Athena Security Mass Cuts

By John Honovich, Published Apr 29, 2021, 12:46pm EDT

Athena Security has made mass cuts in employees and contractors, IPVM has confirmed from various sources with direct knowledge.

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Athena Security is one of a number of gun detection startups to pivot to fever screening. We covered Athena Security's initial entry into the fever screening market including Faked Coronavirus Fever Detection, Athena Used Hikvision and Athena CEO Criticizes 'Deplorable' 'Nitpicking', IPVM Refutes.

Inside this note, we examine the challenges Athena Security faced.

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****** *** *** **** of *** ***** **** the **** *** ******. LinkedIn ****** ***** *** general ***** ** ******** up ** *** ***** of *** ******** * year *** *** *** cuts ** *** **** month:

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*******, **** ****** ******** have *** *** ******* their ******** ********.

*** **** ***** **** been ******** ** *** cuts - (*) *** North ******** ************, ********* sales, *** (*) *** Ukrainian ********* **** ******** support, ***********, *** **********.

Future ** ****** ******** *******

***** ****** ********'* ******** have ******* ****** *********** and ***********, ** ** unclear **** *** ****** of *** ******* **. The **** ****** **** they **** *** **** to **** ********** *** funding ** ******** ** sales **********.

*** ***** ********* ****** has ******** ************* ***** last ****. *** ******* detection ****** *** * better ******* ***** *** unfortunate **** ** ******* shootings ** *** ***, though **** ****** *** a ****** ** ***********.

Customers ******

****** ****** **** ******* claims ***** ********* ** customers *** ***** *********** being ********, *** ****** number ** *********** ** significantly ****, ****** ***** are ********* ******** ***********. How ***** *********** **** be ******** *** ********** is * *** ********, though *** ******* ****** in ***** *********** ********* may ******** **** ********.

No ******* **** ****** ********

****** ******** *** *** respond ** ****'* ******* for ******* ***** *** cuts.

False *** ***** - **** ****** ****** ****

******* ****** ****** ****** media ****** ******* * *******'* claim **** ****** ** "FDA ********":

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*******, ** ** ***, as *********** *** ********* ** 510(k) ******* *************.

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****, * ***** ** have *** ********* **** the ****** ***, ** not ******* *** **** at ***** "*********** ******" in *** ******* ********* market ***** ** ** last ****. **** ** just **** ******** **** of **** *** ** a, **** ***** ***, return ** ********. ** we **** ** ****** continued ** ****** *** shooter ********* *****?

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** ************* ** ****** is ***** ******** ******* detection. *** **** ** is *****, * ** not ****. *** ** the ****** ** **** impact *** ****, ********* in *******, **** ** their ******* ** *******, support *** ******* **** functionality.

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*** **** "**********" ** we ******* ** ***** on ***********, *********, *****-******* technologies ********* ****** ***? Actions ** *********, ** at ***** ***** *** secondary ****** **** **** surfaces **** ** ***** and *********. ****** ****** of ******** ********** ** plot ****** ********? **** form ** *** ******* to ****** * ****** shooter *** ***** **** might **** ********* **?*********, this ***'* ** ***** but ***** *** *** sorts ** ****** *'* be ******* *** **** the **** (*** **** it ***** **** ******* deliver).

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****** *** **** ****** are ******** ** *** either ******* ** ***** cameras + ***** ********* to ****** ****. ***** are ********* ************ ***** made ** ***** ********* generally, *********.

***:*** ********* | *** Detection ******

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*****, * *** ******* in ** ********, * was ******** **** ** the "****** *******" ******* based **** ***** ********* of *******. *********, ******** vision ** ********* *************, both ** **** ***** and ** ****** ***********, due ** *** *********** and ********** ** ********** neural ******** *** "******* learning". ********, ***** ****** significant "**** *****" ***********.*******, if ****** ********* ***** in *** ***** ********* space ***** *** ***** of **** *** *** developers ** ** ***** and *** *** ****** the **** ******** ** my ***** ****.

