Evolv Extend from Evolv Technology

Sept. 7, 2023
Combining selected 4k resolution security cameras and AI, Evolv Extend analyzes high-resolution video streams to help identify brandished guns at distances up to 100 feet.

WALTHAM, Mass. – (September 7, 2023) – Evolv Technology, a leader in AI-based weapons detection security screening, is proud to unveil the latest innovation in its product portfolio, Evolv Extend, designed to identify non-concealed (or brandished) guns approaching a venue and expand detection beyond the door.  

With a focus on delivering critical, timely information to “First Reactors” (those near or operating an Evolv Express system, which detects concealed weapons), Evolv aims to help empower such professionals to take prompt action to address guns visible to the cameras as they approach a venue. In today’s world, where every second counts when it comes to gun violence, a swift response is paramount to help reduce the risk of harm.  

Evolv partnered with Omnilert to create Evolv Extend, incorporating Omnilert Gun Detect, their best-in-class AI visual gun detection software. Combining selected 4k resolution security cameras and AI, Evolv Extend analyzes high-resolution video streams to help identify brandished guns at distances up to 100 feet, depending on gun type and orientation. Once a potential threat is detected, a comprehensive image, highlighting the detected gun, along with live, annotated video footage from the relevant camera, is transmitted to the tablet of the onsite security staff, or First Reactors, positioned near the Express system.

Additionally, the command center, broader security team, and first responders receive the same image with a recorded video clip showing when the gun appeared. The information presented to the user enables them to quickly make a decision and act on it, similar to the user experience with Evolv Express’ “Red Box” image-aided alert.  This early warning is designed to help empower security operators to swiftly implement emergency operational procedures, like locking the doors, getting people to safety, and alerting the broader security team.  

"The brandished gun detection technology is right up our alley,” said Kyle Jones, deputy superintendent at Florence 1 Schools in South Carolina. “Evolv continues to be proactive with its products and this technology is exactly what we need to add to our perimeter of defense. We sent various groups through the trial, including a high school marching band and our SROs, and the weapon was detected every time."    

“With the introduction of Evolv Extend, Evolv reinforces our commitment to delivering the most innovative security solutions that prioritize rapid response and the safety of people,” said Peter George, CEO at Evolv Technology. “By helping enable security teams to detect brandished guns from a distance, Evolv aims to provide the information and tools necessary for security operators to proactively address threats and help protect lives.” 

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