SOURCE: Homeland Security Group International

March 16, 2007 06:12 ET

Homeland Security Group International Announces Extended 6000psi Bottle for EBD-1

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 16, 2007 -- Colonel Jeffrey A. Powers, CEO of Homeland Security Group International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HMSG) announced today that HMSG has received confirmation from their manufacturer of high pressure bottle systems that an extended 6000psi bottle has been developed for the EBD-1 and has passed testing and is ready for production. HMSG expects this new bottle to extend the air time to 30 minutes needed for NIOSH certification for mine safety applications.

HMSGs bottle manufacturer is working feverishly to attain NIOSH certification needed to obtain favorable consideration by mine safety officials intending to spotlight the EBD-1 at the upcoming National Mine Rescue Team Competition in Carlin, NV on April 20 - 21.

"We are confident that our unit will far exceed the capabilities of currently issued emergency breathing apparatus used for mine safety," commented Colonel Jeffrey Powers, CEO of HMSG. "We are hardening the tubing on the current EBD-1 to make it more rugged for mine safety applications. This is a much smaller, lighter, more user friendly device than the one currently in use in mines," continued Powers. "The EBD is a self contained breathing apparatus and doesn't filter air but rather supplies breathable air.

During recent demonstrations, officials were very excited. The mine safety officials have requested follow on meetings to discuss placing a supply of units and air bottles in newly manufactured "safe rooms" of mines to be used in case of emergencies underground.

The 6000psi bottle and its extended air capacity comes as an added benefit from design modifications currently underway for the EBD-2. Minor modifications to the valve system of the current EBD-1 are underway to adapt the new extended life air bottle to the existing 1st stage regulator. The manufacturer has also forwarded DOT HAZMAT certification certificates for these bottles: Reg. No: 062304 700 038MO.

About Homeland Security Group International

Homeland Security Group International (PINKSHEETS: HMSG) is a technology-based corporation based in north county San Diego. HMSG's mission is the development and commercialization of technology focused on providing increased security for both civilian and military personnel throughout the world. Under the leadership of Colonel Jeffrey A. Powers, USMC (Retired), HMSG has assembled a portfolio of technology and services through alliances with established defense-related companies and through internal development that is being brought to market in a cost-efficient and timely manner. The company has partnered with leading security firms to design and market surveillance systems for homeland defense security applications.

This press release contains forward-looking statements pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include risks and uncertainties that may cause the company's plans to change and are in no way intended to guarantee that the company will be successful in executing its plans. HMSG's common stock currently trades on the over-the-counter "Pink Sheets" under the symbol "HMSG." This press release in no way constitutes any recommendation regarding the securities of HMSG or its affiliates. Any person reading this press release is advised that this release should be considered in light of all facts and circumstances regarding the business and financial condition and prospects of HMSG, and no inference is made that this release contains all such information.

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