SPRINGFIELD, Mass., October 22, 2010 — Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (Nasdaq Global Select: SWHC) – – Universal Safety Response, Inc. (USR®), a Smith & Wesson company and a leading turnkey provider of perimeter security solutions, today announced that the company will feature the award winning, Expeditionary Mobile Barrier (EMB™) at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference in Orlando, Florida (Smith & Wesson booth 1835).
The EMB is an innovative, mobile, automotive net barrier technology that provides effective security in a variety of settings. Applications include utilization at security check points by law enforcement and military personnel, as well as on or near roadways by departments of transportation and road construction companies seeking protection for workers. The proprietary technology incorporated in the EMB system reduces the risk of injury to vehicle occupants while bringing the vehicle to a complete stop. In multiple crash tests, including international testing, the EMB has successfully arrested vehicles traveling up to 60 mph.
The EMB system can be transported in a standard pick-up truck and can be set-up by two individuals in less than five minutes with no tools. It can be reset and reused after an impact in less than five minutes, with minimal replacement parts required, compared with alternative barriers that often require extensive repair before reuse. With multiple anchor options available, the EMB can be set-up on virtually any roadway surface where a vehicle barrier is needed. The barrier system can span one, two, and three lane roads (up to 40 feet). A wireless remote control option allows the EMB to be raised or lowered in less than two seconds. The EMB is a cost-effective solution for organizations that need a completely portable, reduced-risk active vehicle barrier.
Universal Safety Response continues to expand into new markets and is excited to showcase at the prestigious IACP law enforcement conference, alongside Smith & Wesson. The IACP Conference will be held October 24, 2010 through October 26, 2010 in Orlando and will house over 700 exhibiting companies. More information on the conference can be found at www.theiacpconference.org.
In 2009 the EMB won the first ever ASIS Accolades Award in the category of Most Transformational Product or Service. The EMB is offered through USR’s GSA Schedule, and can be viewed at www.gsaadvantage.gov.
Based in Franklin, Tenn., USR is a full-service perimeter security integrator, barrier manufacturer, and installer. As a wholly owned Smith & Wesson company, USR provides a complete range of products and services tailored to each client’s unique specifications. USR is proud to incorporate its core values of customer service, integrity, innovation, and quality into every project. Founded in 1994, USR is the creator of the GRAB® barrier system. USR serves a variety of clients in the defense, transportation, and petrol-chemical industries, as well as corporate facilities, airports, Fortune 500 companies, national laboratories, and museums. To learn more about USR’s services and products, call (615) 224-0400 or visit www.usrgrab.com. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com.
About Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: SWHC) is a U.S.-based, global provider of products and services for safety, security, protection, and sport. The company designs and constructs facility perimeter security solutions for military and commercial applications, and delivers a broad portfolio of firearms and related training to the military, law enforcement, and sports markets. SWHC companies include Smith & Wesson Corp., the globally recognized manufacturer of quality firearms; Universal Safety Response, Inc., a full-service perimeter security integrator, barrier manufacturer and installer; and Thompson/Center Arms Company, Inc., a premier designer and manufacturer of premium hunting firearms. SWHC facilities are located in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Tennessee. For more information on Smith & Wesson and its companies, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com; www.usrgrab.com; or www.tcarms.com.