RAD announces ‘Bailey’s 5’ campaign to honor school shooting victims

Jan. 26, 2023
The newly announced "Bailey's 5" campaign will see RAD donate a minimum of five ROSS AI-based security solutions to K-12 schools in the United States.

Detroit, MI, January 24, 2023 Artificial Intelligence Technology Solutions and its wholly owned subsidiary Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD), announced an extension to the ‘Bailey’s Gift’ campaign ‘Bailey’s 5’.

The campaign will see RAD donate a minimum of five ROSS AI-based security solutions to qualified K-12 schools in the U.S. The program is named in honor of the fifth anniversary of the Marshall County High School shooting in rural Kentucky, which took the lives of Bailey Holt and Preston Cope, both 15 years old, on Jan. 23, 2018.

Eighteen other students were injured during the mass shooting, four while attempting to escape the shooter. Bailey Holt’s mother, Secret Holt, participated in the announcement.

ROSS (RAD Operations System Software) is RAD’s software solution enabling millions of legacy IP security cameras previously deployed to be able to connect with the RAD ecosystem (RADSoC).

ROSS empowers non-RAD cameras to run the same AI analytic capabilities as other RAD hardware solutions, including firearm, human, vehicle, perimeter breach and loitering detection and more. With ROSS, RAD is making its advanced security technology accessible to a wider range of clients and strengthening its position as a leader in AI-driven security and safety solutions.

“I am so moved that RAD is extending ‘Bailey’s Gift’ to now include ‘Bailey’s 5’. Their technology is truly amazing and we are so blessed to be a part of RAD’s mission,” said Secret Holt. “There is no valid reason that schools should have any reluctance or hesitation to add the ROSS technology to their existing security systems. I encourage all schools to apply for consideration.”

RAD’s firearm detection identifies the presence of sidearms and long-gun firearms. Immediately upon the detection of a firearm, RAD’s AI-driven analytics can autonomously perform a variety of actions including appropriately activating a local audible, a visual alarm, locking, securing electronic doors, notifications to remote monitoring or onsite security personnel and law enforcement authorities – ideally before any shots are fired.

“I see a time when this technology is running on all security cameras,” said Steve Reinharz, CEO of AITX and RAD. “Existing cameras are nothing more than evidence cameras, they’re used for forensics. They’re not security cameras, they collect evidence. Our entire mantra is about intelligent autonomous response. We intend to turn these cameras into devices that protect by autonomously initiating lock down procedures, messaging, law enforcement connectivity and more. Seconds save lives.” View Reinharz’ video message here.

The company believes that there are more than 100,000 K-12 schools that could immediately benefit from this firearm detection technology. RAD’s hardware and software solutions deploy quickly and provide a non-biased level of early detection and deterrence to potential firearm related events in and around these buildings.

“We know that countless schools could take advantage of RAD’s ROSS software solution by adding it to their already deployed security networks,” said Doug Clemons, Chief Marketing Officer at RAD. “This is our way to give back to the community and make a real impact on school safety.”

Interested schools may apply for consideration at radsecurity.com/baileys-5/. Conditions apply, see website for details.