Evolv's False Alert Rate Averages 5 to 10%

By Nikita Ermolaev, Published May 25, 2022, 10:38am EDT (Info+)

While Evolv markets that it "eliminates friction" and provides "touchless screening" with its system, IPVM estimates that Evolv Express' false alert rate is 5-10%.

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This can be good or bad, depending on the application. Inside this report, IPVM analyzes this false alert rate in various applications and its impact on system deployment.

For background, see:

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Comments (5)

How does the false alert rate of a standard/typical metal detector compare?

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The false alert rate of a traditional metal detector can vary, but it is typically higher than Evolv's. For example, the report mentions a 40% alert rate on the Mercedes Benz Stadium.

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So up to the customer to determine is 30-35% less false alerts is worth it to them. I can see Evolv's pitch work out easily there, cut your staffing to pay for the "more advanced" metal detector.

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cut your staffing to pay for the "more advanced" metal detector.

Many venues and locations are short staffed to begin with - so it wouldn't necessarily translate to cost savings. i.e. - the facility is not laying off people when they are already short / cant find help - so payroll may not be impacted.

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Yes, that's what we said in the article above, copied below:

Evolv Express is proving to be successful in facilities that already screen for weapons with conventional metal detectors, as Express significantly reduces false alarms, which reduces labor costs.

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