Based on the dramatic and disturbing increase in workplace violence and natural disasters, we strongly recommend all private security services firms include a force majeure provision in their contracts. Following is a sample.

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Suggested Force Majeure Provision in Physical Security Contracts:

Physical Security Provider shall not be liable to client, its officers, directors, employees, agents, guests, invitees or any other third party and, to the fullest extent permitted by law, Client hereby releases Physical Security Provider, its stockholders, directors, officers, employees and agents for any property loss, economic loss or personal injury (including death) resulting from Physical Security Provider's delay in performing or failure to perform any service under this Agreement where such delay or failure is caused, in whole or in part, by any event beyond the reasonable control of the Physical Security Provider, its employees and agents, including but not limited to any act of God, active shooter incident, pandemic outbreak, flood, windstorm, governmental embargo, quarantine, strike, riot, war or other military action, civil disorder, acts of terrorism, rebellion or revolution, hostile fire, sabotage or governmental seizure.