Mitigate liability exposure and differentiate your product.
Liability. It's likely your biggest concern when deploying a homeland security product or service. Legal precedence has shown the liability exposure is large enough to cripple an entire enterprise. To incentivize the creation and deployment of anti-terrorism technologies and provide liability protection, Congress enacted the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 – SAFETY Act.
But applying is easier said than done. And the process alone is enough to deter the benefits for most. At Catalyst-Go, we provide a “turn-key” solution by crafting the entire application from step one, and we can also support an application that is moving slowly or has been stalled. What is more, Catalyst-Go provides expert advice on structuring your insurance policies and refer you to trusted insurance brokers who understand SAFETY Act.
The Application Process
Once your company submits an application for a technology they have or wish to bring to market, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate evaluates it for coverage. The Department’s review process first determines the effectiveness of a technology’s anti-terrorism capability and then its potential liability exposure. If the application is approved, SAFETY Act protections limit the liability against damage or injury claims that allege failure of the technology or service.
Types of Coverage
There are two levels of coverage provided to companies that manufacture, sell, or deploy SAFETY Act-approved technologies:
SAFETY Act Designation caps a company’s liability to a specific dollar amount, which the Department determines during the evaluation process. A subset of this category is Developmental Test and Evaluation Designation, designed for promising anti-terrorism technologies that are undergoing operational testing and evaluation.
SAFETY Act Certification grants companies the equivalent of the Government Contractor’s Defense, which is immunity from suit.Service Oriented Headline
Safety Act Application Expertise
Catalyst-Go offers support with every step of the SAFETY Act application process. We've helped over 100 organizations successfully file safety act applications.
Some of world-leading businesses with which Catalyst-Go has worked to gain SAFETY Act protection include:
- Port Authority of New York and New Jersey – Newark Liberty International Airport Security Program
- New York Mets – Citi Field Stadium Security Program
- Ryder – Global Supply Chain Security Program
- Simon Property Group – Shopping Center Security Program
- American Water Works Association – Risk Assessment Standard
- CSC – Event Security Services
- PricewaterhouseCoopers – Risk Assessment Process
For many businesses, handling an application directly can be time consuming and burdensome. Doing this in house, unless your attorneys are specifically trained always costs more than Catalyst-Go. Catalyst-Go’s experts hold the technical background, legal expertise, and federal and industry know-how to help your application succeed.
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