Wackenhut Physical Security Services Make DHS 'Approved' List

The Wackenhut Corporation's physical security services have made the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's list of approved services for homeland security. It is the first and only contract security service provider in the U.S. to achieve this significant status.

According to the DHS' approved definition, Wackenhut's services are designed to envision and defend against possible terrorist scenarios, deny terrorists access to secured facilities, and to respond to terrorist related security breaches.

Wackenhut's certification, awarded under provisions of the federal law known as the "Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technology Act" (the "SAFETY Act"), provides significant liability protections to Wackenhut and its customers in the event of third-party lawsuits or claims should a future act of domestic or foreign-based terrorism, as defined by DHS, occur. In fact, DHS notes the positive impact that SAFETY Act certification may have on the cost and availability of terrorism risk insurance due to the reduction in liability exposure.