Elevating school campus safety and security
Making schools safer for all
With too many instances of violence in our schools, prevention is critical for educators who must keep students, faculty, and staff safe while fostering favorable learning outcomes. When students feel safe at school, they can focus on learning, resulting in improved academic performance.
AI from Bosch is helping to make schools safer
The Gun Detection System from Bosch is the first to pair video and audio AI to prioritize proactive security and safety involving guns at schools. The near-invisible system offers a multi-layered approach to elevate security and safety of campuses, while enabling a smooth, frictionless flow and welcoming atmosphere that promotes learning.
Detection is a foundation of our video security systems, and we are proud to share that the new Gun Detection System has been named a CES® 2024 Innovation Awards Best of Innovation Honoree in the AI category and an Innovation Awards honoree in the Human Security for All category.
*The CES Innovation Awards are based upon descriptive materials submitted to the judges. Consumer Technology Association (CTA) did not verify the accuracy of any submission or of any claims made and did not test the item to which the award was given.
The power of a layered approach
When someone brandishing a gun approaches the school, the system is designed to promptly alert personnel who can verify the gun and take proactive measures. If a gun is not visually detected, audio AI, the second layer, is designed to detect and classify gunshots while estimating the direction from which the sound originates. This capability may enable quick and appropriate responses. And since the system’s visual and audio layers are camera-based, security staff can also rely on high-quality video footage for forensics supporting first responders.
The Gun Detection System can operate independently, but it is also compatible with other systems like video, access control, and public address. These integration paths enable additional responses like human verification, locking doors, initiating automated public address and two-way radio announcements, and dictating smart lockdown and evacuation protocols.
How the system works
Install the system at entrances, high traffic funnel points, and approach paths up to 30-feet wide to provide early warning while remaining nearly transparent and frictionless as opposed to metal detection systems. This system consists of the following components:
- 2 FLEXIDOME 5100i cameras enabled with Intelligent Video Analytics Pro (IVA Pro) Visual Gun Detection is designed to automatically detect upright people with brandished guns. Both cameras focus entirely on a 30-foot funnel point. The horizontal offset is 30 to 45 degrees. The maximum vertical offset is 30 degrees.
- 1 FLEXIDOME panoramic 5100i camera equipped with Intelligent Audio Analytics Gunshot Detector with a gunshot sound detection radius of 75 feet and provides general observation for the entire area.
- 3 industrial-grade 256GB SD cards for integrated edge recording.
- 3 Bosch VideoView+ licenses to enable real-time push notifications to relevant personnel.
- 4 hours Bosch Remote Pro Services to facilitate proper configuration and implementation and ensure high performance.
Gun Detection System Benefits
Early, fast detection, and notification
Designed to reduce reaction time and quickly mobilize emergency response plans before a shot goes off inside the field of view and recognize gunshots outside the field of view.
Designed to be nearly invisible as opposed to metal detection systems, the system may help ensure a smooth daily flow for students without interruptions and provide a welcoming atmosphere.
No audio or video data needs to be recorded or leave the camera, as AI processing is carried out on-edge, not in the cloud, ensuring the privacy of students and staff.
Our system works round the clock for maximum cost-efficiency, providing complete coverage without blind spots. It offers forensic footage, especially helpful to share with parents of students with regard to an incident or fight.
Simple installation and integration
Easy to install and integrates seamlessly with Bosch and leading video management systems. With processing carried out on the sensor system directly, there’s no need for additional servers.
No need for recurring annual fees compared to other systems that require a subscription regardless of funding.
* Notification and monitoring services may require additional annual fees.
Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) and grant writing support
Interested in upgrading your school security, but need funding? We are partnering with a grant writing agency that can help you understand federal funding eligibility, ESSER funding details, and grant opportunities to help you secure funding.
Guided by the Power to Predict
AI-driven solutions from Bosch help you make smart decisions and respond proactively to minimize risk and potential damages. Ultimately, we want to empower you to know what's next. We call this the Power to Predict, our guiding principle. And we're here to support you every step of the way.