GE Security Helped Protect 2006 Winter Olympics

March 14, 2006
Athletes’ village and other Torino venues were sites of installation for GE Security technologies

BRADENTON, FLA. – GE’s Security business (NYSE: GE) today announced that its fire and life safety, explosives trace detection, intrusion, and video equipment and systems were deployed throughout the Torino, Italy area, including the Athletes’ Village and will continue to protect visitors and residents in the future.

“GE Security is very committed to helping the athletes of the world compete safely,” said A. Louis Parker, President & CEO of GE Security.  “We are especially gratified that so many Italian value-added resellers, representatives, integrators, contractors and installers chose to work with us to help protect the athletes and visitors that came to the Torino area.”

In the Athletes’ Village where thousands of athletes lived last month, GE Security worked with its business partner Securpoint, supplying GE DP2051 and DP2061 optical smoke sensors and fire control panels that provide early detection and signaling of any fire outbreaks.  GE’s KSA701 fire control panels, IP-networked to management software with a graphical user interface, monitored the hospitality area, which is to be converted into residences. 

Torino International Airport operator SAGAT chose to work with GE Security and its business partner Seteco to deploy GE’s CTX9000 explosives detection system, the world’s fastest operational TSA-certified explosive detection system, featuring the latest Computed Tomography technology, to monitor checked baggage.  The airport also uses GE’s VaporTracer portable explosives trace detectors to heighten security with on-the-spot sampling capabilities.

A great number of parking lots, hotels, roads and government buildings in Torino were also using GE Security fire and life safety, intrusion and surveillance systems. 

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