GUARDFORCE has been awarded a contract by the Hong Kong Government to supply, install and maintain a new computerised, integrated airport permit production and access control system at Kai Tak airport. Its successful tender uses equipment from CEM Systems of Northern Ireland, which has supplied similar systems to 11 British airports, including Heathrow. The system, which will supplied for the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) early next year, will replace the existing manual production system for airport permits. It will provide integrated access controls to selected areas of the airport and will have the capability for further expansion. Guardforce general manager Ken May said: ''We recognise that the control of access at airports is of paramount importance. ''We selected this system because of its high quality permit production, its state-of-the-art access control and its proven track record at major airports elsewhere. ''We are confident that it will meet the CAD's requirements at Kai Tak.''