YAHUD, Israel- November 9th--Magal Security Systems, Ltd. (NASDAQ GM: MAGS; TASE: MAGS), today announced that its US subsidiary, Magal Senstar Inc., has opened a new office in Herndon, VA, adjacent to Washington Dulles Airport.
The mission of this office is to serve the growing needs of local, state and federal Homeland Security requirements. This office will focus exclusively on providing a comprehensive security architecture for perimeter applications, which is comprised of command and control, physical security sensors, and intelligent video.
Magal Senstar is planning an official open house for the new facility on November 16, 2006.
The facility will host several of Magal's advanced sensor solutions for intrusion detection, pipeline infiltration, intelligent video surveillance, and multi-sensor command and control. The "solution center" will demonstrate integration of Magal's leading perimeter sensors, with advanced intelligent video for real time decision support on the response to possible intrusions.
"At the end of the day, most security people we interact with are skeptical of new vendors who talk about new security technology," says Rob Welton, Director for Homeland Security, Magal Senstar, Inc.. "We're one of the few companies who not only build the systems and sensors, and help to deploy them; we are now able to demonstrate our capabilities at a convenient site."
Izhar Dekel, CEO of Magal added, "Our new physical presence near Washington DC, will provide us with better access to the key decision makers and politicians in the US Homeland Security Department. We are now providing our Washington DC - based customers with both a local presence and a rich international security experience".
Magal Security Systems Ltd. is engaged in the development, manufacturing and marketing of computerized security systems, which automatically detect, locate and identify the nature of unauthorized intrusions. Magal also supplies video monitoring services through Smart Interactive Systems, Inc., a subsidiary in the U.S. The Company's products are currently used in more than 70 countries worldwide to protect national borders, airports, correctional facilities, nuclear power stations and other sensitive facilities from terrorism, theft and other threats. Israeli-based Magal has subsidiaries in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Germany, Romania, Mexico and an office in China.