The Utah State Board of Education has granted a $3 million contract to distribute artificial intelligence gun detection to Utah schools.

Utah’s 2023 House Bill (H.B.) 61 enabled the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) to administer a grant program for school safety, security and materials, which included the issuing of a request for proposal (RFP) for firearm detection software. Having awarded the contract to AEGIX, the exclusive ZeroEyes reseller for the state, the board will present the platform to all Utah school districts for consideration. 

The AI gun detection and intelligent situational awareness software is layered onto schools’ 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 experts who will determine if the threat is valid and dispatch alerts and actionable intelligence, including visual description, gun type and last known location, to local staff and law enforcement in as fast as 3 to 5 seconds from detection.

Muscogee Nation Gaming Enterprises also recently implemented AI-based gun detection video analytics at all its properties and a variety of K-12 school districts and other industries have adopted gun detection technology to improve building safety.