A Multi-layered Approach to Security
Athena was established to prevent mass shootings; our mission is to save lives. We started Athena by leveraging technology that used existing security cameras and AI software to detect visible weapons. Soon after, we expanded to concealed gun detection through high sensitivity infrared thermal sensors that act as an additional deterrent and additional method of finding concealed objects. Through our Gun Detection Systems, we can help stop crime in its tracks.
Concealed Gun Detection
Athena’s Concealed Gun Detection System leverages similar technology to our Elevated Temperature Detection System, except you can use two 384pixel thermal cameras to get both the back and front of someone’s body. The thermal imaging cameras convert the energy in the infrared wavelength into a visible light display; all objects above absolute zero emit thermal infrared energy, so thermal cameras can passively see all objects, regardless of ambient light. When there is a concealed object under a person’s clothing, the thermal camera can possibly see the object, if the temperature differentiation is greater than the sensitivity of the imager. This technology is reliant on the difference in temperature of the object vs radiant infrared thermal emanating from the body printing on the clothing. For this system we still utilize an iPad for the visual camera and computer, as well as an HSRP to maintain accuracy in ambient temperature.
How to Test Athena’s Concealed Gun Detection System: First, record Ambient Temperature (Ie. air temperature); it works best in rooms 65 – 75 degrees F. Next, record the gun barrel temperature – we assume that the object is closer to the room temperature than human body temperature. Our system currently works with one layer of cotton or less.
Visible Gun Detection
Athena’s Visible Gun Detection System is the basis for how our company was established. It leverages existing security cameras a company has already set up, and either a Tower or Rackmount Appliance to store the camera streams and the AI software that detects when someone pulls out a gun. Athena has ‘trained’ the AI to detect over 900 different guns.