Konica Minolta announced it received the Platinum Award in the Screening Equipment category of the 2023 Secure Campus Awards for its REACT – Visible Weapon Detection (School Security Solution). The Secure Campus Awards, presented by Campus Security & Life Safety, honor the outstanding achievements of security industry manufacturers whose products and services are considered particularly noteworthy in their ability to improve campus security.
According to the Washington Post School Shootings Database, there have been 380 school shootings since 1999 (data as of May 1, 2023). It went on to report that since the Columbine attack in 1999, more than 338,000 students in the U.S. have experienced gun violence at school. As such, Konica Minolta’s Video Security product development team, in partnership with Scylla AI, leveraged the latest in computer vision technology to create a Visible Weapon Detection algorithm that is now integrated into its REACT platform with other AI and automation capabilities to detect visible weapons and mitigate the threat of gun violence in schools and other organizations.
“We are particularly proud of this recognition from Campus Life & Security,” stated Vijay Raghavan, senior vice president, Digital Transformation and Emerging Businesses, Konica Minolta. “There is a critical need for more effective security measures at educational facilities across the U.S. Together with Scylla AI, Konica Minolta remains committed to developing and offering the latest technology solutions for maintaining safe and secure places for our teachers to teach and our children to learn.”
About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.’s (Konica Minolta) journey started 150 years ago, with a vision to see and do things differently. The company innovates for the good of society and the world. The same purpose that kept it moving then, keeps it moving now. Konica Minolta aims to partner with clients to Give Shape to Ideas by supporting their digital transformation through its expansive Intelligent Connected Workplace portfolio. Its business technology offerings include IT Services, intelligent information management, video security solutions and managed print services, as well as office technology and industrial and commercial print solutions. Through its ongoing work, the company is fortunate to be continuously recognized for its products and services. This includes, but is not limited to being included on CRN’s MSP 500 list numerous times; named a finalist in the IT Software Category by The World Technology Awards; recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys and presented with Keypoint Intelligence’s BLI 2021 A3 Line of The Year and BLI 2021-2023 Most Color Consistent A3 Brand Awards for its bizhub i-Series.