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Baltimore County Public Schools to deploy Omnilert AI active shooter solution

Baltimore County Public Schools to deploy Omnilert AI active shooter solution

Baltimore County Public Schools to Deploy Omnilert AI Active Shooter Solution

LEESBURG, Va. – Omnilert has announced that Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) will be integrating its Omnilert Gun Detect platform with 7,000 surveillance cameras district-wide, representing the largest deployment of AI visual gun detection in the U.S. to date.

Omnilert Gun Detect can provide 24/7 monitoring with a near-instant response at the first sight of a gun to ensure the best possible outcomes in the event of an active shooter or act of gun violence. The Baltimore County School District is home to more than 111,094 students from pre-K to 12th grade and over 21,000 staff members.

“We are pleased to have this new weapons detection system as part of our comprehensive approach to enhance school safety,” said Dr. Myriam Rogers, superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools. “Omnilert will be deployed in all BCPS schools this school year and we look forward to this new partnership as well as our continued work with local law enforcement to keep our students and staff safe and respond quickly and strategically when there is a serious incident in our schools.”

Tasked with the responsibility to keep students and staff safe in its more than 176 schools and programs, the district will be installing Omnilert Gun Detect with its existing cameras both inside and outside its buildings. In seconds, this AI-powered gun detection solution can identify gun threats, verify detections, and initiate a series of automated responses such as lock doors, notify police and send alerts.

“Schools around the country are learning that it’s not enough to just detect and verify an active shooter, but rather it’s the automated response and mass communications that ultimately determines whether lives are lost or saved,” said Dave Fraser, CEO of Omnilert. "With a 20-year track record in emergency communications, we are proud to be the only AI visual gun detection company that can offer a complete solution and we look forward to helping Baltimore County Public Schools leverage our platform to keep its students and staff safe. This is the largest deployment of AI visual gun detection and the district should be commended on setting this strong example for other schools and organizations around the country to follow.”

Morgan State University in Baltimore was subject to Gun Violence this month when a shooter opened fire on campus wounding 5 individuals, 4 of them students. A suspect has yet to be identified by police and the university has canceled homecoming celebrations scheduled for the week as a result.

Founded in 2004, Omnilert has partnered with thousands of customers across a number of industries including government, healthcare, education, manufacturing and retail. To learn more about the Omnilert Gun Detect platform please visit


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