Software company Montco to provide gun detection tool to Michigan school district


CONSHOCKEN — ZeroEyesa Montgomery County company that offers an AI-based gun detection software solution has been chosen by a Michigan school district to help protect students and faculty from gun violence .

ZeroEyes, based in Conshohocken, was selected by Vassar Public Schools in Vassar, Michigan to provide the district with software that, when layered over existing school security cameras, will automatically identify firearms as soon as that they will become visible and alert school administrators. and security personnel within 3 to 5 seconds, according to a press release.

The platform is the only AI-based gun detection video analytics platform that holds security law designation from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the company said.

“We are proud to partner with the forward-thinking Vassar Public Schools District to protect students and save lives,” said Mike Lahiff, CEO and co-founder of ZeroEyes, in a statement last week announcing the company selection. He added that Michigan Law 144 includes a school aid bill that allocates $160 per student for safety technology.

Vassar Public Schools made the decision to hire ZeroEyes shortly after the November 2021 mass shooting at Oxford High School, located 45 minutes away. ZeroEyes is one of the many solutions Vassar has implemented to keep its students safe.

“ZeroEyes is not just an AI solution; the company has retired military and law enforcement experts monitoring every suspicious image around the clock,” Dorothy Blockwell, Vassar Public Schools Superintendent, said in a statement. “It’s a huge deal. It’s the only solution we’ve come across that’s really proactive.

ZeroEyes’ software integrates with schools’ existing IP security cameras and video analytics to detect weapons in real time. Former U.S. Army and law enforcement specialists monitor every detection 24/7/365 from the ZeroEyes in-house operations center to provide intelligence on shooter incidents assets, including the shooter’s appearance, clothing, weapon, and real-time location. The company’s AI does not record, store or share videos or images of students or other people, ensuring privacy is maintained, according to the statement.

ZeroEyes was founded by a group of former Navy SEAL team leaders who used hundreds of thousands of exclusive images and videos to train its AI to become the “most comprehensive and effective firearms detection technology the most superior on the market”.

The company’s gun detection solution has been adopted by the U.S. Department of Defense, K-12 public school districts, colleges/universities, commercial real estate groups, manufacturing plants, campuses, Fortune 500 companies, shopping malls and big box retail stores. For more information, visit


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