Evolv Technology Returns to Compete in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program

Evolv Express™, powered by the Evolv Cortex AI Software Platform, delivers the frictionless high-speed smart firearm and bomb detection system that screens over 3600 people per hour (60 people per minute) and gets smarter over time.
Evolv Express™, powered by the Evolv Cortex AI Software Platform, delivers the frictionless high-speed smart firearm and bomb detection system that screens over 3600 people per hour (60 people per minute) and gets smarter over time.

Evolv Technology, a leader in free-flow smart threat detection, and a recognized Winner in the 2019 and 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is pleased to announce that Evolv Express™, has been nominated to compete in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.

Evolv Express™ is the world’s first and only touchless security screening solution that meets all of the post-pandemic security screening requirements.

Express is up to ten times faster and far more effective than last generation products because it uses new sensor technology and artificial intelligence to prevent active shooters and bombers from entering a venue, without sacrificing the visitor experience.

Unlike traditional metal detectors, Evolv Express is powered by the Evolv Cortex AI™ Software Platform enabling the system to spot weapons while ignoring harmless personal items.

It keeps high volume entrances flowing by reliably detecting guns and other weapons as visitors simply walk through carrying their phones and bags, alleviating long lines at entrances while greatly reducing interaction between visitors and security staff.

STOP THE ACTIVE SHOOTER. DON’T STOP YOUR VISITORS.
STOP THE ACTIVE SHOOTER. DON’T STOP YOUR VISITORS.

With Evolv, no stopping is required, no emptying of pockets or removing bags; people simply walk right through.

If a threat is detected, real-time image-aided alarms show guards exactly where the potential threat is on a person or in their bag thereby reducing the amount of physical contact with people and their belongings.

This also allows venues to implement a “no touch” policy, where guards direct the person to open their own bag and remove certain items for closer inspection..

And, because Evolv Express is 10X faster than metal detectors, it can reduce client’s labor costs by up to 70%.

(Evolv Express™ is the first no-stop weapons-screening system built to automatically screen groups of people as they walk through without slowing or stopping. Express screens visitors individually or together, while automatically differentiating weapons from personal items. Courtesy of Evolv Technology and YouTube. Posted on Jan 22, 2020.)

THE EVOLV DIGITAL THRESHOLD™
ENABLING ADAPTABILITY FOR YEARS TO COME

The digital transformation is unlocking efficiency and value everywhere as organizations reimagine archaic processes and technology, better equipping themselves with interoperable and flexible capabilities.

Evolv has reimagined physical security by combining the Evolv Express physical platform with the Evolv Cortex AI™ software platform creating the Evolv Digital Threshold™.

The Evolv Digital Threshold uses networked sensors, centralized data stores, machine learning, workflow engines, and cloud analytics to streamline operations and support a better security posture.

It provides venues with the flexibility to add additional sensors and applications such as the thermal imaging package, giving users the ability to adapt to new threats and needs over time.

(See Evolv Express™ in action as conference attendees pass thru an entry point of a convention center. Courtesy of Evolv Technology and YouTube. Posted on May 27, 2020.)

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis the need to screen visitors and employees for elevated body temperature in addition to traditional weapons screening is now a reality.

By adding a thermal sensor and the Evolv TempCheck™ software application to the Evolv Express weapons detection platform, each visitor can be screened for elevated skin temperature in an average 2-3 seconds followed by immediate, frictionless, and touchless weapons screening.

Available immediately, the new optional capability is an industry first that optimizes use of facility space and resources.

COVID-19 has forever redefined security screening.

Pre-pandemic procedures relied predominantly on metal detectors, hand wands and invasive bag inspections, which is far too slow and overly reliant on manual effort, which results in unsafe crowding at entrances and risky physical contact.

Adding a separate, standalone step for temperature screening slows the process even more.

If an employee or visitor walks through with an elevated temperature, TempCheck alerts guards while respecting visitor privacy and enabling guards to take swift action to separate potential health risks for further screening to safeguard employees and visitors from risk of potential health threats.
If an employee or visitor walks through with an elevated temperature, TempCheck alerts guards while respecting visitor privacy and enabling guards to take swift action to separate potential health risks for further screening to safeguard employees and visitors from risk of potential health threats.

In short, a fundamentally new approach is required.

Evolv is now addressing the ‘new normal’ threat of pandemic disease as well as concealed weapons, as the company’s products facilitate social distancing while minimizing person-to-person interaction.

To date, Evolv’s systems have been used to screen more than 50 million individuals in an expedient, respectful manner.

“I’ve had dozens of conversations recently with leaders responsible for security screening at many kinds of venues and facilities,” explains Evolv Technology Chief Executive Officer Peter George.

“All of these professionals agree on one thing – there’s no going back to the old invasive, analog approach.”

“The future is touchless and digital.”

