ZeroEyes Weapons Detection
Use your existing surveillance cameras to detect firearms
- More than 90% of high schools and universities have installed security cameras, yet the frequency and severity of firearms-related incidents are increasing.
- Less than 1% of surveillance footage is seen by human eyes. Most institutions don’t have the resources to monitor each camera feed.
- ZeroEyes is an artificial intelligence technology that analyzes existing camera feeds 24/7, scanning for firearms.
- When a firearm is identified, information-rich alerts are immediately sent to those responsible and trained to deal with these threats.
- Alpine Consulting has partnered with ZeroEyes to help K-12 and Higher Education institutions maximize their investment in surveillance technology and prevent firearms violence in our schools.
Let’s stop firearms-related violence in our schools!
What is ZeroEyes?
ZeroEyes uses artificial intelligence to actively monitor existing camera feeds to detect weapons in real time. Once detected, the system instantly sends alerts to administrators and law enforcement.
The technology can provide critical information (number of shooters, description, type of weapon, and location) to improve the situational awareness of all stakeholders, enabling them to quickly address threats and secure buildings. A brief video intro:
ZeroEyes: Frequently Asked Questions
|What Are The Costs Associated with ZeroEyes?||ZeroEyes is offered on an annual subscription basis that is tied to the number of cameras using the weapons detection technology.
A "rough" estimate of annual fees can be calculated as:
Total students + faculty x $10.
Contact Alpine for a formal estimate.
|What Types of Cameras are Required?||The cameras must be ONVIF-compatible, IP cameras. We have the best results using cameras with 720p to 1080p resolution.|
|How Far Away Can Weapons be Detected?||Detection distance is based on the camera resolution and zoom level. At 1080p resolution and 1x zoom, we can detect weapons in the range of 1800-2000 pixels in area. For rifles, this equates to 50-60’ from the camera, and for pistols this equates to 20-30’ from the camera.|
|Can ZeroEyes Detect Concealed Weapons?||No. Only visible/partially visible weapons will be detected.|
|What Types of Weapons Are Detected?||If it looks like a gun, it will be identified. The weapons detection models have been specifically tuned to detect weapons most commonly used in school shooting events: AR-style rifles and polymer pistols. Realistic air-soft gun models and ROTC rifles will also be detected.|
|What Camera Resolutions/Frame Rates are Required?||We require RTSP streams at 720p or 1080p resolution and a frame rate of at least 10fps. A high quality feed with constant bitrate is preferred, but can be adjusted to minimize the bandwidth consumption.|
|Does ZeroEyes Work with Video Management Systems (VMS)?||Yes, ZeroEyes can be configured to work with or independently of Video Management Systems.|
|Where Does the ZeroEyes System Reside?||The servers hosting the ZeroEyes system typically reside in the school/district's data or surveillance center. The solution may also be deployed in the cloud.|
|How Quickly Are Weapons Detection Alerts Sent Out?||Weapons detection alerts are sent within three (3) seconds following a detection.|
|What Information Is Contained in Alerts?||1. Images of the shooter(s)
2. Weapon(s) types
3. Location(s) of shooter
4. Other information that's relevant to our client
|Who Receives Alerts?||Those responsible and trained to deal with weapons threats. These individuals are typically named in the school safety plan. If desired, the alerts can be sent to external parties (e.g. law enforcement).|
|Can ZeroEyes Be Integrated With Our School Safety Application?||Typically, Yes. If the provider of your school safety application will allow API connections, we can typically integrate with the school safety application.|
|Does ZeroEyes Do Facial Recognition?||No. ZeroEyes does not detect/store/process any biometrics. The technology looks for weapons and weapons only.|
|How Often Are Weapons Models Updated?||Weapons models are constantly being tested and updated. Formal updates are released quarterly.|
|Do You Collect/Store Personal Information or Video?||ZeroEyes stores images and information related to weapons detection events only. All other images and video are treated as "passthrough" and are not stored. The client has the ability to manage weapons detection logs and information.|
Contact Alpine to learn more about ZeroEyes technology. Let’s discuss opportunities to evaluate the technology on your campus!