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Omnilert Gun Detect Wins 2024 AI Breakthrough Award

The emergence of AI visual gun detection technology has become one of the most significant developments in the fight against gun violence – and the industry continues to recognize its life saving value. Recently, Omnilert Gun Detect was honored once again for its superior performance and effectiveness at identifying gun threats and helping to prevent gun violence and mass shooting situations.

The seventh annual AI Breakthrough Awards program selected Omnilert Gun Detect as the winner of the “Best AI-based Solution for Healthcare” award. AI Breakthrough, a market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global Artificial Intelligence (AI) market today, sponsored the program which attracted more than 5,000 nominations from over 20 different countries throughout the world and recognized only 75 companies across its award categories.

According to Steve Johansson, AI Breakthrough managing director,

“Omnilert Gun Detect delivers a unique combination of detection, verification, activation, and notification – key to saving lives in an active shooter situation. Video analytics play a crucial role in identifying potential threats, however, multi-purpose analytics spread their resources too thin, which can lead to a jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none scenario. Omnilert provides capabilities that are essential for effective threat mitigation including reliable and precise AI analytics, a focus on core competency, access to real-world data, and robust follow-through options. Congratulations on winning the ‘Best AI-based Solution for Healthcare’ award.”

Keeping Healthcare Workers and Patients Safe from Active Shooters and Gun Violence

As highlighted in this recent blog, Omnilert Gun Detect has proven to deliver significant advantages in the healthcare industry due to the high-volume of traffic and the often-expansive campus around hospitals, clinics and other medical offices.  The most common locations for hospital shootings have traditionally taken place in emergency departments, outpatient clinics, parking lots and patient rooms.  In these locations, Omnilert’s AI visual gun detection can make a difference in the event of a gun violence or an active shooter. In a fraction of a second, the system can visually detect a weapon and once verified, it can instantly initiate an extensive and automatic response such as lock doors, call police, set the facility on lock down, alert people in the facility and more. And while the above list of locations applies to a hospital, it is easy to see how AI visual gun detection can also help protect smaller clinics and medical providers who also have lobbies, hallways, patient rooms, and exterior parking lots and garages.

Saving Lives Across Industries

Omnilert Gun Detect is keeping hundreds of schools, healthcare facilities, universities, retail stores, commercial buildings and other facilities safe from active shooters.  No matter the industry, and no matter the size of the building or campus, this vital layer of technology is working 24/7 to save lives.

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