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***, ***** *** ****** that *** ***** *** acoustic ******** *** ******* detection. ** **** *** analyzed **** ****** ******* sufficiently ** **** ***** on **** *** ****.

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** ************* ** ****** is ***** ******** ******* detection.

*****, *** **'* *** like **** *** **** a ***** ****** ******.

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********* ******* ********* ******* (like ***********) *** ******** quite ******** *** *** in **** ** ***** U.S. ******.

'************' ******* (***** ** what ****** ******* ****) are ******* *****... *** as *** ***** - not **** ***** * market ******* ** ****** doesn't **** ** ********** or *** ************ *** *** ****** benefit ** ***** *** buy **** **** * scheme ** ************* ************.

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*** ** *** ***** it ** ************* ************?

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******* ***** *** **** of ********* **** ***** types ** ********* ****** to ** *** **** - **** * ** not ***** *** *********.

*******: ****** ******* ******** #1 ** ** ******** that *** ******** ******* types ** **** *** comparison ** * ***** visual ******** - ***** is **** ** * method ** ****** ******* active ********.

*********** *******: *** ****** must ** ********* ****** visible **** ** *******/********* cams ** ***** *** the ********* ** ***** within *** **** ** actionable **** ***** ** defend ******* ** ******* the ******.

** **** ****** ******** display ******* ****** ******** into *** ***** **** they **** ****** ** shoot **? ****. *** there *** **** ** examples ***** ******* *** not ********* ***** **'* too **** *** *** analytic ** ******* ****** value ** **** * situation.

***** *** ***** ****** that * **** **** these ***** ** ******* - **** ***** ****** and ******, *** *** above ** ** ******* concern **** *** *********** capabilities ** *** ********* solutions.

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********, *** **** **** shooter *********, *** ******* displays * ******* *** under *** ** ** existing ******** ****** ***** to ******** *** ******** or ***** **** *** area ***** **** ****** to ******. ******* **** is **** **** * staging **** **** * parking ***, ******* ******, loading ****, *********, ** lobby ****. *** *** Secret ******* ********* ********* that ***** ****** ***** this *** **** **** 85% ** *** ****.

** *** **** *** weeks, ***** *** ******* shootings **** ******* ** the ******* *** ***** FOV ** ******** *******.

*** ******** **** ******* value ************ ********** *** scenario ** ** ******** an ***** *** ******** and ***** ****** ** first **********.

*** ******* ********* ** the ***** *** ********* adopting *** ********* *** this ***** ********** *** solution. **** **** *** and ***** *******/*****/***** ********. If ** ** ********** correctly *** ********* ** a ******** ** *** right ******, ** ** a ********** ***** ** an ************'* ******* ******** apparatus.

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**** ** * ********** sales ********, *** ** doesn't ******* *** ******** of ******** *** ***** that * ******.

*** **** *'** ***** a *** ** **** looking *** **** ******, but * ***** **** to **** * **** at *** ************* ****** the ********** ******* *** reference ** **** *** paragraph - ** **** is ********* *** ** perception ***** ** ** previous *****.

**** ***** ** ******** in ****** ****** ******* scenarios ***** **** ********** is ** ***** - in ******** ** '**** to *****' - ***** to ** ** *** real ****** ** *** value ** **** * solution?

** ******* ******** ** not ** ****** **** the ********** *****. *******, it ** **** * am *** **** ** the ***** ** ****** (and ****** ***) **** technology - *** *** the ******* *'** ****** above.

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*** ******* ********* ** the ***** *** ********* adopting *** ********* *** this ***** ********** *** solution. .... ** ** a ********** ***** ** an ************'* ******* ******** apparatus.

***'* *** **** ** make *********** ***** *******. You've **** **** * number ** *****.

* ** **** *** 'biggest ********* ** *** world' **** ** ****** the **** ** ***** employees *** ********* ***** shot. *** ******** ** whether ** *** ***** solutions *** ***** **, given *** **** *** low *********** ** ******** being ****.

