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JPS Health Network deploys ZeroEyes AI gun detection platform

JPS Health Network deploys ZeroEyes AI gun detection platform

JPS Health Network deploys ZeroEyes’ AI gun detection platform

PHILADELPHIA – ZeroEyes has announced that its proactive Artificial Intelligence (AI) gun detection and intelligent situational awareness solution has been deployed at JPS Health Network in Fort Worth, Texas, to mitigate gun-related violence.

The facility is located in Tarrant County, and the 582-bed hospital includes an acute care facility, outpatient care centers, and psychiatric emergency room. ZeroEyes said that its Level I Trauma Center receives over 125,000 emergency department visits annually from local and air EMS agencies, as well as others outside the county.

“At the hospital, we witness first-hand the impact of gun violence, which is why we strive to safeguard our patients, staff, and visitors,” said Randell Hayen, chief of the Tarrant County Hospital District Police Department. “Along with our onsite police department, adding ZeroEyes gives us another tool to use to do just that.”

According to the ZeroEyes Research Center, nearly 50% of gun violence incidents at healthcare facilities take place within the building - among these incidents, 42% are targeted attacks, while 39% are spontaneous. Similarly, the U.S. Government Accountability Office and the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that violence against healthcare workers is 12 times higher than in the overall workforce, and that healthcare workers accounted for 73 percent of all nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses due to violence as recently as 2018. In response approximately 40 states have enacted or strengthened laws regarding violence against healthcare workers.

Security Systems News (SSN) reached out to ZeroEyes to confirm whether it is seeing the affects of these statistics, and ZeroEyes CRO and co-founder Sam Alaimo confirmed that there has been a surge of interest for security coming from healthcare providers of late. The JPS Health Network is also the second healthcare facility to adopt the Zero Eyes AI gun detection platform in the past year following its deployment by UMC Health System in July of 2023.

ZeroEyes' HIPAA-compliant AI gun detection and intelligent situational awareness software is now layered onto existing digital security cameras at JPS Health Network. If a gun is identified, images are instantly shared with the ZeroEyes Operations Center (ZOC), staffed 24/7/365 by specially trained U.S. military and law enforcement veterans. Following a valid threat, they will dispatch alerts and actionable intelligence to the on-site hospital police department as quickly as 3 to 5 seconds from detection.

“Hospitals are inherently fast-paced environments where people are already vulnerable, and the size of the JPS facility makes the job of its police force and security teams even more challenging,” said Mike Lahiff, CEO, and co-founder of ZeroEyes. “I personally believe that the hospital’s deployment of ZeroEyes underscores its unwavering commitment to staying ahead of the curve in safety and security while providing exceptional care for its community.

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