Everbridge platform integrates with Omnilert

Leesburg, Va

Omnilert, a leader in emergency communication and active shooter solutions, has completed a technology integration between its Active Shooter Solution and Everbridge’s leading Critical Event Management (CEM) platform.

This integration will enable Everbridge customers to leverage Omnilert’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology for early visual gun detection and verification of active shooter threats and seamlessly use Everbridge’s People Resilience Solutions to ensure a rapid and comprehensive incident assessment and remediation. Through this capability, customers can initiate emergency plans much sooner at the first sight of a threat, maximizing every critical second to save lives.

Active shooter threats continue to grow and show no sign of slowing, with a 50% growth of active shooter incidents in 2021 compared to 2020 according to FBI statistics. The capabilities of Omnilert’s early active shooter detection and verification and the robustness and scale of the Everbridge platform to automate the secure delivery to over 100 communication modalities – including phone, SMS, desktop alerts, digital signage, sirens, or a public address (PA) system – creates a powerful prevention combination to ensure enterprises and government organisations have a proactive solution to reduce the impact of increasing gun violence. In addition, automated response plans can be fully executed completely from within the Everbridge platform, leveraging existing emergency plans already in place.

“The key to a successful outcome from an active shooter incident lies in the speed of the detection and response and the preparedness for such an event,” said Dave Fraser, CEO of Omnilert. “By integrating our AI technology into Everbridge’s market-leading CEM system, customers now have the ability to identify and verify weapons in an instant and then immediately initiate a response. All of this takes place within seconds, which is critical considering that most active shooter events are over within five minutes.”

“We sponsored an ASIS International / Security Management Magazine study that found 66% of organisations name active shooters as a top threat and 79% of organisations feel they are not prepared for an active shooter attack,” said Dominic Jones, Senior Vice President of Partnerships and Alliances at Everbridge. “With Omnilert’s Active Shooter detection capabilities integrated with our system, we can further address that growing concern with an automated 24/7 monitoring platform designed with one goal in mind – to save lives.”

Omnilert’s Active Shooter Solution is one of the industry’s most effective gun detection solutions, leveraging AI technology that can reliably and rapidly recognise firearms with human verification and automated response. This solution gives emergency response teams advance warning before shots are fired and delivers precise information on the location and visuals of the potential shooter.

The Omnilert Active Shooter Solution leverages a company’s existing investment in video surveillance because it uses standardised protocols that can seamlessly integrate with most existing security cameras and video management systems already in place. This is a significant advantage because there are approximately 70+ million security cameras in the U.S., today. Omnilert’s AI capabilities harnesses existing cameras to 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 if acted upon.


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