ZeroEyes’ AI gun detection solution implemented at Texas hospital

ZeroEyes' AI gun detection

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ZeroEyes has introduced its proactive gun detection and intelligent situational awareness solution at JPS Health Network in Fort Worth, Texas, US to address gun-related violence.

Safeguard patients, staff and visitors

JPS Health Network, a 582-bed hospital in Tarrant County, Texas includes acute care facilities, outpatient care centres and a psychiatric emergency room.

With a Level I Trauma Centre receiving over 125,000 emergency department visits annually, the hospital caters to local and air EMS agencies.

Randell Hayen, Chief of the Tarrant County Hospital District Police Department, expressed the hospital’s commitment to safeguarding patients, staff and visitors.

Hayen stated: “At the hospital, we witness first hand the impact of gun violence, which is why we strive to safeguard our patients, staff and visitors. Along with our onsite police department, adding ZeroEyes gives us another tool to use to do just that.”

ZeroEyes’ solution

The company‘s HIPAA-compliant AI gun detection software integrates with existing digital security cameras at JPS Health Network.

When a gun is detected, images are immediately shared with the ZeroEyes Operations Centre (ZOC), staffed 24/7/365 by trained U.S. military and law enforcement veterans.

If the threat is confirmed, the ZOC dispatches alerts and actionable intelligence, including visual description, gun type and last known location, to the onsite hospital police department within three to five seconds.

The ZeroEyes Research Centre highlights that nearly 50% of gun violence incidents at healthcare facilities occur within the building, with 42% being targeted attacks and 39% spontaneous.

Recognising this surge in violent incidents, approximately 40 states have enacted or strengthened laws regarding violence against healthcare workers.

“Staying ahead of the curve in safety and security”

Mike Lahiff, CEO and Co-Founder, ZeroEyes remarked: “Hospitals are inherently fast paced environments where people are already vulnerable and the size of the JPS facility makes the job of its police force and security teams even more challenging.

“I personally believe that the hospital’s deployment of ZeroEyes underscores its unwavering commitment to staying ahead of the curve in safety and security while providing exceptional care for its community.”

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