Omnilert, a provider of active shooter and emergency communication solutions, has integrated its active shooter solution, Omnilert Gun Detect, into Milestone Systems’ XProtect video management software (VMS) to provide an integrated, end-to-end solution for gun threat detection, emergency notification and crisis management. Powered by artificial intelligence, Omnilert Gun Detect combines early visual detection, mass communication and automated response.  Once a gun detection is verified, multi-channel alerts and automated safety protocols are triggered with XProtect actions and/or with Omnilert Gun Detect within seconds of a gun being detected.

“There are 70+ million security cameras in the U.S. today that can be transformed by adding visual AI capabilities that can identify active shooters as soon as a gun is drawn,” said Dave Fraser, CEO of Omnilert.  “Adding the ability to detect, notify and manage these crisis events can easily extend a company’s existing investment into video surveillance and should be a top priority for Milestone’s customers including those in education, public transportation, retail and government that have existing IP-based cameras waiting to be empowered.”

David Nieweg, community & vertical sales, program owner, Americas at Milestone Systems, said, “Omnilert’s utilization of AI and the integration with the Milestone XProtect Video Management System, allows the easy deployment of rapid visual gun detection to existing and new surveillance systems.” 

The Omnilert active shooter solution leverages a company’s existing investment in video surveillance because it uses standardized protocols that can integrate with most existing security camera and video management systems already in place. Adding Omnilert’s AI capabilities with this existing equipment can transform video surveillance from a reactive system typically used to review situations post-event to a preventive solution that is capable of proactively spotting and potentially preventing harm.

The integration of Omnilert’s active shooter solution into XProtect can help manage the workflow of active shooter incidents, including multi-channel notifications, safety system integrations, automated management and intelligence gathering from those affected. As part of the integration, Omnilert will automatically configure the camera set up, including IP address, camera name and location, which will help speed deployment of Omnilert’s active shooter solution.

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