The Challenge

COVID-19 is posing monumental challenges for America’s business community. Small and large businesses are struggling to remain solvent as the workforce is compelled to self-isolate. In the midst of crisis, industry, government, and individuals are working together to mobilize our best ideas and resources to flatten the curve as quickly as possible. The American private sector is working around the clock to build solutions and pull the nation’s financial sector back from the brink. Google, Medtronic & Tesla, 3M and even Dyson are all pushing the boundaries of what is possible.


Each time a violent attack happens, we at Athena Security Systems think about what might have been had that space’s surveillance equipment been enabled with Computer Vision. Our technology was invented for the purpose of preventing these types of crimes:

On February 26th, an angry employee stormed into Building 4 of the Molson Coors Brewing Company campus in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was armed with two handguns — one equipped with a silencer. Shortly after 2:00PM, authorities began receiving reports of shots fired somewhere on the Molson-Coors property. The campus is comprised of some twenty buildings. …


Over a weekend that few will soon forget, thirty-one people were murdered, and dozens more injured by two gunmen in what appear to be two unrelated incidents. On August 3rd, in El Paso, Texas, twenty-two shoppers were killed on a sunny Saturday morning (twenty on scene, and two who died later in hospital). A gunman parked his car near the Walmart, donned a bullet proof vest and hearing protection, and lifted his rifle from his car. Soon after, he opened fire on shoppers in the parking lot, slowly making his way to the store entrance. At some point, witnesses called…


I am thrilled to tell you that our daughter, Ella, was born 4 weeks ago on June 11th, 2019. My husband and I are beyond excited about the birth of our first child. Normally I wouldn’t talk about a personal event on a blog like this, but the reason for starting Athena had to do with the fact that I also wanted to be a mother.

I am extremely disturbed by how afraid our children are of going to school; I’ve always wanted to be a mom, but hearing that this generation of children has never felt safe in the…


The pattern is now so familiar to us that we respond almost out of habit.

☑️ A News Alert

▪️Tune in to see what has happened

☑️ Another Mass Shooting

▪️Shock

☑️ Murder of Innocents

▪️Horror

☑️ Survivors

▪️Compassion, Sympathy, Mourning

☑️ The Official Death Toll

▪️Anger, Outrage, Calls for action

We know the drill all too well.

That familiarity, however, does nothing to comfort the victims and their families. It doesn’t make any of us feel safer. …


Yesterday we learned of another mass shooting at SunTrust Bank in Florida where 5 innocent individuals are no longer living. As I read through the articles that were forwarded to me it just seems like the situation is a repeat of another mass shooting we keep witnessing. The parents are quoted saying that the gunman wasn’t raised like this, there is a picture of the criminal — and they all seem to look the same — some generic statement from either the mayor or the head of law enforcement saying we are doing what we can and then tweets saying…


The criminal — who killed 5 people yesterday

Yesterday we learned of another mass shooting at SunTrust Bank in Florida where 5 innocent individuals are no longer living. As I read through the articles that were forwarded to me it just seems like the situation is a repeat of another mass shooting we keep witnessing. The parents are quoted saying that the gunman wasn’t raised like this, there is a picture of the criminal — and they all seem to look the same — some generic statement from either the mayor or the head of law enforcement saying we are doing what we can and then tweets saying…


A lot of people ask me what its like launching a company about AI that does gun detection after I already did a company In the past. . I have to say its a very humbling experience but also very exhilarating at the same time. Its very humbling because at my last position we were 700 employees, I had a great assistant, a great executive team and we had just raised a 100 m dollars of Series C funding. This is very different than starting something from scratch again where you aren’t a proven entity yet, don’t have those funds…


I am really excited to announce the launch of my new company, Athena Security. Today is the beginning of a journey to make the world safer and to protect the innocent through the lens of security cameras. My co-founder and I didn’t decide to start another company because we needed the money, had something to prove, or were bored in retirement. We started Athena out of necessity.

We were sickened by the news of 2017 and 2018. It felt like all we ever saw were stories of gun violence, and newscasters, celebrities, parents, and children begging for a solution. 34%…

Lisa Falzone

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