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September 28, 2021


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Mail screening detection remains “vitally important”, says RaySecur following $13 million investment in its threat detection technology

Mail and package scanning, while vitally important to the security of governments, corporations, institutions, and individuals alike, remains a highly underserved and oft-overlooked sector, argues Raysecur, as the company announces $13million in funding that is set to “accelerate market adoption of its mmWave imaging technology”.

According to a 2019 survey of mailroom and security professionals, over one in three of organisations surveyed reported detecting at least one mail threat in the past year. AstraZeneca’s Covid Vaccine Plant, Subway Sandwiches Corporate Headquarters, and Dr. Anthony Fauci have all been victims of dangerous mail threats over the past 16 months, in addition to mail bombs in the Netherlands and Germany. Even false positives can lead to shutdowns and evacuations that can cost the affected entity millions of dollars.

RaySecur’s flagship imaging product, MailSecur, is a desktop-sized 3D scanner that intercepts and detects mailroom threats. It is used by several government agencies to detect mail-borne threats and uses mmWaves rather than X-rays, so as to not emit radiation or require safety inspections and trained operators.

Austin McChord, partner at Outsider Fund, the leader investor in the scanning technology, says: “RaySecur’s mmWave scanners help companies and individuals safely and rapidly scan packages and parcels in real-time to detect and neutralise potential threats. Their unique form factor and low pricing will expand the market and surely save lives. I am incredibly proud to add them to the Outsiders Fund portfolio.”

Other key investors in the funding round include JCI Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Johnson Controls, One Way Ventures, Yu Galaxy, Launchpad Venture Group, and Dreamit Ventures.

The investment will also help RaySecur expand its mail screening-as-a-service solutions enabled by MailSecur including AI threat detection and EODSecur, says the company.

Alex Sappok, Ph.D., Ceo of Raysecur, concludes by saying: “We appreciate the support of our investors in further developing and deploying our disruptive imaging technology to address the biggest gaps in physical security. This funding allows us to significantly accelerate expansion of our solutions to all sites across the enterprise, not just a select few.”

MailSecur 500 mmWave mail and package scanner

In related news, RaySecur has announced the release of MailSecur 500, its premium addition to the MailSecur product line of 3D desktop mail and package scanners. The MailSecur 500 offers 2X the resolution of its counterpart, MailSecur 300, when “seeing inside” of objects through dynamic mmWave imaging for more precise and detailed threat detection.

MailSecur’s screening technology intercepts and detects mail and package threats including explosives, liquids, powder, weapons, radiation, and other suspicious contents. The product is said to use safe mmWaves that require no special training and are 300x more sensitive than X-rays at detecting liquids and powders (e.g. drugs, anthrax and ricin) concealed in mail and packages.

The turnkey enterprise mail security program that comes with the MailSecur scanners includes training, development of standard operating procedures and response plans, as well as one-touch access to trained military Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) professionals.

The MailSecur 500 and MailSecur 300 can also integrate within C•CURE, Johnson Controls building security management platform. Through this integration, a scanned threat can automatically trigger configurable responses across building systems to help mitigate incidents, such as building lockdown or evacuation, or communication with the HVAC system to prevent potential spread of contaminants or smoke.

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