The 'ASTORS' Awards Luncheon featured an impassioned and compelling keynote address by William (Bill) Bratton, former police commissioner of the NYPD twice, the BPD, and former chief of the LAPD, on the history of policing in America and the evolution of critical communication capabilities in our post 9/11 landscape.

Thousands of government and security industry and security and public safety professionals convened in New York City last week to meet with experts from over 350 industry-leading innovators and technical reps, at the Northeast’s largest physical and IT security trade show to check out the latest in security technologies.

A prominently featured Special Event on the opening day of ISC East, was the distinguished 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon, proudly sponsored by ATI SystemsAttivo NetworksAutomatic SystemsDesktop Alertand SWORD Technologies, every one a returning Premier Sponsor from 2018.

2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program surpassed expectations with a record number of nominations received from industry leaders and government agencies, and drew over 200 attendees to the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Banquet – an exclusive gourmet luncheon and networking opportunity which filled to capacity, before having to turn away late registrants.

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition, and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.

Doug Haines, Owner of Haines Security Solutions recently published ‘The Solutions Matrix: A Practical Guide to Soft Security Engineering for Architects, Engineers, Facility Managers, Planners and Security Professionals’.

The awards luncheon was emceed by Doug Haines, a recognized expert and author in the field of Security Engineering for architects, engineers, facility managers, planners and security professionals, and owner of Haines Security Solutions.

The event featured an impassioned and compelling keynote address by William J. Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD) twice, the Boston Police Department (BPD), and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), as he walked attendees through 50 years of American policing history, the impacts on the communities, and the evolution of critical communication capabilities in our post 9/11 landscape.

Commissioner Bratton, one of the world’s most respected and trusted experts on risk and security issues and Executive Chairman of Teneo Risk a global advisory firm, was recognized as the ‘2019 ‘ASTORS’ Person of the Year’ for his Lifetime of Dedication and Extraordinary Leadership in Homeland Security and Public Safety.

Dr. Kathleen Kiernan is a 29-year veteran of Federal Law Enforcement, previously serving as the Assistant Director for the Office of Strategic Intelligence and Information for the ATF where she was responsible for  an intelligence-led organizational strategy to mine and disseminate data related to explosives, firearms and illegal tobacco diversion, the traditional and non-traditional tools of terrorism.

The award was presented by Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, founder and CEO of Kiernan Group Holdings (KGH), which provides state-of practice education and training for law enforcement, corporations, and educational providers, through the KGH G.O.T. Preparedness™?’ and Preparedness Without Paranoia Platforms, Mobile Preparedness Teams (MPT) nationwide, and more.

“As the nation continues to respond to escalating threats from home and abroad, the innovative solutions recognized here today have been developed to prevent, address, and mitigate those threats,” said Michael Madsen, co-founder and publisher of American Security.

Mike Madsen, AST Publisher (at left); Commissioner William J. Bratton, Guest Keynote Speaker; Tammy Waitt, Managing Director; and Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, CEO of Kiernan Group Holdings at the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon
Mike Madsen, AST Publisher (at left); Commissioner William J. Bratton, Guest Keynote Speaker; Tammy Waitt, Managing Director; and Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, CEO of Kiernan Group Holdings at the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon.

“The evolving threat landscape continues to support tremendous growth in the field of Homeland Security,” added Madsen.

“Today, the United States is increasingly focusing on innovative physical and IT/cyber security solutions and they are calling on government and industry leaders like the ones present here today to help them do so.”

American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards prestigious program is the largest and most comprehensive in the industry, highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today.

2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

The program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security, enterprise, and public safety vertical markets in the acknowledgement of their outstanding efforts to Keep our Nation Secure.

“‘ASTORS’ nominations are evaluated on their technical innovation, interoperability, specific impact within the category, overall impact to the industry, relatability to other industry technologies, and application feasibility outside of the industry,” according to Tammy Waitt, co-founder and editorial director of American Security Today.

2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

Congratulations to our 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Winners!

2019 ‘ASTORS’ EXCELLENCE AND GOVERNMENT AWARD RECIPIENTS

2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon. (Front row, left to right), Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, Founder and CEO of Kiernan Group Holdings (KGH); Commissioner Bill Bratton, Executive Chairman of Teneo Risk; John F. Clark, CEO of the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC); (Back row, left to right), David Cagno, Senior VP and Managing Director of Teneo; Bill Rendina, Founder and CEO of Valor Systems, Inc.; Ginger Dhaliwal, Co-Founder and CEO of Upflex; David Song, Chief Marketing Officer at KGH; Kenneth Peterson, Founder and CEO of Churchill & Harriman, Inc.; and Charles Swan, Chief of Engineering, Department of Defense.

