AI-based Weapons Detection System Set Up for Detroit Auto Show

Evolv Technology, a leader in AI-based weapons detection security screening, has announced it will work with the Detroit Police Department to secure the Detroit Auto Show during public days from Sept. 14-25 at Huntington Place in downtown Detroit.
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Evolv Technology is working with the Detroit Police Department to secure the Detroit Auto Show. // Courtesy of Evolv

Evolv Technology, a leader in AI-based weapons detection security screening, has announced it will work with the Detroit Police Department to secure the Detroit Auto Show during public days from Sept. 14-25 at Huntington Place in downtown Detroit.

The DPD began employing Evolv Express systems around the city this summer to provide an additional layer of safety for residents and visitors.

Utilizing sensor technology and artificial intelligence, Evolv Express states it can instantly distinguish weapons from personal items, enabling people to walk through security without breaking stride or emptying pockets or bags, and allowing security professionals to better focus on addressing possible threats.

The advanced weapons detection system screens approximately 4,000 people per hour, operating 10 times faster than a metal detector while identifying the precise location of a potential weapon.

The DPD has been using Evolv Express outdoor dual-lane units at nightclubs in the city’s Greektown restaurant and nightlife district as well as major events, including the Movement Music Festival, Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, and the 64th annual Ford Fireworks which drew more than 100,000 attendees and resulted in zero-gun violence at the July celebration.

“Evolv has aided our officers in enhancing security at large events and special details,” says James White, chief of the Detroit Police Department. “This technology acts as a force multiplier for the DPD, as the systems now allow us to reallocate some officers from security screening to other areas in need.”

Evolv Express was selected as part of the City’s 2022 Community Policing Strategy with the objective of supplementing the intelligence-driven community policing strategy. The Detroit Auto Show is expected to draw more than 800,000 visitors over the course of the two-week event.

“Our mission is to make the world safer for people to work, learn, live, and play,” says Peter George, CEO and president of Evolv Technology, located in Waltham, MA. “Our work with the City of Detroit is an excellent example of how we collaborate with local law enforcement to help create weapons-free zones that allow residents to feel comfortable in the spaces they gather.”

For more information, visit https://evolvtechnology.com.

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