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Konica Minolta’s Intelligent Video Solutions and 360 degree cameras provide The Sweyne Park School with a surveillance system that evolves with its needs

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd today announces that its Intelligent Video Solutions (IVS) and MOBOTIX c26 3600 cameras are protecting pupils, staff, and property at The Sweyne Park School in Rayleigh, Essex. The highly accurate and comprehensive 3600 vision capability has enabled the school to reduce a number of analogue cameras (and the associated costs and resources required to operate them), whilst also enhancing the quality to 4K resolution.   

The solution has also provided The Sweyne Park School with the flexibility to install the equipment themselves, without expensive third-party subcontractors. Dan Joslin, Network Manager at The Sweyne Park School commented, “It’s so easy to install that we can now fit and configure additional cameras within 20 minutes. The quality of the images returned are second to none, providing clarity that is above and beyond what our previous solution would provide. In addition to the 3600 viewing, the solution provides comfort that there won’t be any blackspots in viewing, providing 24/7 security for everyone within the school grounds.” 

The school is using the solution to survey the corridors, dining rooms and vulnerable areas. Konica Minolta’s IVS and cameras also deliver unrivalled levels of cyber security with powerful inbuilt and constantly up-to-date end-to-end cyber protection against hacker attacks – at no extra cost. This market-leading technology robustly protects the wider IT systems of the school, along with the paramount safety of pupils and staff. 

Producing exceptionally high-quality images, even in low light, the Konica Minolta interior cameras are mounted flush to the ceiling and utilise cloud-based technology. They also feature built in and highly secured and encrypted Digital Video Recording (DVR) management technology. A MicroSD card is fitted into the camera as backup storage which continues to capture video recordings should the external network connection or recording fail for any reason. Upon reconnection, the camera re-syncs the recordings with the central cloud-based storage.

Highly cost-effective and simple to scale to any network size, Konica Minolta IVS solutions make it easy to add more cameras and any required additional storage. No dedicated servers, recording or software licences are needed, saving time and money both upon the purchase of the system and during its lifetime. This low maintenance solution is perfect for any location, having been built to withstand all weather conditions and temperatures, without requiring any additional housing or protection.

Additionally, The IVS solution has the capability to use audio to broadcast messages, alerts, and pre-recorded files to support the management of the school. This will form part of the implementation of a programme of pre-recorded lockdown security drills, with audio files providing guidance for pupils around fire safety, crowd management, and general safety. 

Gary Fletcher-Moore, from Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd also commented, “Our solution is intelligent and can expand virtually without limits, ensuring long term investment and security for The Sweyne Park School. Software updates are available via a free download, ensuring the solution can be updated and enhanced as the requirements of the school and its daily operations evolve, making this a fully future-proof solution.”

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd

Konica Minolta’s innovations help businesses to shape the future, today, changing the way people conduct business and use technology to work smarter, faster and better. As a leading Smart Data and Digital IT Services company, we meet the changing needs of customers with our Digital Print, IoT, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality solutions.

As a provider of comprehensive IT services, Konica Minolta also delivers consultancy and services to optimise business processes with intelligent workflow automation, and implements solutions in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments.

Konica Minolta’s solutions are proven to improve quality, reduce cost, eradicate risk, increase accuracy and streamline business processes. Recognising there are no two businesses the same, we pride ourselves on our customer partnerships and tailor our solutions to our customer needs, giving them the competitive edge they need to remain at the forefront of their markets.

Combining our market leading, award winning and easy to integrate technological platforms, with our strategic partnerships, business solutions and services portfolio, Konica Minolta is continually improving quality, reducing cost, eradicating risk, increasing accuracy and streamlining business processes for our customers. Our strategy has our customers at its core. With strong and mutually beneficial customer partnerships, our aim is to achieve mutual sustainable growth through technological innovation – giving shape to our customers’ ideas. We bring flexible solutions that not only meet our customer expectations, but exceed them, time after time. 

Part of the global Konica Minolta Group, Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd is headquartered in Basildon, Essex and operates out of 10 offices across the UK, employing over 750 people.

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