As part of a comprehensive approach to protect students and staff from gun violence, Baltimore County Public Schools will add a cutting-edge layer of precaution to thousands of security cameras starting in September — software trained to detect guns. Superintendent Myriam Yarbrough on Wednesday announced the decision and the Board of Education’s approval during a news conference. The Gun Detect platform, made by Virginia-based Omnilert, plugs into existing indoor and outdoor cameras and searches image frames for people and the objects surrounding them. If the system detects a gun, an alert gets sent to professionals trained to identify guns.
Baltimore County schools add gun detection software to 7,000 security cameras
August 24, 2023