Evolv Misses Non-Ferrous Weapons

By Nikita Ermolaev and Donald Maye, Published Jul 12, 2022, 11:38am EDT (Info+)

Evolv claims they have signatures of "all" the weapons in the world, but IPVM testing, plus information obtained via a public records request, shows Evolv routinely misses non-ferrous weapons.

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In this report, IPVM describes its operational exercise of Evolv's non-ferrous detection.

Evolv Says It Can Detect "All" Weapons

Evolv describes its system as a "weapon detector" that can detect "all" the weapons in the world including Evolv's CEO declaring that they detect "all the guns, all the bombs":

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**** ********* ** *********** ******** ** a **** ***** ******* ****** ******* in *** **** **** *** ** sensitivity ***** * (********'* ****** ******** *********** ******* *** The **** ** ******* *******).

******** *** ***** ***** **** ****** to ********* * ****** ** * gun. ** **** ******** **** ***** of ***** ********* *******: **.*", *.*" and *", ** ***** *****:

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*** ******* *** ******* ****** ** a ******* ****** ***-*",*** ******* ****** ** * ******* is*.*"*** *** ******* ****** ** ** AR-15's ****** ****".

******** *** ********* ** *** ***** are *** **** - */*" *** 1/16" ************. ******** ***** **** **** from ******** ****** ***** (~**.*-**.*% ********).

***** **** ******* ******* *** ****** in ** ***** ******** ** ** IPVM ******** *** *** *** **** any ***** ** ***, ****** *** a ***** ******** *** * ****** with ***** ***** ******* ** **.

***** ******* ******* ** *** *" steel **** *** *** *** ***** on *** *" ******** ****.

***** ******* **** *** *** ***** when *** ***** ******** ***** (*", 9"5, *** **.*") **** *** ******** and ****** ******* *** ******.

**** *** *** **** ***** ***** longer **** *" *** ** ******** conditions, *******, **** ******* **** ***** would **** ******* ****.

***** ** ******* *** *****, *** Evolv ****** ******* ******* ** **** employee *** *** *** ******, ****, headphones, *** ********* ** ***.

Draft **** ***** ***** ***** ***** **** ** ***-******* *********

**** ******** *** ****, ***** ****** of *****'* **** ****** (**** ** a ********** ************ **** ** *** University ** ******** *********** *** ******* to ****** ******* ********). ** *** evaluator ******** *******, ** ********* ***** that ***** **** *** ****** ***-*******:

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** * ****** ******** **** ** NCS4 ** ***** *** ****** ***** to *** **** ******, ***** ********** the *********'* *******, ******* **** "******* does ****** **** ***-*******", ****** ******** cookers ** ** *******:

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********, ******** ******* *** ********* **** of **** (*.*., *******), ******** ******** ** ********* *****. ***** *** *** ********* ** the "**** ***-*******" **** ******* ** detect *** *** ******** ****** ** pressure ******* **** ******* **** *** detect.

*** ***** ******* ** *** **** NCS4 ****** ******** ** **** ******* the *********'* ******* ** *** ********* nonferrous *******, *** ** *********** *** offered ** *** ** *** *******. More ******** ********* ** ***** ********* will ******.

Evolv ** ********

**** ******* *** ** ***** ***** times ** *** ***** ******** ** IPVM's ********, ****** ********** ** **** can ****** ********** *****:

  1. **** ***** ******* ****** ********** *****?
  2. ** ***** **** *** ****** ********** metal, **** ***** ******** **** ** the ****** *** ***-*****? ** **** not **** ******** ** ****** ****, but **** ** ***** ** ** missed **.
  3. ** ***** **** *** ****** ********** metal, **** ***** ** **** **** Evolv ******* **** ******** ** ***** and *** ****** ********* ** *****'* weapons *********?

***** ***** *** ************ ********* ** IPVM ******** **** *** **** *** months, ***** *** *** ******* ** this *******.

** *** ***** ******** ** ***** we ***** ***** **** ** ******** was ** ********** **** **** ** objection ** *** ******** ** ****'* reporting:

** *** ****** **** **** **** of ******** ********* *** **** ** objection ** *** ******** ** *** reporting **** ***** ******* **** *** detect ********** *****.

******** ******** ** ******* ** ****. We ***** ******** ******* **** *** an ********, **** * **** ** Evolv's *****, *** *** * ***** Evolv ******* *******.

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***** ******* ***-******* ******* ****** * number ** ******** ********, ********** **** bomb *********. **** *** ** **** with * ***** ******* ** *********, including ***-******* *** ***-*************.

**** *** **** ******** * ******* though **** *** ** **** ******* ferrous *********.

Non-Ferromagnetic ******* ** ************ *********

*** ** *** **** ******** ********* standards *** ****-******* ***** *********,***-****-**, **** **** ******* ** *********** ********* ** ******* (** ***)**** ***-************* **** ******* ** ****.

*** ********* ******* ******** *** **** L-shaped *** **** ******* *** * knife **** ****** **** **** ***-************* steel, ** ***** *****:

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Evolv **** ** **********

***** *** **** ** ****** ********** of ******** ******* ***-******* ******* *** have ** ***** **** ********* ** partners ** ***** **** **** *** discussed **-***** ** *** **** *** case **** *****'* ******** **** *********** and ***** ******* *******.

***** **** ******* *** *******, ** the *** ******** *****, *** **** of *********** ***** ********** ******* ** real ** ******** ********* ****** ********* assess *** **** ** *****'* ******* issues, ********** ** ***** ******** ***** these ******.

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******, ***, **** ****!

*****'* ********* ********* ******* **** *********. Evolv ****** ** ** *** *** tell *** ****** **** **** "**********" of "*** *** ****, *** *** bombs", **** ******* ** ****** **** as * ****** ********, ********** ****** to ******* ** **** *** **** than ** ****.

