High Rise Escape Systems, Inc. Named 'Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology' By Department of Homeland Security

Aug. 31, 2007

SANFORD, Fla., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- High Rise Escape Systems, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has designated the company's primary products, the Guardian and Responder emergency evacuation systems, as "Qualified Anti-terrorism technologies". The goal of the 2002 SAFETY Act is to encourage the development and deployment of new and innovative anti-terrorism products and services by providing liability protections. The designation recognizes that High Rise's products have successfully met the requirements of the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002, also known as the "SAFETY Act". High Rise Escape Systems, Inc. is the first company in the United States that provides supplemental evacuation to be certified under the Safety Act.

"Since 9-11 the US economy has moved from a service based economy to a security based economy," observed Ryan Alles , President of High Rise Escape Systems, Inc. "This certification puts High Rise Escape Systems, Inc. in the company of numerous internationally respected corporations such as Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and many others who have responded to our government's call to develop products that will help protect the lives and property of Americans around the country and the world. It is now six years after 9-11, and we are honored to be one of the few companies that manufactures an escape system that greatly reduces the risk of being stranded in a burning or distressed high rise structure."

This new designation for High Rise opens a number of significant new marketing opportunities with commercial, municipal and governmental entities around the United States and the world. Each year there are thousands of fires and structural failures in skyscrapers, office buildings, high-rise condominiums and hotels that create life-threatening circumstances for residents, tenants and guests. High Rise Escape Systems' products are designed to save lives, whether directly because of a terrorist incident or because of one of the many other reasons that people need to safely be evacuated from a dangerous building when the current conventional methods cannot be used. The High Rise Escape Systems' Guardian and Responder Emergency Evacuation Systems, serve as both alternative and supplemental means of egress for buildings and structures of up to 999 feet.

The 2002 SAFETY Act, www.safetyact.gov provides important legal liability protections for providers of Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technologies, whether they are products or services. The Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act Designation reduces the amount of liability insurance that the seller must maintain, allowing companies to aggressively market their products without having to inflate the cost due to extremely-high product liability premiums.

"The real challenge for products like ours lies in convincing the status-quo mentality of the commercial and civilian marketplaces to provide crucial, yet cost-effective safe guards before a major problem occurs," explained Alles. "Schools prepare their students with fire drills and bad weather procedures, giving everyone a plan for a worst case scenario. Thank God these procedures are not used very often, but they're in place just in case."

Alles continued, "Ever hear to plan two ways out? Our products decrease the risk that a disastrous situation, will become even worse. Each High Rise Escape system goes a long way to closing a majority of the vulnerabilities. No system will provide a 100% guarantee that everyone in a building will always be safe, but by incorporating our system or one like ours into their emergency contingency plans, building owners and managers will greatly reduce the risk of loss of life, and the related business costs that are the consequence of such a disaster. High Rise Escape Systems, Inc. is in the business of saving lives. Count on Us! We'll let you down."

High Rise Escape Systems, Inc. is a privately-held public company. The company has been in business for 2 years and is located at 240 Power Ct. Suite 108 in Sanford, Florida. The company's website is www.highriseescapesystems.com .

Companies or individuals interested in purchasing or becoming a distributor should contact:

Ryan Alles, President High Rise Escape Systems, Inc. 800-643-9635 www.highriseescapesystems.com

SOURCE High Rise Escape Systems, Inc.

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