Baltimore County Public Schools is spending millions to upgrade security cameras with a technology that purports to detect guns on campus. In August, the school board approved a $2.66 million contract through May 2027 with Omnilert, part of a growing school security industry in the wake of America’s epidemic of school shootings. Omnilert claims its software uses artificial intelligence to enable existing security cameras to identify guns and activate automated responses, such as notifying police or locking doors.
Baltimore County Schools adds $2.66M technology purporting to detect guns using AI to 7,000 cameras
October 9, 2023