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BALTIMORE, MD — (MARKET WIRE) — May 22, 2007 — Petards, Inc. (www.petards.com), the AIM-listed developer of advanced surveillance systems, today announced the opening of its U.S. headquarters in Baltimore.

Petards, Inc. selected Baltimore for its headquarters because of its centralized location and convenient access to a number of key markets, including federal, state and local governments.

“With the establishment of a U.S. headquarters, we are underscoring our commitment to the North American marketplace,” said Frank Baitman, president of Petards, Inc. “Our experience in Europe enables us to offer government and commercial clients valuable insights into using surveillance technologies to achieve their business objectives. Too often, organizations purchase products from vendors that do not have the expertise to link these products to their mission. With over 30 years of practical experience in video surveillance, Petards can help customers to achieve their objectives — whether it is crime control, deterrence, or prosecution. Being in Baltimore provides us with a unique opportunity to focus on our customers and recruit the talent needed to support growth opportunities throughout North America.”

Petards, Inc.’s headquarters are located in the Natty Boh Tower, 3600 O’Donnell Street, Suite 250, Baltimore, MD 21224. The new headquarters will be the site for training and education of systems integrators and the focal point for North American marketing and product development. The company’s technical support division will remain in Orlando.

About Petards:
Petards, Inc. is one of the most trusted and respected security partners in the world, with installations in 40 countries. We design, manufacture, supply and support digital surveillance and security systems for environments where there is no room for error. Clients select Petards for its unique combination of flexible, user-friendly technology and rock-solid experience in critical security environments. Our solutions include integrated control systems; smart CCTV for automatic threat identification including automatic number plate recognition; in-car video evidence and enforcement systems; and mobile, wireless surveillance solutions. For more information, please go to www.petards.com.

Media Contact:
Brad Wills
Wills & Associates

SOURCE: Petards, Inc.