According to Magal the move has been made to better adapt its operations across the Atlantic to “to developments in the U.S. market, particularly those concerning the Department of Homeland Security.” Both Senstar-Stellar and Perimeter Products manufacturer perimeter access control products, with Perimeter Products also producing a video intrusion system. “This merger will increase the ability of the Magal Group to market and sell its products in the United States and will also reduce our overhead expenses, leading to an increase in the efficiency of our U.S. operations,” said Magal Chairman Jacob Even-Ezra in a release. “The merger will create a larger entity and a significant market participant, which we believe will present a more competitive force in the U.S. defense and homeland security markets.” Senstar-Stellar is the result of Magel’s 1993 acquisition of Fremont, Calif.’s Stellar Security Products Inc. and its 1997 pick-up of Carp, Ontario, Canada’s Senstar Corp.