Akal Security has received SAFETY Act designation from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for our security officers providing protection services to US Government facilities. This approval comes after an exhaustive application and selection process by DHS to ensure that the protection technology is a solid deterrence to acts of terrorism.
The SAFETY Act provides important legal liability protections for providers of qualified anti-terrorism technologies, and for customers who use these approved products or services. The goal of the SAFETY Act, which was passed by Congress as part of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, Public Law 107-296, is to encourage providers to develop and deploy new and innovative anti-terrorism products and services by providing risk mitigation and liability protections. Akal deploys just such technology everyday in the form of trained security personnel who protect our customers and vital U.S. infrastructure.
The SAFETY Act creates a system of “litigation management” for both Akal and our customers by imposing important liability limitations for “claims arising out of, relating to, or resulting from an act of terrorism” where Akal’s security services have been deployed.
Akal’s customers receive the benefit of this liability protection should an act of terrorism occur, because they have purchased anti-terrorism services from Akal, a company SAFTEY Act designated and approved by DHS. Using SAFETY Act designated services has the potential to have a positive impact on the cost and availability of terrorism risk insurance for our customers due to the reduction in liability exposure.