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Creating a safer and more welcoming learning environment

The rising threat of gun violence in schools creates anxiety that keeps both students and staff from doing their best work. Establishing a safe and welcoming school atmosphere can improve students' performance while attracting and retaining exceptional staff. Traditional metal detector weapons screening amplifies security anxiety by creating friction and generating frequent false alarms, leading to inconvenient delays and the risk of embarrassing and possibly biased secondary searches. Evolv Express® presents a more effective and dignified solution, fostering a safer, more inclusive environment that bolsters academic achievement and staff retention.

~4,000students screened per hour
700school buildings using Evolv
~325Kstudents screened daily by Evolv
~1,000weapons detected daily worldwide
~4,000students screened per hour
700school buildings using Evolv
~325Kstudents screened daily by Evolv
~1,000weapons detected daily worldwide

Express Capabilities

Trusted by hundreds of schools nationwide, Evolv Express uses artificial intelligence to put the focus on weapons, not individual people or harmless items. By significantly reducing false alarms, it helps streamline the school arrival experience and alleviate stress for students and staff. The system’s unique image-aided alarms help reduce opportunities for bias by shortening and focusing on secondary searches. Express helps schools take action against gun violence while preserving the safe and welcoming learning environment that students and staff deserve.

Trusted by the Best

Layered Security Approach

Evolv Express is most effective as an integrated component of a layered security strategy that spans prevention, mitigation, response, and communications. Beyond its fundamental deterrent and detection capabilities, Evolv Express integrates with other security technologies and processes to provide timely information, accelerate response times, and provide data that supports continuous improvement. Evolv goes beyond technology by offering ongoing guidance, training, and support to help schools find the blend of people, processes, and technology that best supports their layered security strategy.


Evolv is committed to the principle of responsible disclosure of sensitive information. Evolv discloses sensitive information only to trusted security professionals and partners who share our commitment to help make schools safer. This includes important disclosures regarding the capabilities and limitations of our technology and all other appropriate information that is relevant to each school's Threat Vulnerability & Risk Assessments (TVRA) & Risk Assessments (TVRA). We also share best practices and provide training to our school security partners that include sensitive information about how to effectively deploy our systems. For more information about our approach to transparency, see the Evolv Transparency Statement.



When Everybody’s an Expert on School Safety, Who Do You Trust?

In our mission to make the world a safer place for people to gather, we believe it’s important to offer guidance when reading third party opinions on how to reduce the threat of gun violence in schools. We spoke with Kevin Eberle, EdD, retired school principal and Evolv advisor about how to evaluate a school security advisor and actionable ways that schools can reduce the threat of gun violence.

Case Study

Niagara Falls City Schools Says “Bon Voyage” to Antiquated Security Screening with Evolv

The Evolv Express® provides students with a sense of pride. Niagara Falls City Schools Superintendent Mark Laurrie recently sent 21 of his students to a large theme park for a leadership conference, where they walked through the Evolv Express. He received texts from those students talking about how they noticed it was the same...

Press Release

Clovis Municipal Schools Use Evolv for Threat Detection

“With gun violence on the rise nationwide, we felt we needed to take a proactive step to keep our students and staff safer,” said Loran Hill, senior director of operations for Clovis Municipal Schools. “Evolv gives us the security we need, and since it can tell the difference between threats and most of the everyday items people bring into school, our students’ routines won’t change when they come to school, keeping anxiety levels low and the focus on education.” 

Features & Benefits

Next Generation Security Screening with Image-Aided Alarms

When it comes to security, we all want the same thing: a system that is quick, efficient and accurate. Evolv Express is designed to bring you all three. It's an intelligent screening solution that provides accurate automatic detection of weapons where you need it most, keeping your entrances flowing with unparalleled, reliable weapons detection.

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Features & Benefits

Integrated Communications for Efficient Emergency Response

When a security incident occurs, it takes time for on-site personnel to address and resolve the situation. But the right communication to your off-site colleagues can speed that response and the resolution process. Evolv Express Request Assistance enables you to send an instant request for help — allowing you to resolve issues faster and keep guests feeling safe.

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Features & Benefits

Worry Less. Provide Better Security with Situational Cameras

Bridge the gap in security safety and identify ever-expanding threats to your venue with Evolv Technology. With Evolv Express, you can integrate available security cameras directly and securely into your security operations center (SOC), video management system (VMS) or other AI video analytics platform for additional eyes on your entrances.

Features & Benefits

Make Data-Driven Security Decisions

Evolv Insights® is a first-of-its kind, advanced analytics dashboard for your Evolv Express security system. Whether you have just one site or many locations, Evolv Insights provides powerful ways to review, analyze and make data-driven decisions about security performance monitoring.

Four Key Takeaways

Screens up to 1,000 students in 15 minutes — up to 10X faster than metal detectors.

With image-aided alarms, a digital image shows where the potential threat is on the student or their backpack.

With its free-flow nature, it respects the privacy of students and fits into your key entry points.

With up to 10X the flow of metal detectors, far fewer systems and staff are needed.

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Integrating into your security environment extends communications from vital venue entrances, placing the power of screening in the hands of your security officers to close system gaps and react quickly to threats, which is key to shortening response time and improving overall situational awareness.