Top Sky Line Engineering Systems

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A private Israeli company operating in electronic homeland security, surveillance, intrusion detection, access control and private wireless network and communication.

Israel Prison Service (IPS):

Between 2017 and 2019, the company was contracted by the Israel Prison Services (IPS) to conduct a multitude of activities, including providing security services, peripheral protection systems and surveillance. Among others, the company provided services to the Ketziot and Megido prisons where Palestinian political prisoners are incarcerated. In Ketziot prison, the company provided security services to the tent wings. The tent wings were built in Ketziot prison to incarcerate Palestinian political prisoner.

The company has also provided security systems for the Nachshon Unit in the southern district and to the command-and-control center of the unit inside the courts. Nachshon Unit is the IPS’s operational arm. The unit is the central unit for surveilling prisoners and conducting security tasks, as well as and operating holding cells in court houses. Furthermore, the company provided security services to Salem military court and to Sha’arei Avraham, the IPS national training center.

Additionally, in 2018 the company provided services to ‘the hunger strike wing’ at Nitzan-Ramle prison and detention center where Palestinian political detainees are held, in total amount of 59529.60 NIS. In 2019, IPS launched the hunger strike wing medical center. The wing has the equipment and staff needed to contain a long-term hunger strike within the IPS facilities and thus isolate the political prisoners from their families and supporters, and prevent them from receiving adequate health treatment received in general hospitals.

In 2016 the company won two tenders with the Israeli Police and Israel Prison Service (IPS) for the installation of security systems. The first tender is a 10-year contract with an amount of 22 million NIS per year, 220 million NIS in total, while the second is a four-year contract for a total amount of 20 million NIS and includes installing cameras in police stations and other facilities belonging to the Israeli police. Additionally in 2016, the company won a tender to provide the Israeli Police with fire extinguishing systems. The two tenders were released following the pulling out of the publicly traded company G4S, which came as a result of international campaigns calling the company to stop its involvement with the Israeli security apparatus.

In 2015 the company, alongside the Israeli private company Magalcom, won a tender by the Israel Prison Service (IPS) for the supply, maintenance and installation of security (low voltage) systems in IPS facilities.

Israeli Police:

In January 2021 the company was contracted by the Israeli Police for providing security services, including communication devices and accessories, components for information and transmission technologies, multimedia communication equipment and DataVoice. The contract is for a period of three months (3rd of January 2021 – 1st of April 2021) with a total amount of 3 million NIS. In April 2021 the company was contracted by the Israeli Police for five months for installation and maintenance of security systems (April 2021 until September 2021) in a total amount of 5 million NIS.

In May 2020 the company was contracted by the Israeli Police to provide security service in a total amount of 2.5 million NIS.

Israeli Ministry of Construction and Housing (IMOCH):

In January 2020, the company won an Israeli Ministry of Housing and Construction (IMOCH) tender for the provision and maintenance of electronic, technological and physical security systems in 98 sites in occupied East Jerusalem. According to the tender documents, the sites are located in Palestinian areas in which a number of Israeli settlers reside, and most are gated and can only be accessed through vehicle or pedestrian access gates. The project divides East Jerusalem into three distinct zones: the Shuafat ridge, the City of David settler complex (located in the Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan) and the Old City.

As part of the tender, the company will install the following systems: CCTV, intrusion detection, access control, intercom, public address (PA) systems, License Plate Recognition (LPR), electronic fences, physical fences, IPVPN and access gates. A local command and control system would be installed in each individual site and all sites would broadcast to nine regional command and control centers. Regional centers would be connected to three area centers which would broadcast to two central centers. The entire apparatus would be accessible to officials in the IMOHC offices in Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem.

The system is also required to fully integrate an already installed CCTV system managed through video management software (VMS) system, which includes 620 cameras.

The six-year contract entails a 10 months period to establish, install and operate all specified services and 5 years and 2 months of maintenance, and can be extended for an additional three-year period.

According to the tender documents, the IMOCH seeks to reduce the cost of security in East Jerusalem by replacing manpower with an electronic command and control apparatus.

Services to settlements and other activities:

In 2015 the company won a tender to supply, install and provide services for technological and physical security systems for the settlement of Modi’in Illit in the occupied West Bank.