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Threat Detection AI

Actuate's cloud-based AI detects firearms and intruders with 99%+ accuracy and minimal false positives

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Identify Guns and Intruders

Turn existing security cameras into threat-detecting smart cameras, no hardware required

Detect Threats Instantly

Actuate’s AI detects weapons and intruders instantly, then notifies designated personnel of the threat, enabling instant security response.

Actuate’s intruder detection and threat tracking provide actionable intelligence in the event of an emergency.

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Actuate Threat Detection vs. Facial Recognition Technologies

Actuate Threat Detection


Weapons or similar looking objects are immediately identified as anomalies


Evaluating a detection simply requires human review of the image to confirm a threat


Low requirements results in compatibility with existing cameras, even legacy analog devices


Analyzes objects—not individuals—and stores no customer data, eliminating compliance and privacy concerns

Facial Recognition


Perpetrators are often security-approved students or employees, making facial recognition useless


Reacting to a detection is disruptive and requires apprehending a suspect and often results in dozens of daily false positives in busy spaces


Hard to achieve high accuracy with existing camera systems due to the high resolution required to tell faces apart


Facial recognition creates and stores extensive, personally identifiable information, creating a security and compliance challenge

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Frequently Asked Questions

What equipment do I need to install Actuate?

Actuate is computer vision software that integrates with your existing security camera system, so no additional hardware is required.

How does it work?

Actuate connects with your existing security camera system and constantly samples frames. Each frame is run through our deep learning algorithm that has been taught to recognize weapons. If a detection is made, the system will send an alert with the detected frame to your security team or designated staff. The alerts continue with real-time information on who, what and where as the active shooter situation progresses.

Who is Actuate for?

Actuate helps protect any organization from gun violence situations. Actuate is a proactive security layer that provides the real-time, critical information for law enforcement to respond 2-3x faster and delivers immediate early warning to building occupants.

Can you provide any accuracy metrics?

Actuate can detect a firearm instantaneously 99% of the time, and close to 100% within the first 15 seconds on a live security camera feed.

Can Actuate detect concealed weapons?

Actuate can only see what your security camera sees, except with better-than-human level attentiveness and accuracy. It does not see through clothing and bags.

How does Actuate help if the weapon has been drawn?

The average mass shooting lasts 12.5 minutes, yet it takes law enforcement an average of 18 minutes to neutralize the threat. Actuate provides real-time intelligence to first responders on where the shooter is, what they’re armed with, what they look like, and how many shooters there are. This information speeds up how quickly law enforcement can locate and neutralize the threat, and for emergency medical personnel to aid the wounded. If there is a security officer on staff, Actuate increases the probability of an intervention before shots are fired.

What are your privacy safeguards?

We don’t store any footage, except the frames where a detection was made. Those frames are retained strictly for law enforcement review.

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