Artificial Intelligence to help prevent shoot outs

Archbishop Wood High School in Warminster, Pennsylvania has deployed a camera system that uses AI (Artificial Intelligence) to spot guns and alert authorities. The system has been developed by Athena Security.

Once the system spots a gun in the vicinity, it uses the cloud to send out information, it can also stream footage of the event in question through an app, giving police a real-time look at what’s going on and where. Users also have the option of connecting the camera to other third-party security systems, allowing it lock doors or stop elevators.

The company claims its system’s gun detection is 99 percent accurate. “We’ve basically perfected that,” co-founder Lisa Falzone told Fortune “and so we’re already starting to work on fights, knives and other crimes. We expect fights to be done in the next couple months, at least the first version of it.”

Athena offers multiple systems at a range of prices, but the one that includes gun detection, lock and elevator integration and real-time access costs $100 per camera per month.