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Canyon Hills Community Church adopts ZeroEyes

Canyon Hills Community Church adopts ZeroEyes

PHILADELPHIA, April 3, 2024 – ZeroEyes has secured another deployment with the announcement that its gun detection solution will be put to use at the Canyon Hills Community Church.

Located in the suburbs thirty minutes north of Seattle, Canyon Hills Community Church is a non-denominational, elder-led, bible-teaching church founded in 1995. Since then, it has grown to host over 4,000 people each weekend and several hundred during the week for bible study and youth groups.

According to the United States Justice Department, 17.3% of all hate crimes were motivated by bias against religion. Furthermore, ZeroEyes said the data from its Gun Violence Research Center indicates that of analyzed incidents involving religious organizations, 38% of shooters had no affiliation with the place of worship.

Owing to its growth, Canyon Hills Community Church has chosen to expand its security strategy to include ZeroEyes’ proactive solution. “Our commitment to creating a secure environment for worship and fellowship has never been stronger,” said Jon Huff, Operations Director at Canyon Hills Community Church. “As protectors of our flock, we’ve always prioritized the safety of our community. With ZeroEyes, we are equipped to not only react to potential threats but to prevent them, helping to ensure peace of mind for everyone who walks through our doors.”

ZeroEyes’ AI gun detection and intelligent situational awareness software layers onto existing digital security cameras. If a gun is identified, images are instantly shared with the ZeroEyes Operations Center (ZOC) experts. If they determine that the threat is valid, alerts and actionable intelligence — including visual description, gun type, and last known location — can be dispatched to local law enforcement and church staff as quickly as 3 to 5 seconds from detection.

"At a time when places of worship are experiencing increased hostility and threats, Canyon Hills Community Church is setting a standard for others to follow," said Mike Lahiff, CEO of ZeroEyes. "We're honored to be the first proactive security technology they've adopted, and we commend them for their efforts to ensure a safe environment for their members."


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