Peter George, Chief Executive Officer at Evolv Technology
Peter George, Chief Executive Officer at Evolv Technology

“It’s a post-pandemic re-imagining of security screening that leverages modern technologies to deal with the realities of today’s threats and health and safety concerns, while being able to quickly address the threats of tomorrow.”

“Evolv is proud to be leading the way by partnering with multiple major outdoor recreation venues as they reopen.”

Six Flags is currently using Evolv Express to screen park guests and employees upon their arrival to eliminate invasive bag checks and crowded entrance lines.

(See how Evolv Express is being implemented into Six Flags Extensive New Safety Measures for Reopening Parks, for the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America (at :29). Courtesy of BusinessWire and YouTube.)

Evolve Express represents a cornerstone of the world’s largest theme park operator’s extensive new safety measures, to help protect 26 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada, with more than 50,000 employees, and millions of visitors/families.

Evolv Express can screen up to 3,600 people per hour – 10 times more than legacy approaches such as metal detectors, to enhance the visitor experience, while improving the performance of their security teams while reducing labor costs.

Venue personnel can direct those with elevated readings to secondary screening, reducing the risk that their guards, visitors and employees are exposed to individuals presenting signs of virus infection.

With this optional add-on package, venues can screen 800-1,300 people per dual-lane Evolv Express.

The Evolv Thermal Imaging Package for Evolv Express is manufactured in the U.S., complies with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and meets Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines.

To Learn More, please visit evolvtechnology.com, evolvtechnology.com/products/evolv-express, learn.evolvtechnology.com/thermal-imaging-package.

Evolv Technology Returns to Compete in 2020 ‘ASTORS Awards Program

2019 'ASTORS' Awards Program Banquet Luncheon
2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program Banquet Luncheon

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets.

Deanne Criswell
Deanne Criswell the Commissioner of the New York City Emergency Management Department is responsible for oversight of the City’s efforts to plan and prepare for emergencies, educate the public about preparedness, coordinate emergency response and recovery, and disseminate emergency information.

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition, and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.

American Security Today is pleased to announce that Deann Criswell, the NYC Emergency Management Commissioner will deliver the keynote address at the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon Banquet in New York City.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.

90% of ‘ASTORS’ Award Winners return to compete in the Annual ‘ASTORS‘ Homeland Security Awards Program, and 100% of ‘ASTORS’ Sponsors have returned year to year to reap the benefits of their participation in the industry’s largest and most comprehensive Annual Awards Program.

Comprehensive List of Categories Include:

Access Control/ Identification Personal/Protective Equipment Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism
Perimeter Barrier/ Deterrent System Interagency Interdiction Operation Cloud Computing/Storage Solution
Facial/IRIS Recognition Body Worn Video Product Cyber Security
Video Surveillance/VMS Mobile Technology Anti-Malware
Audio Analytics Disaster Preparedness ID Management
Thermal/Infrared Camera Mass Notification System Fire & Safety
Metal/Weapon Detection Rescue Operations Critical Infrastructure
License Plate Recognition Detection Products And Many Others!

Don’t see a Direct Hit for your Product, Agency or Organization?

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on 30 January 2020 and a pandemic on 11 March 2020. Local transmission of the disease has occurred across all fifty states in the America.

With the unprecedented occurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus of the safety and security industries has realized the need to increase innovations to address the daily growing challenges.

As such AST aims to make sure these firms and professionals are reflected in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, so we’d like to encourage you to submit appropriate categories recommendations and include COVID-19 Frontline Professionals in your Nominations to see that these Professionals, Facilities, and Vendors receive the Recognition they Deserve!

Submit your category recommendation for consideration to Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at: mmadsen@americansecuritytoday.com.

The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program surpassed expectations with a record number of nominations received from industry leaders and government agencies, and drew over 200 attendees to the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Banquet – an exclusive gourmet luncheon and networking opportunity which filled to capacity, before having to turn away late registrants.

The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon featured an impassioned and compelling keynote address by William (Bill) Bratton, former police commissioner of the NYPD twice, the BPD, and former chief of the LAPD, on the history of policing in America and the evolution of critical communication capabilities in our post 9/11 landscape.

The event featured an impassioned and compelling keynote address by William J. Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD) twice, the Boston Police Department (BPD), and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), as he walked attendees through 50 years of American policing history, the impacts on the communities, and the evolution of critical communication capabilities in our post 9/11 landscape.

Commissioner Bratton, one of the world’s most respected and trusted experts on risk and security issues and Executive Chairman of Teneo Risk a global advisory firm, was recognized as the ‘2019 ‘ASTORS’ Person of the Year’ for his Lifetime of Dedication and Extraordinary Leadership in Homeland Security and Public Safety.

Why the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program?

