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Rhombus and Omnilert Partner to Deliver Real-Time Weapon Detection

October 30, 2023


We are excited to announce our partnership with Omnilert, a leader in AI-powered visual weapon detection. This integration allows Rhombus customers to detect weapons in their video footage in real time and receive immediate alerts, helping to stop threats before they start.

This is ideal for a variety of industries, including education, healthcare, manufacturing, and government, where it can be used to protect people in schools, offices, hospitals, factories, and other public spaces.

How Does It Work? 

Omnilert pulls secure raw streams from Rhombus cameras to an on-premise device. The device visually verifies the presence of a weapon in the Rhombus Console. A tick mark is placed on the timeline where the weapon was detected, and the user is alerted via their selected action (SMS, email, browser push, mobile push, Slack, or Teams). If the customer would like to add human verification to the process, they have that option through Omnilert's services.

Benefits of the Partnership 

The Rhombus and Omnilert integration offers a number of benefits, including:

  • Real-time weapon detection: This integration allows customers to detect weapons in their video footage in real time, so they can respond to threats immediately.
  • Immediate alerts: Customers receive immediate alerts when a weapon is detected, so they can take appropriate action.
  • Reduced response time: By reducing the time it takes to respond to threats, this integration can help to prevent injuries and loss of life.
  • Increased peace of mind: Customers can have peace of mind knowing that their people and places are protected against weapon threats.

Use Cases 

The integration is versatile and can be customized to meet the specific needs of any organization. These are just a few examples of how the Rhombus and Omnilert partnership can be used to protect people in different industries and public spaces:

  • Schools: A Rhombus camera in a school hallway detects an intruder carrying a gun, triggering the Omnilert system to immediately sends an alert to the school security officer, who can intercept the student and prevent them from entering the school building.
  • Healthcare facilities: Hospital emergency rooms can be chaotic and busy environments. Through the chaos, a Rhombus camera can detect a patient visitor drawing a gun. The Omnilert system can then immediately send an alert to the hospital security guard, who is able to disarm the visitor and prevent them from harming anyone.
  • Offices: An angry man waving a gun in a hotel lobby is detected by Rhombus cameras. This triggers the Omnilert system to send an alert to the office security guard, who is able to evacuate the lobby and call the police.
  • Factories: A Rhombus camera in a factory production line detects a worker carrying a gun. The Omnilert system immediately sends an alert to the factory safety manager, who is able to stop the production line and prevent the worker from injuring themselves or others.

The Rhombus and Omnilert integration is a powerful tool that can help organizations to protect their people and places from weapon threats. If you are looking for a way to improve your security posture, this integration is a great option to consider.

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