Evolv Recommends Mantraps to Stop School Shootings

By Donald Maye, Published Jun 21, 2022, 10:34am EDT (Info+)

Evolv is recommending mantraps to schools using an ex-army specialist turned salesperson, pitching how these configurations can trap children with suspected weapons.

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However, advocating for this tactic contradicts Evolv’s core value proposition – “seamless” weapons detection. It also exposes a fundamental business challenge Evolv faces selling to schools – providing a solution that can stop mass shootings, see: Evolv "Has Never Stated" They "Could Have Made A Difference in Uvalde".

In this report, IPVM examines Evolv's proposed solution and the problems associated with proposing and using mantraps (or in this context, kidtraps) in schools.

Evolv + ********

***** ****** *************** ******** ********* ************** * ****** ** **** ******* and ******* ***** ******* *********,***** ******, ****** *** **** *** ******** in *******.

Mantraps *********

****** ********* *** *** ****** ** designed ** ********* **** *****, ******* access ** * ****** **** ****, interlocking *********, *** **** **** ******** students ** ** ***** ** *********.

****** ********* *** ***** + ******* solution ***** ** "********** *** ******" a ****** ***** *******:

*** ** *** ****** **** ****'** doing ** *** ****** ***** *** is ******** **** ** ***** ** my ******** ****** ** *** *****, itsdual ******** ****** **** *** ***** ************** ********, we have to turn them now we've got to detect if they have something. And that's really where we come into play. Be in that middle layer of that security as they come in. Now, before they get through that second door and we bust them through. They **** ******* *** ******, it's gonna detect any weapons on them. And if we detect something, we'll **** *********** **'** *** **** ****** ** **** ********* ****, we notify the SROs and now we have a response. We've not only locked down that threat, we're ********** *** ****** **** *** **.

***** **** ******** * ******* ** the ****** ** *** ****** - demonstrating **** ** * *******-*** *** serious ******** *** ******* ** ********:

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****'******* ******* ******** ************ ******* *** ******** ******* ** control ******:

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A ******-**** ***********

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******** *** ******** **** ** ******* and ***** *********, ********** ************. *******, Evolv ***** *** ****** ***** ******** is "*********" *** "*** ****** ****":

****** *** ******** *** ** *** conventional ********** *******nobody ***** ** **** their venue feel like a prison or their ****** **** * ******.

* *********, ***-******-**** ************** ******** ** ******.

[***] ******** *******-**** *************** ***** ******** **** **** *********.

Throughput ******* - ****** *****

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Normalizing ******-**** ******** ** *******

** ********** *** ***** + ********, Evolv ********** **** ** ******** ********** or **** ********* *** ****** ********. So ***** ***** ******** ****** **** are ******* ******-**** ************, **** *** tacitly ********** * ******** (********), **** for *********, **** ***** *** **********.

******,*****'* ******** ******* ****** ** *****, ********* ** Evolv **-*******,**** ********, ***** **** ********* ******** ********** the ****:

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Problems **** ***** ******, ******** ********* ****** ****

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************, ***** ******** ***** ****** **** to ******** ********* "****** ** **** vestibule ****," ******* ******** ********:

  1. ********* - *** *** ******** ** screened *********** ** **** *** ********* locked ****?
  2. ******** ******- ** * ****** ** detected, *** **** ********* (***** ********) resolve?
  3. ******* ******- ***** ******** **** ***** locked ** *** ******* **** * threat ** ******** *** *** ******** individually?
  4. ******* ****** ****** - ******** * prison-like *********** **** ****** *** ********** of ******** ** *******.

Evolv: ** ********

**** ***** ***** **** ********* ** better ********** ***** ********, *** ******** would ** ********, *** *** ****** on **********:

  1. **** ***** ********* ******** ** ******** individually **** ***** ***** + ********?
  2. ** *** ************, **** ******** ******** be "******" ** *** ******* ** an ***** ********?
  3. ** * ****** **** *** ***** + ******* ********, *** **** ******** per **** *** ** ********?
  4. **********'* *-**% ***** ***** ****, *** ***** ******* *** ****** officials ****** ****** ****** ******** "****** in **** ********* ****" ** * regular *****?

***** *** *** ******* ** ***** questions. ** ***** ******* ****'* *********, we **** ****** **** ******.

Comments (31)

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****** **** **** **** **** *** or *** *** ** *** ** suffer *** ************.

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** ******* **** ** ** **** look **** *******?

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*** ********** ********* ** *** ***** thing **** **** ** **** **** I *** *** ********.

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**** ******** **** **** *** ****** risk ** *** ********* ***** **** becoming *** ****** ******* ** *** interior **********. *** **** **** ** really ******* *** ******** ***** **** Evolv's ******* ******.

