Adesta earns SAFETY Act approval

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Thursday, January 4, 2007

OMAHA, Neb.--Adesta, a systems integrator and project management company working in security and communications, announced this week that its Physical and Electronic Security Solutions Services have earned certification and designation as a qualified anti-terrorism technology under the SAFETY Act of 2002. The Act was passed following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and protects designees from liability as a result of future terrorist acts. The intent was to prevent security companies from exiting the market as a result of excessive concern over potentially very large lawsuit settlements.
Adesta specializes in critical infrastructure protection. The protections offered by the SAFETY Act, including a presumption of immunity from liability in certain circumstances, extends to Adesta's customers and are retroactive to Aug. 1, 2002. Adesta joins Lockheed Martin, Unisys, Northrop Grumman, Securitas Systems and Boeing as one of the first security system integrators to earn SAFETY Act designation and certification.
A number of manufacturers working in the homeland security space already have designations for certain of their products, and in 2006, ASIS earned SAFETY Act designation for its Certified Protection Professional, Professional Certified Investigator and Physical Security Professional certification programs.