Omnilert Integrates With Everbridge to Address Active Shooter Situations
Omnilert says the integration will enable Everbridge customers to leverage its AI technology for early visual gun detection and verification of active shooter threats and more.
LEESBURG, Va. — Omnilert, a developer of active shooter and emergency communication and automation solutions, has announced that its active shooter solution now integrates with the Everbridge Critical Event Management (CEM) platform.
The Mid-Atlantic-based company says the integration will enable Everbridge customers to leverage its artificial intelligence (AI) technology for early visual gun detection and verification of active shooter threats while using Everbridge’s People Resilience Solutions to ensure a fast and comprehensive incident assessment and remediation.
“The key to a successful outcome from an active shooter incident lies in the speed of the detection and response and the preparedness for such an event,” comments Dave Fraser, CEO of Omnilert. “By integrating our AI technology into Everbridge’s market-leading CEM system, customers now have the ability to identify and verify weapons in an instant and then immediately initiate a response. All of this takes place within seconds, which is critical considering that most active shooter events are over within five minutes.”
Omnilert Active Shooter Solution Meets Growing Need
According to Omnilert, active shooter threats continue to rise and show no signs of slowing down based on FBI statistics.
The company points out the combination of its early active shooter detection and verification solution and the power and scale of the Everbridge platform to automate more than 100 communication modalities — including phone, SMS, desktop alerts, digital signage, sirens, or a public address (PA) system — creates a robust prevention system to ensure the public’s safety.
In addition, automated response plans can be fully executed completely from within the Everbridge platform, leveraging existing emergency plans already in place.
Summarizing the companies’ two solutions, Omnilert says its active shooter solution leverages AI technologies and standard protocols to reliably and rapidly recognize firearms with human verification and automated responses. This solution, the company boasts, gives emergency response teams advance warning before shots are fired and it delivers accurate information on the location and visuals of the potential shooter.
Everbridge’s CEM platform, it continues, provides comprehensive enterprise resilience solutions for managing digital and physical critical events, while delivering significant return on investment (ROI) through increased revenue and reduced cost.
“We sponsored an ASIS Int’l/Security Management Magazine study that found 66% of organizations name active shooters as a top threat and 79% of organizations feel they are not prepared for an active shooter attack,” states Dominic Jones, senior vice president of partnerships and alliances at Everbridge. “With Omnilert’s Active Shooter detection capabilities integrated with our system, we can further address that growing concern with an automated 24/7 monitoring platform designed with one goal in mind – to save lives.”
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