Profile: Magal Security Systems Ltd (MAGS.O)
18 Dec 2013
Magal Security Systems Ltd., incorporated on March 27, 1984, is an international solutions provider of safety, security, site management and intelligence gathering and compilation solutions and products. It developed a set of solutions and products, optimized for perimeter, outdoor and general security applications. The Company’s turnkey solutions are integrated and managed by modular command and control software, supported by systems for real-time decision support. The portfolio of critical infrastructure protection and site protection technologies includes a variety of smart barriers and fences, fence mounted detectors, virtual gates, buried and concealed detection systems and a protection package for sub-surface intrusion. The Company has installed customized solutions and products in more than 75 countries worldwide. In January 2013, the Company acquired the WebSilicon Ltd.
The Company’s integrated solutions are based on an in-house product portfolio, complemented by original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and third party products. Its products are categorized into four families of systems: perimeter security systems, consisting of a mix of perimeter intrusion detection system (PIDS) technologies with physical barrier solutions; closed circuit television (CCTV) systems; command and control systems, and miscellaneous systems tailored for specific vertical market needs.
Perimeter Security Systems
Perimeter security systems enable customers to monitor, limit and control access by unauthorized personnel to specific regions or areas. High-end perimeter systems are used by correctional facilities, military installations, power companies and other high security installations. Its perimeter security systems has been installed along thousands of kilometers of borders and facility boundaries throughout the world, including more than 600 correctional institutions in the United States and prisons in several other countries.
The products in this segment include taut wire, hybrid perimeter intrusion detection systems with physical barrier; fence mounted vibration detection systems: mechanical, copper wire sensors or fiber optic sensors; smart barriers: a variety of detection grids, gates and innocent looking fences, designed to protect water passages, very important person (VIP) residences and other outdoor applications; buried cable sensors; electrical field disturbance sensors (volumetric), and microwave sensors. Taut wire perimeter systems consist of wire strung at high tension between anchor posts. Sensor posts are located at the middle between anchor posts. These sensor posts contain one or more devices that detect changes in the tension being exerted on and by the taut wires.
The Company offers various types of vibration detection systems. Its vibration detection devices are effective when installed on common metal fabric perimeter systems, such as chain link or welded mesh. In the BARRICADE system, electro-mechanical sensors are attached to fence panels approximately three meters apart on any of several common types of fence structures. Omnitrax is covert outdoor perimeter security intrusion detection sensor that generates an invisible radar detection field around buried sensor cables. They can be installed on buildings, free-standing posts, existing fences, walls or rooftops, and sense changes in the electrostatic field when events, such as intruders penetrating through the wires, take place.
Terrain following volumetric sensors can detect intrusions before the intruder touches the sensor. They can be installed on buildings, free-standing posts, existing fences, walls or rooftops, and sense changes in the electrostatic field when events, such as intruders penetrating through the wires, take place. The system’s tall, narrow, well contained detection zone allows the sensor to be installed in almost any application and minimizes nuisance alarms caused by nearby moving objects. Its flagship product is X-Field, which consists of a set of four or eight parallel field sensing wires. The Company also offers a range of bi-static microwave products that are designed for stable, reliable operation in extreme outdoor environments.
The Company supplies an integrated control system, which integrates real time video with other sensors (such as PIDS) and information layers. Maestro DB is its new fully digital generation management platform that is designed for use in outdoor security applications, including sensitive critical sites that require real-time multi-media surveillance, providing motion detection and video analytics. The system is ideal for outdoor applications where cameras cover areas and data may be dispersed in multiple locations, yet the entire site needs to function as a single, coherent site with a centrally managed data base. Maestro DB supports Internet Protocol (IP) streamed video from IP cameras. Maestro DB supports high resolution video inputs (megapixel and high definition).
MTC-1500E is a dual technology (thermal and charge-coupled device) outdoor surveillance system. A high-quality image rendered by the thermal sensor provides long distance detection and recognition of humans in day, night and under poor visibility conditions. The two cameras are mounted on a single pedestal and controlled through an agile and accurate pan-tilt-zoom-focus engine. MSS-1500 is a dual camera (day and night) system designed for outdoor rapid deployment operations. The system is tailored for law enforcement, security and special operations forces. It enables camera installation close to the required observation area and communicates data to a remote center. The deployable element has a low footprint for concealed operation and can be put into operation within less than five minutes.
The MagCam is a combination of day/night camera and illuminator installed within a DTR taut wire perimeter intrusion detection system to provide uniform fence surveillance under both very bright daylight and total darkness. Combined with the DTR taut wire system’s alarm, the system displays a clear view of the alerted section and its neighboring sections, enabling the operator to verify and asses the relevant region. Connecting the MagCam to the DreamBox provides a second intrusion detecting layer based on outdoor video analytics, such as virtual fence algorithms.
Command and Control Systems
The Company offers three types of command and control systems: Fortis, which is a high-end command and control system; StarNet 1000 a basic security management system ( SMS) and Network Manager a middleware (software) package. FORTIS is a real time command and control solution, designed for entities requiring management of security, safety and dispatching. It is designed to manage all daily routines and site activities, security, regular and irregular events, as well as crisis situations. The target markets for Fortis are municipalities, city protection applications and as part of other integrated solutions supplied by the Company, for use in airport, border and homeland security applications. StarNet 1000, an SMS is suitable as a high-end system for basic sites, consisting of a PIDS with a few other devices. Network Manager is a middleware (software) package that is as an interface between its family of PIDS sensors and any command and control solution. It is provided to integrators with a full software development kit to enable fast integration of its PIDS into any other SMS and physical security information system.
The Company offers a covert security system, known as PipeGuard that is designed to protect underground pipelines, safes and other buried assets from theft, vandalism and third-party damage, based on advanced technologies. A PipeGuard solution includes an array of standalone sensors, all communicating within a meshed network that senses any attempt to dig close to the protected assets. PipeGuard combines geophones with advanced technology recognition algorithm capabilities based on the analysis of seismic signals to filter out false alarms.
The Company’s products include personal, portable duress alarm systems to protect personnel in prisons. These products identify individuals in distress and can pinpoint the location of the distress signal with an indoor-to-outdoor and floor-to-floor accuracy unmatched by any other product. Flash personal emergency alarm systems, or Flash, and flare personal emergency locating systems, or Flare, use radio frequency technology to provide a one touch emergency system that is small and can be worn on a belt. The systems, sold mainly to prisons, consist of transmitters that send distress signals to receivers mounted throughout the building. PAS is another personal alarm system that uses an ultrasonic based emergency notification system. The system is sold mainly to prisons in the United States, which allows individuals moving throughout a facility to quickly indicate their exact location in a crisis situation.
The Company competes with Elfar Ltd., RB-Tec Ltd, South West Microwave Inc., Future Fiber Technologies, Detection Security Systems Inc., Fiber Sensys Inc., Optellios Inc., Geoquip Ltd., GPS Standard SpA , Cias Elettronica Srl , Elbit Systems Ltd., C. Mer Industries Ltd., Afcon Industries Ltd. , Orad Ltd., Future Fibre Technologies Pty. Ltd, Actall Corp, Visonic Networks.
Magal Security Systems Ltd
17 Altalef Street, Industrial Z
PO Box 70