AST Announces 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Finalists

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Today’s new generation of security experts need real-time knowledge to deal with terrorism, lone wolf attacks, unprecedented urban violence, shifts in society, culture and media bias’s making it increasingly difficult for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security Professionals to implement coordinated security measures to ensure national security and improve public safety.

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  • Federal, State & Local Government Agencies & Law Enforcement Organizations, Private Security Agencies… Security Directors… Port Directors… Airport Directors… IT/Cyber Security Directors & more
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2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

Sponsored by ATI Systems, Sharp Electronics, Automatic Systems America, Robotic Assistance Devices & More!

American Security Today’s comprehensive Homeland Security Awards Program was organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of physical, IT, port security, law enforcement, and first responders, in acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

AST is pleased to announce the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards’ Finalists, for their outstanding product development achievements and exciting new technologies to address the growing homeland security threats our Nation is facing.

To highlight the tremendous accomplishments of firms receiving this prestigious award and providing the recognition they deserve, we will be publishing the AST December ‘ASTORS’ Champions Edition – ‘Year in Review.’

The ‘ASTORS’ Champion Edition is published annually in December and highlights some of the tremendous accomplishments the firms nominated to receive this prestigious award, and others, and will include a review of programs and feature details on many of the winning firms.

The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Finalists are:

  • Advanced Detection Technology, LLC

    • LowCam VI110 Under Vehicle Inspection System
  • Advanced Protection Systems Sp. z o.o.

    • SafeSky Counter UAV system
  • AlertEnterprise

    • AlertEnterprise Sentry
  • AlertMedia

    • AlertMedia Mass Notification Software
  • Allied Universal

    • Allied Universal at Battery Park City Authority
  • Allied Universal

    • Allied Universal at Denver Water
  • Allied Universal 

    • State of Tennessee and Allied Universal

(See an overview of Allied Universal’s integrated security services and systems solutions. Courtesy of Allied Universal and YouTube)

  • American Signal Corporation

    • CompuLert NEXGen
  • AMICO Security

    • ANC Non-Conductive Fence System
  • AMICO Security

    • AMIGUARD Perimeter System
  • AMICO Security

    • AMICO Layered Perimeter System
  • AMICO Security

    • AMICO Chameleon System

  • AmpliVox Sound Systems

    • Mity-Lite Plus Portable PA
    • A 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award Winner


  • Amulet Group Holdings

    • Amulet Ballistic Barriers
  • APERIO Systems

    • Data Forgery Detection Technology
  • Arecont Vision

    • SurroundVideo Omni G3 Adjustable View Multi-Sensor Camera

(Brad Donaldson, VP of Product Development at Arecont Vision walks you through the steps to install the new SurroundVideo Omni G3 camera. Courtesy of Arecont Vision and YouTube)

  • Armor Express

    • Gen2 Razor
  • ATI Systems

    • MassAlert
  • Attivo Networks

    • Attivo Networks ThreatOps 
  • Attivo Networks

    • Attivo Networks ThreatDefend

  • Automatic Systems America

    • SlimLane Swing Door Security Barrier Optical Turnstile
    • A 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award Winner


  • Axis Communications

    • XP40-Q1942 Explosion-Protected PT Thermal Network Camera
    • A 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award Winner


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  • Bellevue University

    • Bellevue University Security Management Degree Program
    • A 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Gold Award Winner


  • Buchanan & Edwards

    • Marine Corps Recuiting Information Support System (MCRISS) Recruiter Tool (RCT)
  • Business Network of Emergency Resources (BNET)

    • Corporate Emergency Access System (CEAS)
  • Canon U.S.A.

    • uniFLOW, imageRUNNER ADVANCE, imageWARE Secure Audit Manager Express
  • Carybne 

    • Reporty PSAP 911 Emergency Technologies & Mass Notification System

  • Cellbusters

    • Zone Protector & Zone Manager Cell Phone Detection System
    • A 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award Winner


  • Centrify

    • Centrify Identity Services

(The Centrify Identity Platform protects against the leading point of attack used in data breaches ― compromised credentials — by securing an enterprise’s internal and external users as well as its privileged accounts. Courtesy of Centrify and YouTube)

  • CHERRY Americas

    • Smart Card Reading Devices
    • A 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award Winner


  • Claroty

    • Claroty Platform
  • Cleveland Electric Labs

    • FiberStrike LCM-Switch
  • Cobalt Light Systems

    • Resolve Handheld Chemical ID System for Hazmat, Explosives & Narcotics ID 
  • Code Dx

