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Boston College Students’ Safety and
Experience Soars with the Deployment of Evolv Express®

Boston College has a rich tradition in athletics, touting the Alumni Stadium which holds 45,000 football fans, and a basketball and hockey center, Conte Forum, that holds 8,600 fans for basketball and 7,500 for hockey. The college also has a softball field with a capacity of 2,500 and a lacrosse field with a capacity of 2,000.

Around 2019, Conway and his team evaluated walkthrough metal detectors and ultimately determined they were not the right fit for the campus. The Boston College team continued its search for a different security screening approach and discovered it due to a chance encounter with Evolv Technology. Conway cites several reasons why everyone at Boston College felt Evolv was the right decision for the university, from screening accuracy to student experience and data insights. Another key aspect of the decision was also Evolv’s dedication to education and to creating safer environments for students, something especially important in a college campus.

With Evolv Express systems in place, Boston College has seen its security lines almost disappear depending on the event and the particular entrance. Because students and fans are getting into venues faster, they are spending more in concessions and retail shops. The response to Evolv from the Boston College “family” has been overwhelmingly positive per Conway.

By enabling the Evolv Express®, Boston College was able to achieve the following: 

  • Shrink time for stadium ingress (arrival to seats) by more than 50%.
  • Redeploy Express systems quickly and easily between locations.
  • Increase concession and retail store spending.
  • Integrate the Express mass communication feature with local police for faster emergency responses.

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