EMS is founded

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EMS is founded in 1967 by Doug Lawrence as a Sub Contract Manufacturing company        

Moves to Sea Street Herne Bay

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In 1982 EMS moves to Unit 11a in the Herne Bay West Industrial Estate on Sea Street – there are less than a dozen staff

Personnel attack radio system

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In 1985 EMS supplies the first of many VHF Personnel attack radio systems to the UK banking industry for staff personal protection.

Hardwired security systems

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In 1987 EMS supplies hardwired security systems for property and ATM protection across the UK banking industry

Colour Graphics

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In 1988 EMS develop a computer based colour graphics system that shows alarm events on a monitor indicating the event type and its location.

Personnel Call System Launched

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1990 – EMS develop and launch a VHF Personnel Call System which is installed in the Board & Meeting Rooms of some major companies.

Iris Upgraded

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In 1992 the Iris Personnel attack radio systems supplied to the UK banking industry for staff personnel protection are upgraded from VHF to UHF.

ATM Control

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In 1995 EMS supply a remote ATM controller system developed to protect ATM machines across the country.

System 5000 expansion

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In 2000 EMS releases the Radio Voice Evacuation addition developed for use with System 5000.

Alkaline Technology Introduced

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2001 and the introduction of Alkaline batteries reduces costs significantly. Each battery pack can be changed in minutes and has a realistic life of 5 years per pack based on normal usage.