*** *** ****** ******* reporting ********* **** ***** events ***** **** *** more **** **% ** the ****.

********? **** *** ** true *** ***** ***'* come ** ****, **** an *********** ***** ***** with ****** ***** *** FBI *** ****** *******'* statistics ******* ******* ** up.

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********, *** **** **** shooter *********, *** ******* displays * ******* *** under *** ** ** existing ******** ****** ***** to ******** *** ********

*****, *** ****** **** even * ****** *** of ********* ********** ***** there ** * **** chasm ******* "******* ** the ***" *** "****** gets ******** ********".

**** *** ****** *****, even **** ****. ******* cameras, ***** **** ***** areas ***** * ******* is ***** ** ** possibly **** ****** ******** a ********, *** *** commonly ***** ** **** enough ****** ** ****** for ******** ******* *********. It ***** ** ******** to ** **, ** a *********** ****, *** for ***** ** *** today **** ** *** FOV ** **** ****** outdoor ****** ****** *** going ** ** ****** undetectable ** ******* ********* options.

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** **** ********* ********** this ** *** ****** recognition *****. **** **** high-resolution ******* (*** ****** a *****, **** ** the ****** ***** ***** we ****) *** *** have *********** ***** *** FoV ** ******* **** good/useful ****** *** ********* to *******. * *** only ******* *** ********* problems ** ********* *** correctly ************ *** ******** of * ****-***, ***** mind * ******.

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* *** **** ******* the ********* ******** ** capturing *** ********* ************ the ******** ** * long-gun, ***** **** * pistol.

**** ** ******* *****... and ********* ************ **** ***** ****** hawking **** **** ** solution - ******* ** directly ******* *** ***** proposition ** *** '*********' they *** *******.

** ******** *********** *****, in ***** *** ****** shooter ******* ********* ** actually **** ** ********, the ***** ****** **required ** ** ******* - and the response protocols must be immediately engaged to try and mitigate the threat.

**** ** '****** *******' alert ** *****, ******** less **** ********* ******** protocols ***** ******* *** die. ** *** *** train * **** *** months ** ***** ********* to ******** *********.... *** guess **** ******* ** that **** **** **** receive * ***** *****. what ***** * *** false *****?

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**** ** '****** *******' alert ** *****, ******** less **** ********* ******** protocols ***** ******* *** die

*******, *** *** *** detection ********* ******* **** the *********? ** **** simply ******* **** **** accept ** *********? **** if **** **, *** they *** ********* **** a ******** *** ** a ****** ** * mass ******** ***'* *** them ** *** ****** did *** *****?

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*** **** *** ********* that * ******** *** is * ****** ** a **** ******** ***'* sue **** ** *** system *** *** *****?

***** **** ** ** interesting *******, * ***** the ******* ****** ** 'not ** ***'.

* ** ** ********* expert, *** ****** **** would **** ** ******* that *** **** ** an ****** ******* ********* are ** ************* **** insuring ******* ******* ******* during **** ** ***** would ** ** ****** than ***** ** ** these *********' *** ** Things ** ******* ********* About ****.

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*** **** ** ** active ******* ********* *** so *************

****, ****? ** **** is ****, *** ***** someone *** **** ****** to **** ** ****** shooter ** *** ***** place?

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********* ******* ********* ******* (like ***********) *** ******** quite ******** *** *** in **** ** ***** U.S. ******.

********, ***, *** *** really ***** **********. **** Spotter ***** *** * decent ***** ***, *** the **** ****** ** years *** *****-********* ***** funds ** ***** * bit.

******* ********* *******, *** other ***** ******* ********* system, *** ********* *** a *** ** ********, and ** ****** *** company *** *** *** scammed ** *** ***** thing. ** *** ******* detection ****** *** ******* the ***** ****** **, I ***** ***** **** would *** **** ****** distracted ** ***** *******.

