Kenosha School District hopes to stop violent threats with weapons detection technology

KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) --- Kenosha Unified School District has selected ZeroEyes, a platform focused solely on weapons detection, to identify any visible guns, hoping to stop violent threats before they occur. 

Officials say ZeroEyes will identify visible guns if present and send alerts to school administrators and security personnel within three to five seconds. The notification ensures the school can enact security protocols while giving first responders real-time information to help prevent active shootings and save lives, officials say. 

ZeroEyes currently integrates with KUSD's IP security cameras to help detect visible weapons and serve as a proactive measure to prevent any violent threats on campus, according to a news release.

“It’s a grim reality that active shootings happen in schools across the country, and we’ve needed to understand and implement the solutions that can keep our students, staff and visitors safe,” said Kevin Christoun, Maintenance, Environmental and Safety Manager at KUSD. “At KUSD, we have a multilayered security approach that includes the most effective and innovative technologies and resources, and ZeroEyes’ platform clearly supports our strategy.”

ZeroEyes was founded by a group of former Navy SEALS and military veterans.

“ZeroEyes was founded upon the realization that a proactive solution was needed to help keep people safe, with real-time information to adequately address violent threats and prevent mass shooting tragedies,” said Dustin Brooks, Vice President of Education at ZeroEyes. “KUSD focuses on providing a safe and productive learning environment to its students and faculty, and we’re honored to provide a 24/7 solution that supports their goals.”


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