Eagle Broadband Security Awarded $1.6 Million Contract for Remote Video Surveillance System for Government-Owned Housing Units
August 24, 2004
LEAGUE CITY, Texas --(Business Wire)-- Aug. 16, 2004 -- Contract highlights increased demand for security products and services from federal, state and local government agencies and facilities
Eagle Broadband, Inc. (AMEX:EAG), a leading provider of broadband and communications technology and services, announced today that the company has been awarded a $1.6 million contract for a remote video surveillance system for more than 2000 units of government-owned multi-family housing.
The contract includes the design and installation of a state-of-the-art, multi-camera, interactive audio and video surveillance system that will enable trained security personnel and intervention specialists to remotely monitor the housing units for early warning, intrusion detection and response 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. The new system will enable reliable remote video monitoring services that can decrease the number of on-site security officers needed to effectively monitor the properties while reducing crime, minimizing threats and improving the safety, security and quality of life for all residents.
The contract includes the installation of several hundred video cameras, audio speakers and digital video recorders that will enable security personnel to remotely monitor the premises, record all activity and directly communicate with anyone involved in suspicious activity. The system will also include a reporting system accessible via the Internet. The project also provides the opportunity to offer on-going monitoring services once the system installation is completed, currently scheduled for the 4th quarter of 2004.
"One of the key strategies being used by the Department of Homeland Security and federal, state and local law enforcement to combat crime and reduce the threat of terrorism is the expert use of video surveillance," said Don Bresina, General Manager, Security and Financial Services at Eagle Broadband. "Round-the-clock monitoring of all activity at a housing complex or other government or commercial facilities by highly trained security personnel is a proven way to prevent crime, minimize potential threats and improve the safety and security of residents and employees. With many years of proven security experience, Eagle Broadband can provide a full range of design, installation, monitoring and support services including video surveillance, remote monitoring, closed-circuit television, intrusion detection and other security services for government, commercial and residential customers nationwide."
The government security market which includes government facilities, transportation, department of defense (DoD), energy and utilities and other critical infrastructure is projected to double in size in the next five years with total market revenues expected to reach $16 billion (Source: Frost & Sullivan). Key drivers for government security market growth include amplified security concerns and demand at all levels of government in the wake of 9/11, the creation of the Department of Homeland Security which is acting as a catalyst for increased security and budgets for security products and services, advancements in security technologies and the move toward integrating security systems.
Eagle Broadband offers a full range of security services for residential, commercial and government customers including design, installation, monitoring, closed circuit TV, video surveillance and related support services. Eagle Broadband can better protect homes, businesses and government facilities with 24/7 monitoring for intrusion, burglary, fire, panic, emergency medical and adverse environmental conditions (e.g., carbon monoxide, water leakage, extreme temperatures, etc.). For additional information or to subscribe to a customized package of Eagle's security, Internet, cable TV or phone services, please call 800-628-3910.
About Eagle Broadband
Eagle Broadband, Inc., is a leading provider of broadband and communications technology and services. The company offers an exclusive "four-play" suite of high-speed Internet, cable TV, voice and security Bundled Digital Services (BDS(SM)), HDTV-ready multimedia set-top boxes, and turnkey suite of financing, network design, deployment and operational services that enable municipalities, utilities, real estate developers, hotels, multi-tenant owners and service providers to deliver exceptional value, state-of-the-art entertainment and communications choices and single-bill convenience to their residential and business customers. The company also provides a full range of managed services including project management, integration, structured wiring, 24/7 customer service, technical support and network monitoring. Eagle also markets the Orb' Phone Exchange non-line-of-sight communications system that provides true "total" global voice and data communications services via the Iridium satellite network to government, military, homeland security, aviation, maritime and enterprise customers. The company is headquartered in League City, Texas, south of Houston, near the NASA Johnson Space Center. For more information, please visit www.eaglebroadband.com or call 281-538-6000.
Forward-looking statements in this release regarding Eagle Broadband, Inc., are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, continued acceptance of the company's products, increased levels of competition, new products and technological changes, the company's dependence upon third-party suppliers, intellectual property rights, and other risks detailed from time to time in the company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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