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Huntsville’s Exigent in partnership to help identify weapons in active shooter environments

HUNTSVILLE — Huntsville’s Exigent has launched a strategic partnership with United Safety & Survivability to identify firearms in active shooter situations.

Exigent is a new spinoff of artificial intelligence experts Arcarithm; United Safety is a Pennsylvania-based manufacturer of safety and survivability solutions.

The partnership will leverage Exigent’s new Exigent-GR AI gun detection technology to provide lifesaving measures for active shooter environments.

Randy Riley, president and CEO at Exigent, said current security camera systems require a human to identify gun threats.

“Even dedicated security professionals using the best camera system cannot provide 100% real-time observation,” said Riley. “An effective, pro-active solution is needed to identify guns before they enter an area where shots are fired and that is where the Exigent-GR technology comes into play.

“We are excited to partner with United Safety with deep expertise and knowledge of the various industries it serves and a proven track record in bringing innovative technologies to market.”

There are two methods of delivery for Exigent-GR gun detection capability. It combines state-of-the-art camera technology with computer vision to provide a single robust device that autonomously scans and processes images to identity guns. The technology can also be integrated with an existing facility camera system that will autonomously identify guns.

Joseph Mirabile, CEO and president of United Safety, said the partnership between United Safety and Exigent is one that has special meaning.

“Anything that United Safety can do to help our customers navigate these complex challenges by bringing them access to lifesaving technology is at the very core of what we stand for as an organization,” said Mirabile. “We believe the Exigent-GR technology can help make a difference in the lives of the people we serve on an all too frequent basis.”

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