Above: Stephanie Keer
Konica Minolta announced it has joined the ZeroNow Alliance for safer schools.
ZeroNow is a member-based nonprofit that facilitates collaboration between industry, association and education partners to foster new solutions to keep school campuses safe and secure. The organization was founded by technology partners Additional, Axis Communications, Johnson Controls and Omnilert, along with campus safety nonprofit partners the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), NASPA (the Association of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education), Campus Safety Magazine and VTV Family Outreach Foundation.
“The last decade has shown the world just how essential school security has become,” said Stephanie Keer, national Practice manager, Government/Education, Konica Minolta. “The next decade will bring historical changes, and Konica Minolta is anticipating and preparing to meet the challenges ahead by creating school security solutions that can and will save lives.”
Konica Minolta addresses K-12 schools and higher education institutions’ unique security needs by helping them gain the greatest benefits from their technology investments, so they have the right resources at the right time, keep crucial systems operational, and are ensured best-in-class service for students, teachers and administrators. Its end-to-end solutions include:
- Automated temperature scanning
- Secure entry integration
- Visitor logging and tracking
- Enhanced privacy and encryption
- Quick alerts in emergency situations
- Guard door implementation
- Easy compliance with logging and reporting
- Fast and accurate identity recognition
Konica Minolta troubleshoots K-12 classroom technology, provides back-end workflow and information management systems, digital classroom tools and physical and cybersecurity solutions. It works with schools to develop tailored solutions that implement the latest trends and analytics. For the Higher Education industry, Konica Minolta increases security, efficiency and productivity, while reducing overall organizational costs. Designed around a cohesive approach, its file-sharing and IIM solutions – combined with extensive higher education management software and School Security Solutions – integrates with student information systems, saving institutions time and accelerating manual administrative processes.
“As more of the leadership in school safety joins ZeroNow, each of their accrued knowledge banks add to the information exchange that powers innovation for change,” said Ara Bagdasarian, CEO and founder of ZeroNow. “This is how we will end violence in our schools – collaboration among the most informed and committed education safety leaders.”
About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is reshaping and revolutionizing the workplace to achieve true connectivity through the Intelligent Connected Workplace. The company guides and supports its clients’ digital transformation through its expansive office technology portfolio, including IT Services (All Covered), intelligent information management, managed print services and industrial and commercial print solutions. Konica Minolta has been included on CRN’s MSP 500 list nine times and The World Technology Awards named the company a finalist in the IT Software category. Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for fifteen consecutive years, and is proud to be ranked on the Forbes 2021 America’s Best-in-State employers list. The company received Keypoint Intelligence’s BLI 2021 A3 Line of The Year Award and BLI 2021-2023 Most Color Consistent A3 Brand Award for its bizhub i-Series. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for nine consecutive years and has spent four years on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list. Konica Minolta partners with its clients to give shape to ideas and works to bring value to our society. For more information, please visit us online and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter.
ZeroNow is the movement by the safety community to end harmful events in our schools. As a member-based non-profit, ZeroNow facilitates collaboration between industry, association, and education partners to foster new solutions to keep our campuses safe and secure. ZeroNow brings safety assets and education safety leaders together to establish the standards for campus safety technology. We drive a unified voice to educate policymakers on the need for increased investment in school safety.