Magal Security Systems has signed a $35.5 Million contract for a turnkey project, to provide a fully integrated security system, covering multiple sites, for the African Cup of Nations Football Championship to be held in January 2012 in West Africa.
The vulnerability of sport games, as experienced by the Togo football team terror attack in the 2010 African Cup of Nations, was definitely in the mind of the organizers. Therefore a holistic approach was adapted in which the Olympic arena is protected, rather than the gates only, with a strong emphasis on the perimeters of each site.
The contract includes security coverage of a few football grounds, two (2) stadiums and the Olympic villages.
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 (PSIM) system. A built-in hierarchical structure will enable control of several smaller centres by a main regional control centre.
Several detection layers will protect the entire perimeter of each site. Barricade II - an innovative fence mounted locating sensor - will be used as a main layer. Additionally multiple surveillance cameras supported by sophisticated IVA (Intelligent Video Analytics) capabilities and hovering surveillance zeppelins will be deployed for enhancing the organizers situation awareness. Various types of gates with access control, X-Ray screening devices, intercom and public announcement systems will complement the full solution.
Eitan Livneh, President and CEO of Magal S3: "This project is the largest in Magal's history and represents a highly significant business achievement and acceleration in the company's growth trajectory. Securing major sporting events such as this represent a major opportunity for Magal S3 and further demonstrate its leadership in the security market worldwide and specifically in Africa."
"We are proud to have been chosen as the main contractor to implement the security and safety solution for this prestigious and globally recognized event. We will leverage our experience in providing similar solutions to customers in more than 80 countries in order to complete this demanding project within a tight timetable" Mr. Livneh concluded.