Aegis Industries Applauds Stricter Guidelines for CEW Product Testing and Measurement by Alberta Ministry of Public Safety

Aegis Industries Applauds Stricter Guidelines for CEW Product Testing and Measurement by Alberta Ministry of Public Safety

Rockville, MD, August 7, 2009 – Aegis Industries, LLC, the emerging leader of professional security solutions,
today applauded the stricter safety guidelines for Conducted Energy Weapons (CEWs) set forth by the Alberta
Solicitor General and Minister of Public Safety. The report, Provincial Guidelines for the Use of Conducted Energy
Weapons, specifies that law enforcement agencies in Alberta must test and measure the electrical output of new
CEWs before they are deployed in the field and annually thereafter.

“Alberta continues to take a leadership stance in promoting common sense policies for CEW usage,” said Kenneth J.
Stethem, founder and CEO of Aegis Industries. “Aegis is in lockstep with these new guidelines, particularly with
respect to standard CEW testing and measurement and, even more importantly, the autonomous oversight of the
testing procedures. If testing and measurement are not conducted uniformly and independently, integrity is
jeopardized, and public confidence and safety remain at risk. We respect the Ministry’s swift and decisive action on
this important issue.”

Additionally, the RCMP in Alberta and British Columbia announced their support for the guidelines in the respective
provinces, saying they are consistent with current RCMP policies and practices for CEW usage.
In British Columbia, the Braidwood Commission Report was recently issued with a series of specific guidelines to
improve the safety of CEW usage including: increased thresholds for use, new deployment criteria, incident reporting,
independent research and testing, additional training requirements, weapon certification, and compliance
requirements. The full Braidwood report can be accessed at
During Phase 1 of the Braidwood Inquiry in December 2008, Aegis presented to the Commission on the growing
importance for clearer definition of appropriate use, better oversight of technology deployment and uniform policies
for device testing and measurement.

About Aegis Industries

Headquartered in Rockville, MD, Aegis Industries is the emerging market leader in professional security solutions for
the military, law enforcement, corrections, and private security markets worldwide. Aegis’ solutions include the MK63
Trident, the industry’s first scalable Handheld Modular Multi-Stimulus Response Device (HMMRD). Aegis solutions
allow operators to show up, react and resolve potentially dangerous scenarios in a safer and more effective manner
than other intermediate force options. For more information, visit

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For Aegis Industries