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One of the responsibilities of Israel’s Police Security Department is to provide the security code of work and technology standardization to other departments within the Police as well as to other governmental entities and companies which are required to work under the security regulation. Among these organizations are: Israel’s Prison Service, the Energy ministry, the Electricity Company, as well as the guard of the court system among others. At the 4th annual conference of the Police Security Department different companies presented the latest in their capabilities and technologies which could assist the Homeland Security Forces with their day to day work in the battle against crime and terror.
Among the companies who were present at the Conference was El-Far Electronics Systems. El-far presented Perimeter Security integrated solutions like the Smart Fence Solution and the Vibration Sensor System that has already been installed in various prisons in Israel and around the world. The smart fence VIPER solution by El-Far enables security forces to analyse event patterns through different time windows. In addition, El-Far showcased its capability to secure gas lines, such as the project it provided to the Israel Gas Company. Other solutions presented were the Underground Protection solution which uses Seismic and Electronic Sensor Systems to provide answers to intrusion scenarios such as walking, crawling, digging, drilling, tunnelling etc. Also presented were the Ultrasonic Sensor and Passages and Gateways Protection systems.
As the requirements and needs for unmanned aerial vehicles continue to grow in the HLS arena, Innocon presented its UAS solutions especially designed for that market. The Spider UAS micro-UAV weights 2.5kg with the capability to transfer video in real time for both day and night. The MicroFalcon UAS, a mini-UAV was also presented, being equipped with a High Zoom payload enabling detection, identification and recognition of a car’s plate from a distance of 200 meters.
Unmanned ground vehicles were presented by G-NIUS Unmanned Ground Systems (UGS) Ltd., a leading Israeli unmanned ground systems company. The company showcased its Guardium Mark 2 UGV a semi autonomous UGV offering a enhanced weapons capabilities including a dedicated command and control system, a variety of payloads and modular weapon stations, and a tailored communication suite. The Guardium Mark 2 UGV is based on the Guardium UGV, the world’s first operational autonomous UGV designed for border patrol, force protection, combat support and more.
Electronic Warfare solutions were presented by Netline Communications Technologies Ltd., the company that works closely with leading military and HLS forces in the global war on terrorism. Netline offers a wide range of communication jamming and detection systems, such as man portable, backpack IED jammers and RF communication jamming equipment. Other solutions presented were Cellular jamming devices, which are designed to prevent cellphone communication in designated areas. The technology is based on a jammer which transmits an RF signal that then blocks the communication between a cell phone and the nearest cellular antenna, actively jamming cellphone frequencies.
Fab Defense which developments and manufactures tactical equipment and weapon accessories for the State of Israel’s Military and Police showcased its new K.P.O.S. generation 2 P.D.W. Conversion-Kit. The kit was designed to turn a standard handgun into a rock solid personal defense & special operations weapon system. According to Ariel Shachak, VP marketing & development at FAB Defense, “ The 2nd Gen’ K.P.O.S. is used by elite military and law enforcement units in order to maximize ability, versatility and performance. It accomplishes all this while maintaining zero retention for accurate medium range use and minimal dimensions for covert operations and close encounters.”
Magna BSP Ltd. presented its automatic intruder detection system. A stereoscopic system that is capable to analyze suspicious movements in 3D.This technology is already operational in different HLS arenas in Israel and worldwide, including Israel’s international Ben-Gurion airport for perimeter protection, the old city of Jerusalem, prisons and etc,.
Rbtec presented the IRONCLAD, a passive vibration sensor cable. This passive fence perimeter protection vibration sensor cable line is fully wrapped by stainless steel wire mesh acting as protection layer. IRONCLAD was designed for outdoor installation on various types of perimeter barriers such as chain link or welded mesh fences as well as on coils of razor type concertina wire.
Magal S3 showcased its wide range of solutions for HLS, among them its new cyber security system. The system intercepts and alerts for attacks, worms and other threats. Its’ “sensors” report into a unified Security Operation Center (SOC) and into Fortis4G – a top notch centralized threat command and control platform. The unified SOC then eliminates the current silo approach which artificially disconnects the network security from the physical security resulting in a saving of resources as well as the strengthening of overall security.
Elsight presented their hybrid video capturing and recording solutions which can be transmitted and displayed whenever and wherever necessary. Omer Einhoren, Elsight VP marketing & sales explains, “the challenges to Mobile security emphasize the need for top quality real-time visual communications from any location and at any time, whether it is over IP, cellular, Wi-Fi or WiMAX networks. Elsight has developed a unique algorithm that enables the compression of videos in high quality even when the bandwidth is low. Elsight is a sole provider for the Israeli Internal Security Ministry, providing a multi channel video and audio transmission as well as a recording capabilities solution. Einhoren says that the multi channel works on 4 parallel cellular channels. While the video and audio are being transmitted via the 4 different channels the receiver is still able to see a full video and information in real time.
One of the responsibilities of Israel’s Prison Industries is the provision of gainful employment to prisoners. In the fulfillment of this responsibility inmates are engaged in useful productive work, aimed at training and getting them accustomed to workplace discipline, teamwork and organizational cultures. The inmates are also taught personal and vocational skills in three areas of operation involving textile, metal and wood products. It is believed that these new skills could help them to succeed in post-release life. Nissim Kashi , representing Israel’s Prison Industries, emphasized that the Prison Industry program is operated as a fully functioning business unit with a social agenda. The business unit is considered today as the largest company in Israel for the production of wooden and metal furniture.
Other companies showcasing in the conference were H. Girsh which provides customized command and control vehicles for HLS forces, as well as CAA Tactical which is offering various arms accessories for armed forces, Law enforcement units & weapon professionals.
Also present was Knock n’ Lock which provides robust locking units. The company offers an advanced management system that is designed to address the unique requirements involved in securing outdoor and “in-transit” assets from cellular towers to ATMs, containers and delivery vans. Knock n’Lock’s unique locking units are based on patented Knock Code™ technology, which transfers encrypted data by mechanical pulses to open the lock.
Simlat presented simulation and training for HLS forces as well as its UAS S&T simulation with Innocon. The mission simulator for the MicroFalcon UAS was integrated into the operational UAS console, providing a highly realistic training setting for the operators.