CLEARWATER FL — December 16, 2013 — BlastGard International, Inc. (OTCQB®: BLGA ("BlastGard" or the "Company") wholly-owned subsidiary HighCom Security, Inc., a leading provider of personal protective equipment, is pleased to announce its new Civilian Armor System (CAS) product line. HighCom’s Civilian Armor Insert is a level IIIA ballistic resistant insert designed to withstand multiple shot impacts from handgun fire. Our level IIIA lightweight CAS inserts are tested according to the National Institute of Justice and are designed and manufactured in the USA. Typically used by civilians, our CAS inserts can be placed into existing backpacks, laptop bags, i-pad cases, luggage, or other cases to provide an economical and lightweight multi-hit protection option for civilian use at work, school, or during other normal everyday activities.
Michael J. Gordon, CEO of BlastGard, said, “We are really excited to be introducing this new product line. HighCom has distributed close to 1,000,000 pieces of ballistic armor over the past decade for the military and law enforcement. We have all seen the violence in our schools and workplaces. This civilian line is in response to the alarming increase in public shootings. The video on our website clearly shows its effectiveness. As the father of 2 college students, I wanted a product that my children could have with them daily by simply inserting a CAS lightweight ballistic panel into their backpack. I also use one for my laptop case. We are passionate about saving lives and these panels now provide the general public with a level of protection they currently don’t have.”
About HighCom Security, Inc.
HighCom Security, Inc. (“HighCom”) designs, manufactures and distributes a unique range of security products and personal protective gear (including tactical body armor) such as our NIJ 0101.06 certified hard armor products as well as our NIJ 2005 Interim compliant body armor solutions. Over the past decade, HighCom has supported through manufacturing and distribution some of the largest soft armor manufacturers with private label/OEM hard armor solutions for end use by military and law enforcement agencies globally because we are known for innovative technology, exceptional customer service and superior quality performance. Established in 1997, HighCom is recognized by many within the body armor industry as a trusted and valuable resource for high quality and cost effective NIJ certified armor solutions. Located in Columbus, Ohio, our manufacturing and distribution facility, our R&D program along with our internal ballistic laboratory allows HighCom to effectively manage all critical quality aspects of processes controlling design, production, and supply of our products to operators globally. Additional information on HighCom Security, Inc. can be found at http://www.highcomsecurity.com.
About BlastGard International, Inc.
BlastGard International, Inc. manufactures and markets proprietary blast mitigation materials. The Company's patented BlastWrap® technology effectively mitigates blast effects and suppresses post-blast fires. This unique technology can be used to create new, finished products or be used to retrofit to existing products. BlastGard's core market focus is on blast effects mitigation for the commercial sector, military, law enforcement and government agencies. Additional information on BlastGard International, Inc. can be found at http://www.blastgardintl.com
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Company Contact: BlastGard International, Inc., Michael J. Gordon at (727) 592-9400