As venues reopen, schools resume in-person learning and employees return to the workplace, Motorola is introducing a touchless security-screening solution designed to improve security and minimize inconvenience. Motorola Solutions Concealed Weapons Detection (CWD), powered by Evolv Technology, combines advanced sensors and artificial intelligence to detect a wide range of concealed weapons and threats—and can do so 10 times faster than traditional screening methods.
“This technology was designed specifically to address the active-shooter epidemic by helping to protect people from a potentially critical event, and it does so without creating unnecessary hassle for employees, students and guests,” said BAYCOM Vice President of Sales Scott Johnson. ‘In fact, it actually offers a much less intrusive, better experience than going through metal detectors and being subjected to wands and pat downs, which visitors sometimes view as an invasion of privacy.”
Instead, Evolv allows employees, students or guests to walk naturally side-by-side or in groups through multi-lane entrances. They’re not required to stop and empty their pockets or place their bags in another area for inspection because, unlike legacy metal detectors, the system can intelligently distinguish between threats and everyday items like a cell phone, coins or keys. As a result, Evolv Express screens up to 3,600 people per hour (60 per minute), eliminating bottlenecks at points of entry.
Evolve also helps security teams see, understand, and act on potential threats with more speed and accuracy than ever before. When its capabilities are integrated with Motorola Solutions’ Avigilon Control Center video management system, security personnel can see in real time where the potential threat is on a person’s body or in their bag—reducing the amount of physical contact that may be required.
Plus, Evolv is less resource-intensive than traditional screening methods, reducing labor costs by up to 70%.
Johnson says the technology is a good fit for sports stadiums, event venues, theme parks and major manufacturing facilities where large groups of people must be screened. It’s already been implemented at Wrigley Field (home of the Cubs) and Guaranteed Rate Field (home of the White Sox) in Chicago.
“It’s also not an all-or-nothing solution for venues like these,” he added. “This technology can be used to supplement existing screening solutions and can be implemented over time. We have customers that have already indicated they will slowly replace their metal detectors with Evolv, as funding becomes available.”