Sagem Sécurité access control system chosen for Minas Gerais State Administrative Center in Brazil

Paris, March 2, 2010

Sagem Sécurité (Safran group) has been chosen to provide a key security solution for the Minas Gerais State Administrative Center (Cidade Administrativa) in the capital city of Belo Horizonte, a new high-tech building designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer. In partnership with Task Sistemas, Sagem Sécurité will supply a large-scale access control system comprising some 300 latest-generation MorphoAccess™ 120 biometric terminals.

The cutting-edge MorphoAccess™ 120 employs algorithms developed by Sagem Sécurité, recognized worldwide for their high performance and accuracy. They will be used to ensure secure access to the key building entrances, using advanced fingerprint recognition technology, thus ensuring the security of critical government information.

"The Cidade Administrativa is an avant-garde building with sophisticated infrastructures and equipment, and naturally demanded the best biometric technology on the market," said François Perrachon, Senior VP, Sales Development at Sagem Sécurité. "This latest contract confirms the vast potential of our biometric terminals in the Brazilian market, and also reflects our commitment to establishing a position as a major player in the country."

With more than 33,000 terminals already installed in Brazil, Sagem Sécurité once again demonstrates its regional leadership in providing security solutions for buildings, goods and people.

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About Sagem Sécurité
Sagem Sécurité is a high-technology company in the Safran Group. One of the world's leading suppliers of identity systems, Sagem Sécurité focuses on applications including personal rights and flow management, in particular based on biometrics, a sector in which it is the world leader, secure terminals and smart cards. Its integrated systems and equipment are deployed worldwide and contribute to the safety and security of transportation, data, people and states.

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