Magal Security Systems has won a contract worth $2.6 million for the supply of an in-built system for the security of a seaport located in West Africa. The company has already secured a contract worth $21.4 million from the Port Authority of Kenya last month to provide security systems for the Port of Mombasa.
Magal will be providing an integrated solution with different security systems, encompassing DTR (taut wire). The DTR will be installed on the wall that runs along the coastline. The security systems also include radio communications, gates and access control, and cameras. All the sensing devices and communications will be connected to two command and control centers by means of the company’s Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) system, Fortis. The PSIM system will also include sophisticated technologies including cooled thermal sensing devices and a remote acoustic hailing system. Magal will complete the contract in 2011.
According to Eitan Livneh, Magal’s president and CEO, as security system plays a vital role in international trade, ports are now increasingly deploying security systems to meet the ISPS code (International Ship and Port Facility Security). He said Magal has the capability to secure more business in the port security market in Africa.