NYC Launches Advanced Weapon Detection Pilot Program

BARUCH COLLEGE–A new weapon detection system is being tested in multiple venues throughout New York City as a part of Mayor Eric Adams’ approach to public safety and tackling illegal guns.

Evolv Technology, a security technology firm, created a touchless quick security check experience. This new technology scans and screens people on monitors as they enter a venue, setting off visual alarms when weapons are detected.

These sensors are being used in venues such as Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Citi Field, the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City, the Museum of Modern Art, the American Museum of Natural History, Hudson Yards, the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Jacobi Medical Center.

Adams said the new pilot program will detect weapons and guns in a “humane” way.