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Wyoming Valley West School District Ensures Students Aren’t Late to Class with the Help of Evolv

For a number of years, Wyoming Valley West used walkthrough metal detectors sporadically at the entrances to all of its schools—four elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. About midway through 2022, a large grant from the Pennsylvania Crime Commission became available to every school district in the state. “The grant had a series of checkboxes for tiers one through three
that reflected the maturity of security deployments at the district,” Anthony Dicton, Safety and Security Coordinator at Wyoming
Valley School District recalls. “I was able to persuade the grant writers that we had completed tier one and most of tier two, and thus we qualified to purchase security screening systems. I was familiar with the Evolv Express technology and knew what we wanted.”

He later continues, "When we evaluated different options, we kept coming back to the fact that Evolv is used at some of the largest sports stadiums and most prestigious performing arts centers in the country. If it keeps their environments safe and scales to handle the volumes of guests they experience, then it is good enough for us." By enabling the Evolv Express®, Wyoming Valley School District was able to achieve the following and more:

  • Screened over 1,000 people in approximately 30 minutes for graduation ceremony
  • Reduced nearly 50% nuisance alarm rate connected to metal detectors
  • Reclaimed entrance footprint taken up by security systems by going from 6 metal detectors to 4 Express systems

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