Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Enhances Security with Evolv Technology
Evolv Technology , the leader in AI-based weapons detection security screening, announced the latest results from its partnership with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA). The iconic venue, in the heart of New York City, is now using Evolv’s state-of-the-art Evolv Express screening solution to keep visitors safe across its 16-acre campus.
“Other security professionals call us all the time asking about Evolv and wanting to see what we’re doing because they know we integrate it well into our overall security ecosystem”
“Lincoln Center is a New York City landmark that draws people from all over the world,” said Jermaine McLean, captain of security at LCPA. “Evolv keeps visitors safe without sacrificing their experience as they come to our events.”
Evolv Express uses powerful sensor technology with artificial intelligence (AI) to provide safer, more accurate threat detection at unprecedented volume and speed. The technology enables people to walk through side-by-side, without always having to remove items from their pockets or bags, allowing LCPA to eliminate backups that at one time were so lengthy they caused guests to miss the start of performances. Now, hundreds of people can come through the system in a matter of minutes.
The world’s leading performing arts center uses Evolv Express at different locations across its expansive campus, moving units between buildings and performance spaces as needed. The space hosts millions of people at hundreds of events annually. Guest feedback has been overwhelmingly positive with some saying they weren’t even aware they had gone through a security check due to the ease of the system.
The upgrade in technology – from Evolv’s legacy weapons detection system to Evolv Express – is the latest iteration of the partnership between the two organizations. Evolv systems have been used by LCPA for its security needs for years. The companies say they work well together because they share certain values.
“As a former police officer, my top concern is the safety of our patrons and staff. Evolv Express is one of the key components to our multi-layered security approach,” said Danny Mulligan, director of security at LCPA. “Our patrons see that we care about their safety and appreciate that their experience hasn’t been compromised. From a business perspective, investing in a proven technology that keeps our guests happy and keeps them coming back is a no-brainer.”
“Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts was our first customer, and their trust in us is significant because the heightened level of security required in New York City must be addressed with especially sophisticated solutions,” said Anil Chitkara, Evolv’s co-founder and chief growth officer. “They have set the standard for what venue patrons should expect when it comes to safety and security, and we’re grateful that their example and trust in us early on has led to new customer relationships resulting in Evolv’s expanded use throughout the city.”
“Other security professionals call us all the time asking about Evolv and wanting to see what we’re doing because they know we integrate it well into our overall security ecosystem,” said Mulligan. “And I tell them the reason we use Evolv is because of the partnership. We explored many options and Evolv is the best solution on the market right now for what they do.”
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