Boston College Using Evolv for Weapons Detection Screening at Athletics Events
Another Local Sports Partnership for Boston-Area Evolv Technology
WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Evolv Technology (NASDAQ: EVLV), the leader in AI-based weapons detection security screening, today announced its partnership with Boston College. The school uses Evolv’s state-of-the-art Evolv Express® screening solution at the entrances to its football, hockey, and basketball games.
Boston College joins Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, and Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots, as Boston-area sports entities teaming up with Evolv, which also calls the area home.
Evolv Express uses powerful sensor technology with AI to provide safer, more accurate threat detection at unprecedented volume and speed. It helps distinguish between threats and the everyday items people carry in their pockets and bags without always requiring individual checks. That means the majority of fans can pass right through, reducing backups at the gates. Boston College has 16 systems it is using between Alumni Stadium, which seats 44,500 people for football games, and Conte Forum, which primarily hosts hockey and basketball and seats roughly 8,000 people.
Alumni Stadium also hosts the school’s graduation ceremony each year. The school could use Evolv for other large gatherings, since the units can be moved. Boston College learned of Waltham-based Evolv because of its close proximity, and its use at nearby Gillette Stadium.
“We saw the deployments at Gillette Stadium and Fenway Park, and know there’s a standard being set now in the Boston area,” said Matt Conway, Boston College’s Associate Athletics Director - Facilities & Operations. “The Evolv system combines the highest levels of security and screening with convenience and ease of entry for the patrons at our venues. We needed to go with the best, and that is Evolv.”
Boston College is part of a continuously growing roster of facilities in all sports using Evolv as part of their security solutions to provide a safer, more fan-friendly entrance experience. That includes venues that will be used for soccer’s 2026 World Cup. While Evolv partners with more than 20 colleges and universities, Boston College is the first college to use Evolv primarily for athletics events.
“Boston-area sports fans are quickly becoming accustomed to the safe environment with a smooth, seamless entry that Evolv provides,” said Peter George, CEO of Evolv Technology. “We’re proud to be able to make such a positive impact in an area so close to home and excited to help Boston College set a new safety standard for college athletics with their use of Evolv.”
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 750 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®, 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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Released November 7, 2023