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United Safety teams up with gun detection system to offer deployment on US public transportation systems

The United Safety & Survivability Corporation (United Safety) has teamed up with ZeroEyes to increase safety and decrease gun-related violence, it says. 

United Safety will resell ZeroEyes to public transport agencies to get the video surveillance installed on buses, subways and other mass transport systems.

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Joseph Mirabile, President and CEO of United Safety, said: “United Safety has worked with nearly every US and Canadian transit agency over the past 20 years, and we’ve seen the challenges that our customers are facing in regards to safety.

“ZeroEyes’ innovative solution can help boost safety and confidence for commuters, operators and staff and we are thrilled to include it in our portfolio of product offerings for our customers.”

The aim is to reduce the probability and impact of active shooter threats as ZeroEyes’ software is said to layer over existing security cameras, identifying brandished guns.

It is designed to send alerts to security personnel and local law enforcement in three to five seconds from the moment of detection. 

“Proactive action against gun-related incidents”

Former US military and law enforcement specialists verify every detection 24 hours a day from an in-house ZeroEyes Operations Center (ZOC). according to the vendor. They then record information about the gunperson’s appearance, clothing, weapon and last known real-time location.

Mike Lahiff, CEO and co-founder of ZeroEyes, said: “Millions of people depend on public transportation in their everyday lives, so this escalating violence must be stopped now.

“The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) recently paved the way by becoming the first major transit system to deploy our solution, and United Safety will play a crucial role in connecting us with additional transportation agencies that are ready to take proactive action against gun-related incidents.”

The ZeroEyes’ A.I. does not perform any facial recognition or receive, record, store, or share personal or biometric data, videos or images of any kind, according to the vendor.

The software is currently used across a variety of industries in more than 30 US states, including commercial property groups, shopping malls, places of worship, hospitals, military bases, manufacturing plants and casinos, according to the vendor.

 

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