AST Launches 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program (See Details)

AST is pleased to announce that Entry Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, the most Comprehensive Homeland Security Awards Program in the Industry.

As the Nation continues to respond to Escalating Threats from Home and Abroad, the Innovative Solutions being implemented to meet those threats, has led to tremendous growth in the field of Homeland Security.

Today, the United States is increasingly focusing on Protecting American Borders, Seaports and Critical Infrastructures, IT/Cyber Security Networks and Airport and Transportation Hubs.


American Security Today was created to honor the New and Established Vendors that are providing Innovative Solutions to address the Evolving Homeland Security Threats we’re increasingly witnessing. From terrorism, lone wolf attacks, civil unrest, disasters, societal shifts and media biases that are impacting our Front Line Security Professionals.

The New Face of Homeland Security

Acknowledge the Most Distinguished Vendors of Physical, IT, Cyber, Port of Entry Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Perimeter Protection, Communications as well as Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies in Acknowledgment of Their Outstanding Efforts to: ‘Keep our Nation Safe – One City at a Time’

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Government Excellence Nominations are at No Cost in Gratitude for Your Service

Please see our 2017 List of Categories which include a broad spectrum of opportunities for your organization to compete – and whether you represent a Homeland Physical Security Vendor, a Technology Security Vendor, or a Federal, State or Municipal Agency, we urge you to take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to receive the recognition your organization deserves.

Comprehensive List of Categories Include:

Access Control, Identification, Perimeter Barrier/Deterrent System, Audio Analytics

Video Surveillance/VMS, Thermal/Infrared Camera, Metal/Weapons Detection, LPR

Facial/IRIS Recognition, Personal/Protective Equipment, Body Worn Video Product

Mobile Technology, Disaster Preparedness, Mass Notification, Rescue Operation

Detection Products, Interagency Interdiction Operation, Fire & Safety

Critical Infrastructure, Emergency Response, Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism

Cloud Computing/Storage Solution, Anti-Malware, Cyber, ID Management

Government Excellence Awards — & — So Much More!


For Sponsorship Opportunities and More Information on the 2017 AST Homeland Security Awards Program, please contact Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at: 

Or call 732.233.8119 (mobile) or 646-450-6027 (office)


AST focuses on New and Evolving Security Threats at All Levels of Homeland Security and Public Safety for personnel who are on the front lines of protecting our communities, cities and nation. AST reaches both the private and public experts, essential to meeting these new challenges.

Good luck on becoming a Winner of the American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program and Honored at American Security Expo 2017!

American Security Expo 2017 is a full two day conference and exhibition, to be held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ, conveniently located just minutes outside of New York City, this coming November 8-9th.

The event will focus on the convergence of Homeland Security at the National level with Public Safety and Homeland Security at the State, County and Local Levels.


Over the past few years the country has recognized the immediate need to redirect assets to protect American Citizens, our Borders and Ports of Entry, as well as our Cities across our Nation.

Ongoing challenges such as Immigration Reform, improvement of Critical Infrastructure Security, Disaster Planning and Preparedness, Emergency Response, Cybersecurity, Public Safety, Campus Security, Terror Attacks and Urban Violence continue to escalate.


‘American Security Expo 2017’ will showcase the most innovative companies with Industry Leading Physical & IT Security Solutions for Government concerning a wide range of integrated projects.

The event expects over 110 plus industry leading firms on the show floor and there are a host of Sponsorship opportunities, as well as a full schedule of Conference Meetings and Speakers.


Over 4,000 attendees are expected from a wide range of areas and titles including the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration, Police Chiefs, State & Local Agencies, Office of Counter Terrorism, Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Justice, Emergency Response Management, Chamber of Commerce, County Police Directors, Department of Information Technology, Public Safety Directors  and many others.

The highlight of the 2017 American Security Expo will be the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Program Awards Luncheon which will take place the afternoon of November 8, 2017.

SAVE THE DATE: For the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Program Awards Luncheon on the afternoon of November 8, 2017

The AST’s 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program received a tremendous response with industry leading firms competing, and featured 75 Winning companies in a wide range of categories.


The 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum, Gold and Silver Award Recipients were showcased in the 124 page ‘2016 AST CHAMPIONS EDITION’ Fully Interactive, Digital Magazine distributed to over 70,000 readers nationwide.

Ongoing coverage was featured throughout our 100% Mobile Friendly American Security Today website, as well as compelling, attractive and easy to read digital AST Daily News Alerts, delivered to our entire readership.

The ‘2016 AST CHAMPIONS EDITION’ featured ‘A Year in Review’ – highlighting the outstanding product development achievements and exciting new technologies of 2016 aimed at addressing the growing homeland security threats our nation is facing, introduced by best-in-class new and established vendors.

Our 2017 AST Homeland Security Awards Winners will again receive outstanding recognition, culminating with a ‘2017 American Security Today ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Program plaque presentation at the Awards Luncheon itself.


To request a Media Kit for the American Security Expo 2017 Full Conference and Exposition, please email or call direct at 732-233-8119.

mec-logo-2016Michael Madsen, the Show Manager, is also available to discuss Sponsorship Opportunities, Exhibitor Registration, Speaker Scheduling, Group Attendee Discount Admissions and any further questions you may have at, 732-233-8119.