North Carolina district chose Evolv after seeing impressive results from nearby cities
WALTHAM, MA (October 5, 2022) – Evolv Technology (NASDAQ: EVLV), the leader in AI-based weapons detection security screening, today announced its partnership with Guilford County Schools in North Carolina. Evolv’s state-of-the-art Evolv Express® screening solution began being used in nearly 20 of the district’s high schools starting with the 2022-2023 academic year.
After seeing the successful use of Evolv Express in the neighboring Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system, the district spoke with Evolv Technology about how Evolv Express could be used to screen for potential threats while enabling a comfortable entry into school for students.
Evolv Express allows for a faster and better security process as people can walk through without always having to stop or undergo invasive screening while the system works to detect and pinpoint the location of concealed weapons. Traditional metal detectors at schools can cause backups at entrances and delays to the start of the school day, as students are subject to a manual screening process, as well as tend to make students feel less safe and unsettled. With Evolv Express in place, there is no hassle of undergoing an invasive, hands-on security check at the start of the day.
“The Evolv system allows us to add another layer of security for our schools, without detracting from the learning environment,” said Mike Richey, executive director of emergency management at Guilford County Schools. “After successfully launching the system in all high schools at the start of the school year, we are now using it for sporting events and other large gatherings.”
Guilford County Schools is using 44 Evolv Express screening systems across 19 high schools. The technology will help keep tens of thousands of students, educators, and staff safe in the state’s third-largest school district. In addition to its use in Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools, Evolv Express is currently in use in more than 26 schools across the U.S. including schools in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Fayette County, West Virginia and Champaign, Illinois.
“Our vision is a safer world for people wherever they gather,” said Peter George, CEO of Evolv Technology. “Working with Guilford County, and a growing list of schools around the country, is at the center of that vision and allows schools to keep the focus on providing a quality education.”
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 or trademarks of Evolv Technologies, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. For more information, visit https://evolvtechnology.com.
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, 2021, that was filed with the SEC on March 28, 2022, as may be updated in other filings we make with the SEC. 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.
Alexandra Smith Ozerkis