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C. H. Guernsey & Company's Security Consulting Group recently finished the design of the security system for the 2002 Olympic Village. According to Randall R. Nason, P.E., manager of the Security Group, the Olympic Village will house all of the athletes and provide general administrative and recreational facilities for the 2002 Winter Games. Mr. Nason has over 20 years security consulting experience at both the private and federal levels. Recent and current clients include the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the Pentagon, Lucent Technologies, Avaya Communications, and Kimberly-Clark. Mr. Nason was recently appointed to a National Academy of Science to review federal security standards.

Sensormatic Named Official Electronic Security Sponsor Of 2002 Games And America's Olympic Team; Company To Provide Electronic Security Systems To Help Protect Winter Games and U.S. Olympic Training Centers

Sensormatic Electronics Corporation has been named the Official Electronic Security Sponsor for the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the 2000, 2002 and 2004 U.S. Olympic Teams.

Through its agreement with the Olympic Properties of the United States (OPUS) -- the joint marketing venture between the Salt Lake Organizing Committee (SLOC) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) -- Sensormatic will provide integrated electronic security systems for the 2002 Games and the U.S. Olympic Training Centers in Colorado Springs, Colo.; Chula Vista, Calif.; and Lake Placid, N.Y. Products provided by Sensormatic will include access control systems, video surveillance systems, asset protection systems, remote digital video transmission systems, and asset tagging and tracking systems. Under the agreement, Sensormatic will be the exclusive supplier of these types of high-tech electronic security systems. In addition to the value-in-kind products and services, Sensormatic will also provide financial support for the 2002 Games and America's Olympic Team.

Sensormatic's support of the Olympic Games first began in 1996, when the company served as the first Official Electronic Security Sponsor of the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, Ga. Sensormatic's systems were used to protect high-security areas such as competition venues, the Olympic Village and the Command and Control Center.

"After the completion of the 1996 Games, Bill Rathburn, then Director of Security for the Atlanta Games, reported that Sensormatic delivered the most sophisticated electronic security installation in the history of the Olympics," said Sensormatic President and CEO Per-Olof Loof. "We will now be installing our next generation of electronic security systems to continue that tradition. We pride ourselves in developing products that help make the world a safer place and are pleased that they will be used to help secure this world-class event."

"The involvement of Sensormatic Electronics Corporation will further strengthen the comprehensive security plan being developed for the Games by the Salt Lake Organizing Committee and the Utah Olympic Public Safety Command," said Mitt Romney, SLOC President and CEO. "Sensormatic's surveillance and access control systems will help provide a safe and secure environment for all participants to enjoy the 2002 Games."

"The USOC, on behalf of America's athletes who share the Olympic dream, welcomes the continued involvement and support of Sensormatic Electronics Corporation as an Official Sponsor. Security and the safety of our athletes and their competitors is a tremendous priority, and we are fortunate to once again have Sensormatic's expertise and resources in Salt Lake City and at the U.S. Olympic Training Centers," said USOC Chief Executive Officer Norm Blake.

Sensormatic designs, manufactures, sells, services and supports the world's most advanced lines of fully integrated electronic article surveillance (EAS) and security management systems. Sensormatic also leads the security industry in integrated source tagging a process through which manufacturers of consumer goods apply anti-theft tags at the point of packaging or manufacturing.

Sensormatic security systems protect more than half of the Fortune 500 companies in the world, including companies in the retail, government, education, public and private sectors. Based in Boca Raton, Fla., Sensormatic products are sold and serviced in more than 113 countries worldwide. The company has more than 5,700 employees.