Pontiac City Schools Deploy Video Analytics Platform to Mitigate Gun-Related Threats

Michigan district embraces implements ZeroEyes AI gun detection and intelligent situational awareness platform.

Pontiac City Schools Deploy Video Analytics Platform to Mitigate Gun-Related Threats

Whitmer Human Resource Center Whitmer Human Resource Center is home to two Pontiac District schools: International Technology Academy (K-12) and International Language Academy (K-5). (Photo by Pontiac School District)

PONTIAC, Mich. — The Pontiac School District has deployed ZeroEyes‘ proactive gun detection and intelligent situational awareness solution to protect students and faculty against gun-related threats.

The school district includes nine schools and offers its students work-based learning opportunities in industries including health sciences, business/finance and hospitality/tourism.

The district is also “at the forefront of security innovation,” adding ZeroEyes to a multi-layered approach that includes a visitor check-in system, smart sensors, and video management software, among others, to provide a safe and secure educational environment.

“We’ve dedicated significant resources to fostering opportunities for students, and we’ve witnessed the positive impact rippling throughout our community,” says Dr. Kimberly Leverette, interim superintendent of Pontiac School District. “Our mission is to cultivate our schools as safe havens, and with ZeroEyes, we are able to enhance security and safety both during and after school hours.”

Why Pontiac School District Chose ZeroEyes

ZeroEyes’ AI gun detection and intelligent situational awareness software layers onto existing digital security cameras. 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.

If these experts determine that the threat is valid, they dispatch alerts and actionable intelligence — including visual description, gun type, and last known location — to local law enforcement and Pontiac School District staff as quickly as 3 to 5 seconds from detection.

“In the past few years, the state of Michigan has experienced great hardship when it comes to gun-related violence,” says Mike Lahiff, CEO of ZeroEyes. “Pontiac School District continues to show its dedication to safety and eye for innovation with its deployment of ZeroEyes.”

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