Skip to main content
Home > Resources > Press Releases > Evolv Technology Honored with 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award

Evolv Technology Honored with 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award

Press Release
4 Minute Read



Publish date

Nov 15, 2018

New York City, ISC East, Nov. 15, 2018Evolv Technology today announced it is the recipient of a 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award from American Security Today for Evolv Edge®, its people screening system that detects weapons and bombs. The Evolv Edge was recognized as a Gold Winner in the Best Metal/Weapons Detection Solution Category.

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is a prestigious program that highlights the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today. The program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end-users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets.

“This award is an exciting milestone for our team as our technology has proven to be unique among the competition and continues to be deployed in venues worldwide to help keep millions of people safe,” said Anil Chitkara, co-founder and president at Evolv Technology. “Traditional screening technologies have not kept pace with today’s changing threats and are not designed to meet the operational realities of a wide range of venues. By leveraging a combination of state-of the art technologies, venue and security managers no longer have to sacrifice security for experience as they work to protect visitors against current and emerging threats.”

Evolv Edge uses multiple sensors to detect a range of metal, plastic and explosive threats using algorithms developed based on artificial intelligence (AI) learning models. The result is a superior visitor and security experience that consistently scans for bombs, weapons and people of interest without the need to empty pockets. The systems have screened millions of people globally at a variety of venues including the Oakland International Airport, a top NFL sports stadium, performing arts venues, iconic tourist attractions and airports across the U.S. and Europe.

“As the nation continues to respond to escalating threats from home and abroad, the innovative solutions being implemented to meet those threats, has led to tremendous growth in the field of Homeland Security,” said Michael Madsen, co- founder and publisher of American Security. “Today, the United States is increasingly focusing on protecting IT/cyber security networks and they are calling on innovative companies like Evolv Technology to help them do so.”

‘ASTORS’ nominations are evaluated on their technical innovation, interoperability, specific impact within the category, the overall impact to the industry, relatability to other industry technologies, and application feasibility outside of the industry, according to Tammy Waitt, co-founder and editorial director of American Security Today.

Most recently, Evolv Edge achieved the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) SAFETY Act Designation – further validating and reassuring customers that the technology can be used effectively for its intended purpose of detecting and preventing physical security threats. The system also recently completed operational testing and evaluation by Safe Skies and was successfully tested by TNO, an internationally recognized detection and testing facility, among other certifications and awards.

For company news and updates, follow Evolv Technology on Twitter at @EvolvTechnology and on LinkedIn.


About Evolv Technology

Evolv Technology protects everyone’s fundamental right to be safe in all the places people gather. The company prevents threats before they occur by consistently scanning everyone for weapons and bombs without the need to stop or empty pockets. With Evolv, a positive visitor experience is balanced with a proactive approach to enable security anywhere, without disruption to traffic flow – 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 U.S. and international security and counter terrorism experts. Evolv is headquartered in the Boston area. For more information, visit

About American Security Today

American Security Today (AST), the ‘New Face in Homeland Security™’, is the premier digital media platform in the U.S. Homeland Security and Public Safety Industry, focused on breaking news and in-depth coverage of the newest initiatives and hottest technologies in physical & IT security on the market today.

AST highlights the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions across a wide variety of media products delivered daily, weekly and monthly to over 75,000 qualified government and security industry readers, essential to meeting today’s growing security challenges to ‘Secure our Nation, One City at a Time™’.

To learn more visit, or contact AST by email at or phone 646-450-6027.