Gun Detection A.I. to Add Another Layer of Security to SEPTA

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The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority has approved ZeroEyes for a pilot program aimed at reducing the likelihood of gun violence on train platforms.

ZeroEyes’ solution is the only A.I.-based gun detection video analytics platform with a U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act Designation.

SEPTA is the first major transit system to add the platform that is used by U.S. Department of Defense, school districts and universities, and numerous companies and organizations across the country to its security measures. The transit agency approved the pilot program during its November meeting. Implementation is expected to start in two months.

ZeroEyes’ proprietary software will be layered on top of SEPTA’s existing security cameras. It will identify brandished guns and promptly alert safety personnel and local law enforcement. Every detection is monitored 24/7/365 by former U.S. military and law enforcement specialists from the in-house ZeroEyes Operations Center to deliver accurate and actionable information.

“We are committed to ensuring the safety of our riders and employees,” said SEPTA Board President Pasquale T. Deon Sr. “While serious crimes are rare on SEPTA, evaluating this technology demonstrates the Authority’s proactive approach to security.”

The pilot program will utilize SEPTA cameras at stations located along the Market-Frankford and Broad Street Lines.

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