October 24, 2006 at 06:00 AM EDT
New Underwater Breathing Device Set to Revolutionize Scuba Industry
Homeland Security Group International Announces Expanded Capabilities for the Neptune EBD; HMSG Announces Significant Testing Advances With Development Partners Leading to Launch of New, Expanded Capabilities Model of Its Patented Neptune EBD-1 Breathing Device

Homeland Security Group International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HMSG) announced today that its newest product, Neptune EBD1 has been re-designed to extend the breathing time to fifty-five minutes.

The new breathing device measures approximately 13 inches long, 4 1/2 inches wide with a weight of just less than five (5) pounds. The new version, which has not been officially named, will supply 55 to 60 minutes of positive, 2-stage regulated airflow depending on stress level.

Like its predecessor, the Neptune EBD1, this new device utilizes factory-sealed air cylinders making it immediately ready for use even after prolonged storage. Just one hand is required to start the device. It is small and lightweight and currently comes with an optional holster pouch. Only a short orientation is required prior to use. The device is ideal for aircrew members, workers in confined spaces (such as mines), firefighters, law enforcement, divers, hazmat crews, etc.

"We have been working closely with the inventor to get this offering to the market quickly due to market interest. We feel this newest generation will revolutionize the diving industry," commented Powers. "Imagine a 5 pound air bottle that allows for 55 minutes of breathing time. Paperwork for new patents is near completion. We previewed the Neptune EBD1 at Strong Angel III Integrated Disaster Response Demonstration in August. Since that date we have aggressively targeted Fire Departments, Emergency First Responders, Military and Law Enforcement personnel. Everyone we have shown this device immediately wants more information. This new version was borne out of feedback from military, civilian and law enforcement divers. These trained military and civilian professional divers are telling us this is the greatest thing that the diving industry has seen in a long time," concluded Powers.

Powers offered the following points that make the Neptune the wave of the future:

1. Size
2. Capacity
3. The device uses air, not oxygen or other mixes
4. Quick deployment
5. Very light pressure to receive air into the mouth (Persons do not have
to use strong lung capacity for intake of air)
6. Long shelf life
7. No maintenance
8. Lightweight
9. It doesn't interfere with other equipment carried on the person

The company is also working with their joint venture partner Recon Mountaineer LLC to design a new Buoyancy Compensating (BC) vest that will incorporate the EBD. EBD1 models are available for immediate shipping. HMSG expects to have the new version available for sale by mid November.

Videos of the Neptune EBD-1 can be viewed on the HMSG website at: www.hstinc.us

ABOUT HOMELAND SECURITY GROUP INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Homeland Security Group International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HMSG), is a technology-based corporation based in San Diego, California. 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 an alliance with Recon Mountaineer, LLC, (an Oceanside, Calif.-based designer and manufacturer of military combat gear for the United States Armed Forces). The company has also 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 in this release contains all such information.


Contact:
Homeland Security Group International
Colonel Jeffrey A. Powers
858-436-2480

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