ZeroEyes announced that its solution has been deployed by the city of Hobbs, N.M., to protect citizens against gun-related threats. According to the announcement, the city chose ZeroEyes after closely evaluating the company’s successful work with Hobbs Municipal School District, where the platform has been deployed for over a year.

ZeroEyes visual gun detection and intelligent situational awareness software will be layered on Hobbs’ existing digital security cameras. If an illegally brandished gun is identified, images will instantly be shared with a specialized group of U.S. military and law enforcement veterans at one of the ZeroEyes Operation Centers (ZOC) that are staffed 24/7/365. These experts are trained to verify the threat and dispatch alerts and actionable intelligence, including visual description, gun type and last known location, to local staff and law enforcement as fast as three to five seconds from detection.

Hobbs, N.M., is a town of over 40,000 people. Currently, Hobbs has 19 schools in the district, which includes a combination of elementary, middle and high schools. ZeroEyes is utilized in all of the Hobbs Municipal Schools.

“We believe the implementation of ZeroEyes within the general public will help deter and reduce crimes involving firearms,” said Reanna Alarcon, public information and community relations officer, Hobbs Police Department. “We would like to thank the City of Hobbs for investing in this program and the additional protection for the citizens we serve.”

Mike Lahiff, CEO and co-founder of ZeroEyes, said, “Criminals have become increasingly emboldened over the past few years, and it needs to stop now. With ZeroEyes deployed throughout the city of Hobbs, law enforcement will receive not just an immediate warning any time a gun is illegally brandished, but actionable intelligence so they know exactly what kind of situation they are walking into. In active shooter scenarios, this kind of situational awareness can mean the difference between life and death.” 

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