John F. Clark, CEO of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)

  • Excellence in Public Safety

  • Mr. John F. Clark was with the United States Marshals Service (USMS) for 28 years, serving as head of the USMS from 2006-2011.

  • Prior to the USMS, Mr. Clark served with the United States Capitol Police and United States Border Patrol.

  • He has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) since 2015, where he has led a complete transformation of the organization.

  • NCMEC is unique as an non-profit organization in that it has certain Congressionally established mandates such as the CyberTipLine, which is the nation’s 9-1-1 reporting mechanism for reporting potential child exploitation, child pornography and missing children.

(Hear from John Clark, president and the CEO of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, on Operation Cross Country X, and the importance of working together to fight child exploitation and sex trafficking. Courtesy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and YouTube.)

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

  • Excellence in Homeland Security

  • The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Initiative

  • The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day hosted by the DEA and its national, tribal and community partners aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

DEA Honored for the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Initiative at 2019 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East.
DEA Honored for the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Initiative at 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East.

(Hear directly from Acting DEA Administrator Uttam Dhillon. According to the CDC, almost 400,000 Americans died from prescription and illicit opioid overdoses between 1999 and 2017. In 2017, more than 2.1 million Americans were addicted to opioids. Courtesy of CBS This Morning and YouTube. Posted on Oct 22, 2019.)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate

    • Excellence in Public Safety

    • Next Generation First Responder (NGFR) Program

    • The Next Generation First Responder (NGFR) Program works with first responders across the country to ensure the technology they use while responding to an emergency keeps them better protected, connected and fully aware.

(The DHS S&T Next Generation First Responder (NGFR) Program recently partnered with public safety agencies from the City of Birmingham and Jefferson County, Alabama, for the NGFR Birmingham Shaken Fury Operational Experimentation (OpEx). The OpEx assessed first responder technologies that addressed the region’s public safety capability gaps to help ready agencies for the World Games 2021 and unexpected natural disasters. Courtesy of DHS S&T and YouTube. Posted on Oct 24, 2019.)

Dean C. Alexander

Dean C. Alexander
Dean C. Alexander
  • He has lectured in ten countries, including to law enforcement and military officials at North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), U.S. State Department, and National Intelligence University events.

  • Prof. Alexander’s professional experience includes executive, business development, and legal positions in the United States and abroad, including Chile, Israel, and the United Kingdom.

  • He worked as a consultant to the World Bank, Organization of American States, homeland security firms, and investment companies. 

United States Postal Inspection Service

  • Excellence in Homeland Security

  • Office of Investigations

  • The United States Postal Inspection Service is the law enforcement arm of the United States Postal Service with jurisdiction of “crimes that may adversely affect or fraudulently use the U.S. Mail, the postal system or postal employees.”

  • Their mission is to support and protect the U.S. Postal Service, its employees, infrastructure, and customers by enforcing the laws that defend the nation’s mail system from illegal or dangerous use.

  • To protect the mail and to maintain the integrity of postal processes and personnel, the Postal Service relies on the investigative efforts of OIG special agents.

(The Postal Inspectors, Postal Police and Professional, Technical and Administrative staff of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service work hard every day to protect the mail. Hear from them how they do it. Courtesy of the U. S. Postal Inspection Service and YouTube. Posted on Oct 15, 2019.)

DHS S&T National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL)

(S&T’s National Urban Security Technology Laboratory collaborated with first responders, DOE, and FEMA to publish the “Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD) Response Guidance: Planning for the First 100 Minutes.” Courtesy of DHS S&T and YouTube. Posted on Apr 1, 2019.)

DHS S&T Office of Mission and Capability Support

The Forensic Video Exploitation and Analysis interface enables security personnel to highlight a person of interest and then reconstruct the path of that individual across multiple camera views. (Courtesy of Lincoln Laboratory and DHS ST&T)

Grant Coffey

(How often do you expose your equipment to hazardous conditions on the job? And can you claim to have never dropped an expensive tool? In FLIR PRIMED episode 36, Grant Coffey explains important rugged features your equipment should have, and how these features are rated according to international standards. Courtesy of FLIR Systems and YouTube.

  • FLIR PRIMED (Prepare, Recognize, Input, Monitor, Experience, Decision) Online CBRNE Training Video Series by FLIR Systems was recognized in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.

United States Marshals Service

    • Excellence in Public Safety

    • Fugitive Task Forces

    • The U.S. Marshals Service currently leads 60 Regional fugitive task forces which combine the efforts of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to locate and apprehend the most dangerous fugitives and assist in high profile investigations. 

