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About Evolv

We strive to create a safer and more enjoyable place for people to live, work, learn and play. To do so, we provide an innovative, touchless, security screening technology to prevent attackers from bringing weapons into public venues and places of work.

We are a new standard in weapons screening for detecting concealed weapons threats. Using advanced sensors and artificial intelligence (AI), our products are deployed at ingress points and screen everyone who enters a venue—without the need to hand over all of their belongings or slow their pace as they walk through.

We are not a legacy metal detector.

Our customers include leading workplaces, schools, sports stadiums and arenas, entertainment venues, hospitality venues, courts, government facilities, healthcare facilities, airports and places of worship.

We have screened more than 1 billion people to date.

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Evolv’s stock ticker on NASDAQ is EVLV.

Evolv is a mission-driven company headquartered in the United States with domestic manufacturing. Evolv has a proven track record in screening people for threats without sacrificing the visitor experience.

Our Technology

Evolv Express® is an AI-driven system using safe, ultra-low frequency, electromagnetic fields and advanced sensors to detect concealed weapons.

The Evolv Cortex AI® software platform serves as the brain and connective tissue to seamlessly integrate and process data from multiple sensors. The platform has the ability to learn, meaning Evolv Express is able to “evolve” over time as new threats are identified. 

Yes, with Evolv Express you can integrate with Avigilon Control Center, Genetec Security Center, Milestone XProtect, and Titan HST. In addition, partners and customers can create integrations of their own using the Evolv Express Open API. These integrations allow you to bring Evolv Express alerts, metadata, and threat images into third-party security ecosystem components. Additionally, if using the optional front/rear facing cameras built into Express, you can stream the video directly into your security operations center (SOC), video management system (VMS) or other AI video analytics system. 

Evolv Express can screen up to 4,000 people per hour. That’s more than 60 people per minute or more than one person each second. Guests do not have to break stride as they walk through the touchless system and the majority do not need to open their bag or display their mobile device.

Image-aided alarms are provided via wired or wireless tablets, providing guards with clear visual highlights of where the potential threat is located on a person or their bag.  Further, Evolv provides operator training for security teams during deployment of the system, along with training videos that staff members can review at a later date.

Yes, the system has built-in wheels allowing it to be moved to different locations for your venue and facility needs. In addition, the optional Mobility Cart solution is purpose-built to hold up to two side towers and four tablet stands—the standard configuration for a dual-lane system. A weather-resistant cover for the larger center tower stores the two floor mats with cabling installed, simplifying set-up, transport, and storage of the systems. For more information, watch the brief, 5-minute introduction to Evolv Express set-up and transport linked here.

Yes, there are indoor and outdoor systems available. The outdoor model is ruggedized for operation in wet weather and temperature extremes and is portable over rough surfaces.

We believe that providing a superior security solution is a true partnership.  We do not believe in just selling a product, dropping off a crate and leaving – never to be seen again. Instead, our solutions are built to grow smarter over time, meaning we provide software updates, ConOp support, support services and periodic security training. For this reason, we built a subscription model.  

Yes. We partner with several companies across the world, please contact us for more information.

No. Every customer receives access to the MyEvolv Portal and Evolv Insights analytics platform with every subscription. With the MyEvolv Portal and companion mobile app, you can easily manage and configure your Evolv Express scanners remotely and access key ingress metrics like visitor flow and alert rates to inform your security and operations planning.

Our Integrations

Yes. Evolv Express offers robust integrations with popular VMS (Video Management System) and Mass Notification technologies.

These integrations help coordinate and accelerate threat response across the extended security ecosystem, connecting personnel and the technologies they rely on with vital information about identified weapons threats found at venue ingress. The Evolv Express Open API can be used by partners and customers to create additional integrations with other security endpoints.

With the consent of a customer administrator, Evolv Express can share alert images, along with the time, date, location, and type of weapon found whenever a threat item is confirmed at the Evolv Express system by the Express operator.  

In addition, any “Request Assistance” notifications made by an Evolv Express operator can appear as an alert in the integrated security technology, including any typed message describing the help required at the system location.  

When the operator tags the threat localization image on the tablet to identify the type of weapon, the associated threat localization image, along with the threat type, time, date, and location are all sent to the integrated technology within a matter of seconds. See how this works.

