AI Gun Detection Software

Actuate’s AI gun detection does what humans cannot: monitoring hundreds of cameras simultaneously with over 99% gun detection accuracy in seconds.

Near Perfect Accuracy

Identify weapons with over 99% accuracy within seconds

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Reduced Costs

Analyze 10X more camera footage and reduce costs by 60%


In Mass Shootings, The Most Valuable Resource is Time

New statistics around mass shootings show an alarming trend: since 2017, active shooter incidents have risen by 96.8%. From elementary schools and churches to shopping centers and offices, mass shootings are occurring everywhere.

Traditional approaches to security are no longer enough.

Actuate’s AI gun detection software turns your existing security cameras into gun-detecting smart cameras, instantly detecting threats as soon as they emerge. With no hardware integrations required, Actuate saves money and saves lives.

The High Costs of Gun Violence

It's critical for organizations to take measures to protect against gun violence


304 fatal shootings at schools since 2000


80% of active shootings occur in the workplace

Central Stations

40% increase in crime on New York Public Transit


Proactive AI Gun Detection Software

Security experts agree that early active shooter detection is the best means for reducing loss of life in a mass shooting event. Actuate’s AI gun detection buys security and law enforcement precious time to react with immediate, detailed tactical data when it's needed most.

Response Time

The faster the response, the better the outcome. Actuate alerts security decision-makers immediately after firearm detection has occured, with over 99% detection accuracy within the first 5 seconds.


Actuate has been trained to recognize weapons on a convolutional neural network from hundreds of thousands of images in a proprietary data set. This reduces false positives by over 95%.

Privacy & AI Bias

Actuate’s software detects objects and actions, not individuals. It has been extensively tested to reduce AI bias and human bias while protecting the privacy of everyone.

Affordable & Effective

Actuate requires no expensive hardware integrations. Operating off of your existing security cameras, Actuate is less costly and intrusive than armed security or metal detectors.

How Actuate’s Gun Detection Works

Actuate connects your existing security cameras to our artificial intelligence cloud.

As soon as a weapon is drawn, Actuate notifies all relevant security decision-makers.

Real-time tracking provides key tactical information like identity, location, and armament.

Protect The People You Serve

Actuate's Technology in Action

Learn how our AI software makes organizations safer from gun violence.

Tackling The Most Common Security Gaps

The 2018 Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting revealed that there were critical information gaps that limited the school’s security system’s effectiveness. Read how Actuate’s software can help prevent similar tragedies by eliminating information gaps in security.

View the Statistics on School Shootings

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How Actuate Improved Security at St. John’s

St. John Lutheran—a Wisconsin-based private school—successfully deployed Actuate’s software into the school’s existing cameras and video management system. Read how our software is ensuring a safer environment for staff and students at St. John.

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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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