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Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union Partners with FTSI and 21st Century AEYE to Implement an AI Weapons Detection Platform Across Branches

Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union Partners with FTSI and 21st Century AEYE to Implement an AI Weapons Detection Platform Across Branches


Press Release AEYE Defend & Cy-Fair FCU


[MONROVIA, California] April 15, 2024 - FTSI, a frontrunner in technology solutions for financial institutions, announces a strategic collaboration with Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union to bolster security measures using “AEYE Defend” by 21st Century AEYE. 


AEYE Defend offers real-time weapons threat detection and response capabilities, allowing Cy-Fair FCU to enhance security and ensure the safety of its branches and members. The seamless and strategic implementation marks a significant milestone in enhancing their security infrastructure against weapons threats. 


"Partnering with 21st Century AEYE allows us to bring advanced AI weapons detection capabilities to customers like Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union, further expanding our fintech ecosystem offerings for banks and credit unions," said Susan Napier, CEO and Chairwoman of FTSI. "In today’s security climate, it's crucial for financial institutions to proactively address potential threats using state-of-the-art technology solutions. With AEYE Defend, we provide our customers with a modern, secure platform that enhances their security measures and safeguards their consumers." 


Cy-Fair FCU’s decision to implement the AI weapons detection platform comes from a long-time observation and support of their local school district and the security threats that students and teachers face daily. The district has been a leader in the adoption of structural, procedural, technological, and policing counter measures that Cy-Fair FCU admires.  


“As a financial institution and a building owner, we face some of these same threats as well,” said Cameron Dickey, President & CEO at Cy-Fair FCU. “When we became aware of AEYE Defend’s pioneering weapons detection solution, we immediately saw its applicability to physical safety and theft deterrence at the credit union as well as its application for our most important community partners, our schools. We are tremendously excited about the collaboration we’ve embarked upon between Cy-Fair FCU, FTSI, and 21st Century AEYE.” 


The successful deployment of AEYE Defend at Cy-Fair FCU exemplifies FTSI's commitment to delivering modern security solutions to its partners. Leveraging AEYE Defend's advanced AI-powered software alongside Cy-Fair FCU's existing security camera system, the implementation process was swift and efficient, ensuring minimal disruption to operations while maximizing security coverage. 


“What makes this a game-changer is the shift from reactive response to proactive detection and alerting,” added Dickey. “I believe this will save lives and become a model for financial institutions and schools nationwide.”    


The collaboration highlights the importance of leveraging innovative security solutions to protect financial institutions and their stakeholders. "We are proud to collaborate with FTSI to deploy our AI weapons detection and alert platform for financial institutions," said Said Bilani, President & CEO of 21st Century AEYE." By combining our expertise in AI technology and weapons detection with FTSI's 25 years of experience in serving the financial industry, we can deliver a powerful and fully secure solution that addresses the evolving security needs of our mutual customers." 


As threats continue to evolve, partnerships like these demonstrate a proactive approach to ensuring the safety and security of financial institutions across the board.  


For more information on AEYE Defend and how it can enhance security measures at financial institutions, visit


FTSI is hosting a live discussion on May 2nd, 2024, at 11 a.m. PT with guest speakers from Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union and 21st Century AEYE to explore AEYE Defend and its implementation across Cy-Fair's branches and beyond. To register, visit  


About FTSI: FTSI is a minority-owned company and the largest independent provider of custom digital and branch solutions for financial institutions. FTSI offers a full suite of solutions including digital, app development, hardware, software, electronic security, software professional services, project management, service maintenance, cash services, and a range of consultative services. Visit to learn more.


About Cy-Fair FCU: Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union ( is an award-winning, full-service credit union headquartered in the fastest-growing county in the state of Texas. With multiple branches across Houston and the city of Prairie View, CFFCU was founded around cooperative principles in 1956 by ten employees of the Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District. Named “Business of The Year” in 2023 and “Favorite Credit Union in Cy-Fair” in consecutive years, Cy-Fair FCU has won regional, statewide, and international awards for innovation and its mission fulfillment to “write good into life stories” both locally and globally.  Today, Cy-Fair FCU has grown to $340 million in assets and serves over 25,000 member-owners.  Membership in CFFCU is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school within Harris County and parts of Waller County. 


About 21st Century AEYE: 21st Century AEYE envisions a world where safety knows no boundaries and the threat of violence is eradicated from people's daily lives. Our mission is to save lives and enhance safety and security across a diverse range of industries and environments. From education and healthcare to corporate sectors, entertainment venues, streets, and highways, we strive to provide comprehensive solutions that protect human lives wherever they may be. Visit to learn more.