WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Evolv Technology (NASDAQ: EVLV), the leader in weapons detection security screening, today announced enhancements to Evolv Express®. With today’s announcement, Evolv Express is now the first system to integrate weapon tracking and detection data collected at venue entrances with the Milestone Video Management System (VMS) and mass Titan HST, which further extends the screening intelligence of Evolv Express with complementary security technologies, simplifying and improving the management of a site’s security professionals. New integrations add to Evolv’s existing integration with Motorola Solutions announcement in 2021.
Rising Violence, Fragmented Security Technology and Rotating Guards Increase Security Threats
According to Gun Violence Archivesthere were 611 mass shootings in 2020, compared to 269 in 2014 and 417 in 2019. This represents a 47% increase from 2019 to 2020.
the The 2017 Las Vegas attack was the worst mass shooting in recent US history; seven of the shootings with the highest number of victims have occurred in the past 10 years.
In addition to today’s growing physical threats, security teams and professionals face new challenges such as downsizing and temporary, high turnover guard staff. A recent Gartner survey found that integration with existing systems is the most reported procurement headache by physical security professionalsI.
Software-centric approach overcomes challenges and improves security
Relying on decades-old, hardware-only metal detectors has meant that venues face complex challenges in collecting, analyzing and learning data about people entering and leaving their premises. In this hardware-centric landscape, physical security strategies were fragmented and disjointed, leaving sites vulnerable to threats and poor visitor experience.
Enhancements to Evolv Express address the legacy and outdated approach to physical security and enable security teams to address today’s threats. With these new integrations, information about threats identified by Evolv Express – including time, location, image data, threat type, and requests for additional staff assistance – can be instantly communicated. complementary security technologies via Milestone and Titan HST VMS systems and protocols. that a location may already have in place.
“Before these integrations, security guards at site entry points had very few tools to communicate – quickly and at scale – about a threat. Now, if a guard at a gate identifies a threat, they can inform the entire security team immediately. In elevated situations, every minute counts,” said Peter George, CEO of Evolv Technology. “To date, the collection of reliable weapons data at the entrances to sites has been extremely challenging, forcing security teams to find other non-automated means and hampering their ability to quickly mitigate risk. Our powerful integrations allow sites to improve their security and allow visitors to confidently and securely enjoy their site experience.
“Titan HST and Evolv are committed to bringing together best-in-class technology through a partnership to achieve industry-leading results for our customers,” said Vic Merjanian, CEO of Titan HST. “Working together, we believe Titan HST and Evolv can bring the best threat detection system to the market with the best multi-patented mass notification platform on the market, ensuring our customers stay safe. and business continuity Together, Titan HST and Evolv help quickly identify and manage potential threats and mitigate risk to sites through instant communication.
Consumers want to feel – and be – safe
Recent to research revealed that Americans are more anxious than ever; 1 in 5 believe their chances of encountering an active shooter have increased since 2019. This pervasive sense of anxiety and worry ripples through to where Americans are going and what they are prepared to do to reduce the threat of a terrorist attack or a mass shooting. This research shows that more than half (56.7%) of Americans are willing to undergo gun control in everyday places, such as the grocery store, workplace or movie theater, and 46 % are willing to have their bags checked.
Advanced video analysis speeds threat resolution
Today’s Evolv Express enhancements also include advanced video analytics that improve and further automate the identification and resolution of who presents a potential threat, and where the threat is on a person’s body. By optimizing and automating threat isolation, high turnover security personnel can be more efficient, accelerate threat detection and response, and maintain a seamless and frictionless experience for customers walking through the lobby.
George continued: “Our research demonstrates that Americans want to feel and be safe, but currently do not. All places where people gather have the opportunity to help their guests feel confident are safe, while not affecting the overall customer experience. Venues can do this while transforming their digital infrastructure to align with 21st technology, innovations and expectations of the century.
These advancements are generally available. For more information on Evolv Express, Evolv Insights, or to see a demo, visit our website.