Michigan's State Capitol building is the first to deploy AI-based gun detection technology in an effort to protect against potential gun violence. 

ZeroEyes, the creators of the only AI-based gun detection video analytics platform that holds the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act Designation, announced that the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, has deployed ZeroEyes’ proactive solution to protect government officials and visitors from gun-related violence. This is the company's first implementation within a state capitol building.

Encompassing approximately 10 acres, the Michigan State Capitol and grounds is a 145-year-old historical landmark that annually hosts more than 350 events and welcomes more than 115,000 visitors, including families and schoolchildren. Given its significant foot traffic, the building is equipped with an array of security systems designed to deter the presence of guns and weapons. The new technology will amplify the current security by providing additional situational awareness inside the building, as well as enhanced visibility around the exterior premises.

The AI gun detection and intelligent situational awareness software will be layered on the Capitol’s existing digital security cameras. If a gun is identified, images will instantly be shared with the ZeroEyes Operations Center (ZOC), staffed 24/7/365 by specially trained U.S. military and law enforcement veterans. If a threat is determined to be valid, alerts and actionable intelligence will be dispatched, including visual description, gun type and last known location, to local staff and first responders in as fast as 3 to 5 seconds from detection.

A variety of K-12 school districts and other industries have adopted gun detection technology to improve building safety.