Magal contracted for security systems

June 3, 2011 at 9:55 AM
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YAHUD, Israel, June 3 (UPI) -- Next year's African Cup of Nations soccer championship will receive security support at its multiple venues from Israel's Magal Security Systems Ltd.

Magal said that under a $35.5 million contract it received, it will supply an integrated security system for soccer pitches, the stadium and the housing villages for the participating teams.

The full solution will be networked and integrated into several command-and-control centers by Fortis, Magal's state-of-the-art Physical Security Information Management system.

A built-in hierarchical structure will enable control of several smaller centers by a main regional control center, it said.

Other technologies to be used in the security solution include Magal's Barricade II, an innovative fence-mounted locating sensor and a full CCTV solution with multiple surveillance cameras and sophisticated Intelligent Video Analytics capabilities.

Various types of gates with access control, X-ray screening devices, intercoms and public announcement systems will also be supplied.

"This is the largest project in our history and both represents a highly significant business achievement and an acceleration in Magal's growth trajectory," said Jacob Perry, Magal S3's chairman of the board said. "Securing major sporting events such as this, represent a major opportunity for Magal S3 and further demonstrates our leadership in the security market worldwide and specifically in Africa."

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