**** ***** *** *** ***** ** spin ***** ********* ********* ** **** form ** ********** ***** ******** ** correct *****'* ********* ** **** ** endangering *** ******, ******* ** *****'* own *******.

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**** ** * *********** ******* *** Evolv, ******* ** ***** ******* **** pipe ***** *** ** ******* **** (both ***-*******) *** ********.

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*** ** ******* **** *** **** of ** ********* *******. *** **** that *** ***** ** *******, ********* the ******, *** ****** ***** *******, and *** ******** *** **** **** a ****** ** *****. **** **** require ****** ** * ** ******* for **** ***** ** ***** *** the *****.

*'* ** **** ********* ***** ****** like *** ****** **** ** *** Abe *************. ** *** ******* * homemade *******. ** **** ****, ** looked **** * ***** ******, *** a *****-**** ***** ******** ****** ***** likely **** ******, *** ** **** to ******* **** *****. ***** ** this ******, **** ***** **** *** kind ** ****** ***** ***** **** pretty ************.

** ********** ******* ** ***** ** be **** ****** ** ***** *** obtain ***** ***, *** ** ****** going ** ** ************* **** ****** than * ***-******* ** ******* ***. Aluminum ***** *** **** **** ********* for **** **** **********. ***** ** also *** ********* *** * ***** caliber ******** ****** ** ** ** platform, **** *** ****** ******* ** separately ** ************. *** ******** ****** likely ***** *** ********* ********** ********, but ***** ***** ****** ** * way ** ********* *** **** ***** handle ** ***** * *** ***** .22 ******. *** ** ** *** of * ****-**** ******** *****, *** you **** * **** ****** "**** shooting" ******.

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********* ***** ** *** ********** ******* used ** *********** ****** ***:

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** ***** ** ** ** ***** be *** ****** ** **** ** crazy ****** **** ** ***** ** to **** ** *** ****, ** things **** ***** ** ****** **** them. *** ****** **** ** *** gets ** ****** *** ** ***** enough ** ** ****** **.

* ****'* **** **** ***** ******. Thanks *** ******* **.

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**** ***** **** *** ******* ** detect ******** **** ** *** ********** metal? ******* *** ** ****** *** plastic **********? * ***** *** *** answer ** ** *** **** *******.

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*** ************* ** ***** ******* ** that ** ****** ****** ******* ********** and ***** ****** ******* **** ** not **** * ****** ******** ********. For *******, ******* ******, ****** **********, etc. **** ** ****** ***.

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** ** *******, "** *** ****** that **** **** ** ******** ********* you **** ** ********* ** *** accuracy ** *** *********" ** ******** journalism ** **'* ****. *'*** ****. You ****** ** ****** **** ****. Saying **** **** *** ********* ** your ******* *** ******* ** *** thing, *** ****** **** ** ******** means *** **** ** ******** ** way ***.

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** *** * **** **** **** and ** ****** ******** *******. ****'* strong **********. **** ***** ******* ** respond ** ********.

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****** **********? *** ***** * *** is *** **** **** *** "**** life" **** (**** **** *********** ** not "**** ****" **** ****** ******* out ** * **** ****** ***** paid ** ******* *** **** ***** you *** *** **********), ****** **** the **** *** **** **** ******* who ***** ** ******** *** ***** you **** ** *****. ************* ********** should ** ***** ****** ********* *** reporting ***** *** *********, *** ****** inference ***** **** **** ** ********. But **** * ****, **** ** opinion. * *** ** ****** *** editorial ****** ** **** *********, *** I ******* *** *** *** ****** the ******* *** ******* **** *** far. "** *** ***'* ****, ******** or ******** ** *** **** * dictate, **** *** **** ***** **** me" ***** * *** **********, *** also ***** ****** (** **) ** being ******** ***** **** *** ***********. It ** ********* ************ ** ********. It ** **** **** ** ************* journalism **** ****** ** ** ******** the ********** ** *** ****** *** therefore *** ******** *** ******** ** the **** ******.

*****. *'* **** *** ***. ***** are ******** **** *** **** ** people *** ***** **** **** **** of *********. *** **** **** *** will ***** **** *** ** ****.

****, ******??? ** ***** ***** *******, "You **** ***** **** ****. * do *** ***** ** ***** **** you ***** ** *****."

***** *** *** ******* ********** *** involved ** **** *******? ***

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***** *** *** ******* ********** *** involved ** **** *******? ***

**** ** **** ** * ****** university, *** ********** ** ******** ***********.

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** ****, **** *** ******* ** public ****** ********, *** ****'* *** we *** *** ***** ***********.

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****** * ****** ********** *** ****** records ** *** **** ***** ** the **** ***** ** * **** request.****.*** - ******* ** *********** ***

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

******, *** ** ***.

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***'** ***** ********. **** ** **** generally ** ***** ** ****** ******* requests.

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***'** ******* ** ****** ***** ******* but **** *** *** **** ** the ******** ** ****** ** ****.

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******* * ***** ***** ** ********... $ ****** ****** ******. **** * sad ***** ** **** **.

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*** **** ***** ** "** ***'* do **** **** *** ** *** do". ***** *** ******* ******* **** that ***** **** ***** ** ******** roads *** **** *** **** ** an ******* **** ** ***** *** run. **** ***** ** * *** problem. *** *** * **** *** and **** ********* **** *****'* ****** some **** *** *****?

*'* **** *** *** **** **** know **** ***.

*** ***** ** ** *** ***** security ******* ** ** **** ********* this ****** *** ** ***** ******** happens.....and ** ****'* ****.

** **** ****, ******* ** ****** than *********.

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