Johnson Controls partners with Evolv Technology

AI-powered free-flow firearm and bomb detection solution addresses threat detection and eliminates long security wait times

MILWAUKEE – November 4, 2019Johnson Controls today announced that they are partnering with Evolv Technology, the leader in free-flow smart threat detection, to bring increased safety and security to customers looking to prevent active shooter and terrorist threats at their venues. Evolv Technology’s free-flow weapons-detection systems are powered by the Evolv Cortex AI software platform, delivering the industry’s fastest throughput of more than 3,600 people screened per hour and can quickly distinguish between threats and personal items such as keys, coins, belts and cell phones on their body or in their bag.

“Evolv Technology’s free-flow smart threat detection is a welcomed addition as a partner to our portfolio of weapons-detection technologies,” said Hank Monaco, vice president, marketing, Johnson Controls, Building Solutions North America. “Our strategic partnership allows us to offer our customers increased peace of mind while saving them the time it takes to empty pockets in a security check and focus on their goals.”

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“A cutting-edge startup, Evolv Technology can be integrated with other technologies, such as video surveillance and access control, to provide a more complete building-wide solution for multiple industries, including education, healthcare, financial institutions and entertainment venues.”

A cutting-edge startup, Evolv Technology can be integrated with other technologies, such as video surveillance and access control, to provide a more complete building-wide solution for multiple industries, including education, healthcare, financial institutions and entertainment venues. The solution will be available to distribute and service at more than 200 full-service brick and mortar offices throughout North America, as well as more than 3,800 service personnel.

“We’re living in a new era of viral violence that’s created a mass vulnerability problem,” said Mike Ellenbogen, chief executive officer, Evolv Technology. “Given Johnson Controls’ breadth of emergency response offerings, we knew we wanted to partner with them to prevent active shooter and workplace violence events for their customers. We’re thrilled to work together with Johnson Controls to reach more markets and help keep employees and visitors safer in the places they work and play.”

About Johnson Controls

At Johnson Controls, we transform the environments where people live, work, learn and play. From optimizing building performance to improving safety and enhancing comfort, we drive the outcomes that matter most. We deliver our promise in industries such as healthcare, education, data centers and manufacturing. With a global team of 105,000 experts in more than 150 countries and over 130 years of innovation, we are the power behind our customers’ mission. Our leading portfolio of building technology and solutions includes some of the most trusted names in the industry, such as Tyco®, York®, Metasys®, Ruskin®, Titus®, Frick®, Penn®, Sabroe®, Simplex®, Ansul® and Grinnell®. For more information, visit www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

About Evolv Technology

Evolv Technology has screened more than 25 million people to-date, preventing visitors from bringing over 5000 weapons into public venues and places of work worldwide. Organizations such as Lincoln Center, Oakland Airport, Gillette Stadium, and LL Bean use Evolv’s free-flow weapons detection to prevent active shooters and terrorists from entering their venues while providing a non-intrusive experience. By fusing the latest sensors and Cortex AI, Evolv delivers the only weapons detection smart enough to screen thousands of people, without the need to stop, and empty pockets or remove bags. Evolv eliminates the need to choose between safety and convenience reducing the burden on security teams and taking the hassle out of people screening at places of work, schools, transportation hubs, sports stadiums, entertainment venues, hotels and conference centers, airports, houses of worship, and government agencies. For more information, visit www.evolvtechnology.com.

For news and updates on Evolv Technology, follow us on Twitter at @EvolvTechnology and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/evolv-technology/.

MEDIA CONTACT

Johnson Controls:

Anne Lines
Matter on behalf of Johnson Controls
Work + 1 978-518-4512
JCI@matternow.com

Ryan Nolan
Global Public Relations Program Manager
Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls
Work: + 1 414 524 6170
Mobile: + 1 414 378 9641
Ryan.P.Nolan@jci.com

Evolv Technology:

Julie Zomar
Director of Marketing, Evolv Technology
Work +1 781-374-8100
media@evolvtechnology.com