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The short answer is NO. The AI machine learning program processes the data from school security cameras. The data will be only be saved for a reasonable days predetermined by school (two days for example). No human interaction or watching the videos/pictures during the process. No personal information will be collected in the gun detection algorithm. The gunman pictures captured by program will be sent to security for verification. There’s no data sharing with any third party such as police patrol unless it’s confirmed gun detection. The detected picture might be used for machine learning re-training. No demographic information will be process in the gun image training. One key to success is using our data governance program that ensures transparency.

Until now, the principal weapon detection systems were based on metal detection and found in airports and public events in closed spaces. Although these systems have the advantage of being able to detect a firearm even when it is hidden from sight, they unfortunately have several disadvantages.
1. These systems can only control the passage through a specific point (if the person carrying the weapon does not pass through this point, the system is useless); they also require the constant presence of a human operator and generate bottlenecks when there is a large flow of people.
2. They also detect everyday metallic objects such as coins, belt buckles and mobile phones. This makes it necessary to use conveyor belts and x-ray scanners in combination with these systems, which is both slow and expensive.
3. In addition, these systems cannot detect weapons that are not made of metal, which are now possible because of 3-D printing.

Other technology such as backscatter technology units and millimeter-wave technology which are used in airport enhanced screening wide spread public concern. Specifically, these concerns address the potential of adverse health and privacy issues that may result from continued public exposure to full-body scanner systems.

Our preference is NVR system. The difference between an NVR and DVR can be confusing to many. A network video recorder (NVR) records IP cameras that are transmitted via a network cable. These cameras connect to an NVR either by way of a network switch or router and in some cases directly to the recorder itself. In essence, NVRs record IP cameras. Digital video recorders (DVRs) are synonymous with recording analog or coax based cameras. Newer HD-SDI or HD-CVI cameras also transmit via coax cable and also use DVRs to record. So in short, a DVR records cameras that are connected via a coax cable. There are more technical details involved explaining the two technologies but for the purpose of this article we will keep it as simple as possible. They both record cameras and offer the same similar options but they record different transmission methods.

We prefer network IP camera.

Network IP cameras transmit video over network wiring (cat5/6) just like your typical computer or laptop. These cameras tend to offer a lot more features and come in various HD resolutions that are not matched by its competitors. There are several cameras over 20 Megapixel on the market today. IP cameras offer consumers the ability to program cameras individually and separate from the recorder. This means that you can have IP cameras that are not connected to a recorder at all. You can have an IP camera connected to a network by itself and view the camera independently without the need of a recorder. This is something the other technologies simply cannot do. IP surveillance cameras act much like a recorder themselves by providing full programing of their resolution, bandwidth usage and even email alerts. You have a vast amount of options with IP cameras that you simply will not get with other technologies. The downside is the learning curve for most consumers. Consumers that do not have network experience or will never use these advanced options will opt for a more simplified surveillance system. Another downside to IP cameras is that you cannot transmit further than 330 feet without needing a repeater or booster to further the distance of the IP camera. This can add to your cost if you have long wire runs.

In the end all three of these technologies offer a very similar experience and end resolution when it comes to picture quality and recording. A 2 Megapixel camera in HD-SDI, HD-CVI and IP will give you very similar results. All systems offer large capacity recorders, same menu functions, same recording capabilities and remote apps for viewing. It really boils down to what you prefer. It’s very much like choosing between an electric, diesel and or gas powered car. They all take you where you need to go they just get there using different methods.

Internet Protocol (IP) Camera ranged from $200 to $300. Wired systems cost less for parts but more for installation, at $150-$200 per camera, compared to their wireless counterparts. There are two choices to make: wireless or wired and IP or CCTV. However, many other factors contribute to the final setup. Most systems have multiple cameras with either cloud (NVR) or on-site (DVR) storage.

Cameras cannot be used in areas of the school where staff or students have a “reasonable expectation of privacy” . This would include private offices in addition to the obvious locations of restrooms and locker rooms. Conversely, cameras can be used in places where staff or students lack a reasonable expectation of privacy. Examples include common areas like hallways, cafeterias, libraries, gym, and parking lots. We recommend at least one camera for each common area.

  • Immediate weapon detection reporting – even before shooting starts
  • Fastest notification with the pictures of gun man to school security & dispatch center though multi-media message, email or mobile app
  • One-button lock-down could be triggered right after the security staff’s verification on the pictures
  • Integrated with cutting-edge security systems: cloud based messaging system, Access Control, Mass Notification, Mobile Apps, Digital Radios, Alarm Panels
  • Utilize the existing IP camera infrastructure without further hardware and wiring
  • Ensure a comprehensive security strategy, a system that saves time and saves life
  • Hardware maintenance, software upgrade and program license are all included in the service
  • No intrusive hardware installation in campus
  • Made in U.S.A.
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