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The 30 Top Technology Innovations of 2019

Boucherle Pick: Athena Security Gun Detection

Active shooter events are on the rise with higher body counts and injuries, according to FBI statistics in a 2017 Department of Justice report. “Left of bang” is a good thing; it is the time before violence erupts, like recognizing a drawn weapon before it is fired, as an example. Through testing and deploying AI learning, Athena claims its gun detection system is able to detect a person with a drawn weapon, extended or close to the body, at varying distances from security camera system feeds.

Using disciplines such as machine learning, deep learning and neural networks, Athena may provide a response edge based on individual customer requirements, before you go “right of bang.” Seconds count in this type of security scenario. Automating notifications, alerts and lockdown procedures may provide the technology edge that can save lives.

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