13 June 2011

Pentagon acquires CEM Systems


Recently acquired by Hudaco, Pentagon Distributors, which is a specialist division of Elvey Security Technologies, has added CEM Systems to its star-studded product line-up.


According to Pentagon MD Brandon Hall, the addition of CEM to their stable will ensure that installers, integrators and end users have easier-than-ever access to super-reliable, innovative and sophisticated access control systems.


Pentagon, a leader in South Africa’s competitive CCTV (closed circuit television) sector, has built its name on installing highly effective surveillance systems in malls, prisons and sports stadiums.  In fact, large projects such as Kimberly Prison, Paarden Eiland Urban Surveillance, Parow Shopping Centre, Eastgate Shopping Centre, the University of Cape Town, and the Green Point, Peter Mokaba, and Nelson Mandela Bay soccer stadia are all in a day’s work for the company.   


Widely respected for its attention to detail and customer satisfaction, Pentagon embraced the opportunity to join forces with CEM, designer of the new ground-breaking AC2000 product range.


“We believe that the future lies in system design and integration across the CCTV, access control, intruder and fire detection system spectrums,” he explains.  “As specialists in the field of integrating IP technology into existing corporate security infrastructures, we know how important it is to have access to high quality products.  CEM’s objectives resonate perfectly with ours, namely to set the standard in integrated security management systems throughout the country.”


Combining cutting-edge hardware with extreme software functionality and reliability, CEM’s product range includes the AC2000, a security management system capable of integrating with third parties such as video, intrusion, intercoms and perimeter detection. 


The AC2000 range has a large and growing customer base.  Regarded as the benchmark within the airport market, the AC2000AE (Airport Edition) is CEM’s largest and most powerful system, encompassing all the core features of the AC2000SE as well as a host of functions and modules specifically designed for airports. Among its airport clients are Budapest, Hong Kong, Vancouver, Heathrow and Stansted and it is has taken its place as the preferred system of the United Kingdom’s airport sector.


“Pentagon, as a result of its tie-up with CEM and on the back of its numerous successes, is poised to tackle the harshest access control climate that Africa can throw at it,” says Mr Hall.



Prepared and Submitted by Priyesh Jagjivan

Elvey Security Technologies

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