Located in South Pittsburg, Tennessee, South Pittsburg High School (SPHS) recently expanded and enhanced its video security system using Hanwha Techwin cameras and an AI-based weapons detection system called ZeroEyes.
For Principal Tim Bible, the security of SPHS is deeply personal. As a former student of the school, Bible was a senior in 1985 when a student entered the school and shot a teacher. It’s something that he thinks about nearly every time he walks in the building.
Designed to help identify threats before they become violent, ZeroEyes’ technology integrates with an organization’s existing security cameras and works with security professionals and law enforcement to close the crucial seconds needed to keep people safe.
After assessing the existing school video security system, it was clear that the school would need to upgrade to a high-quality, digital IP-based video security system to be able to give the weapons detection system the resolution required for maximum accuracy. Diversified Systems, a New Jersey-based media technology and integration company, was retained to do the design and integration work while Nashville-based South Western Communications (SWC) was selected to do the physical installation of the Hanwha cameras and supporting infrastructure.