situational awareness software will be layered on Hobbs’ existing digital security cameras. The AI-based gun detection company explains that if an illegally brandished gun is identified, images will instantly be shared with a specialized group of U.S. military and law enforcement veterans at one of the ZeroEyes Operation Centers (ZOC) that are staffed 24/7/365. ZeroEyes points out these experts are trained to verify the threat and dispatch alerts and actionable intelligence, including visual description, gun type and last known location, to local staff and law enforcement as fast as 3 to 5 seconds from detection.
The company continues by noting Hobbs, N.M. is a community of over 40,000 people. Currently, Hobbs has 19 schools in the district, which includes a combination of elementary, middle, and high schools. ZeroEyes is utilized in all of the Hobbs Municipal Schools.
“Criminals have become increasingly emboldened over the past few years, and it needs to stop now,” comments Mike Lahiff, CEO and co-founder of ZeroEyes.
“With ZeroEyes deployed throughout the city of Hobbs, law enforcement will receive not just an immediate warning any time a gun is illegally brandished, but actionable intelligence so they know exactly what kind of situation they are walking into. In active shooter scenarios, this kind of situational awareness can mean the difference between life and death.”
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