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Saudi Airport gets high-tech

A new access control, fire and life safety system is going to be installed at King Abdulaziz International Airport's Hajj Terminal.

A new access control, fire and life safety system is going to be installed at King Abdulaziz International Airport's Hajj Terminal.

GE Enterprise Solutions announced that the DirecDoor controller will be used to cost-effectively control hundreds of doors across the terminal. The installation includes the GE Security fire solution and the VisioWave-based intelligent smoke detection system, one of the first applications of its type to be used in a Middle East Airport.

Yasser Farouk, projects estimation manager, BT applied technology, the sub-contractor for the Hajj installation said: "GE Security's access control systems have allowed us to further our commitment to increasing airport security and passenger safety."

The simple plug-in installation will reduce labour costs and allow the doors to be controlled with online system.

Bart Otten, president Europe, Middle East and Africa, GE Security said: "This particularly innovative deployment of the new DirecDoor controller is an example of the growing number of airports across the Middle east turning to GE Security to help meet their aviation security and life safety needs."

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