ZeroEyes, creators of the AI-based gun detection video analytics platform that holds the only U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act Designation, recently announced that New Jersey’s Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District has implemented the company's proactive gun detection and intelligent situational awareness solution across all of its campuses to protect faculty and students against gun-related incidents.

Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District is New Jersey’s largest school district, by area, and operates three comprehensive high schools: Absegami, Cedar Creek and Oakcrest. The schools serve students from six townships, including Egg Harbor City, Galloway, Green Bank, Port Republic, Hamilton and Mullica. Due to its size, the district is very diverse, ranging from rural areas still active with farming to suburban neighborhoods to apartment complexes.

The software will be layered on existing digital security cameras at the three high schools. 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 these experts determine that the threat is valid, they will dispatch alerts and actionable intelligence, 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.