Israel Police Secure Public Events with Siklu’s mmWave Solutions

Israel’s Police force select Siklu’s interference free wireless links to secure the Gay Pride Parade in the City of Jerusalem
Israel’s Police force select Siklu’s interference free wireless links to secure the Gay Pride Parade in the City of Jerusalem

Siklu, the market leader in mmWave wireless solutions, and Platinum Award Winner for Best Wireless Broadband Solution in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, has been selected by Israel Police as their main wireless fiber solution.

The radio systems were selected for nationwide deployments as well as temporary events for the purpose of backhauling HD video surveillance systems and advanced sensors.

The Israeli Police, as police forces all over the world, face a considerable challenge when it comes to deploying a camera array at a city’s main centers within a short timeframe.

Adding to the difficulties in securing these parades, is the legacy communication infrastructure in the old rock-based, mountainous terrain city of Jerusalem.

When a wireless communication option is considered, the challenge of a dense urban environment packed with thousands of interfering Wi-Fi networks, needs to be addressed.

(Learn More. Using fiber where it is available, but adding the capacity and latency of fiber networks with Siklu solutions to virtually any location, gives city planners the ability to have 100% coverage. Courtesy of Siklu and YouTube)

Putting on a Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem, the holiest city in the world presented an additional challenge – how fast the city’s technology partners, MER GroupSMBIT and Siklu would be able to design, supply and install the very small mmWave radios at the strategic locations marked by the security experts.

Operating in the abundant 70GHz band, with 5GHz of continues spectrum, Siklu’s radios were not constrained by the costly and time consuming frequency survey associated with legacy wireless solutions.

At each location, the Police placed 2 HD cameras and simply deployed the Siklu radios back to back, eliminating the need for traditional multiple powering and switching devices.

Simplified deployment was enabled by the Siklu EtherHaul™ radios with their integrated switch and dual PoE out.

Siklu's the new EtherHaul™ 8010 provides a reliable fiber extension solution where fiber exists, and greenfield Gigabit connectivity where there may be no fiber at all.
Siklu’s the new EtherHaul™ 8010 provides a reliable fiber extension solution where fiber exists, and greenfield Gigabit connectivity where there may be no fiber at all.

At each pole and rooftop along the parade route, a single EH-710TX radio was able to power the complete pack of cameras and radios.

With these features and capabilities, the whole network was deployed in a single day.

On the day of the parade, the event gathered four times the number of people (~20K) attending in recent years, and the Police commanders were more than satisfied with the quality of video streams arriving in real-time to the control rooms.

(Several thousand members and supporters of Jerusalem’s LGBT community took part on Thursday (August 3) in the city’s 16th annual pride parade. Courtesy of Times Live and YouTube. Posted on Aug 4, 2017)

The live, high quality video streams enabled real-time response from the Police to any possible provocations.

The cameras also serve as a deterrent, as potentially disruptive groups are aware that they are being filmed.

“For all city events, we should provide adequate safety measures for the huge crowds expected,” explained Yoav Ludmer, SMBIT’s CEO.

“The Israel Police tested and deployed Siklu’s mmWave radios a few months prior to the Gay Pride Parade in another sensitive part of Jerusalem, and the solution proved to be rock solid.”

For the first time in Israel, Siklu’s mmWave wireless fiber links were deployed in hours to support Police surveillance cameras and sensors.

(Learn More about Security Networks by Siklu. Courtesy of Siklu and YouTube)

“After experiencing the high-quality video cameras enabled by Siklu’s technology and integrated by the MER Group and SMBIT, we challenged them to deliver a complex solution in very little time for a very sensitive temporary event and the result was impressive,” said Israel’s Police Chief Technology Consultant, Avi Gohar.

“Siklu’s mmWave technology, carefully tailored for our security networks, was definitely the right call to make.”

“It proved to be a real game changer for us, and indeed for the city.”

Siklu Wins Platinum in 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

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  • Siklu

    • Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner
    • Millimeter Wave Wireless Connectivity Radios
    • Best Wireless Broadband Solution


The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, Border Security, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

Over 100 distinguished guests from National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Executives from companies allied to Government, gathered from across North America and the Middle East to be honored from disciplines across the Security Industry in their respective fields.


To Learn More about the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, see 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners Honored at ISC East.

Recognized for their Innovative Training and Education Programs, Outstanding Product Development Achievements and Exciting New Technologies to address the growing Homeland Security Threats our Nation is facing.

American Security Today will be holding the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon to honor Nominees, Finalists and Winners on November 14, 2018 at ISC East 2018 in New York City.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at

Siklu EtherHaul 8010
Siklu EtherHaul 8010

Siklu delivers multi-gigabit fiber-like wireless connectivity in urban, suburban and rural areas and are used by leading service providers and system integrators to provide gigabit services in the 5G fixed wireless, smart city projects and mobile backhaul applications.

Tens of thousands of carrier-grade systems are delivering interference-free performance worldwide.

Easily installed on street-fixtures or rooftops, the price-competitive radios have proved to be ideal for networks requiring fast and simple deployment of secure, fiber-like and future-proof connectivity at multi Gigabit speeds.

With over 50,000 deployed units and counting, see what Siklu’s wide range of multi-gigabit fiber-like wireless connectivity offerings can add to your organization, by visiting

EtherHaul™ 8010

For ‘ASTORS’ Sponsorship Opportunities and More Information on the AST 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, please contact Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at: or call 732.233.8119 (mobile) or 646-450-6027 (office).