Gun Detection Analytics Are Here, Says Startup

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jul 03, 2014

A timely innovation, or cashing in on tragedies?

A new video analytics company is touting its 'gun detection' analytics that can trigger as soon as a weapon is drawn, potentially alerting authorities in seconds and saving lives.

Are they crazy, or will this be a powerful defense against active shooters and lower the risk of gun violence? We spoke with the company and take a look at its features, pricing and positioning inside.

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