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Sensormatic Electronics Corp., a provider of electronic security solutions to a wide range of businesses, announces that it has acquired Controlled Electronic Management (CEM) Systems Ltd., of Belfast, Northern Ireland, along with its parent company, Intellectual Systems Ltd. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

CEM Systems’ product line spans from low-end, entry-level access control systems designed for retail store applications, to the type of large-scale, integrated systems found in many of the world’s larger airports. The acquisition adds a number of airports to Sensormatic’s customer base, including the United Kingdom’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports and others in Hong Kong, Hawaii, Canada, Greece and Tahiti.

CEM Systems’ founders Andrew Fulton, Richard Fulton and George Redpath will join Sensormatic’s Access Control Division, along with their staff of access control professionals. “CEM Systems’ complementary products and technologies allow Sensormatic to further strengthen its product line and provide additional solutions for the retail store segment as well as large-scale networked sites,” says Per-Olof Loof, Sensormatic’s president and CEO.

Steve Cannellos, senior vice president of Sensormatic’s Access Control Division, adds, “With markets such as finance, telecommunications, transportation and retail all looking for more of a balance between local security and networked systems, CEM Systems’ products will give our customers a greater selection when making decisions for their local or enterprise security requirements.”

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