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Publish dateAug 9, 2023
Confident In an Efficient Initial Rollout, RRPS has already invested in more than 20 units to be Dispersed Across the District
WALTHAM, Mass. – (August 9, 2023) – Evolv Technology (NASDAQ: EVLV) has partnered with Rio Rancho Public Schools (RRPS) in New Mexico to bring an added layer of security to the district beginning this school year. Students, faculty and visitors at V. Sue Cleveland High School started experiencing Evolv Express®, an AI-based weapons detection security screening system, when the academic year commenced on August 3. The district plans to add 20-plus Express systems to its schools over the next few years.
According to school officials, safety is RRPS’ top priority, but the district understands that it can’t come at the sake of efficiency. Evolv Express® system’s ability to differentiate commonly carried metal items like cell phones and keys from potential weapons while helping people to pass through at their normal pace was appealing, as was the positive response from other schools’ using Express.
“We thoroughly vetted this technology, going as far as traveling to schools that are comparable in size and design that already have Express in place so we could see the system in use,” said Sal Maniaci, Rio Rancho Public School’s executive director of safety and security. “We’re impressed with the tech’s capabilities and are pleased that it will be an important – yet non-intrusive - part of the safety measures we have in place.”
Evolv is in more than 465 school buildings across 34 states, including 11 of the country’s largest school districts. Express screens hundreds of thousands of students daily.
“We’ve continued to see interest from schools in recent months,” said Neil Sandhoff, Evolv’s vice president of education. “As gun violence – and fear surrounding it – remains a concern for our nation, many educators across the country have found Evolv’s partnership to be a trusted tool that doesn’t distract from learning.”
Evolv-commissioned Gun Violence in America: A Survey on Americans’ Anxiety revealed that three out of four parents have a child(ren) that have anxiety about school shootings, and 54 percent report that their child(ren)’s anxiety has increased in the past three years. The survey also found that three out of four Americans feel safer at places that screen for and do not allow weapons inside.
About Evolv Technology
Evolv Technology (NASDAQ: EVLV) is transforming human security to make a safer, faster, and better experience for the world’s most iconic venues and companies as well as schools, hospitals, and public spaces, using industry leading artificial intelligence (AI)-powered weapons detection and analytics. Its mission is to transform security to create a safer world to work, learn, and play. Evolv has digitally transformed the gateways in places where people gather by enabling seamless integration combined with powerful analytics and insights. Evolv’s advanced systems have scanned more than 600 million people, second only to the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the United States. Evolv has been awarded the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) SAFETY Act Designation as a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology (QATT) as well as the Security Industry Association (SIA) New Products and Solutions (NPS) Award in the Law Enforcement/Public Safety/Guarding Systems category. Evolv Technology®, Evolv Express®, Evolv Insights®, and Evolv Cortex AI® are registered trademarks of Evolv Technologies, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. For more information, visit https://evolvtechnology.com.
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