Skip to main content
Home > Resources > Press Releases > Lee Health Selects Evolv Technology For Weapons Detection

Lee Health Selects Evolv Technology For Weapons Detection

Press Release
5 Minute Read


Publish date

May 22, 2024

The health system is the first in southwest Florida to use the AI-based screening systems

WALTHAM, Mass. – (May 22, 2024) – Evolv Technology (NASDAQ: EVLV), the leading security technology company pioneering AI-based screening to create safer experiences, today announced its partnership with Lee Health, one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in Florida. Lee Health uses Evolv’s state-of-the-art Evolv Express® screening solution at the entrances to three of its emergency departments, with plans to install Evolv Express systems at three additional locations.

Evolv Express uses powerful sensor technology with artificial intelligence (AI) to provide safer, more accurate threat detection at exceptional volume and speed. With the recent Evolv Express 7.0 software update, users experience enhancements to the detection algorithm designed to reduce false alarms and a more intuitive interface. The system allows people to walk through without having to always stop to open bags or empty pockets. The technology can tell the difference between certain threats and many everyday metal items people carry with them, allowing for a smoother entry at a place like a hospital’s emergency department, where speed is critical.

Lee Health has installed Evolv Express at the emergency department entrances to Lee Health Memorial Hospital, Lee Health Gulf Coast Medical Center, and Lee Health Cape Coral Hospital. It plans to install three more systems at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida and Health Park Medical Center. With an increase in violence towards staff at hospitals around the country, as well as multiple incidents of gun violence at hospitals in the U.S. in the first half of 2023, Lee Health joins other health facilities turning to Evolv to add to their layered security approach.

“We are acutely aware of escalating violence in healthcare settings, and unfortunately, we have had our own instances where weapons have made it inside our buildings,” said Robert Sherwood, Lee Health’s director of public safety technology and community-based care. “In the short time we’ve been using Evolv Express, we’ve already seen success. The systems have identified firearms and knives that otherwise would have been brought inside our hospitals.”

Evolv has partnered with more than 350 hospital buildings across the country, screening more than 600,000 hospital visitors every day.

“Hospitals and other healthcare facilities are places of healing, and no one in those buildings should feel threatened in any way,” said Jason Grellner, vice president of healthcare for Evolv Technology. “Evolv is proud to be a part of the security posture at Lee Health, helping to contribute to a feeling of safety for patients, staff, and visitors.”


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 screening 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 a billion people since 2019. 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, as well as Sport Business Journal’s (SBJ) awards for “Best In Fan Experience Technology” and “Best In Sports Technology”. Evolv®, Evolv Express®, Evolv Insights®, Evolv Cortex AI®, and Evolv Visual Gun Detection™ are registered trademarks or trademarks of Evolv Technologies, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. For more information, visit  


Forward-looking Statements  

Certain statements in this press release may constitute “forward-looking” statements and information, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that relate to our current expectations and views of future events. In some cases, these forward-looking statements can be identified by words or phrases such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “aim,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “potential,” “continue,” “is/are likely to” or other similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions, some of which are beyond our control. In addition, these forward-looking statements reflect our current views with respect to future events or our Company’s performance and are not a guarantee of future performance. Actual outcomes may differ materially from the information contained in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including, without limitation, the risk factors set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended on December 31, 2023, that was filed with the SEC on February 29, 2024, as may be updated in other filings we make with the SEC, including our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended on March 31, 2024  that was filed with the SEC on May 9, 2024. These statements reflect management’s current expectations regarding future events and operating performance and speak only as of the date of this press release. You should not put undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee that future results, levels of activity, performance and events and circumstances reflected in the forward-looking statements will be achieved or will occur. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date on which the statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.  


Evolv Media Contact: 
Alexandra Smith Ozerkis 


Evolv Investor Contact: 
Brian Norris