    • Code Dx Enterprise
  • Crotega

    • Crotega Sentrē  System
  • Demisto

    • Demisto Enterprise
  • Department 13

    • Mesmer Counter Drone Solution

(What is the Mesmer Counter Drone Solution? Find out here. Courtesy of Department 13 and YouTube)

  • Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Office of Personnel Management  (OPM)

    • Risk Management Process Training Program (RMPTP)
  • DHS Science & Technology Directorate (S&T)

    • Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment (EDGE) Virtual Training Platform
  • DHS Science & Technology Directorate (S&T)

    • Resilient Tunnel Plug (RTP) 
  • DHS Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate First Responders Group (FRG)

    • Flood Apex Program
  • DHS Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) Explosives Division (EXD)

    • Surface Transportation Explosives Threat Detection (STETD)

(Find out what DHS S&T is doing to meet Mass Transit challenges with the Surface Transportation Explosive Threat Detection Program, to help provide a layered, integrated capability to detect & mitigate the explosive threat at the speed of the traveling public. Courtesy of DHS S&T and YouTube)

  • Everbridge

    • Everbridge Safety Connection

  • FLIR Systems

    • FLIR Griffin G510
    • A 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award Winner


  • FLIR Systems

    • A 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award Winner


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  • Forum Systems

    • Forum Sentry API Security Gateway
  • GammaTech Computer Corporation

    • DURABOOK R11
  • Genetec

    • Genetec Stratocast
  • Global Elite Group

    • Aviation Security & Management
  • GTL (Global Tel*Link)

    • Mobile IQ/Blended Approach
  • GTL (Global Tel*Link)

    • GTL Inspire Tablet

(Members of GTL discuss data security in the corrections environment. Courtesy of GTL and YouTube)

  • Haines Security Solutions

    • Physical Security Engineering Training & Certification
  • HID Global

    • HID PIV (Personal Identity Verification)

  • High Rise Escape Systems

    • Guardian Escape System
    • A 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Gold Award Winner


  • IndigoVision

    • CyberVigilant
  • Interagency Security Committee (ISC), Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

    • Interagency Security Committee Risk Management Process (ISC RMP) Training Program
  • Ivanti

    • Ivanti Identity Director
  • Jeff Price

    • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Joseph Sweeney

    • New York City Hospital Police
  • Joseph Yuhasz

    • FBI Special Agent, Cyber Division (CyD), Pittsburgh, PA
  • Kathleen L. Kiernan, Ed.D.

    • SameShield
  • Kiernan Group Holdings

    • Preparedness Without Paranoia
  • Kingston Technology

    • IronKey D300 Encrypted USB drive
  • Konica Minolta Business Solutions


(Work is not where you are. Work is what you get done. Konica Minolta’s Workplace of the Future product and solution portfolio will help companies reshape work to be more productive, efficient, collaborative and secure. Courtesy of Konica Minolta US and YouTube)

  • Konica Minolta Business Solutions

    • HID ActivIdentity & AU-211P
  • Konica Minolta Business Solutions

  • Konstantinos Papazoglou, Ph.D.

    • Scientific Research Serving those who Serve: Exploring Stress and Promoting Resilience among Police Officers
  • Lieberman Software

    • Lieberman RED – Rapid Enterprise Defense Suite
  • Lou Krupkin 

    • Terrorism Analyst, Certified Narcotics K-9 Handler

  • LRAD Corporation

    • LRAD 950RXL
    • A 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award Winner


  • LRAD Corporation

    • LRAD DS-60XL
    • A 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award Winner


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  • Maritime Arresting Technologies

    • Unmanned Underwater-Vessel Interceptor
    • A 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award Winner


  • Metrasens

    • Proscreen 500
  • NEC Corporation of American

    • NeoFace Express

  • Netwrix Corporation

    • Netwrix Auditor
    • A 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award Winner


  • NICE Public Safety

    • NICE Inform Elite
    • A 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award Winner


(Check out how NICE Systems’ public safety solutions help 911 centers and police departments reconstruct and understand the who, what, when, where, why of incidents to improve emergency communications and close more cases faster. Courtesy of NICE and YouTube)

  • NopSec

    • NopSec Unified VRM
  • Orolia

    • MEOSAR Satellite Ground System
  • PC Pitstop

    • PC Matic

  • PlateSmart Technologies

    • ARES Insights
    • A 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award Winner


  • PlateSmart Technologies

    • ARES Viewer
    • A 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award Winner


