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sonnytai890 karma

Thank you for the heads up. My mistake. Knew that the EDIPI was on the back, but didn't know the barcode could be used to extract PII. Makes sense.

sonnytai484 karma

Great question!! We don't do any facial recognition, we only identify the contour of a hand holding a weapon. We also don't provide this information directly to law enforcement - the information is provided to the institution's internal security teams, that acts as the "human in the loop" who analyzes the threat and makes a decision on further action.

We also don't store any video data - it is scrubbed every 24 hours, except for "detected frames", which are then used to retrain the model. Institutions are fully informed of our privacy processes can opt out of the training data collection if they prefer.

Does this answer your question fully?

sonnytai335 karma

If it makes you feel any better, I lost my passport in Cape Town a few years ago. I had to convince the lady at the SAA counter to let me fly back to Johannesburg using my US driver's license, and have one of my friends drive me to the US consultate in Sandton to get a temporary passport so I could come home, haha

sonnytai271 karma

Thanks for the question! We actually don't store any data - all if it is scrubbed after 24 hours. The only exception is we will retain any detected frames as training data to retrain the computer vision model, and if an institution that we're working with is uncomfortable with that, they can opt out of that as well.

All in all, storing video data is already redundant with an institution's video management system capabilities, so we felt that it was better for us to entirely sidestep the privacy question by storing as little of customer data as possible.

sonnytai201 karma

The average active shooter incident actually lasts 12.5 minutes, but it takes law enforcement an average of 18 minutes to respond and neutralize the threat.

Our objective is to provide clarity of information to an extremely chaotic situation, allowing building occupants and law enforcement to know:

  1. Where is the shooter?
  2. What is he armed with?
  3. Is there more than 1 shooter?
  4. What does the shooter look like?

These are critical pieces of information for law enforcement to respond in a rapid and targeted manner, and for building occupants to best execute their defensive and evacuation measures.