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Evolv Technology Honored with 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award

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Dec 17, 2020

Groundbreaking Touchless Security Screening System Earns Platinum Status, Named the “Best Weapons Detection Solution”

WALTHAM, MA, Dec. 17, 2020 — Evolv Technology, the human security pioneer, today announced it is the recipient of a coveted 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award from American Security Today for its touchless security screening solution, Evolv Express®, in the “Best Weapons Detection Solution” category.

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards, now in its fifth year, is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, highlighting 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, enterprise, and public safety vertical markets.

Evolv is a three-time ASTORS winner, receiving the Homeland Security Award badge in 2018, 2019 and now 2020. ASTORS’ nominations are evaluated on their technical innovation, interoperability, specific impact within the category, overall impact to the industry, relatability to other industry technologies, and application feasibility outside of the industry.

“The pandemic has brought significant challenges to our nation and across the world as priorities have shifted and we’ve all had to adapt,” said Evolv Chief Executive Officer Peter George. “As the world re-opens, health and physical security have become increasingly more critical. Organizations must now conduct security screening at entries that’s efficient, allows for social distancing and is touchless.  Evolv continues to stay focused on delivering a best-in-class security screening solution while staying at the forefront of all emerging threats. We’re honored to be taking home a Platinum Award in American Security Today’s distinguished 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.”

Evolv is leading the digital transformation of physical security, one that is touchless and addresses the ‘new normal’ threat of pandemic viruses as well as concealed weapons. Evolv Express™ uses AI software and powerful sensors that can screen up to 3,600 people per hour – 10 times faster than legacy approaches such as metal detectors, hand wands and manual inspections. The system enables social distancing at entrances and other security checkpoints while minimizing person-to-person interaction—requiring no stopping, no emptying of pockets or removing bags. People simply walk through naturally, alleviating potential crowding and long lines while greatly reducing contact between guests, employees and security staff. By using Evolv Express, organizations have been able to optimize the performance of their security teams while reducing screening expenses by as much as 70%.

Second only to the TSA, organizations using Evolv’s systems have screened more than 50 million people in an expedient and undisruptive manner. Evolv is used for visitor and employee screening at top entertainment venues, schools, international airports, stadiums, corporations, hospitals, large-scale events and national landmarks worldwide. Customers include Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, L.L. Bean, Wynn Las Vegas, Oakland International Airport, two South Carolina school districts, Hersheypark, Set Jet, the Biltmore Estate, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and hundreds of others.


About Evolv Technology

Evolv Technology provides touchless security screening systems that ensure safety without sacrificing the visitor experience. The company’s latest product, coupled with a thermal imaging package, spots concealed weapons and potential virus infection threats using advanced digital sensors and artificial intelligence that is incredibly accurate, discreet and delivers significantly more throughput than older technologies. Evolv Express® has earned industry accolades such as the 2020 Edison Awards™, two Campus Safety 2020 BEST Awards, and Campus Security & Life Safety magazine’s Secure Campus 2020 Awards. Evolv’s customers include hundreds of outdoor entertainment venues, stadiums, large-scale events, cultural landmarks, corporations and warehouses, schools and hospitals around the globe. Led by a team of security industry thought leaders with a track record for delivering first-to-market products, the company holds more than 100 patents. Evolv’s investors include Bill Gates, Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s firm, Finback Investment Partners, DCVC (Data Collective), General Catalyst Partners, Lux Capital, SineWave Ventures and STANLEY Ventures. The company’s partners include STANLEY Security and Johnson Controls. For more information, visit



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