MC Sistemi comes from the long experience of a well-matched team of people who for over twenty years have been working on security, vehicle localisation and data transmission, setting up networks and systems which use the most modern radio and mobile phone technologies.
They have built up know-how about the following technologies:
Video, data and voice reception and transmission on mobile phone networks, using high speed, original and proprietary modulation techniques and error correction systems.
Data and voice reception and transmission using radio equipment in VHF and UHF ranges.
Localisation of vehicles and people using GPS satellite systems.
Collecting and distributing information from mobile stations.
Every product has been designed at our research and development lab.
We make prototypes, pre-series and series of products according to principles of maximum reliability and safety.
MC Sistemi Srl was established in 1994 with the following mission:
Designing, producing and selling systems, equipment and anything else which can help prevent and foil criminal acts, focusing on vehicles but also on the goods and people they carry.
Designing, producing and selling systems, equipment and anything else which can facilitate the logistical management of vehicles transporting goods and people.
MC Sistemi sets up cooperation agreements with important firms working in the same field and can also count on partnerships with qualified external companies: some of these use high technology to assemble certain components used in the products, others install and service the products on board the vehicles, following the techniques taught to them during the training courses. In partnership with some leader Clients, MC Sistemi designs the equipment which makes up its safety and logistics system called PROSAT. Equipment with an operating standard, it can be customised according to the Client’s needs. Many security service providers today have PROSAT Centres to manage the devices installed on their Clients’ vehicles.
Designs its own equipment:
Can respond quickly to Clients’ needs and change the way the equipment operates.
Can integrate logistics with security functions in the same devices.
Can design ad hoc software and hardware for Clients.
Has know-how built up in over 20 years’ operation in this specific field and profound knowledge of cellular, satellite and radio telecommunications.
Can choose special ways of running its equipment and optimising the available transmission channels. This generates several operational pluses of the equipment, with an impact on the reliability of how they work, on speed and immediacy of communication, on cutting down telephone traffic and running costs.
Has an excellent knowledge of vehicle security issues:
Interfaces its own equipment with the on board systems of the vehicles to fully control the situation on board, interpret it and communicate to the management Centre, so as to discriminate between true and false alarms.
Produces its own equipment:
Has competitive sales prices.
Can intervene directly to fine tune operation of the equipment and develop upgrades of their operation.
Does not manage any remote control Centre for the Devices:
This thus allows Clients to make use of the solutions that suit their needs best: a Centre of their Own or a Third Party Centre, choosing the security service Provider they deem to be most reliable.
Is small sized:
This allows for greater operating flexibility and a direct dialogue with Clients.
Is professionally very serious:
Therefore it pays great attention to satisfying Clients’ needs.
The 1980s saw a rise in thefts of goods transported on vehicles, thefts increasingly carried out by professionals belonging to organised crime rings, carried out boldly and often as armed robberies with temporary kidnapping of drivers. In those days, the security device most commonly employed on vehicles and recognised by the ANIA Insurance Companies Syndicate was an immobiliser which blocked the Diesel fuel pump, provided with a special key kept by the driver. A valid device which however was becoming insufficient by itself. Insurance companies, in view of the increase in thefts, gradually began to raise premiums and franchises , and in some cases even refused to insure certain hauliers working in high risk areas. The hauliers had to make use of costly armed escorts, provided by private security companies, to accompany loaded vehicles from motorway exits to their premises and back. All these costs put together started to become unsustainable.
Two companies – Domenichelli SpA, leader in hauling and AElettronica SpA, leader in theft prevention security – made an agreement and started to design a system for dealing with this issue. In July 1984, a device then called PROMOB – the first in the world to carry out this function – was installed on a Domenichelli truck. PROMOB was a device with a keyboard and an alphanumerical display which came into action automatically, without the driver having to do anything, whenever the engine of the truck was turned off. It was connected to a series of sensors installed on board the vehicle and – thanks to a code reserved to the driver – made it possible to differentiate operation of the system: from maximum security coverage which did not allow the driver to get off the vehicle until he reached his destination, to automatic exclusion of protections at the time the vehicle passed the gates of the haulier’s premises, in order to allow movement by anyone. As soon as an alarm condition was detected, a signal was sent by radio to the management Centre of the affiliated private security companies, on the frequencies used by them, so they could check the alarm condition and send a patrol car or call the police. Seeking out and identifying the vehicle, by the patrol cars, was facilitated by their knowing the place of departure and the destination which the driver was obliged to key in – through codes – on the keyboard each time he started up again. These codes, in case of an alarm, would be received and decoded by the management Centre of the private security company. This made it possible to restrict the search to the route the driver was actually following when the event took place. In case of an alarm, an immobiliser would keep the vehicle blocked where the event took place, until control and release by the private security company. The outcome of the test was extremely positive. So Domenichelli fitted out all its fleet of transport vehicles and many distribution vehicles in the cities at highest risk. On each vehicle, it was decided to apply a badge to warn criminals to keep away.
All of this back in 1985!
Organised crime, after a few attempts at armed robbery were foiled by PROMOB, decided to turn its attention to unprotected vehicles; this forced other hauliers to quickly seek a remedy, one after the other. The coming into effect of Law 450/85 and the gradual changes in the main hauling businesses, as they started to outsource ownership and driving of vehicles, reduced the demand for new devices for some time. However, the growing attention paid by hauling companies to the quality of the service they offered their clients soon led them to see the issue of security from another point of view: loss of goods led in any case to perceptible harm both to the senders and the recipients of the goods themselves. At the same time, the phenomenon of car thefts became more serious and this led to a quick rise in premiums demanded by Insurance Companies. Therefore new and more sophisticated security devices were invented which could make use of what technology had in the meantime made available: cellular phone networks and satellite radiolocalisation.
Technology and Video Surveillance on the Move
We design, produce and sell systems and equipment which helps operators to prevent and foil criminal acts, focusing on vehicles but also on the goods and people they carry