SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 30, 2020 (Newswire.com) - Defendry, a Scottsdale, Arizona-based tech company that offers state-of-the-art, 24/7 active shooter defense technology to businesses and institutions of all types, has announced the receipt of a government award from the Small Business Innovation Research program (SBIR) to demonstrate its active shooter defense solution’s usefulness for U.S. Air Force applications. Defendry’s AI-powered software integrates with security cameras to automatically detect, deter and report threats like a person holding a weapon in a location where they shouldn’t.
"The military has not been spared by the epidemic of active shooters, and we're proud to do our part to help," said Dr. Sean Huver, Defendry’s chief science officer. "Defendry's computer vision technology can greatly augment situational awareness when it matters most - when lives are at stake."
The highly competitive SBIR award program encourages domestic small businesses to engage in federally beneficial research and development that also has the potential for commercialization. The SBIR award gives Defendry the opportunity to field test and showcase its active shooter defense system in the dynamic Department of Defense environment in an attempt to secure U.S. Air Force contracts over the next few months.
“Today, Defendry has installations with retail, school, and public park customers,” stated Dr. Huver. “We're ready to deploy our platform in a Department of Defense setting and excited about the challenges that it brings. We know our technology can save lives and we value every opportunity to do so.”
To learn more about Defendry or to get in touch, please visit defendry.com.
Founded in 2018, Defendry is on a mission to help save lives from the current active shooter epidemic by providing powerful and affordable active shooter defense products. Defendry’s proprietary AI software integrates with existing surveillance cameras to automatically detect visible threats 24/7 including guns, masks, and intruders. Defendry is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, and founded by software veteran Pat Sullivan. To learn more or schedule a time to determine if Defendry is right for your location, visit defendry.com.
Source: Defendry LLC