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IMPETUS presents the Weapon Detection tool

IMPETUS presents the Weapon Detection tool, one of a set of tools we are developing, together with an integrating platform, dedicated to improving the security of open spaces in smart cities. The tool uses AI (Artificial Intelligence) to analyse images from security cameras in outdoor environments to detect small handguns and assault rifles and alert security staff.

The video shows the information presented to security staff when the tool positively identifies a gun (blue rectangles show people, the red rectangle shoes the gun). For data privacy reasons, the tool shows images of people ONLY if a gun has been positively identified; in normal circumstances operators see only shaded rectangles where people are present in images.

Weapon Detection Tool in action

The video is from field-testing of the tool in Oslo (IMPETUS pilot city) in November 2021, using volunteer subjects who gave written consent to use of these images.

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