ABM Security Services awarded Safety Act certification

Business Editors/Security Writers

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--January 27, 2009--The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has approved the security guard services provided by ABM Security Services for the highest level of liability protection under the SAFETY Act. The DHS award of SAFETY Act Certification provides liability protection to ABM Security Services and its customers in the event of a terrorist attack. ABM Security Services is a subsidiary of ABM Industries Incorporated, one of the United States' leading facility services contractors.

SAFETY Act Certification provides liability protection for qualified anti-terrorism technologies deemed, after careful review by DHS, to be effective, reliable, and safe. (The term "technologies" encompasses both products and services.) Customers and end-users of SAFETY Act certified anti-terrorism technologies are shielded from third-party claims concerning the technology, in the event of a terrorist attack.

"Since September 11, 2001, many organizations have faced an unfortunate real-world challenge: putting in place assets that provide some measure of protection against terrorist threats, while at the same time protecting themselves, financially, from any potential litigation arising from the deployment of those assets following a terrorist event. The SAFETY Act was designed to address that challenge by creating a mechanism for identifying high-quality anti-terrorist technologies and services and providing vital liability protection to encourage their use," said Chris Hansen, executive vice president, ABM Security Services.

"Receiving SAFETY Act Certification puts our security guard services on the Department of Homeland Security's Approved Product List and gives our customers one more important reason for selecting ABM Security Services," added Hansen.