NEWTON, N.H., May 26, 2015
Halo Maritime Defense Systems (HMDS) announced today that the company has completed installation of a first-ever fully automated marine gate at a naval base in Israel. The gate spans the entire breakwater-to-breakwater length of the opening to the base, fully completing the security perimeter. A simple push of a button retracts the barrier and allows vessels to pass.
"Normally, the waterside opening to a base like this would be secured with surveillance cameras and possibly patrol boats but never before with a proven, automated 24/7 protective gate," said HMDS President Brendan Gray, a 30-year veteran of the US Navy whose responsibilities included force protection for eight naval bases in Europe and the Mediterranean. "The marine gate provides ease of access while offering unparalleled security," added Gray, "and at significantly less life-cycle cost than the alternatives with a Return on Investment (ROI) of less than 2 years."