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Evolv Technology Completes National Safe Skies Alliance Evaluation for Weapons Detection System

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Oct 9, 2018

Evolv Accelerates Global Expansion and Adoption of AI-Powered Physical Threat Detection

BOSTON, October 9, 2018 – Evolv Technology today announced Evolv Edge® , its physical threat detection and prevention system powered by artificial intelligence, has completed operational test and evaluation by National Safe Skies Alliance, Inc. (Safe Skies) at San Antonio International Airport (SAT). Safe Skies’ evaluation report, which is entitled ASSIST SAT: Evaluation Report – Evolv Edge Personnel Screening System, was issued on October 1, 2018. This report is available for distribution to qualified airport personnel at US commercial-service airports, who may contact with their request.

Safe Skies, an independent third-party non-profit organization funded by the Federal Aviation Administration, conducts rigorous and thorough tests to detect threats, nuisance and false alarms, reliability, and maintainability of security systems within active airport operational and environmental conditions. Safe Skies performs its evaluations under an ISO 9001:2015-approved Quality Management System.

“As the insider threat landscape evolves, it’s critical that we as members of the physical security industry work together with organizations like Safe Skies to ensure airport operators are able to make informed decisions about their physical security,” said Chris McLaughlin, vice president of global solutions at Evolv Technology. “Evolv Edge screens employees at U.S. airports, offering an improved level of security that scans for bombs and weapons without them having to stop and empty their pockets.”

The Evolv Edge helps keep people and assets safe by detecting and preventing threats before they happen. The solution incorporates multiple sensors for the detection of metallic and non-metallic threats including active millimeter-wave (MMW) and electromagnetic sensors. Each sensor detects a signature specific to the sensor type using detection algorithms and signal thresholds developed by Evolv Technology that alarm on likely explosive and firearm threats that matter. The system can also be integrated with facial recognition to identify people of interest.

For company news and updates, follow Evolv on Twitter at @EvolvTechnology and on LinkedIn. For related information, read Evolv’s recent blog post about how its customer Oakland International Airport is enhancing its employee screening program and safeguarding against insider threats.

About Evolv Technology

Evolv Technology exists to protect everyone’s fundamental right to be safe in places people gather. The company’s solutions help proactively keep people and assets safe by using sensors to detect both metallic and non-metallic threats, while also integrating facial recognition to identify people of interest. With Evolv, a positive visitor experience is balanced with a proactive approach to enable security anywhere, at the pace of life – including at transportation hubs, sports stadiums, entertainment venues, hotels and conference centers, airports, special events, and government agencies. The company is led by veterans of the physical security industry and advised by the U.S. and international security and counter-terrorism experts. Evolv is headquartered in the Boston area. For more information, visit