*** ******* ********* ***** on ***** ********* ******, which * *** ********** referring **, *** **** been ********. **** ** error ***** ******* *** just ******* ********** **** trying ** ********* * functional ****** ******.

*******, * ** *** think *** **** ** the ******/*******/******* ********* ****** has **** *** **** enviable.

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** **** ******* ** acoustic ******* ********* *******:

"********, ***, *** *** really ***** **********."

* ********** ***** - if *** **** ********** in ***** **** ** solve ******** ** ***** able ** *********** ** large *.*. ******.

**** ************* *** *** direct ****** ** **** hiring ******* ****** ** Police ** **** ***** goods ** ******* ****** of ******.

*** *** '*******' *** mention ****** ********** ** tied ** *** ******** of ***** ******** *** not *** ********* ****** of ***** ***** ************* schemes.

*'** **** ********** *** need *** ******** ******* detection ******* ** ***** areas.... *** **** ** prohibitive ***, *****, *********** that * ***'* ***** are ***** *** **** of *** ******* ******* for ***** ***** ** systems.

*** ****, ***** *** systems ***** *** **** of ****** **** **** number ** *.*. ***** areas **** **** **** gunshots.

****, *** ***** ***** in ** *** ************ response *** ******** ******* detection ********* ** ************* problematic... *** *********** ** the ***** ** *** Achilles **** ***.

** ******* ***** ****** into *** *** *** sticks ******, **** ***** acoustic ******* ********* ******* can ** **** ** 'work'. *** ** **** technology **** ******? * have ****** ******* ***.

*** **** ***** ** add... *** ************* ** surveillance ******* ** ***** areas ***** ******* ** enough ** ** **** to ******** ******* *** fired * ****** - with **** *************. ******** most ******** ***** ** them ***** ***** ** the ******** ******** ******* after *** ***** ******* does *** ******* ******** near ****** ***** ** justify *** ***** ***** of ******** ******* ********* systems, ***.

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******** ** ********** *** large ***** ** ******** gunshot ********* *******, *** this ******* * **** necro-posted ** ** * perfectly-titled **** ****** **** 4 ***** ***

*********** *******

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"*** ******* ********* ****** has * ****** ******* given *** *********** **** of ******* ********* ** the ***"

***, *** *********** ** GSD's *** **(**** ***** fools ****** **** *** enforcement ** ***'* ******; nobody ** *******), *** mainly ** ******** ******** of ***** ***********, *** been *** **********. *** primarily ***** ********* ******** firearms. **** *** *** " ** **** ** the *** **** **** shooting **** *****, *** not *********, ** ** really * *******? " Reminds ** ** *** one ***** ** *** movie ****** ***** " We **** ***** *** glitch... ******* ******". ** as **** ** *** animals **** ******** **** other ** **** ***** illegal ********, ******** ********* look ****** ** *** GSD ******...

"********* ******* ********* ******* (like ***********) *** ******** quite ******** *** *** in **** ** ***** U.S. ******."

**** ********** ******** *****. Forget *** ***** ********* for ****** ******* ********* to ******, *** ****** document *** ******** ** the ****/******.

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*** * ******** ** all. * **** **** their ******* ***** ****, and **'* ************ ** best. ****, ***** ******** is ** *********** *** of ********* *** ************. I *** ******* ** if * ****** **** been ******* **** **** stopped **** **** **** doing **** ****** ** give ** * ****. (and **** ********* *** meeting!)

********* *** ********* ******** find *** **** *******.

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********** *****! ** ********** to ****, **** ***'* have * ****** ******* AI/ML *******. **** ********** their ******* **** *** Network *** ** **** spam *** **** *****-******** alarms. ***** ****, ***** service ******** * ****** support ******** ***** **** filtered *****-******** ***** *** to *********** *******. ************* as **)

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**** ********** **** ****** confirmed,***** *******, *** ******** **** Verkada, ****** * ****** at ****** *** *** now **** ** ***, per *** ********:

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