Home of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra blends cutting-edge technology with turn-of-the-century feel to enhance visitor experience
WALTHAM, Mass. (October 21, 2022) – Evolv Technology (NASDAQ: EVLV), the leader in AI-based weapons detection security screening, today announced its partnership with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO). The Hilbert Circle Theatre, home of the ISO, uses Evolv’s state-of-the-art Evolv Express® screening solution to keep its guests safe while providing a first-class experience.
The ISO hosts as many as 200 events a year, with 175,000 patrons passing through the theatre’s doors annually. The theatre implemented Evolv Express due to its ability to provide safer, more accurate threat detection at unprecedented volume and speed. Evolv Express uses powerful sensor technology with artificial intelligence (AI) to screen guests at the pace of life without a cumbersome manual security process.
“We want our guests to be focused on the experience at the theatre and not worried about safety once they’re in the building,” said Graeme Bice, vice president of operations for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. “Evolv gives everyone the peace of mind to enter the theatre with ease and allow them to sit back and enjoy the music.”
Evolv Express enables visitors to walk into the venue side-by-side, at their own pace, without always having to stop and empty pockets or bags. At the Hilbert Circle Theatre, up to 60% of the audience often arrives in the 20 minutes before a show begins. In the past, volunteer ushers conducted manual security checks that were time consuming, caused long lines to form, and resulted in some patrons missing the beginning of a performance. With Evolv, the theatre can admit those roughly 1,000 patrons seamlessly in minutes, either through its main entrance or through a secondary, back entrance, so they can be safely in their seats by show time.
Evolv also exceeds the aesthetic goals for the theatre and its security solution. Use of the Evolv Express systems does not require physical alterations to the historical integrity of the building’s interior, and they are discreetly located in the theatre’s lobby with a minimal footprint.
“The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra always provides a top-notch experience from the stage,” said Peter George, CEO of Evolv Technology. “Evolv is proud to be part of the remarkable theatre-going experience for ISO fans from the minute they walk in the door. And we are thrilled to have them join the community of customers creating weapons-free zones secured by Evolv.”
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 350 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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