With a goal of preventing gun violence, a Delaware school district has recently employed an AI-based gun detection system.

Appoquinimink School District in New Castle County, Delaware has recently implemented ZeroEyes proactive AI gun detection and intelligent situational awareness platform to protect visitors to its sports stadiums. The integration will proactively protect students, staff and parents against gun-related violence in four of Appoquinimink School District’s sports facility locations.

The district, located in southern New Castle County, Delaware, serves more than 12,000 students in grades Pre-K-12, and ranks as Delaware’s fastest growing school system. The community prides itself on its commitment to embrace change, including the adoption of innovative security solutions to foster a high-achieving learning environment.

ZeroEyes are the creators of the only AI-based gun detection video analytics platform that holds the US Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act Designation.

The visual gun detection and intelligent situational awareness solution will be layered on Appoquinimink School District’s existing digital security cameras. If a gun is detected, the software will instantly send images to the ZeroEyes Operation Center (ZOC), staffed 24/7/365 by experts who will verify the threat and 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.

“Many students, faculty members and parents have been hesitant to attend school sporting events due to fear of gun-related violence,” said Tom Poehlmann, Appoquinimink School District director of security safety and operations. “By deploying this technology at our sports facilities, we can be proactive and get ahead of a potential threat. We want parents to have peace of mind that when they send their children to football games on Friday nights, everyone will have a safe and enjoyable experience.”

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