  • Probable Cause Solutions

    • Camera Canvass Tracker
  • PRO-VISION Video Systems

    • PROVISION BODYCAM BC-300 with SecuraMax

(Learn More about the PRO-VISION® Law Enforcement Product Line. Courtesy of PRO-VISION Video Systems and YouTube)

  • PRO-VISION Video Systems

    • SecuraMax by PRO-VISION
  • PRO-VISION Video Systems

    • PROVISION 1080p HD In-Car Video Recording System

    • Solaris Active Infrared Beam
  • Quanergy

    • Q Guard

  • Quantum Corporation

    • StorNext 6 File System
    • A 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award Winner


  • Radware

    • Attack Mitigation Solution
  • Raul Arroyo 

    • APG Security and TSA
  • Rave Mobile Safety

    • Rave Panic Button
  • Rave Mobile Safety

    • Rave Alert

American Security Today

  • RCMP Police Dog Service Training Centre

    • RCMP Police Dog Service Training Centre Fentanyl Detection Program
  • RedSeal

    • RedSeal Network Modeling and Risk Scoring Platform
  • Robotic Assistance Devices

    • SMP/RAD S5 Robotic Guard
  • Ross Technology

    • Architectural Security Windows and Doors
  • Ross Technology

    • (XT-4200) M50 P1 Post & Beam Gate
  • Ross Technology

    • (XL-501 / RSS-F501D) M50 P1 Post & Beam Fence

(See the Ross Technology M50 P1 Post & Beam Fence Crash Test in Action! Courtesy of Ross Technology and YouTube)

  • Securiport

    • Securiport Intelligent Information Management System (IIMS)
    • A 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award Winner


  • Select Engineering Services

    • Automatic Injury Detection (AID)
  • Send Word Now From OnSolve

    • SWN Direct
  • Sharp Electronics

    • Sharp INTELLOS Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicle (A-UGV)
  • Shooter Detection Systems

    • Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System
  • Siklu

    • Millimeter wave wireless connectivity radios
  • Siren Operated Sensor (SOS)

    • SOS Silent

  • SolarWinds

    • SolarWinds Log & Event Manager
    • A 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award Winner


(Learn More about SolarWinds Log & Event Manager – an affordable, easy-to-use security information and event management (SIEM) solution that helps users detect and respond to security threats and demonstrate compliance. Courtesy of SolarWinds and YouTube)

  • SolarWinds

    • SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager
    • A 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award Winner


  • Spectracom Corp

    • VersaPNT

  • SpotterRF

    • SpotterRF Compact Surveillance Radar integration with FLIR Thermal PT-Series
    • A 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award Winner


  • Stockton Police Department

    • Virtual Crime Center
  • TCOM

    • TCOM 28M Maritime Persistent Surveillance Aerostat
  • TerrorTech

    • TerrorMate

(TerrorMate is the world’s first terror alert app and the one place where people can go to get relevant, real time info & clear understanding of what’s taking place. Courtesy of Barry Oberholzer and YouTube)

  • Thomas Egan

    • New York City Hospital Police
  • Untangle

    • NG Firewall v13.1
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

    • CBP Entry/Exit program
  • Vidder

    • Vidder PrecisionAccess
  • Vigilant Solutions

    • License Plate Recognition (LPR) System
  • Vincent J. McNally

    • First Responder Intervention

American Security Today would like to take this opportunity to Recognize and Thank each ‘ASTOR’ Homeland Security Awards Program Finalist for Your Exemplary Service to Our Nation.

2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program is Sponsored by:

Robotic Assistance Devices

The SMP/RAD S5 Robotic Guard from Robotic Assistance Devices and SMP Robotics is a fully autonomous unmanned ground vehicle that incorporates advanced intelligence to augment traditional patrolling services by detecting outdoor activity, including humans and vehicles.

Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD), an innovator in artificial intelligence and robotics, and exclusive North American assembly partner for SMP Robotics, is a Featured Sponsor of the 2017‘ASTORS’ Awards.

The SMP/RAD Robotics S5 Robotic Guard is a fully autonomous unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) that utilizes advanced artificial intelligence systems to augment traditional patrolling services by detecting unauthorized human and vehicle outdoor activity in restricted areas.

The security robot can patrol on a scheduled set route or routes and can report on anomalies that are found on its patrol route.

