Muscogee Nation Gaming Enterprises has expanded its partnership with ZeroEyes to deploy the group’s AI-based gun detection solution across nine casino properties.
The tribal casino owner and operator, whose gaming enterprises span eleven counties in eastern Oklahoma, suggested that the deepened alliance was necessary after a “critical hole” in the group’s emergency response was identified.
ZeroEyes’ software will be layered on existing digital cameras across the Muscogee Nation Gaming properties. Should an illegally brandished gun be identified, images will instantly be shared with a specialised group of US military and law enforcement veterans at one of the in-house ZeroEyes Operation Centers.
These are trained to verify the threat and dispatch alerts and actionable intelligence, including visual description, gun type and last known location, to local staff and law enforcement as fast as three to five seconds from detection.
“Our primary concern is the safety of our patrons and employees, and the early detection and efficient communication provided by ZeroEyes plays a critical role,” commented Travis Thompson, director of compliance at Muscogee’s River Spirit Casino.
“After witnessing the power of the technology at River Spirit Casino, we knew that it was only a matter of time before we would deploy it across the entire organisation.
“We prioritise situational awareness as the most effective approach to ensuring safety, and ZeroEyes plays a vital role, empowering our employees to be prepared and ensure that, in the instance of a threat, our patrons are swiftly guided to safety.”
Recognising the need for proactive security measures and improved early detection response to potential workplace threats, Muscogee Nation Gaming Enterprises recently launched an extensive active shooter training program across its portfolio.
This, it was said, highlighted a lack of early gun detection and actionable intelligence during active shooter incidents, with this deployment intended to address the issue.
“We are honoured to expand our partnership with Muscogee Nation Gaming Enterprises and further support its mission to enhance the safety and security of its properties,” said Mike Lahiff, CEO and Co-Founder of ZeroEyes.
“It is gratifying to see a company so driven to proactively protect its employees and guests against gun-related violence, and we remain steadfast in our shared goal of saving lives.”
Muscogee Nation Gaming Enterprises initially utilised ZeroEyes at its flagship River Spirit Casino facility in October 2022, with the “early success” witnessed resulting in this subsequent expansion.