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Evolv Technology’s Free-Flow Weapons Detection System Wins Multiple Secure Campus 2020 Awards

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Mar 5, 2020

Honored for Outstanding Campus Security Services and Products, Evolv Express® Recognized as Top Solution in Perimeter Protection and Screening Equipment Categories

WALTHAM, MA – March 5, 2020 – Evolv Technology, the leader in free-flow weapons detection, today announced that it was recognized by Campus Security & Life Safety magazine’s third annual Secure Campus 2020 Awards – winning both the Perimeter Protection and Screening Equipment categories. An independent panel of judges spanning the security industry selected winners using criteria including features, innovation, user friendliness, interoperability, quality, design, market opportunity, technical advances, scalability and impact in the security industry. The companies recognized will be honored at ISC West on March 18 in Las Vegas.

Evolv is committed to making the world a safer place to live, work, learn, and play by helping to protect innocent people from mass shootings, terrorist attacks and similar violent acts. In fall 2019, Evolv Express®, the nation’s first free-flow weapons-detection screening system, was introduced in schools to stop guns, bombs and other weapons from entering school campuses. Some of the nation’s largest school districts such as South Carolina’s Spartanburg County District 6 and Florence 1 Schools use Evolv to keep students safe in an age of increasing viral violence.

“Helping schools and other organizations stay safe is at the core of our mission, so we’re incredibly excited to earn Secure Campus 2020 Awards in both the perimeter protection and screening equipment categories,” said Chief Executive Officer Peter George at Evolv. “Schools today must provide the best educational experience for students while keeping them safe from harm. We’re truly honored to help them protect their most valuable assets—students, teachers, administrators and parents.”

Evolv has redefined weapons-screening and threat detection. Led by a team with proven track records for providing first-to-market products by pairing security expertise with advanced technologies, Evolv’s patented systems combine AI and sensors to differentiate and identify threats from personal items. Doing so allows students to quickly pass through screening (view video) individually or in groups – with backpacks on shoulders, smart phones and keys in pockets and carrying musical instrument cases or other items. Because the system is trained to differentiate weapons from personal items and provides image-aided alarms for targeted secondary screening, the need to search every bag no longer exists.

“The staff at Campus Security & Life Safety magazine has made a commitment to providing information to make campuses safer and more secure. Our commitment is to ensure that manufacturers have an avenue to show off their latest technology, as they provide security solutions to campuses of all kinds, but particularly the K-12 and higher education campus,” said Ralph C. Jensen, editor-in-chief of Campus Security & Life Safety magazine. “The protection of children and young adults in the school setting is extremely important to us as we navigate the education vertical. We applaud security products manufacturers for sharing with us and our readers the best of the best technology.”

Visit us at ISC West from March 17-20, 2020; We’ll be in our partner’s booth #20005, Johnson Controls.

Learn more about how Evolv is helping schools protect students here.


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About Evolv Technology

Evolv Technology is the leader in human security. The company is dedicated to making the world a safer place by helping to protect innocent people from mass shootings, terrorist attacks and similar violent acts. Evolv’s AI-based, free-flow weapons-screening and threat detection systems work at the pace of life to accommodate thousands of individuals and groups per hour – screening 50 million people to date in a rapid, undisruptive manner while preventing more than 5,000 weapons from entering a range of public and private facilities. Evolv’s customers include hundreds of top entertainment venues, schools, international airports, stadiums, corporations, hospitals, large-scale events and national landmarks 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. For more information, visit