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SAFETY Act awardIsotec Security receives Safety Act designation

Published 6 April 2012

Isotec Security’s Automated Weapons Control Portals has been awarded SAFETY Act designation by DHS; the company notes that no strategic, public facility, or bank using the solution has suffered an armed incursion or successful armed robbery

DHS’s Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has designated Isotec Security’s Automated Weapons Control Portals as a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology (QATT). The designation comes after an 18-month vetting process by DHS and S&T. The technology’s designation is retroactive to 19 March 2010 for Isotec Security systems that meet the criteria set forth by the Office of Safety Act Implementation.

In a statement released earlier, Isotec president David Barnes stated, “The DHS designation is the result of Isotec’s commitment to protect the innocent the unassuming and those charged with their protection. The designation by DHS and its Science and Technology Directorate’s confirms our ability to protect the most secure facilities on the planet along with their employees and patrons.”

The Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technology (SAFETY) Act of 2002 was enacted by Congress as part of the Homeland Security Act of 2002. Supporters say the SAFETY Act has had an important role in improving the security of the U.S. citizens and their interests.

Isotec’s Automated Weapons Control Portals have been popular in agencies within the Departments of Defense, Energy, Homeland Security, courthouses, and financial institutions. The solutions aims to protect employees, visitors, and facilities. The company notes that no strategic, public facility, or bank using the solution has suffered an armed incursion or successful armed robbery.

The SAFETY Act provides incentives for the development and deployment of anti-terrorism technologies through systems of risk and litigation management. The purpose of the Act is to ensure that the threat of liability does not deter potential manufacturers or sellers and users of anti-terrorism technologies from developing and commercializing technologies that could save lives. The Act creates certain liability limitations for claims arising out of, relating to, or resulting from an act of terrorism where “qualified anti-terrorism technologies” have been deployed.