Evolv Technology, a provider of AI-based weapons detection security screening, has deployed its screening solution at two high-traffic areas of the Aultman Hospital in Ohio.
The hospital will use the Evolv Express screening solution at its main entrance and for its emergency department.
According to the company, Evolv Express utilizes powerful sensor technology with AI to provide safer and more accurate threat detection at unprecedented volume and speed.
It allows people to move through security screening without having to always open bags or empty pockets, preventing backups at entrances. The technology distinguishes between threats and most everyday items people carry.
“We needed a weapons detection solution that wouldn’t impact people trying to get to work or to an appointment and Evolv was the perfect answer,” said Darin B. Baad, Security Co-ordinator at Aultman Hospital.
“Unfortunately, hospitals are facing increased levels of violence and we need to take steps to protect our environment without stopping and checking every person individually as they walk in.”
Aultman Hospital highlights that within the first ten hours of installing the new systems, a number of prohibited items were found, including a gun, a taser and knives and nurses and staff have praised the hospital for prioritizing safety.
The company says that Aultman procured its Evolv Express screening solution systems from Johnson Controls, an Evolv distribution partner.
Additionally, Evolv’s Genetec integration also allows the technology to work seamlessly with the other security measures Aultman Hospital has in place, including security cameras and access control.
“This is an exciting partnership because Aultman Hospital is the first to take advantage of Evolv’s Genetec integration capability,” said Jason Grellner, Vice President, Healthcare for Evolv.
“More and more hospitals are looking to add weapons detection screening for their facilities and we believe Evolv will help provide some peace of mind to patients, doctors, nurses and hospital staff.”