Campus Security

Florida K–12 District Expands Implementation of Gun Detection Platform

The Hernando County School District in Brooksville, Fla., recently announced that after a yearlong implementation period, it will be expanding its deployment of the ZeroEyes gun detection video analytics platform, according to a news release. The district will layer the security solution on top of its existing security cameras in more than ten facilities.

“In active shooting drills conducted over the past year, ZeroEyes has demonstrated that it significantly reduces response times, which is critical for saving lives,” said Jill D. Renihan, Director of Safe Schools for the Hernando County School Board. “As gun-related incidents continue across the nation, we feel strongly that the entire district can benefit from this proactive solution.”

The ZeroEyes solution can identify weapons and send alerts to both in-house safety personnel and local law enforcement within 3–5 seconds, the news release reports. It can also send actionable intelligence to local law enforcement, security staff, and other first responders both for situational awareness and to speed up response times, the news release reports.

The Hernando County School District serves more than 24,000 students and employs about 3,100 teachers and staff. It’s made up of ten elementary schools, three K–8 schools, four middle schools, five high schools, three charter schools, one alternative school, and three technical and adult education centers.

“We are very proud that our proactive tool has met and exceeded Hernando County Schools’ expectations,” said Mike Lahiff, ZeroEyes CEO and co-founder. “We will continue to provide the same customer service and support that they have come to expect as we work together to protect students and faculty against gun-related violence.”

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Matt Jones is senior editor of Spaces4Learning. He can be reached at [email protected].