SEPTA Board Approves ZeroEyes AI Weapons Detection Pilot Program

First Transit Agency to Adopt AI Technology; Adds another layer of security to SEPTA’s extensive network of security cameras

PHILADELPHIA, November 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — zero eyescreators of the only AI-based weapons detection video analytics platform to hold the SECURITY Act Designation from the US Department of Homeland Security, and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) today announced that the Authority has selected ZeroEyes for a pilot program designed to reduce the likelihood of firearms-related violence on train platforms.

SEPTA is the first major transit system to implement the ZeroEyes solution, which is used by the US Department of Defense, public school districts and universities, Fortune 500 corporate campuses, and many other organizations in more than 30 states. The SEPTA Board approved the pilot during its November meeting. Implementation will begin in approximately two months.

Overlaying SEPTA’s existing security cameras, ZeroEyes’ proprietary software will identify brandished weapons and alert local security personnel and law enforcement within three to five seconds. Former US military and law enforcement specialists monitor every detection 24/7/365 from the in-house ZeroEyes Operations Center (ZOC) to provide accurate intelligence and actionable on gun-related incidents, including the gunman’s appearance, clothing, weapon, and actual property. time place. In addition, the ZeroEyes AI does not perform any facial recognition, nor does it receive, record, store or share videos or images of any person.

“We are committed to ensuring the safety of our passengers and employees,” said the SEPTA board chair. Pasquale T. Deon Sr. “While serious crime is rare at SEPTA, evaluation of this technology demonstrates the Authority’s proactive approach to security.”

SEPTA has more than 30,000 cameras throughout the system. The pilot program will use cameras at stations along the Market-Frankford and Broad Street lines.

“We appreciate the Board’s support for this pilot and hope this new technology is another tool we can use to keep our system secure,” said SEPTA’s CEO and CEO. Leslie S. Richards. “If the program is successful, we will consider rolling out ZeroEyes elsewhere in the network.”

Other ongoing efforts to help prevent crime at SEPTA include:

  • Increased presence of uniformed police officers on trains
  • Deploy dozens of outreach specialists throughout the system to engage vulnerable community members
  • Creation of a virtual patrol center to monitor the network of surveillance cameras
  • Equip guards with cell phones to facilitate direct communication with police.
  • Promotion of the Transit Watch app, which allows passengers to report concerns anonymously and discreetly.

SEPTA is the primary transit provider for Philadelphia and the counties of Delaware, montgomery, DollarsY chester. It operates bus, rapid transit, commuter rail, light rail, and electric trolleybus services for nearly four million people. SEPTA has the sixth largest rapid transit system in the US by ridership and the fifth largest transit system overall, with 290 active stations, more than 450 miles of track, 2,350 revenue vehicles and 196 routes.

“Our nation’s cities have been experiencing dramatic increases in violent gun-related crime, and we need more leaders like SEPTA to take proactive steps to protect the public,” he said. mike lahiff, CEO and co-founder of ZeroEyes. “Public transportation is a crucial lifeline in urban regions, and the millions of people who depend on it have a right to feel safe. SEPTA’s progressive approach to the problem should set the industry standard; we look forward to seeing other transportation providers public do the same in the near future.”

ZeroEyes was founded by a group of former Navy SEALs who used hundreds of thousands of proprietary images and videos to train their AI to be the most comprehensive and superior weapons detection technology on the market.


ZeroEyes offers a human-verified, proactive AI gun detection software solution that integrates with existing security cameras and mitigates mass shootings and gun-related violence by reducing response times, providing actionable intelligence with imaging and provide clarity in the midst of chaos, which ultimately saves lives. ZeroEyes’ proprietary solution has been recognized by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a promising counter-terrorism technology and is the first video analytics technology to receive the SECURITY Act DT&E Designation.

Founded by Navy SEALs and special operations military veterans, ZeroEyes provides real-time, accurate actionable intelligence on the brandishing of a weapon near or in an occupied area or building, to local personnel and law enforcement with a picture of the shooter and threat location, within 3 to 5 seconds from the time the weapon is detected. The ZeroEyes team also provides technical consulting, installation assistance, and practice drills for active shooter events to enhance security at schools, corporate, and government facilities. Based in the Greater Philadelphia area, the company’s affordable and effective weapons detection solution has been adopted by the US Department of Defense, retail stores and more. Learn more about ZeroEyes at


SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) is the nation’s fifth-largest transit system, with an extensive network of fixed-route services that includes bus, subway, trolley, trackless, and regional rail, as well as commuter programs shared and ADA paratransit. This network provides service in Dollars, chester, Delaware, montgomeryY Philadelphia Counties with connections to New Jersey Y Delaware. SEPTA is also one of the largest employers in the region, with a workforce of approximately 9,500 employees. For more information on SEPTA, visit septa.orgcontinue @SEPTA on Twitter, or download the SEPTA official app.


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