Konica Minolta U.S.A. announced the acquisition of Force Security Solutions, a Manassas, Va.- based managed security services provider and systems integrator, for undisclosed terms.

Founded in 2003, Force provides security products and services, including risk assessments, the design and implementation of intrusion detection, access control and IP video surveillance technology.

By acquiring Force, Konica Minolta U.S.A. rounds out its established video security solutions (VSS) offering and strengthens its ability to provide managed services and work closer with end customers, the announcement states.

“Our customers have identified physical security as a top priority for them and the acquisition of Force is a continuation of our focus on helping our customers digitally transform their environments,” said Sam Errigo, president and CEO, Konica Minolta U.S.A. “With Force we will strengthen our vision for an AI driven end-to-end secure service approach to the market.”

With a shared approach to grow with the cloud/AI/managed services, Konica Minolta U.S.A. sees great synergies for long-term success with Force, according to the announcement. The company has a full-service direct integration footprint in the Washington, D.C. area, building a high-value solution-based business across both commercial and government customers. Konica Minolta U.S.A. will also continue to work with other integrators nationwide to provide managed security services.

“As a security system service provider, Force’s strong customer focus in both commercial and government spaces will enable our VSS business unit to truly offer end-to-end solutions, using our award winning AI software and solutions and Force’s strong service-based approach,” said Vijay Raghavan, senior vice president, digital transformation and emerging businesses, Konica Minolta U.S.A. “Combined with our already successful VSS portfolio, we look to help our customers execute on the next generation of AI-driven IOT security services.”

Through its consultative approach, Force performs thorough risk assessments and strives to educate its clients on the benefits of effective security processes, policies and supporting electric security technologies that ultimately mitigate risk and exposure for their clients.

“At Force, we are laser focused on providing our customers state-of-the-art, proactive security services and products so they won’t be left vulnerable,” said Ken Kocher, president,  Force Security Solutions. “We could not be more excited to join Konica Minolta U.S.A. and be part of its growing video security solutions. This strategic move offers the opportunity to scale our business and meet the needs of the market in protecting the community at large.”