Magal secures DHS contract

YAHUD, Israel , January 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Magal Security Systems, today announced that it has received, through its U.S.-based subsidiary, an order of approximately $1 million to supply a security and protection system for a major United States international border crossing. The order is expected to be delivered during 2009.

Protecting this particular border crossing, which is used by many people and goods transferring between the United States and the neighboring country, will include an array of mobile and thermal cameras for border perimeter protection, as well as a people tracking and inspection matrix based on RFID technology, access and gate control, with wireless information broadcast for personnel and vehicles, managed by Magal's FORTIS command & control module.

Izhar Dekel , CEO of Magal said: "Given the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's stringent demands and the highest standards required for the protection of international borders, Magal's technology is particularly suitable and has the strongest capabilities to provide this solution. This project leverages Magal's ability and experience in international border protection. We are adding a leading customer reference to our testimonial list, and this order increases our market share in border crossing protection in the United States and worldwide."

Mr. Dekel concluded, "We hope that this new relationship will lead to follow-on installations at other border crossings as well as additional orders within the U.S. Homeland Security market segment."