MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Potawatomi Hotel & Casino announced on Monday February 22nd that they are teaming up with Evolv Technology to develop a state-of-the-art security and screening system that will increase the safety of guests and team members.
According to a press release, Evolv’s Artificial Intelligence Touchless System, Evolv Express®, will help increase security by using weapon detection screening without the need to go through guests individually as with traditional screening methods. While guns of any kind have never been allowed on the property, this new system will recognize them when they are brought in and ask guests to remove them from the property.
The Evolv system also provides thermal imaging to continue protecting against COVID-19. Guests no longer have to stop at the entrance to have their temperature measured by hand. This is the system that has been in place since Potawatomi reopened in June.
“The health and safety of our guests and team members continues to be a top priority,” said Rodney Ferguson, CEO and general manager of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. “This new technology allows us to intensify our efforts and continue to provide guests with the entertainment and service that they have come to expect.”
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino said Evolv, which has been offering this new non-contact security screening since 2017, is the second largest number of people screened by its system after the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) – more than 50 million people at venues across the world World country.
While Evolv offers screening services for high profile attractions like Six Flags theme parks, Hersheypark and Oakland International Airport, the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino will be the first casino in the US to use this technology for guest safety.
“The Potawatomi Hotel & Casino is known for delivering the best guest experience in the industry,” said Peter George, chief executive officer of Evolv Technology. “Proactively addressing virus and hidden weapon concerns is of paramount importance for venues so that people can feel safe in their free time. It’s in line with Potawatomi’s well-deserved reputation for being customers and setting the pace for other casinos and hotels. “
The new screening system will be installed at every guest entrance: in the main lobby on the south side of the casino, in the Skyway parking garage and in the hotel lobby. Guests are not required to stop, empty their pockets, or have their bags checked unless directed by security. Guests may still be asked to provide ID to prove they are 21 years of age or older.