Even with advanced solutions like AI, there is no one security measure that can mitigate every risk on its own. Each circumstance is unique, and the best strategy is to utilize multiple efforts, products and solutions to create a comprehensive layered security strategy that fits the specific needs of each end user.
For example, as vision-based AI, IntelliSee cannot detect concealed weapons until they are drawn and in view of a security camera. However, metal detectors would alert users to weapons passing through, even if the naked eye can’t see them. At the same time, if an active shooter is approaching a building with a drawn automatic weapon, the metal detector won’t alert anyone until they are already in the building—whereas IntelliSee would detect and alert as soon as they were visible on an outdoor camera. The presence of both is a much stronger safety strategy than having just one.
IntelliSee doesn’t replace cameras or security personnel—it works to maximize resources and facilitate proactive detection. For instance, in a sea of live camera feeds, how easily can a drawn weapon or other risk go undetected in one camera view—and for how long.
The Partnership Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) presented on the topic of layered security at ISC West, reiterating the importance of a layered strategy in K-12 institutions to a standing-room-only crowd. Their message was spot-on and clearly applicable to organizations and businesses outside of the academic realm.