Senstar Celebrates 35th Anniversary
Carp-based security company a world leader in perimeter intrusion detection
Ottawa, Canada – October 5, 2016 – Senstar, the world’s largest manufacturer of perimeter intrusion detection systems (PIDS) is today celebrating 35 years since its incorporation in 1981.
Headquartered off Carp Road, Senstar was founded as a spin-off from Bells Corners-based Computing Devices Co. of Canada Ltd. (ComDev), which still exists as part of General Dynamics. Three of the four founding partners were part of a security systems division at ComDev, and established Senstar with the objective to bring security technologies originally targeted for military applications to the commercial market. Initially a seven-employee company, Senstar introduced its first product, Sentrax, a buried cable perimeter security technology, in September 1982 with early adopters including Correctional Service Canada, the British Home Office and Western Australia Corrections.
Today, Senstar employs 75 locally with sales and technical teams around the world, and boasts a broad range of security technologies including buried sensors, fence sensors, pipeline protection and personal duress. Its market-leading products are found in more than 80 countries, in tens of thousands of sites including borders, ports, military and government, oil and gas, correctional, VIP, and other critical sites. Senstar also operates the world’s most comprehensive private perimeter intrusion security test facility to ensure its products perform in the most extreme conditions.
“A lot has changed since 1981, but Senstar’s commitment to safeguarding people, places and property has always remained the same,” said Senstar President Brian Rich, who is also one of the company’s original employees. “We are extremely proud to reach this 35-year milestone and we are looking forward to continued success for many years to come.”
Senstar is an active member of the community, supporting several local charities and volunteering on local projects.
About Senstar Corporation
Senstar has been manufacturing, selling and supporting the world’s largest portfolio of perimeter intrusion detection sensor technologies for 35 years. Senstar is also a leading provider of personal duress solutions. Senstar products can be found around the world in more than 80 countries, in tens of thousands of sites including borders, ports, military and government, oil and gas, correctional, and other critical sites.
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