MadahCom's WAVES gets SAFETY Act designation
SARASOTA, Fla.--MadahCom, a division of Cooper Industries, announced July 17 it has received certification from the Department of Homeland Security for its WAVES Mass Notification System as "an approved product for homeland security" 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 companies in the security space from exiting as a result of excessive concern over potentially very large lawsuit settlements.
MadahCom's portable TACWAVES technology also received certification. The protections offered by the SAFETY Act, including a presumption of immunity from liability in certain circumstances, extends in many cases to integrators installing the technology and customers employing the mass notification system. The MadahCom product is the only mass notification system with SAFETY Act designation.
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.