Evolv Loses, Then Gains, DHS Safety Designation

By Donald Maye, Published Mar 31, 2022, 10:35am EDT (Info+)

Just over a month after Evolv lost its DT&E Designation, today Evolv announced it received a Safety Act Designation.

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Losing the designation more than a month ago exposed customers to liability in the event of a terrorist attack. This is a positive sign for Evolv, which slashed its revenue outlook by more than 40% earlier this month.

DT&E *********** vs. ***********

**********, ** ****, ***** ******* *** awarded * **&* *********** (*****, *****). Now, ***** **** **** **** ******* Designated (**** *****).

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****:*** ****** ***'* ******** ************* **** ***** ******* ** ***** listed ** ******* ** ******** ****. It ** ******** *** ******** ******** was *** *********** *******.

* *** ****** **&* *********** ** for “*********” ********** ***** ********** ******* and **********. **&* *********** ** ********* from *********** ******* ** ****** *********** only ** * “******* *****” *** may ******* ********** “**********”.

**** ***** ***** *** ******* *** will ****** **** ****** ** **** respond.

[******** ***** **, **** ****]

*****'* *** ****** *** *********** *** its '*******' ******* ********* ****** *******, exposing **** ** *** *******-******* ********* to ********* ** *** ***** ** a ********* ******.

** **** ******, **** ******** *** DHS ****** ***, *** ******* *** manufacturers **** *** ***********, *** ********* risks *** *****'* *********, ***** ** an ********* ********* ***, * ****** ****** ******** ** DHS's ****** *** ******.

Designation ** *************

*** ****** *** ******** ********* ***********, ** *****-***** *** (Designation, ***** ***** ***) *** ****** one (*************, ***** ***** ***** *** had):

  • ***********: "* ************* ******* & ********** Designation [**&*] *** **** ** ******** for ********* ***** **** *** ********** testing *** **********. *********** ** * prerequisite *** *************.
  • *************: "* **** **** **** ** shown ** ******* ** ********, ******* to *** ******’* **************, *** ** safe *** *** ** ********."

*******

***** *** * **&* *********** *** its ******* ****** (*** **** ******** it ********* *****) **** ******* **** to ******** ****. ****** ****** *** ************* *****'* *********** ******* ** ******** 28, ****.

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***** ******* ***** **** *********** ** be *********. *** *******, ***** ***** **** **************:

******* *** *********** *** ****** *** provides, ********* **** *****, **** ***** and *****, ***** *** ** ******** from ********* ********* ******, *** ***** therefore ** ********* ** ****** *** risk ** ********** *** ********* ***, cutting **** ****-********* ************.

******** **** **** ******** **** *********** have **** ********** ****** *** ********* to ******* ** ******** ** ******* terrorist ****

************, ** * ***** ** ************, like *****, ** ****** ** ****** or ******** ***********, ***** *********** *****.

***** *** *** ******* ** ****'* questions ***** ******* **** **** ** re-apply *** **** *********** ** ******* any ********* ***** ** ************ ****** stadiums **** **** ** ** ****** Act *********.

**** ***** *** *** *** ***** Express *********** ******* *** **** ****** this ****** ** **** *******.

First ********** ******* *** ***** ****

*****'* *****-********** *******, "****" ********* ** active ****** *** *********** ******* ******** 30, ****. *******, ****** *****'* **** recent ******* ****, **** ****** **** only "***** **" **** ***** ****** in ********* *** ***** * "$*.* million ********** ******* ** ****** ********* of *** *****-********** *******."

Other ****** *** ************

************, ******* *** ********* ******** *** SAFETY *** ***********, ********* ******** *** Genetec.

DHS ****** *** *********

*** ****** *** *** *********** ** incentivize ********** ** ******** ******** ** limiting *********** ********** **** ******** ********* from ********* *******. ********* *****'* ****** *** *******:

*** ****** *** ** ******** ** providecritical ********** *** *** *********** *** ********** ** ****-********* ************ by providing liability protections for Sellers of "qualified anti-terrorism technologies." Our aim is to ensure the possessors of such anti-terrorism technologies are notdeterred ** *** ****** ** ********* from developing and commercializing products and technologies that could save lives in the event of a terrorist attack.

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

**** ** *****'* *******-******* ********* *** professional ****** ********, ***** *** ***** Express. ***** *** ***** *** ****** face *** ******** ********* *******, **** maintain ***** *** ****** *** ***********. Indeed, *** ********* ******, ** ***** customer, ********* ***** *** **** '********** Stadium, ***.' ********* * ****** *** designation:

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******* **** ****, ***** ********* * case *****,********* ****** **** ** ***** ** “Get ********” ***** *** ******* **********, ************ *** ********** ** ******* at *** *******.

********* **** ** *** ****** *** very ********* ** *****. *** **** are **** ***** ***** *******-********** *****, but **** ***** ******* ******, ** noted ** ***** ****** ******** ****:

**% ** *** *** **** **** professional ****** ******** ** ** ******* another *** *********, *** ***** *** football **** ** **** ** ******* MLB ****, *** ***** ************ ******** franchise. ** *** **** **% ** the *** *** ****** **% ** the *** *** *** ***** ******* customers. ** **** ****** ** ********* opportunity ** ******* *** ******* *** Arena ** **********, *.*.

**** ********* *** ********* ****** ***** their *** ** ***** ******* *** if **** **** ** **** *** changes ** *** ******* ********* ********* they ***. **** **** ****** **** report ** **** *******.

Designation ****** ** "***********", **** ****** *** ****** ********

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***** ***, *.*., ****** ****** ******** ** *** SAFETY *** ******, *** *** ******* and *** *******, * **** ********** *** ******** consulting ****, **** **** **** *** impact ** ***********.

