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DAs gun violence in the U.S. continues to steadily increase, organizations and institutions such as educational campuses are seeking new ways to protect their constituents. Video surveillance systems are increasingly being deployed, although monitoring can be difficult, unreliable, and expensive. A new emergency solution recognizes firearms and immediately triggers multi-channel alerts and automated pre-defined safety protocols. The combination of these rich capabilities provides safety teams with various capabilities, such as prevention, notification, engagement, and management.

Omnilert, specializing in emergency communications, exposed its first visual gun detection solution. Powered by artificial intelligence (AI), Gun Detect offers always-on monitoring with unparalleled reliability at a price point affordable to organizations.

The solution changes the campus safety framework with the potential to both respond to and warn the community in real time before a shooting happens

Designed for privacy and performance, Gun Detect is a software solution typically deployed on-premise and integrated with existing IP-based video surveillance and camera systems. Customers using alternative emergency mass notification systems have the flexibility of using Gun Detect independent of the rest of the Omnilert platform, according to

While existing gunshot detection technologies only work after incidents have escalated and provide vague details on the approximate location of the sound, this new development gives emergency response teams advance warning before shots are fired, and delivers precise information on the location and visuals of the potential shooter.

According to the company, the native gun detection and mass notification integration reduces the time from first sighting to alerting to a handful of seconds and ultimately saves lives.

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