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*** ************* *********** ******** ****** ****** be **** ********* ** ********** ****** refer ** *** ****** ** * persontrap ***** *******.

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***** *******. * **** **.

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******** * ****** ******, *** **** hungry ******** ******* **** “***” ********. This ******* *** *** ************ *****’* the ******** **** **** **** *** talking *****.

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* ** ****** ******* ***** ** these ************* ******** ********** * ******* societal *******. ** ***** **** *** see ******* **** ******** *** **** them ***.

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**** **** ** ******** **** **** morning ****** *** **** ***** *****.

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*** ****: ******** ****** **** ****, administrators **** ****, ******** ** ******* who ***** ** *** ***. ** I ********** * ******, ** * prison?

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* **** ** ******** ******* ** 100%. * ***** **** ** *** plan. * **** ** **** **** could *** ** ******** **** **** and ** ********, * ****** ***** just ***** * ****** *** *** in, * ****** ***** ***** * car **** *** ******** *** **** access. ***** ******* ** ***%. *** goal ** ** ****** **** ** much ** ********. ****** * *** trap ****** ***** ***** ***** ******** security *** ****** ****.

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****, * **** ************* *** **** schooling...

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**** ** *** ***** ********* **** didn’t **** **** ** ** **’* not * *** ****, **’* **** an **** **** ****** ***** ***** where *** ******** *** *** ******** unlocking *** ******** **** ** *** vestibule?

*** ******* ** *** **** ******* is ** ******* ******** ** * round-about ********* **** *********. * ***** it’s ******* ********* *** *** ******* because * ********* **** *** **** egress *** * ****** ******** **** (like ** *** ***** *****) ** what ****** ** ********* * ******* and ** *** ****** ** ***** inducing ** *** ******** *** ******* us ** ********.

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** *****’* * ****** ********, ****** let ** **** ****! *’* *** about ********* *** **** ** **** every ********** ** ********* **** ** should ** ******* *** *********.

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* **** *** ********* ******** ****’*potentially ***** ** ******* these tragedy’s and help bring our country back to a level of civility where school shootings aren’t common news.

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I ***% ******** **** **** *******.

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** *** **** * ******** ** suggest **** ** ********** ** *********** going ** **** ******** **** ******** proactively?

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** *** **** * ******** ** suggest **** ** ********** ** *********** going ** **** ******** **** ******** proactively?

**, * ***'*.

*** *'* *** ******* ******** **** makes **** ***** - ****** *****, who **** **** ****** ******* ******** that ****** ** ***** ** ******* media ******* **** ***** ******************* **** * *****.

*** ********** ***** **** ******** (**** if ** **** ***** '*********') ** better **** *******.

* ***'* ******* ****.

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*** *** ** **** ******* ** long ** ** *** **** ****** about *** *********?

***'* **** *** ** *** *** TSA?

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*** ***** *******

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**** ** *** ***** ********* **** didn’t **** **** ** ** **’* not * *** ****, **’* **** an **** **** ****** ***** ***** where *** ******** *** *** ******** unlocking *** ******** **** ** *** vestibule?

*******, *** **** ****** ********** ** you **** **** ***** ***** ** systems *** ******** ********* *********? *** do *** *** * "***** *****"? It ***** ** **** ************* *** a ****** ***** ******** **** ******* after ********** ********* ** **** *** process ********* ** * "***** *****", you ***** **** ** ******* * significant ****** ** ********* ***** ** make *** ******* ********** ***** **********, which ****** ** ********* *****, **** estate *****, *** ******** *****.

*** ******* ** *** **** ******* is ** ******* ******** ** * round-about ********* **** *********.

***, **** ** * "*** ****". You *** ********* ********* **** ***** not ** ******* ** * *** trap, *** **** ******* ** ***** a ********* **** ** ** ***** employee ***** ****** *** *** *****, which **** ******* ** *** ************.

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**% ***** *********? ****** ****** ** my **** ** *** ******** ********* are ***%.

*** ** *** ***** ** ** evidence **** **** ******, ** *** other, ** **** ***** ** **** 100% "******** *********".

*’* *** ********** ** *** *** with ***** (***** **** ****** **** shares ***** ****’** ******* ***********!)

***** **** ****** ** *** * lot, **** ***** ********* ** ** affiliation, *** * ********* **** *** you ** ****** ** ******* ***** products.

** *****’* * ****** ********, ****** let ** **** ****!

* ****** ******** ***** *** *** very **** ** *** ******* ******* budget ***** ** * ****** ********* hardware/process *** ********** ** ******** *** develop **** ********* *******.

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*** **** ******** ** ****** *** stricter *** *******. * ***'* ******* how **** ******** * *** ******** they **** ***** **** ** ******* their ************, ******* ** ******, *******, protect **** **********, **** **** ****...

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**** ****** ***** ****...****'* **** *** so **** *** ****.

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