Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award Recognizes Mer Security for its Exceptional Secure-M

By Frost Sullivan, PRNE
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

LONDON, February 3, 2011 - The 2010 Frost & Sullivan Global New Product Innovation Award in the
Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) Software Market is presented
to Mer Security for its PSIM solution - Secure-M.


Secure-M is a robust solution that enables a unified approach to physical
security. It offers integration capabilities with devices such as closed
circuit television (CCTV), radio-frequency identification (RFID) solutions,
access control systems, license plate readers (LPRs), video management
systems, perimeter security platforms, fiber optic sensors, video content
analysis software, security fences, scanning and tracking systems, public
announcement systems, 3D and 2D GIS layouts, fire alarms, motion detectors
and intrusion detection systems, among others.

"Since it is an open platform it can interface virtually with any
security device and it monitors and integrates with many legacy systems,"
notes Frost & Sullivan Research Manager Matia Grossi. "By being able to
integrate all these diverse technologies, Secure-M is able to offer a simple
and single access for monitoring and management, proactive notification and
respond to many types of security alerts that include data collected from
biometric recognition, sensor-activated cameras, video surveillance feeds and
action-oriented application screens, among others."

After integrating data from all the disparate systems and sensors into a
unified management system, Secure-M provides an in-depth snapshot of the
whole system and secured area. From the moment a security breach is
identified, the event is managed, and then recorded for future forensic and
training/reporting purposes. In addition, the system provides data related to
the event analysis and the impact on the surrounding area.

"An open platform design helps reduce the length of training and
operational costs while, at the same time, improving security event
management and operators' response time," adds Grossi. "The flexibility
offered by Mer's PSIM solution provides an excellent return on investment
(ROI), as customers can re-utilize their legacy systems. Secure-M is also
scalable and allows the addition of new features, professional services as
well as an increasing number of sites."

Enhanced product scalability and flexibility enable Mer Security to offer
solutions for both mid-size enterprises, with a single basic server as well
for mega events like the Olympic Games and critical infrastructures sites,
which require hierarchical supervision and remote management.

From using one of Secure-M's earliest versions in 1999 during the late
Pope John Paul II's visit, the Israeli police headquarters in Jerusalem is
now using the latest version of Secure-M - revision 8.0.0. This demonstrates
the superior functionality and growing appeal of the solution.

During the 2004 Athens Olympics, as a sub-contractor to Siemens and SAIC,
the company implemented the largest PSIM project of that time (long before
the term PSIM was even defined). Since, the company has participated in many
'Safe City' projects across the globe, even as it has expanded its base of
industries served in different continents.

"The most recent interfaces of Secure-M have been related to biometric
solutions integrated with RFID-based cards and access control," concludes
Grossi. "Latest features, implemented in a sensitive seaport, include 3-D
imaging that assists in forecasting the damage caused by an event to a
specific location and its surrounding areas and provides a full view of the
area secured, thereby assisting in decision making and facilitating response

For the New Product Innovation Award, the following criteria were used to
benchmark Mer Security's performance against key competitors: innovative
element of the product, leverage leading-edge technologies in product, value
added features/benefits, increased customer ROI (small change) and customer
acquisition/penetration potential.

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About Mer Security

Mer Security is a global provider of security and communication
solutions. Mer is recognized worldwide for our innovation leadership in the
security sector, an area where we have vast experience.

Mer is part of a multinational organization named Mer Group (TASE: CMER).
Mer Group, a global provider since 1982, delivers solutions for Wireless
Networks (; Security and Surveillance; Broadband
Infrastructure; Customized Military Systems; Communication & Monitoring
Mobile Systems; Environmental Monitoring and Renewable Energy Infrastructure
( Mer Security is the North
American offices of the group, established in 2000 in New Jersey.

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