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CEM secures contract in Abu Dhabi

A security system developed by a technology firm in Belfast has been fitted at a major government building in Abu Dhabi.

CEM Systems said that its AC2000 security management system had been successfully installed at Al Bahar Towers, headquarters of Abu Dhabi Investment Council.

CEM Systems said it could not disclose the value of the contract.

The system includes control of the buildings' lifts, giving special access to VIPs who call a lift.

Abu Dhabi Investment Council was set up by the Abu Dhabi government to invest some of its surplus financial resources.

Philip Verner, regional sales director of CEM Systems, said: "Abu Dhabi Investment Council at Al Bahar Towers represents another prestigious win for CEM in the Middle East."

He said that the company's CEM AC2000 security system had been adopted for many big infrastructure and government projects within the Middle East.

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Both of the Al Bahar Towers, along with a shared car park and other floors, have been secured by the system.

CEM, which is based in Belfast's Harbour Estate and employs around 70 people, is part of the US business Tyco Security Products. It has clients in Hong Kong, India, New Zealand and China.

Other clients include UK and European airports - and its security screening is used at sites in India which are owned by the US food giant Kraft.