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March 21, 2014

Kratos Awarded U.S. School District Contract Worth $4.5 Million

Kratos (News - Alert) Defense and Security Solutions announced this week that it was awarded a contract to serve a large public school district located in the eastern U.S. According to the company's statement, the contract is worth $4.5 million, and Kratos will provide in that contract a range of unspecified security and surveillance products, equipment, and services to the school district.

Kratos expects the contract to extend beyond the initial order over the next 30 days. If the company is contracted to provide additional orders, it predicts that the total value of the contract will reach approximately $10 million.

The Public Safety and Security division of the company will spearhead the delivery of its products and services. Kratos PSS provides a range of services for its clients, including video surveillance, access control, communications, building automation, and fire and life safety services, plus maintenance and customer service for its products.

Video surveillance initiatives manifest mostly in concentrated and wide-angle video capture, alarm-based video recording, and facial recognition and subject tracking for businesses, schools, healthcare providers, and national security-related agencies. Surveillance of this type also may include analytics and video management software and capabilities.

Access control goes beyond traditional keys and keycards with biometrics such as fingerprint analysis and retina scans. Mass notifications systems include emergency lighting and electronic, instructional billboards for use within buildings during times of crisis.

Central servers can control lighting and HVAC systems and provide analysis of power and water usage within a building. Conventional fire alarms can take advantage of Kratos' voice evacuation systems and may be paired with its mass notifications systems to assist in the evacuation of people during a fire.

Kratos has not provided any additional details about its newly-announced school contract or the add-ons it expects to receive over the next month, in order to protect relations with its customer and to address “other considerations.”

Edited by Cassandra Tucker

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