ATLANTA — The Falcons debuted new security screening technology before the team’s season-opening game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday to make sure guns and other weapons are kept out of Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
When the Tennessee Titans installed an AI weapon detection system at Nissan Stadium, the system caught 254 prohibited objects before they were even able to make it to the security gate within a three-game period.
According to a press release, Evolv Technology uses artificial intelligence and advanced sensors to tell the difference between weapons and everyday items, such as mobile phones and keys. The technology has been installed in amusement/theme parks, major stadiums and public places throughout the country.
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Since January 2022, Evolv has detected and stopped more than 30,000 guns and 27,000 knives (excluding law enforcement) from entering its customers’ venues, according to the release.
In addition to the Falcons, Evolv currently works with other NFL teams, including the Cleveland Browns, LA Rams, New England Patriots, and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Atlanta Public Schools just announced it will now be using Evolv in all schools in the district.
The Georgia Aquarium also uses Evolv, according to the release.
Evolv systems can also be found in 26 school districts around the country in over 130 individual schools.
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