Park City Schools Deploy AI Gun Detection and Intelligent Situational Awareness

Utah district adopts ZeroEyes’ proactive solution to mitigate gun-related violence while protecting student privacy.

PHILADELPHIA — Park City School District (PCSD) of Summit County, Utah has deployed ZeroEyes’ proactive gun detection and intelligent situational awareness solution “to mitigate gun-related violence,” the company announced.

Nestled within the mountains of the year-round resort town, PCSD encompasses four elementary schools, a middle school, a junior high, a high school and a learning center. The district educates nearly 5,000 students annually and boasts a graduation rate in the top 1 percent of the nation.

PCSD is “highly focused on student safety, collaborating with the Summit County Sheriff’s Department and the Park City Police Department to deploy advanced electronic, physical, and procedural security measures,” the ZeroEyes announcement says.

ZeroEyes’ artificial intelligence (AI) gun detection and intelligent situational awareness software is now layered on existing digital security cameras at all eight student-occupied PCSD buildings. If a gun is identified, images will instantly be shared with the ZeroEyes Operations Center (ZOC), staffed 24/7/365 by specially trained U.S. military and law enforcement veterans.

If these experts determine that the threat is valid, they will dispatch alerts and actionable intelligence, including visual description, gun type, and last known location, to local staff and first responders in as fast as 3 to 5 seconds from detection.

The company’s AI algorithms only search for guns, not faces or bodies. Until a gun is identified, the monitoring screens in the ZOC stay blank; the ZeroEyes Operations team does not see a live feed from any cameras.

Further, the platform does not store personal or biometric data or conduct any kind of facial recognition.

Why Park City School District Chose ZeroEyes

“We hold a deep commitment to safeguarding our students and staff, and ZeroEyes is a compassionate ally in our mission,” says Michael Tanner, chief operating officer of Park City School District. “By addressing the concerns of gun-related violence while also respecting the need for privacy, this solution allows us to provide a secure yet welcoming campus environment.”

“Between its collaboration with local law enforcement and the deployment of proactive safety measures throughout its schools, Park City School District has shown that it is on the cutting edge of security,” says Mike Lahiff, CEO and co-founder of ZeroEyes. “We are proud to work alongside this dedicated leadership team to protect students and staff against gun-related threats.”

Park City School District was introduced to ZeroEyes through the company’s exclusive Utah reselling partner Aegix, a provider of industry-leading resources, technology, equipment, and training for first responders.

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