**. *** **** **** *** **** not ******* ****** *** ******** *** fan ********* ** * ***** ** using ***-********** *********:

The ****** ** ***********. A venue operator’s SAFETY Act award can include various elements of their security program in one SAFETY Act award. However, at the moment, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)is *** ********* ****** *** ******** for fan screening if the venue operator is using a weapons ********* ******** **** **** *** ********* *** *** ****** *** ***********. This is a significant driver for venue operators to deploy weapons detection systems that maintain SAFETY Act protections.

********* ** **. ***, *** *** SAFETY *** ************ ******* *** ************* and ****** ** "********" *** **** DHS **** **** * **** ***** of ********** ** ***** ****** ****** granting ** *****:

****** ****** ******* ******* ** *** application ******* ****** ** **** ******* at *** ****** *** ****** ****** DHS *** ** * ********** ********* companies ******** ****** ***, * *** attest ** *** **** ****the ****** ******* ** ********. The third-party liability protections associated with the SAFETY Act award are significant, as such, DHS review process has to ensure that it has a high ***** ** ********** **** *** ******* ** *** ****** ***** * ***** ** ************* **** ******** *** ***********. The details of the review changes depending on the subject of the application (e.g., X-ray detection system vs. Event Security Services vs. Venue Security Program) but there are foundational principles that carries across all of them.

UPDATE [*/**/****]

**. *** ******** **** ** ******* statement, ******* *** ******** ********* ** him * ****** *** ***** *** a ******* ********* ****** ** *** required *** * ***** ** **** an *****. *******, *** ***** **** demonstrate ***-********* ** *** ************* ** a ******.

*** *** **** ********* *** ******** regarding *** ***** * ***-****** *** approved ******* ********* ****** ***** ****** a ***** ********’* *** ******* ** obtaining ****** *** *** ***** ***** security *******. ***** ** ****, * venue ******** **not ******** ** **** *** ****** *** ******** ******* ********* ******* ** ***** ** ****** ****** *** for their venue security program. But, the venue operator will be required demonstrate *** ***** ** *** ********* (e.g., operational testing onsite) it performed in the vetting and selection of a weapons detection device and demonstrate the venue operator’s effectiveness in their subsequent deployment of the weapons detection device.

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***** ***** *********** ******** ** ****, having ******* *** ******* ******* ** over **% ** **** ****'* ******** call. ** ***** ******* ** **** and ******** ******** ** ***** ***** venues, *** ****** * ****** *** Designation ** * ***** ******** *** venues ******* ** ******** ***** *** SAFETY *** ******. **** ******* **** to *** ******* **** ** ******** about *** *******'* ******.

Comments (6)

*'* *** ********* / ********* ***** has *** ********* **** ** ************. For *******, **** **** *** ***** investors **** ** ** ***** **** been ** ********* **** ** **** that **********. ** **** **** **** is *** ********? ** *** ****, they ******* **** **** **** *********** was ***** ********* / ******** *** them.

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********* ** **. ***, *** *** SAFETY *** ************ ******* *** ************* and ****** ** "********" *** **** DHS **** **** * **** ***** of ********** ** ***** ****** ****** granting ** *****

**** *** *** ******* *** ***** not ********* *** *******, ****** *****, Certification?

************, ** **** *** *** *********** (which *** *** *******) **** ** one **** *** *** *** * 'high ***** ** **********' ** *****, no?

** *** **** ********** ****? *** if **, ***?

************** *** ************* (**** *****)

  • ***********: "* ************* ******* & ********** Designation [**&*] *** **** ** ******** for ********* ***** **** *** ********** testing *** **********. *********** ** * prerequisite *** *************.
  • Certification: "* **** **** **** ** ***** ** ******* ** ********, ******* ** *** ******’* **************, *** ** **** *** *** ** ********."

** ***** **** ****** *** ******* as ********, *** ******* ** ******'* specifications, ** ***'* **** *** *** as ********.

***** ** **?

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* ***** ** *** * ******* certified *** *** ****** *** ** 2010. *'* **** ****** **** ******* in *** **** ** *****, *** it *** * **** ******* *******. We ****** * ********* ******** *** needed ** **** ** ******** ****, just ** **** **** *** *********. We ***** ** ****** ** ***** about * ****.

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UPDATE [*/**/****]

**. *** ******** **** ** ******* statement, ******* *** ******** ********* ** him * ****** *** ***** *** a ******* ********* ****** ** *** required *** * ***** ** **** an *****. *******, *** ***** **** demonstrate ***-********* ** *** ************* ** a ******.

*** *** **** ********* *** ******** regarding *** ***** * ***-****** *** approved ******* ********* ****** ***** ****** a ***** ********’* *** ******* ** obtaining ****** *** *** ***** ***** security *******. ***** ** ****, * venue ******** **not ******** ** **** *** ****** *** ******** ******* ********* ******* ** ***** ** ****** ****** *** for their venue security program. But, the venue operator will be required demonstrate *** ***** ** *** ********* (e.g., operational testing onsite) it performed in the vetting and selection of a weapons detection device and demonstrate the venue operator’s effectiveness in their subsequent deployment of the weapons detection device.

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UPDATE [*/**/****]

*** ********* *** ******* *********** ***** *** ***** ******* ***********:

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***** ***** ** ** * *** time ******* *** ***** ******** ***** issued ** *** *** *** ******* making ** **** *** *** *******. I ******* **** *** ** ******* with * ******* *** **** ******* the *********** ************* **** **** *** to **.

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