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Universal Safety Response Wins ASIS Accolades Award for Transformational Product or Service

USR’s Expeditionary Mobile Barrier Wins First Ever ASIS Accolades Award
FRANKLIN, Tenn., Sept. 15, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Universal Safety Response (USR), a Smith & Wesson Company (Nasdaq: SWHC) and a leader in perimeter security systems, announced today that it has won the first ever ASIS Accolades Award for the company’s Expeditionary Mobile Barrier (EMB) in the category of Most Transformational Product or Service.

The EMB is a completely mobile barrier which combines a number of USR innovations, including several innovations which are also found in its GRAB and XMB products. Deployable in less than 10 minutes, the EMB can stop a 7,500-pound vehicle traveling 45 miles-per-hour. This reduced risk barrier system brings a vehicle to a complete stop, and incorporates ESCO energy absorption technology that increases the likelihood that vehicle occupants will be unharmed. It is immediately resettable after impact, with few or no replaced parts. An adjustable net allows the system to secure a variety of roadway widths without requiring additional parts.

Nearly one hundred applicants applied for the ASIS Accolades. Nominees in Most Transformational Product or Service category were required to have modified the function and purpose of an existing consumer technology or service to successfully address an innovative security application. Only ten winners were selected overall in the first ever ASIS Accolades Awards program. Those winners will be honored at the ASIS International 55th Annual Seminar and Exhibits Networking Luncheon on Monday, September 21 in Anaheim, California. Winners will also be invited to a press event on the same day and will be highlighted during the What’s New on the Floor session.

USR will attend the ASIS event held September 21-23 in Anaheim. From Booth #4162 the company will showcase the EMB as well as other technologies, including USR’s flagship product, the GRAB®. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

The ASIS Accolades award program was established to recognize the security industry’s best and most innovative products, services, and solutions. Nominees were selected by a team of five judges (ASIS members) representing end users and experts in security technologies who evaluated all entries.

About USR

Based in Franklin, Tenn., USR is a full-service perimeter security integrator, barrier manufacturer and installer. As a 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 original creator of GRAB®, the world’s fastest growing barrier technology. 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 For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to

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