Oakland International Airport (OAK) in the US has implemented Evolv Technology’s physical threat detection and prevention system Evolv Edge, to help modernise the facility’s screening programme.

Powered by artificial intelligence (AI), the new screening platform will enable the airport to safeguard its staff from metallic and non-metallic threats, including firearms and explosive incidents.

The system is equipped with built-in wheels for portability and can be easily carried across the airport offering utmost efficiency for its staff inspection programme.

Evolv Technology CEO Mike Ellenbogen said: “With today’s threat landscape, the security perimeter has expanded beyond traditional checkpoints.

“With today’s threat landscape, the security perimeter has expanded beyond traditional checkpoints.”

“Evolv Edge’s flexibility and portability provides Oakland International Airport with an added layer of security when it comes to employee screening.

“Oakland International Airport is always at the forefront of innovation, and we will continue working closely with their team to ensure success and safety.”

With system installation, OAK continues to be at the forefront of security through its use of modern technologies to combat evolving threats.

By phasing out the legacy physical screenings with Evolv Edge’s precision, mobility and multi-threat detection capabilities, the airport could control access and respond to different threat scenarios quickly and efficiently.

Operated by the Port of Oakland, OAK serves more than 13 million passengers per annum. From the airport, 14 different airline brands fly to 60 nonstop destinations.

The port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the US, along with its business partners.