Rockets to introduce touchless security screening at Toyota Center

The Houston Rockets and Toyota Center have formed a new partnership with Evolv Technology, the entities said Thursday.

Evolv is described as a next-generation security company featuring machines with touchless security screening, which are designed to deliver safety for fans without sacrificing experience.

According to the Rockets, this new technology will allow fans to enter Toyota Center at an accelerated rate — with the machines screening visitors in both a secure and seamless manner.

“We are excited to partner with Evolv Technology to enhance our fan experience while maintaining the safety of our arena,” said Doug Hall, general manager and senior vice president of Toyota Center, in a jointly released announcement. “This partnership is focused on utilizing cutting edge technology to create a safer, faster and better screening process for our guests as they enter Toyota Center.”

Starting with this Saturday’s game, Jan. 20, versus Utah, Evolv Technology machines will be placed at multiple arena entrances.

“There is no greater indication of Evolv’s success than to have customers recommend the technology to each other the way they did in Houston,” said Jay Muelhoefer, Evolv Technology’s chief commercial officer. “We’re thankful for Toyota Center’s partnership and humbled that with the addition of the arena to our roster, close to 50 professional U.S. sports teams now use Evolv.”

Story originally appeared on Rockets Wire