Colin O’Reilly is the Co-Founder of HAWKAi who helps school administrators, security professionals and law enforcement detect threats in real time.
Before starting a threat detection business, Colin spent twenty years as a trader for financial companies in New York. Most of his career was spent at Renaissance Technologies where he worked in foreign exchange. After a successful career trading, Colin is now commited to preventing crime and tradgedy before they occur.
Colin enjoys golf and real estate development.
Sal Salman is the other Co-Founder of HawkAi. Sal has over 15 years experience in the Computer Science and Information Systems field. Sal has been at the brink of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics using it as a tool to help his own businesses as well as others. Sal is a 3-time University of Miami graduate, attaining a B.B.A. in Computer Information Systems, an M.B.A. focusing on Leadership, and an M.S. in Computer Science.
Sal's passion has always been to leverage the power of automation to assist the end user in reducing monotonous tasks. Sal has worked for Fortune 500 Companies which include: American Airlines, Burger King Corporation, and American Eagle Airlines.
In high-stress situations, confusion can be a killer. When authorities run into dangerous situations, problems are compounded when the information on the ground is not accurate. Our artificial-intelligence driven system helps get information into the hands of law enforcement to better respond to threat critical incidents.
The average commercial break-in takes 10 minutes or less, and similar statistics apply to a wide range of violent incidents. These issues can occur in a flash, and time spent determining whether or not a suspect is armed is time that could be better used to neutralize the threat. With Hawkai’s neural net watching over your property, you can rest easy knowing that first responders will have the information they need to stop and apprehend intruders, armed gunmen, or burglars.
Not only will having more information help law enforcement, but rapid notification of crimes in progress is also the best way to ensure that those responsible are caught and brought to justice. Catching someone in the act gives the justice system and prosecutors more ammunition in their fight to keep the streets safe. Hawkai can help keep criminals out of the revolving door justice system and off the streets.
Prevention and apprehension are the first two steps in making yourself, and your community safer. Unless law enforcement is able to prove charges against perpetrators, they will likely continue to victimize our communities. In addition, insurance claims adjusters, attorneys, and other professionals that work in the aftermath of a criminal incident require massive amounts of documentation to get your claims paid on time.
An evidentiary chain can also help investigators create a timeline of the incident. Once this timeline is established, it becomes much easier to convict in a court of law. Most burglars and violent offenders are in and out of the criminal justice system, and any edge that you can hand the justice system will prevent the same people from terrorizing your business or neighborhood. Police are there most of the time, but we cannot ask them to do everything. Enabling a Hawkai artificial intelligence solution to protect your business is great for you and your community.
Hawkai’s artificial intelligence neural net technology is always online, and always ready to alert you and law enforcement of potential threats. The system can see the difference between firearms and similar items, and if a threat is detected the system makes a notation while simultaneously sending an alert to the relevant authorities. Once alerted, the system continues to track the progress and location of the subject while keeping all important parties notified of new developments.
Alerts are sent directly to any phone number you provide, as well as email and other contact channels that you specify. For law enforcement, alerts are sent via regional distress systems, text, email and phone. After an incident is over the system stores all relevant weapon data and tracking information for later use. Appropriate parties can be allowed to access the data for use in criminal trials, insurance proceedings, or other relevant situations.