WKRN, ABC Nashville, reports that the Metro Nashville Public School (MNPS) Board approved moving forward with a more than $1 million contract that would add Omnilert gun detection software to schools across the district.
The contract is with Omnilert and reseller, System Integrations, and would start March 23, 2023, lasting through Nov. 30, 2025. According to the proposal, the contract is not to exceed, $1,050,487.80, split between two years.
In a statement from MNPS Spokesperson, the contract has been under consideration for months:
"Over the last few months the district has been working with our security camera provider (System Integrations, Inc.) to see about products that would enable a brandished weapon detection feature for 1,300+ security cameras installed throughout the district.
We are proposing to contract on the upcoming Board agenda with this company to provide an Omnilert gun detection add-on feature to our existing security camera system that will accomplish this goal. Services provided through the contract will include the onboarding and setup, AI detection software, hardware for servers, and a monitoring service for human review of alerts flagged through the AI software."
- SEAN BRAISTED, MNPS
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