Pennsylvania Security Leaders Turn to Evolv as Safety Partner
Evolv now screens over 100,000 visitors daily across PA schools, stadiums and hospitals
WALTHAM, Mass. – (December 13, 2023) – Evolv Technology (NASDAQ: EVLV), the leader in AI-based weapons detection security screening, is partnering with venues in nearly every state across the U.S. and has seen a steady increase in Pennsylvania venues turning to Evolv’s state-of-the-art Express® system as an important layer in a safety plan.
With Pennsylvania having the 33rd-highest rate of gun deaths in the U.S., Evolv has noted a 10x increase in the number of visitors screened at Pennsylvania venues since 2022 from stadiums to schools.
“While protecting our guests and ensuring their safety remains our number one priority, we also wanted something that would meet and exceed their expectations,” said Kevin C. Wilkes, Chief Security Officer, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. “We believe Evolv gives us the scale to address our requirements into the future.”
“We were very thorough in our investigation and assessed multiple options,” said Salvadore DeAngelis, Vice President of Operations and Security for the Philadelphia Phillies. “Evolv checked all our boxes, but we wanted to ensure that we were making the right decision and conducted pilot testing of Evolv in 2022. It passed with flying colors, and we concluded that we wanted to go live with Evolv on opening day for the 2023 season.”
In addition to the Phillies and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, venues across the state, including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Hershey Park, Temple Health and Citizens Bank Park, and as well as other professional sports teams, arenas, schools, entertainment venues and hospitals that call Philadelphia home have leveraged Evolv’s screening solution to bring an added layer of safety that helps create a positive and efficient security experience for people. In just one week in October, Evolv Express systems screened 125,000 people across three professional sporting venues in South Philadelphia.
“Sacrificing safety for experience doesn’t have to be a choice anymore,” said Peter George, CEO of Evolv Technology. “We work very hard to innovate, to listen to our customers, and to bring better solutions to those professionals charged with keeping people safe. Gun violence remains a terrifying epidemic in this country, and we are committed to our mission of helping to make the world safer.”
Evolv’s technology is used by more than 600 customers worldwide, including over 40 major league sports teams, as well as schools, hospitals, iconic venues, arenas, and leading theme parks. Evolv Express has screened more than 1 billion people.
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 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. Evolv Technology®, Evolv Express®, Evolv Insights®, Evolv Cortex AI®, and Evolv Extend™ are registered trademarks or trademarks of Evolv Technologies, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. For more information, visit https://evolvtechnology.com.
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