Thales buys surveillance company

Electronics and systems group Thales has acquired SVS, formerly the Security division of the Enertec group, helping to expand its video surveillance business.

The company’s activities will be integrated as part of Thales Security Systems, a provider of comprehensive security solutions for corporate and government customers.

SVS provides video surveillance systems for public transport vehicles, passenger information systems and video equipment for police and emergency service vehicles.

Thales said it will incorporate on-board video surveillance with the security systems it develops for public transport operators and specialist police and civil security services for their terrestrial infrastructures.