Wisconsin District Adopts Gun Recognition Tech
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Wisconsin district that gives students the option to continue their
education in person or online has adopted a new surveillance system
intended to identify the presence of guns on its campuses. Kenosha
Unified School District
is using technology developed by ZeroEyes.
The program uses artificial intelligence and integrates with the
campus IP security camera system to identify visible guns. When a
weapon is detected, the platform sends a notification to school
administrators, school resource officers and local 911 dispatch.
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, who serves as the maintenance, environmental and safety
manager for the district, in a press release. "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."
will eventually cover all schools, district officials said.
Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.