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AI in action: Enhancing school security with ZeroEyes’ gun detection system

Once a firearm has been identified, alerts are dispatched, including the last known location of the shooter, to school staff and law enforcement

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Artificial intelligence technology is impacting all aspects of our lives. In today’s episode, sponsored by Lexipol, host Jim Dudley speaks with ZeroEyes’ Chief Customer Officer and Co-Founder Dustin Brooks about how his company uses AI to detect firearms.

ZeroEyes is a proactive visual gun detection and situational awareness software platform based on computer vision and advanced machine learning AI. It is layered on existing digital security cameras at schools, businesses and government offices. The technology is designed to identify illegally brandished guns and instantly send images to the ZeroEyes Operation Centers, which are staffed by military and law enforcement veterans for human verification.

Once these experts verify that a gun has been identified, they dispatch alerts and provide situational awareness and actionable intelligence, including visual description, gun type and last known location of the shooter, to local staff and law enforcement as fast as 3 to 5 seconds from detection.


The technology is designed to identify illegally brandished guns and instantly send images to the ZeroEyes Operation Centers.



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Top quotes from this episode

The question was in the Parkland shooting, the perpetrator stood in a stairwell prepping before he went to the first hallway and started shooting. If there was some kind of technology that could pick that up and send it to security professionals, and they got more actionable intel, could they end that threat faster?”

We have about 197 different classifiers of weapon systems. The carry position of the guns themselves are what the AI is really rooting in and looking for.”

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Dustin Brooks

About our guest

Dustin Brooks is the chief customer officer and co-founder of ZeroEyes. Before founding ZeroEyes in 2018, Dustin worked at Global Asset Technologies as a military instructor developing Navy SEAL candidates. He served as a U.S. Navy SEAL for six years.

Brooks earned his MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Pennsylvania State University.

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