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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