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ZeroEyes gun detection platform adopted by Appoquinimink School District

ZeroEyes gun detection platform adopted by Appoquinimink School District

ZeroEyes adopted by Appoquinimink School District

PHILADELPHIA – ZeroEyes added another deployment of its AI-based gun detection video analytics platform this month, this time with the Appoquinimink School District in Delaware.

The company was selected as part of the district’s larger safety initiative. ZeroEyes said that the integration of their platform will proactively protect students, staff and parents against gun-related violence in four of Appoquinimink School District’s sports facility locations.

“Many students, faculty members and parents have been hesitant to attend school sporting events due to fear of gun-related violence,” said Tom Poehlmann, Appoquinimink School District director of security safety and operations. “By deploying ZeroEyes’ technology at our sports facilities, we can be proactive and get ahead of a potential threat. We want parents to have peace of mind that when they send their children to football games on Friday nights, everyone will have a safe and enjoyable experience.”

The Appoquinimink School District hosts more than 12,000 students in grades Pre-K-12 and ranks as Delaware’s fastest growing school system. As with other deployments of the system, the ZeroEyes platform will be layered on the Appoquinimink School District’s existing digital security cameras. If a gun is detected, the software will instantly send images to the ZeroEyes Operation Center (ZOC) and its expert operators who relay crucial information to local staff and first responders in anywhere from 3 to 5 seconds from detection.

“It is saddening that extracurricular school activities have been tarnished by the growing school shooting epidemic,” said Mike Lahiff, CEO and co-founder of ZeroEyes. “School sporting events should be a safe space for students, parents and staff — not a place of fear. We applaud the Appoquinimink School District for leading the way as Delaware’s first district to adopt our proactive gun detection technology to alleviate this fear and protect its community from gun-related threats.”

This marks the third school deployment in August by ZeroEyes, who have so far also deployed in Hobbs, New Mexico, and Utah this month. “We are the most trusted and vetted provider of left-of-bang gun detection solutions, and are proud of the number of active clients willing to vouch for us," ZeroEyes Co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer Sam Alaimo told Security Systems News in correspondence.

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