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The Business Network of Emergency Resources, Inc (BNET) is responding to the COVID19 Pandemic with our CEAS Program for Crisis Response and Access Solutions.

We have responded with operational enhancements to meet the increasing demand for critical access. We are working diligently to process all requests at this time.

We wish all to be safe and well.

JUST-IN-TIME Placards for Enhanced Access Control

CEAS JUST-IN-TIME Placards for Enhancement Access ControlIn response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Business Network of Emergency Resources is pleased to announce an enhancement to its Corporate Emergency Access System (CEAS) that will allow program participants to self-print identification placards.

The new CEAS placard document provides a JUST-IN-TIME alternative to ordering, printing, and shipping physical access cards. Coordinators can easily select specific cardholders from their essential employee population and email them a placard, granting the same access privileges that a traditional CEAS card would provide.


Interoperable Access Control Solutions for Crisis Response and Recovery

When a critical event occurs, such as a natural or man-made disaster, essential personnel need access to private-sector company facilities as soon as possible to restore critical infrastructure and initiate business recovery activities.

Public safety personnel now have an effective tool to screen responding recovery personnel during an emergency. CEAS cards help identify essential, private-sector personnel attempting to enter restricted areas and affected facilities. The CEAS program is available to governments at no cost and is interoperable with any other CEAS jurisdiction.

Time is crucial to effective recovery after a crisis.
Having a process in place helps to mitigate damage and put recovery on the fast track.


Who Benefits from Utilizing the CEAS Program

Why Should Governments Participate in the CEAS Program?

How to Bring the Benefits of CEAS to Your Community

The CEAS program has been used successfully in local, county, and state governments since 2004 to create actionable bonds with private-sector businesses for the benefit of the entire community.

Governments interested in bringing the CEAS Crisis Access and Re-entry Solution to their jurisdictions should contact the Customer Support Center to schedule an introduction to the CEAS program.

A Partnership for Private-Sector, Business Recovery Access

After a crisis, it’s crucial for essential employees to gain entry to privately owned and operated facilities to assess damage and initiate restoration and recovery activities.

The CEAS program allows private-sector companies to apply for access cards for select employees, through a partnership with government, identifying them as “essential personnel” during a critical event, providing the ability to travel, enter affected areas, and service critical infrastructure.

How to Enroll Your Organization

Enrollment is simple, affordable, and will increase your organization’s disaster resiliency. Countless organizations of all types that take the continuity of services and operations seriously use the CEAS program.

 To enroll, please click on the link to contact the Customer Support Center

CEAS Crisis Response and Access Solutions

Having a process in place saves time, effort, and speeds recovery.

The CEAS public-private initiative brings government and business together to solve the post-disaster, access-control conundrum. CEAS assists the flow of vital resources and personnel to expedite community recovery. This secure, predefined process allows businesses to restore lifelines and help the community rebound.

Controlled access mitigates damage.

To minimize the economic impact after a crisis, it is crucial to act promptly to allow essential personnel to assess and mitigate damage. Having a planned, controlled re-entry program in place helps prevent the cascading effect of further damage to both businesses and the community.

Access facilitates critical infrastructure and community lifeline recovery.

Emergency access to enter affected areas is necessary to assess and repair lifelines for the community. The CEAS program is an easy-to-use, predefined process that creates a partnership between emergency management, law enforcement officials, and essential private-sector personnel.

CEAS gets the right people to the right places at the right time.

Where is CEAS Available?

Click this link to find out more about where the CEAS program is available and about our active programs in MD, NY, MA Statewide, NY, CT, RI Statewide, PA and other areas in progress.

Activation Essentials for CEAS Program Members

Since CEAS program activations are infrequent events, the information on these pages is provided to help reorient you with essential information and best practices when using the program.

Understanding Activation Levels

Learn more about CEAS Activation Levels and what they mean to your company and cardholders.


Helpful hints for program coordinators to prepare your company and cardholders for a CEAS activation.


Helpful hints for CEAS cardholders containing information you should know when using your CEAS card to travel or access a restricted area.


“As a New York-based company located a quarter-mile or less from where three major terror attacks and one earthquake have occurred in the past 25 years, we rely on the CEAS program to ensure that our key personnel, whose roles are vital to the protection of our people, brand, and operations, obtain the access required to support our Crisis Response / Crisis Management teams.”
- Joseph Bellomo, Director Security Services, American Express

"The CEAS Program makes it easier for businesses to recover when a major disaster occurs."
- Joseph F. Bruno, Former Commissioner New York City Office of Emergency Management

JUNE 2017- Rhode Island launches Corporate Emergency Access System (CEAS) Statewide-

RHODE ISLAND- Launch Represents BNET’s 2nd Statewide CEAS Program and the First Inter-operable Crisis Event Recovery Access Program Between States

Our partners listed below represent some of the most progressive disaster preparedness organizations in the nation.


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