Brussels/Belgium - January 20th, 2015 – Automatic Systems, a world leader in the automation of secure entrance control, has been selected by Government Security News (GSN) as the winner of the 2014 Homeland Security Award for "Best Perimeter Protection Product" with its SlimLane range of speed gates.


The Homeland Security Awards annually recognizes the top IT security and physical security solutions in the categories of:

-       Best Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions;

-       Best Vendors of Physical Security Products and Solutions;

-       Most Notable Programs, Projects and Initiatives of Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies.


Government Security News (GSN) was founded in 2003 and is owned by World Business Media, LLC. The monthly magazine has a circulation of 35,000 qualified recipients in the fields of physical, IT and homeland security. This audience includes federal, state and local officials, as well as integrators, contractors and suppliers who are similarly involved in homeland security.


The SlimLane series is Automatic Systems’ latest offering for speed gates and the largest for security gates on the market in terms of configuration potential, flexibility and versatility. SlimLane has a very slim and modern design perfectly suited to any type of interior architecture such as office buildings, head offices, banks as well as public buildings.


SlimLane’s security features include a high-performance detection system based on a high processing capacity (ARM9) and a high-density matrix of superior infrared beams (DIRAS) for dynamic, predictive tracking of users thus preventing unauthorised use such as tailgating or piggybacking. It also includes electromechanical locking to withstand forced entry attempts as well as audible and visual signals to indicate unauthorised usage, making SlimLane one of the best in class speed gates in terms of detection capabilities.


User protection functionalities include anti-panic operating mode (EGRESS) meeting the highest fire safety standards, a device to prevent finger entrapment and extrinsic battery operated opening in case of power failure.


SlimLane is IP capable and benefits from a unique open communication platform with embedded software providing real time monitoring and the ability to configure and maintain each lane locally or remotely via a simple web browser. Its intelligence includes auto failure monitoring and automatic lane recognition mechanism for increased service time and lower operating costs.


The SlimLane range of speed gates offers greater modularity. SlimLane is available with high or short glasses, standard or short cabinet, single or double door, wide or narrow lane, opening/closing in the same/different direction. More info:


"This award recognises the reliability, quality and performance of Automatic Systems' equipment in the automation of secure entrance control. Our renowned expertise and reputation are based on over 45 years' experience", Jean-Pierre Leleu - Group Marketing Director.


About Automatic Systems

Automatic Systems has been designing and manufacturing pedestrian, vehicle and passenger access systems for over 45 years. Our product portfolio complements Security Entrance Lanes, Swing Gates, Tripod Turnstiles, Full Height Turnstiles, Security Doors and Detection Units, Parking, Toll and Perimeter Rising Barriers, Extra-Long and Security Barriers, Rising Fenced Barriers, Rising Bollards and Road Blockers. The company has a global presence, with subsidiaries in Europe, Asia and North America, as well as a vast international network of distributors. Currently, there are more than 90 million daily users of Automatic Systems equipment worldwide. Automatic Systems is a subsidiary of the Bolloré Group. Visit




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