Visual AI Expert Oosto Joins ZeroNow Alliance to Help Prevent School Violence

Visual AI Expert Oosto Joins ZeroNow Alliance to Help Prevent School Violence


WASHINGTON (PRWEB) MAY 01, 2023 – ZeroNow announced today that Oosto, a leader in facial recognition software, has joined the ZeroNow stakeholder alliance for safer schools.

Oosto’s touchless access control and video-based watchlist alerting technologies have been shown to avert an increasingly wide array of violent incidents on school campuses by facilitating a quick response. Oosto safety solutions include:

  • Real-time facial recognition using existing cameras
  • Person of interest monitoring
  • Video analytics
  • Limiting facility access to authorized students and staff
  • Real-time watchlist alerting (e.g., identifying security threats, such as violent ex-students)

Oosto is a pioneer in reducing ethnic bias biometrics through ethical machine learning.

“We are pleased that Oosto is adding its voice to those of the ZeroNow stakeholders dedicated to making schools safer. Innovative solutions are pressingly needed to stop the snowballing incidents of violence in our schools,” said Ara Bagdasarian, ZeroNow CEO and Cofounder.

“Most schools leverage video surveillance cameras, but if someone is not watching that camera at that time, the cameras are practically worthless,” said Dean Nicolls, Oosto’s Chief Marketing Officer. “More and more schools are turning to facial recognition to better protect their students and staff by identifying persons of interest in real-time – enabling schools to quickly respond to potential threats and prevent incidents before they occur. Being part of the ZeroNow alliance will allow us to collaborate with peers in industry and education who are similarly dedicated to protecting schools.”

ZeroNow was founded by technology partners Additional, Axis Communications, Johnson Controls, Axon, and Omnilert, along with campus safety nonprofit partners the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), NASPA (the Association of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education), Campus Safety Magazine, and VTV Family Outreach Foundation.

About ZeroNow
ZeroNow is the movement by the safety community to end harmful events in our schools. As a member-based non-profit, ZeroNow facilitates collaboration between industry, association, and education partners to foster new solutions to keep our campuses safe and secure.

ZeroNow brings safety assets and education safety leaders together to establish the standards for campus safety technology. We drive a unified voice to educate policymakers on the need for increased investment in school safety. For more information, please visit

About Oosto
Leading organizations in the financial services, buildings, retail, health, sports, gaming, and other Fortune 500 companies are using Oosto’s leading Vision AI platform to positively impact safety, productivity, and customer experience. Oosto enables enterprises to better protect their customers, guests, and employees by identifying security and safety threats in real-time without compromising on fair and ethical use. Founded in 2015, Oosto operates globally through a network of offices and distributors and is backed by leading investors including Softbank Vision Fund, Eldridge, Qualcomm Ventures, and DFJ Growth. To learn more about how Oosto incorporates ethical AI and data privacy into its solutions and processes, please see: Why Trust Oosto.

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