Video: Drones and robots developed to detect active shooters

15 June 2022

ZeroEyes and Aslyon Robotics are collaborating on a new platform to detect active shooters using drones and robots.

ZeroEyes’ technology includes an artificial intelligence (AI)-based gun detection video analytics platform with Asylon’s aerial drone and robot dogs. The technology will provide video feeds to these machines that will identify armed individuals and provide end users with an autonomous response.

The companies believe that real-time intelligence during an active shooter situation will allow faster reaction to protect both civilians and law enforcement. Previously, armed individual detection technology has only been used in static cameras.

"Our grandparents and parents had nuclear attack drills from foreign threats, and we adults had fire drills growing up,” said Mike Lahiff, CEO of ZeroEyes. “Our children today have active shooter drills — things aren't heading in the right direction. Enabling our A.I. gun detection technology for use beyond static video cameras is a huge step in combating the mass shooting epidemic that our country faces.”

The partnership with Asylon will allow ZeroEye’s AI technology to be outfitted on unmanned vehicles and will give intel and tools to these machines such as lights and audible alarms to distract shooters. This will allow more time for law enforcement to respond to threats quicker.

When a weapon is detected by ZeroEyes’ technology, operation center analysts verify the detection and alert first responders in about three to five seconds.

Currently, the camera solution is used in schools, universities, commercial businesses, military bases, and state and local governments and is monitored 24/7 by military veterans.

Asylon is the only full-service American robotic perimeter security company. By combining aerial drones and robot dogs with powerful software, its DroneCore command and control platform automates security patrol and response. These advanced and automated robotics systems act as significant force multipliers for streamlining security operations.

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