Oakland International Airport Selects Evolv Edge for Employee Screening Innovation
One of California’s busiest airports is equipped with multi-threat detection capabilities to protect against firearms and explosive incidents.
BOSTON, July 19, 2018 — As an innovator in airport security, Oakland International Airport (OAK) announced today it has installed the Evolv Edge™, a physical threat detection and prevention system powered by artificial intelligence, to streamline its employee screening program. This installation enhances OAK’s security posture by protecting against metallic and non-metallic threats while simultaneously improving operational efficiency.
OAK is committed to applying advanced, innovative solutions to complex security operations. The TSA acknowledged this commitment by selecting OAK as a TSA Innovation Site, a prestigious distinction that promotes improved efficiency and allows the Airport to try technologies to benefit its growing passenger and employee base.
As the second busiest airport in northern California, passenger travel at OAK is on pace to surpass the 13.2 million travelers that passed through the airport last year. To accommodate this growth, more and more employees are being hired to work at OAK. Therefore, OAK began researching innovative solutions related to employee inspection methods and equipment. Evolv Edge provides OAK with the ability to screen employees for metallic and non-metallic threats with a fast, non-invasive process. Designed with built-in wheels for portability, OAK can easily move the system throughout the airport allowing maximum efficiency for its employee inspection program.
With this installation, OAK continues to be at the forefront of security through its use of modern technologies to combat today’s evolving threat landscape. By replacing traditional physical screenings with Evolv Edge’s precision, mobility and multi-threat detection capabilities, OAK can control access and respond to different threat scenarios quickly and efficiently. With Edge, organizations, such as OAK, can adapt a risk-based security approach while balancing security with positive experience.
“With today’s threat landscape, the security perimeter has expanded beyond traditional checkpoints,” said Mike Ellenbogen, CEO of Evolv Technology and a 20-year veteran in aviation security. “Evolv Edge’s flexibility and portability provides Oakland International Airport with an added layer of security when it comes to employee screening. Oakland International Airport is always at the forefront of innovation, and we will continue working closely with their team to ensure success and safety.”
About Oakland International Airport
Oakland International is the fourth busiest airport in California and second busiest in the San Francisco Bay Area. Serving over 13 million travelers annually, OAK is the closest airport to the region’s top business and tourism venues. It is also the closest airport for most local residents.
Oakland’s air service roster to over 60 nonstop destinations is offered on 14 different airline brands – seven of which operate with OAK as their sole gateway into the San Francisco Bay region.
The vision of Oakland International Airport is to offer customers a world-class experience and be the airport of choice for Bay Area residents and visitors alike. OAK is operated by The Port of Oakland, which also oversees the Oakland seaport and 20 miles of waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States.
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About Evolv Technology
Evolv Technology exists to preserve everyone’s fundamental right to be safe in places people gather. Harnessing the power of AI, the company’s solutions help proactively keep people and assets safe by using sensors to detect both metallic and non-metallic threats, while also integrating facial recognition to identify people of interest. With Evolv, a positive visitor experience is balanced with a proactive approach to enable security anywhere, at the pace of life. It is deployed at transportation hubs, sports stadiums, entertainment venues, hotels and conference centers, airports, special events and government agencies. Led by veterans of the physical security industry and advised by U.S. and international security and counter terrorism experts, Evolv is dedicated to the mission of making the world a safer place. Evolv is headquartered in the Boston area. For more information, visit www.evolvtechnology.com.
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