Georgetown-Ridge Farm school district adopts new gun detection system

Apr. 20—GEORGETOWN — Georgetown-Ridge Farm Community Unit School District has adopted a ZeroEyes' proactive AI-based gun detection and intelligent situational awareness solution to protect students, faculty and staff against gun-related threats.

The public school district in Georgetown says it is committed to providing a positive learning environment and shaping productive members of society who are successful, self-sufficient, and well-rounded individuals It has 880 pre-K and K-12 students enrolled in its three schools.

The district prioritizes school safety by forming close relationships with local law enforcement and implementing a range of high-tech security measures across its campuses.

ZeroEyes has been added to its multi-layered security plan to detect illegally brandished guns on campus and reduce response time in the case of a gun-related incident.

"ZeroEyes provides a proactive layer of security that further enhances our comprehensive safety plan," said Georgetown-Ridge Farm CUSD Superintendent Jean Neal.

"Integrating ZeroEyes will allow us to improve security in more vulnerable areas like athletic events and parking lots. We are grateful to have their protection 24/7 to help our community feel safer during these times of uncertainty."

The gun detection and intelligent situational awareness software layers onto Georgetown-Ridge Farm CUSD's existing digital security cameras. If a gun is identified, images are instantly shared with the ZeroEyes Operations Center, staffed constantly 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 school staff as quickly as 3 to 5 seconds from detection.

"We are happy that Georgetown-Ridge Farm CUSD is taking proactive steps to protect its rural community from potential gun-related threats," said Mike Lahiff, CEO and co-founder of ZeroEyes. "In today's climate, safety concerns are on the rise and schools must take every precaution possible."

ZeroEyes' patented software is recognized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a promising anti-terrorism technology and is the first video analytics technology to receive Safety Act Developmental Testing and Evaluation Designation.