US SAFETY Act Examined Amid Vegas Shooting Lawsuit

Author: Dan Gelinas, Published on Jul 25, 2018

Creating an international controversy, MGM Resorts has sued shooting victims, despite or perhaps because the Las Vegas gunman used the MGM-owned Mandalay Bay to kill 58 people.

Unsurprisingly, this has engendered significant opposition and mockery:

However, MGM is using the US SAFETY Act of 2002 as a defense in their complaint. But what is the SAFETY Act and how does it apply to security users? In this note, we examine:

  • What does it take to become SAFETY Act certified?
  • How do the levels of certification differ?
  • What protection does it apply?
  • What security system manufacturers are certified?
  • Should buyers look to SAFETY Act certification as an important differentiator?

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*******, *** ** ******** ** ****** *** of ****** * ******* ** their*********. *** **** ** the ****** *** *** how **** ** ***** to ******** *****? ** this ****, ** *******:

  • **** **** ** **** to ****** ****** *** certified?
  • *** ** *** ****** of ************* ******?
  • **** ********** **** ** apply?
  • **** ******** ****** ************* are *********?
  • ****** ****** **** ** SAFETY *** ************* ** an ********* **************?

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What ** ** *** **** **** ** ****?

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How ** *** ****** ** ************* ******?

***** ******** ********* ******** ******* *** *** SAFETY ***, **** ******* to ******, ***, **** and *****:

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What ******** ******** ********* *** ******?

*** ***** **** ** has ******** ****** *** their *,***** ****** *** listing. ********* *** ******** ************ database***** *** ** ******. However, *** ********* ** IPVM **** **** ********* who *** ******** ****** to *** ******* ***** status ********.

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************** *** **** *** a ******** **** **********, but ************* **** *** methods ** ********, ********* dictating ********, ********** *** conducting ******** ******, ***. For *******:

*************** *** ****** *** Website:

Should ****** **** ** ****** *** ******* ** * **************?

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*** *** **** ** putting **** ** *** test.

Is *** ***** ** *** *** *******?

***'* **** ******* ************** ******** ***********, *** ******* ***** to ******* ******** *** the ***** ** ******* Festival, * ****** ***-********* company, ****** ******* ** ***** complaint:

**** ** ** **** carry**** ********** *** ********* listings:

*** ****** ** ***** under *** ********** ********** Defense:

Dispute ************* ** ****** *** ** **** *****

*******,***** ** * ************ ******* *** ********** Contractor ******* ********** *** be ******** ** * non-military, ***-************ *******:

***** ** **** **** dispute ********* ******* ** not *** ***** ** Harvest ******** ******** **** qualifies *** *** ********** under *** ****** ***, since,********* ** ***, **** **** *** decided ******* ** *** the **** ******** *** an *** ** *********:

*******, ** ********* *** ** ***** complaint, ***'**** ******** ******* *********** * *** **** leaves ****** ***** **** Vegas **** ******** ********* as *********.

******* ***' ********* **********:

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Outlook ****** ***

*** ******* ** **** case ***** **** * notable ****** ** *** the ****** *** *** be *******. *********, ** is ******* ********* ** a ** ********** ******* that ***** ** ** use ** **** ******** companies.

Comments (8)

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** ***** **** * ********* ***********, **'* * ******** ****. I ** ****** **** ************ ** ************* *** ***** ** that **** ****** *** ****.

**** *** ** ** ********* ******, *** *** ******* *** MGM *** ***** ***** **** - ******** ***** ******* ********* exposure ** ***** ***** ******** ******** **** *** ** *** books.

To ** ******** **** ***** ** ********** *********** ** **** ** ***** ****.

*** ******* ****, ** *** ****** *** ** *** **, is **** *** ******** ******** ******* ** * ******* *** pretty ********* *** ********** ******** ** *****.

** ******** ******* ** **** ********** **** *** **** ** nothing - ***************** *** ***********.

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** *** ** ***** **. **'* * ******** ** *** much **** ******* **** **** **** * *** *********** **** succeed **** *** **** - *** ***** ****** ** *** suit.

"********** *** ******* ***** *** ******** ** **** *** ******* should ** - *** ** ***."

* *****, ***, ** *** *********, **** **** ** ******** based ** ********* **** ** $$.

***** *** **** ***** **** ********* ******** *** **** ***** brand ***********, *** ******** **** ** ********* ** ******** **** victims ******* ** **** **** ********** ** ** ** **** greater ********* ****.

***** *******, ***.

***** ***, ****!

* ***** *** **** ****** ** ***** ***** *** ** that **** *** **** *** ***** ******** ***** ******** **** his **** *** ****** **** ********** **. *'* *** *** plaintiff's ******* **** **** ** **** *** ****** *** ******* declared **********.

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