Evolv Express alerts work just like any other alert information received by the integrated technology. Depending on the technology you have chosen to integrate with the Evolv Express, the integrated technology can be configured to automatically trigger downstream workflows and actions with that information.

No. As part of the VMS integrations, any camera connected can be associated with Evolv Express alerts, allowing for playback of the alert in question from any camera that the customer administrator wishes to see. 

Integrations between Evolv Express and other technologies are managed by secure connections to the AWS cloud. Consent must be given by the customer administrator to accept that images will be sent to and stored on the AWS cloud for the default time period, 7 days, after which time they are automatically deleted. Alert images are only sent to and stored on the cloud if the customer administrator provides affirmative consent.. If they do not consent to it, alert images are not sent to the cloud.

Yes, creating an environment where visitors feel safe – and actually are – is a top priority. Often added security means more manpower, but not with Evolv Express.  With Evolv Express, you have the ability to integrate available security cameras directly into your security operations center (SOC), video management system (VMS), or other AI video analytics systems.

Personal Safety

Evolv is dedicated to safety, quality, and consistency of our products.  The Evolv Express® system has been safety tested and meets the following certifications:
- FCC CFR Part 15, CE Mark (CE Directives and Standards); Global CB Scheme per CBTL Safety Standard
- NRTL-certified in accordance with UL 61010-1, CSA 61010-1, and EN 61010-1
- US Americas with Disabilities Act Compliance Compliant Access*
- RoHS – Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances (e.g., Lead) in Electrical/Electronics Equipment.
The system uses extremely low frequency radio waves (ELF) that are in the range used by some Electronic Anti-Theft Systems (EAS), widely deployed in retail settings for loss prevention.
*All Configurations except Outdoor Model with Standard Mat are ADA Compliant

In keeping with FDA guidance on EAS and walk-through metal detectors, it is recommended that visitors and system operators with implantable or wearable medical devices consult their device manufacturer or physician for information relating to their own specific device.  An alternative screening approach is recommended for anyone who has health and safety concerns.

The Evolv Express uses extremely low frequency radio waves (ELF) - a non-ionizing sensing modality - in compliance with IEEE's 2019 guidance for safe operation with the general public, which they define as including pregnant people and their unborn children. An alternative screening approach is recommended for anyone who has health and safety concerns.

The Evolv Express uses extremely low frequency radio waves (ELF) - a non-ionizing sensing modality - in compliance with IEEE's 2019 guidance for safe operation with the general public, which applies to regular/occupational as well as infrequent exposure.

Privacy Concerns

Evolv’s objective is to provide the best security without compromising privacy or convenience. The information captured is a standard image and short video clip, like those taken from a smartphone camera or captured by CCTV. If a potential threat is detected, the image appears onscreen with a box highlighting where the threat is located to help security teams focus on that specific area. For clarity, Evolv does not otherwise collect, process, or use any other personal identifiable information. The images are automatically deleted after 30 days. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information.

The Evolv Express system has cameras to capture a photographic image of threats that are identified. When the system alarms, an image promptly appears on the guard’s tablet with a red box outline overlaid on the image to indicate the area of concern on a given person or their belongings. 

Evolv Insights® provides information about visitor flow rates and alarm rates, broken down by entryway, time, and date. This provides a rich set of metrics for security and operations leaders to view and interrogate. Further, the data acquired by Evolv Express, and visible in the Evolv Insights web-based application, allows you to make critical decisions to improve security staffing and training, visitor traffic flow, operational efficiencies, and venue resource usage.

Customer Questions

Yes. Please contact your Evolv Sales Executive today or fill out this form and we’ll contact you.

Evolv Express can be purchased with either wired or wireless tablets to ensure we meet your needs.

Yes, we’d be happy to work with you on an upgrade plan. Contact your Sales Executive or fill out this form and we can get you on your way in no time.

Yes. We bring our customers together across industries for user groups, discussions and exclusive events to share best practices and create a community of experts working together to make the world safer for everyone to work, learn and play. We believe in building strategic partnerships with our customers and providing them with exceptional support throughout their journey. Please reach out to find out more about our Evolv Customer Community.