April 16, 2007 17:34 ET

Security With Advanced Technology Response Regarding Pepperball Patent Infringement Claim

WESTMINSTER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 16, 2007 -- Security With Advanced Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWAT) (NASDAQ: SWATW) responded to a complaint that was filed by Pepperball Technologies, Inc. ("PTI") against Security With Advanced Technology, Inc. and its subsidiaries. PTI alleges in the civil action that the prospective manufacture and distribution of SWAT's non-lethal projectile launchers infringes certain of PTI's patents and breached a Reseller Agreement between Vizer and PTI. PTI is seeking (a) damages for the alleged patent infringement and breach of contract, (b) an injunction to prohibit further alleged patent infringement and (c) other relief and costs.

Scott Sutton, President and CEO of SWAT, noted, "Based upon our preliminary review of the action, we believe that PTI's claims are without merit. We intend to vigorously defend this matter, including exploring all legal rights and remedies available to us to protect our products, technology and brand; such as pursuing counterclaims against PTI, if necessary."

Vizer and Avurt were acquired by SWAT in a merger that closed effective December 31, 2006. Vizer has been an Authorized Reseller of PTI's products since January 2005. SWAT, Vizer and Avurt have applied for numerous patents on non-lethal launchers that are being developed and anticipate releasing them for sale in the second quarter of 2007.

About Security With Advanced Technology, Inc.

Security With Advanced Technology, Inc. is a leading provider of high-tech security products and services, which include non-lethal personal protection devices, surveillance and intrusion detection systems and mobile digital video surveillance solutions. SWAT's products and services are designed for government agencies, military and law enforcement, in addition to transportation, commercial facilities and non-lethal personal protection segments. For additional information visit or call the corporate headquarters at (800) 498-7965.

Contact Information

  • SWAT contacts:

    Heather Black

    Greg Pusey