The Founding Company, Athena states it to be accurate 99% of the Time
Athena Security has manufactured and developed an AI-assisted camera system that uses cloud technology to spot guns and alert authorities.
The company states that because the system can recognize weapons and notify police immediately, casualties may be prevented & avoided in places where the camera system is implemented, such as schools or businesses.
It has already been set up in Archbishop Wood High School in Warminster, Pennsylvania.
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As soon the system spots a gun in the vicinity, it drives the cloud to send that information to those that need it, whether that be a business owner or law enforcement.
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The system also streams footage of the event in question through an app, providing police a real-time look at what’s going on and where. Users also have the option of linking the entire system to other third-party security systems, allowing it to lock doors or stop to elevators.
False alerts can be a huge problem for computer vision systems, and that would be particularly a big issue for a security camera that would have the ability to alert police directly. But the company assures its system’s gun detection is 99% 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.”
Many companies are already getting into it
Back in 2015, another company called NanoWatt Design tried to kick-start its GunDetect camera, which used computer vision to detect firearms and send alerts to its users.
Now the company says its security systems can be customized to detect specific threats, including guns.
Athena offers multiple safety 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.