2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

American Security Today’s comprehensive Annual Homeland Security Awards Program is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of physical, IT, port security, law enforcement, and first responders, in acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

Over 200 distinguished guests representing Federal, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included: 

  • The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
  • United States Marine Corps
  • The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
  • Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
  • United States Postal Inspection Service
  • DHS S&T 
  • United States Marshals Service (USMS)
  • The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Police (PAPD)
  • The Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • The New York State Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services (NYS DHSES)
  • United States Border Patrol
  • AlertMedia, Ameristar Perimeter Security, Attivo Networks, Automatic Systems, Bellevue University, BriefCam, Canon U.S.A., CornellCookson, Drone Aviation, FLIR Systems, Hanwha Techwin, HID Global, IPVideo Corp., Konica Minolta Business Solutions, LenelS2, ManTech, Regroup Mass Notifications, SafeLogic, SolarWinds, Senstar, ShotSpotter, Smiths Detection, TCOM LP, Trackforce, Verint, and More!

From innovative Military Cyber Programs, to LocalState and Federal Public Safety and Emergency Management Initiatives, New Physical and IT Products and Services, and Security Professional, Threat Assessment, Emergency Preparedness, Law Enforcement and Homeland Security Education and Training Opportunities – Join your ‘ASTORS’ Award-Winning Peers and Receive the Recognition You Deserve!

Excellence in Public Safety and Government Security Award Nominations are also encouraged, such as those 2019 Honored Winners which includes the DEAU.S. Marine CorpsDHS S&TFederal Protective ServiceDHS S&T NUSTLU.S. Marshals ServiceU.S. Border PatrolThe Port Authority of NY/NJ, and the NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services.

Individuals are also encouraged to be nominated for Government Excellence in Public Safety and Homeland Security such as last years widely respected recipients.

Why American Security Today?

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 75,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that hold readers eyes throughout the story with cutting edge editorial that provides solutions to their challenges.

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AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.
AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.

The AST Digital Publications is distributed to over 75,000 qualified government and homeland security professionals in federal, state and local levels.

‘PROTECTING OUR NATION, ONE CITY AT A TIME’

AST Reaches both Private & Public Experts, essential to meeting these new challenges.

Today’s new generation of public safety and security experts need real-time knowledge to deal with domestic and international terrorism, lone wolf attacks, unprecedented urban violence, shifts in society, culture and media bias – making it increasingly difficult for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security Professionals to implement coordinated security measures to ensure national security and improve public safety.

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These experts are from Government at the federal, state and local level as well as from private firms allied to government.

AST provides a full plate of topics in our AST Monthly Magazine Editions, AST Website and AST Daily News Alerts, covering 23 Vital Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities, and Emergency Response among others.

AST has Expanded readership into integral Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other potential targets of terrorism.

Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – all enticing targets due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.

To learn more about the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners solutions, please go to the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Championship Edition Fully Interactive Magazine – the Best Products of 2019 ‘A Year in Review’.

The ‘ASTORS’ Champion Edition is published annually and includes a review of the ‘ASTORS’ Award Winning products and programs, highlighting key details on many of the winning firms products and services, includes video interviews and more.

It is your Go-To source throughout the year for ‘The Best of 2019 Products and Services‘ endorsed by American Security Today, and can satisfy your agency’s and organization’s most pressing Homeland Security and Public Safety needs.

From Physical Security (Access Control, Critical Infrastructure, Perimeter Protection and Video Surveillance Cameras and Video Management Systems), to IT Security (Cybersecurity, Encryption, Data Storage, Anti-Malware and Networking Security – Just to name a few), the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS EDITION will have what you need to Detect, Delay, Respond to, and Mitgate today’s real-time threats in our constantly evolving security landscape.

It also includes featured guest editorial pieces from some of the security industry’s most respected leaders, and recognized firms in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.

Evolv Technology Scores a Win in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program

Suzanne Konigsberg, Product Marketing and Michael Ellenbogen, CEO of Evolve Technology accepting a 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Award at ISC East.
Suzanne Konigsberg, Solutions Product Marketing (at left), and Michael Ellenbogen, CEO of Evolve Technology (at right) accepting an ‘ASTORS’ Award at ISC East.

Evolv Technology

  • Best Metal/Weapons Detection Solution

  • Evolv Express

    • Evolv Express delivers a frictionless high-speed smart firearm and bomb detection system that screens over 3600 people per hour (60 people per minute) and gets smarter over time.

    • Evolv Express keeps high volume entrances flowing by reliably detecting guns and other weapons as visitors walk through at a natural pace.

    • Evolv Technology was also recognized in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.

Evolv Technology

Evolv Technology, a leader in security screening, provides touchless security screening that ensures safety by spotting concealed weapons and potential virus infection threats using advanced digital sensors and modern artificial intelligence that is accurate, discrete and delivers three to five times more throughput than older technologies.

For more information on the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program and advertising opportunities with American Security Today, please contact Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at mmadsen@americansecuritytoday.com.

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