Georgia Aquarium has partnered with Evolv Technology (NASDAQ: EVLV), a leader in weapons detection screening, to improve weapons detection and the overall guest experience by using Evolv Express®, Evolv’s award-winning screening solution, at the largest aquarium in the United States. As a result of the partnership, the Aquarium has seen a 15% increase in guest experience scores, while shrinking the security system lobby footprint by 50% and reallocating half of security staff to areas other than the entrance.
“The health and safety of our guests and employees has always been our top priority and using Evolv Express at our entrances has allowed us to significantly enhance the overall guest experience at the Aquarium without compromising on or sacrificing security,” said Anthony Rivera, senior vice president of hospitality and operations at Georgia Aquarium.
Evolv Express leverages Evolv Cortex AI, its best-in-class artificial intelligence (AI) weapons detection algorithms to instantly detect and identify a person carrying a weapon without slowing the flow of visitors carrying their personal items, improving security at the speed and scale required to stay ahead of today’s threats. This reduces unsafe crowding, lowers the risk for human error, and removes the tradeoff between keeping a venue safe and providing a good experience for visitors.
Evolv’s systems have been used to screen more than 100 million people in the U.S., second only to the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Evolv Express is 10 times faster than traditional metal detectors, resulting in screening an unparalleled 3,600 people per hour, per system. The world’s most iconic venues and companies place their trust in Evolv to protect their employees and visitors, including Uber, Lincoln Center, L.L. Bean, Six Flags, and hundreds of others.
“As venues like Georgia Aquarium begin to welcome their visitors back, it’s critical that the guest experience also adapts to the touchless, frictionless systems we have come to expect during the pandemic,” said Peter George, CEO at Evolv. “We are delighted to be partnering with Georgia Aquarium as part of our mission to transform security to enhance everyone’s life.”
The screening system is currently in place at each guest entrance of the Aquarium. Guests will not have to stop, empty their pockets, or have their bags checked unless directed by security.
About Georgia Aquarium
Georgia Aquarium is a leading 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Atlanta, Ga. that is Certified Humane by the American Humane Association and accredited by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Georgia Aquarium is committed to working on behalf of all marine life through education, preservation, exceptional animal care, and research across the globe. Georgia Aquarium continues its mission each day to inspire, educate, and entertain its millions of guests about the aquatic biodiversity throughout the world through its hundreds of exhibits and tens of thousands of animals across its seven major galleries. For more information, visit www.georgiaaquarium.org.
About Evolv Technology
Evolv Technology (NASDAQ: EVLV) is a leader in weapons detection for security screening, securing the world’s most iconic venues and companies. Its mission is enabling a better experience and better security for venues, creating a safer world to work, learn, and play by transforming physical security to make everywhere safer. It gives sports fans, theme park visitors, concertgoers, shoppers, employees, students, and others peace of mind so that they can gather without fear of violence. Its security screening has scanned more than 100 million people, second only to the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the United States, and its technology combines powerful, advanced sensors with proven artificial intelligence (AI), security ecosystem integrations, and comprehensive venue analytics to reliably detect threats 10 times faster than traditional metal detectors.
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