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STC partners with Falcon to increase security in Egypt

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STC Group has partnered with Falcon, a Egyptian security service and equipment provider, to increase security in Egypt.

Falcon and STC are planning new joint solutions for places of mass gathering, such as airports, stadiums, cultural facilities, tourism and entertainment venues, hotels and convention centers, with products like access control or border monitoring systems being created primarily for the MEA region. In a release, STC explained that it has already started developing products with Egyptian Arabic dialect support so teaming up with Falcon presented a opportunity to combine both companies’ technological advancements and regional expertise.

“The demand for international security has risen to new heights to counter all aspects of terrorism and crimes whether in border control, vital sites or even in crowded venues, such as stadiums, universities and tourist areas. The ability to protect citizens, businesses and governments from criminals has become more urgent than ever. What is more, for countries seeking to attract more tourists, security measures and innovative equipment are vital. Due to these trends, biometric technologies are identified as extremely promising due to their ability to provide an unprecedented level of security and accuracy,” says Chief Commercial Officer of STC, Akop Mkhitaryan.

The two companies recently participated in the 2nd Defense, Security and Public Safety Technologies Fair and Forum (DSS 2016 Fair) in Cairo, Egypt. The Fair is a meeting point for manufacturing and procurement professionals from defense, internal security and public safety fields. The event was a part of the 20th round of Cairo ICT which attracted more than 70,000 visitors from the MEA region. STC, along with the consortium of Russian developers of software and technology for transport security also found DSS promising and actively participated in the forum.

STC Group presented technologies and solutions utilizing face biometrics, for example SmartTracker.FRS, which is employed by airports for access control, border control and online monitoring.

The official partnership agreement between STC Group and Falcon Group was signed soon after the fair, in the presence of the Ambassador of Egypt in France.

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