(RAD robotic solutions are well-suited for use in multiple industries such as corporate enterprises, government, transportation, critical infrastructure, education and healthcare. Courtesy of Robotic Assistance Devices and YouTube)

Robotic Assistance Devices logoThe S5 Robotic Guard is ideal for critical infrastructure and perimeter security to lower risk boost productivity and ensure safety.

It is also essential for remote location monitoring, providing security where otherwise none would be reasonable to implement, including oil and gas production facilities, utility locations and other enterprise sites.

ATI Systems

MassAlertAcoustic Technology Inc. (ATI Systems), a Featured Sponsor of the ‘ASTORS’ Awards, will be displaying it’s MassAlert advanced, net-centric software utilizing state-of-the-art technology to provide the most advanced, reliable and secure Mass Notification System (MNS) with a host of notification options.

With its unparalleled user-friendly graphical interface, MassAlert™ enables system operators to instantly alert and inform personnel of what to do before, during and after an emergency or disaster, and also to broadcast daily announcements and signals. 

ATI systems logo

MassAlert® is customized for each client’s specific system and utilizes field unit icons layered onto location maps and building diagrams of the system to provide system overview and real-time status.

Automatic Systems

SlimLane Series - a Compelling Product Offering for Greater Modularity

Automatic Systems is one of the world leaders of automated physical access control equipment for pedestrian and vehicle entrances.

Secure Control of Pedestrian Access

Designed to allow fast access to authorized individuals, the Automatic Systems pedestrian entry control equipment – secure portals, swinging and retractable obstacle turnstiles, are integrated perfectly within the lobbies of multi-tenant office buildings, at the entrances of financial institutions, registered offices, and even recreation sites.

(See how SmartLane Security Entrance Lanes are ideal for applications requiring secure, bidirectional passage control; where safety and throughput are key. Courtesy of Automatic Systems and YouTube)

Automatic SystemsBased on industrial experience spanning close to 50 years, Automatic Systems designs and manufactures access control equipment for secure access (building access, boarding control, immigration control, etc.), paid access (public transport systems, highway tolls), secure control of vehicle access & more!

Sharp Electronics Corporation

Sharp INTELLOS™ A-UGVSharp Electronics Corporation – A Featured Corporate Sponsor of the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, will be showcasing the Sharp INTELLOS Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicle (A-UGV), at the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon at ISC East.

The Sharp INTELLOS™ A-UGV is a multi-terrain, mobile sensor, intelligence-gathering robot that can capture video, audio and environmental data while providing a visible deterrent–proactively and without the aid of a human driver.

(The Sharp INTELLOS™ A-UGV, autonomous robotic system can enhance outdoor surveillance, security, safety and maintenance inspections. By integrating with your other technologies, it augments a skilled guard force to provide comprehensive awareness – and help your organization meet the challenges of today’s ever-changing, highly demanding security landscape. Courtesy of Sharp INTELLOS™ A-UGV and YouTube)


Combining automation, mobility and a variety of monitoring and detection functionalities to extend the reach and impact of a traditional security force, the Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV proactive outdoor patrol capabilities offer a compelling advancement over conventional operations.


american-security-expo-luncheonThe highlight of the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program will be the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.,Wednesday, November 15th at ISC East, in the Jacob Javits Exhibition Center in New York City.

ISC East is the Northeast’s largest security industry event!

At ISC East you will have the chance to meet with technical reps from over 225 leading brands in the security industry, allowing you to find out about new products and stay ahead of the competition.

Encompassing everything from Video Surveillance and Access Control to Smart Home Technologies and Unmanned Security, you’re sure to find products and services that will benefit your company and clients.

Please join American Security Today for the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East to receive the recognition your organization deserves!

This is an exclusive luncheon opportunity to take a break from the show and enjoy a lovely meal with your team, guests, clients, show visitors in New York City, and a fabulous networking opportunity!

Invitation only email register information for your participation at the luncheon will be sent shortly to finalist contacts.

Luncheon registration includes complimentary attendee access to ISC East.

WINNERS will also be featured in:

  • The AST Daily News Alerts
  • The AST industry leading website,
  • PLUS the upcoming AST Champions Edition – the American Security Today Fully Interactive Digital Magazine


The AST Digital Publications is distributed to over 75,000 qualified government and homeland security professionals in federal, state and local levels.

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For Sponsorship Opportunities and More on the ‘ASTORS’ Program and AST Champions Edition, please contact Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at: mmadsen@americansecuritytoday.comor call 732.233.8119 (mobile) or 646-450-6027 (office)

Information about the AST 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program awards will be available at in the Spring of 2018.

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