(See a brief introduction to the United States Marshals Service narrated by John Walsh from America’s Most Wanted. Courtesy of Shane T. McCoy and YouTube.)

Sheriff Tom Knight, Sarasota County Sheriff (FL)

  • Excellence in Public Safety

  • Sheriff Tom Knight

  • Sheriff Tom Knight, the 10th Sheriff of Sarasota County, has served since January 6, 2009, following a 20 year career with the Florida Highway Patrol.

  • He has demonstrated a lifetime of devotion to public safety and protecting children from abuse and exploitation, most recently with Operation Intercept VI a 4-day initiative focused on protecting Sarasota County children from online predators and human trafficking which resulted in the arrest of 25 child predators.

(Suspects ranging in age from 19-65 responded to Internet-based ads, online apps and social media sites to engage in sexually explicit written and verbal conversations. One of the suspects rode a three-wheel bicycle to the home while in possession of cocaine and another brought with him two firearms and several narcotics. One man attempted to lure the child into his vehicle while several sent explicit photos and brought condoms with them. Ultimately all 25 arrestees traveled with the intent of having sex with a male or female child. Courtesy of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office and YouTube. Posted on Jul 26, 2019.)

Dr. Sean Lawler

  • Excellence in Homeland Security

  • Supervisory Special Agent
    for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

  • Dr. Sean Lawler is a Supervisory Special Agent with the US Drug Enforcement Administration. SSA Lawler was previously assigned to work international narcotics investigations in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area and he currently is assigned as the Aviation Division’s Training Officer/Chief Instructor Pilot.

  • Additionally, SSA Lawler serves as a DEA Primary Firearms Instructor, Tactical Instructor, Tactical Emergency Medical Technician, and Active Shooter Instructor.

  • Prior to joining DEA, SSA Lawler was a Major in the US Air Force, where he served as an Instructor Pilot, Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Case Officer, and Combat Interrogator.

The Aviation Division supports DEA’s enforcement efforts through surveillance, photographic reconnaissance, movement of personnel and cargo and transportation of fugitives and prisoners. (Courtesy of DEA)
  • The Aviation Division’s mission is to provide aviation support to operational and intelligence elements within DEA and the law enforcement community to detect, locate, identify, and assess illicit narcotics-related trafficking activities.

  • Aviation support is critical to DEA’s strategic goal of disrupting and dismantling drug trafficking organizations that have a significant impact on America’s illegal drug availability.

  • To accomplish its mission, the Aviation Division employs a fleet of airplanes and helicopters flown by specially trained Special Agent/Pilots.

  • Prior to the DEA Mr. Lawler served in the United States Air Force, and is a Cofounder and consultant of 360 Resilience Group.

  • 360 Resilience Group is a scientific evidence-based management consulting group; National, regional, and local conference presentations on school safety & security, the neuroscience of surviving life-threatening events, the latest research on electronic screen and social media addiction and neurological effects on cognition.

  • Consultant partners hold doctorates and have DoD national-level intelligence and DoD emergency management experience.

United States Border Patrol

    • Excellence in Homeland Security

    • Border Patrol, Search, Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR)

    • The Border Patrol, Search, Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) Unit is a specialized unit of the United States Border Patrol trained in emergency search and rescue & primarily assists injured or stranded migrants who enter the United States illegally from Mexico at remote desert locations.

(John Welter, a Border Patrol agent in the San Diego sector, explains how a little-known team called the Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue Unit, or BORSTAR, has largely gone under the radar. Courtesy of The Daily Signal and YouTube.) 

Dr. Konstantinos Papazoglou and Dr. Daniel M. Blumberg

  • Excellence in Scientific Research

  • Co Authors of ‘Power: Police Officer Wellness, Ethics, and Resilience’

  • Power: Police Officer Wellness, Ethics, and Resilience’ collectively presents the numerous psychic wounds experienced by peace officers in the line of duty, including compassion fatigue, moral injury, PTSD, operational stress injury, organizational and operational stress, and loss.

Power: Police Officer Wellness, Ethics, and Resilience
Power: Police Officer Wellness, Ethics, and Resilience
  • Drs. Papazoglou, a Postdoctoral Scholar, Yale School of Medicine Affiliated Researcher, Teachers College – Columbia University of New York, and Blumberg, a licensed clinical psychologist who has spent the past 33 years providing all facets of clinical and consulting psychological services to numerous local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, describe the negative repercussions of these psychic wounds in law enforcement decision-making, job performance, job satisfaction, and families.

  • The book encompasses evidence-based strategies to assist law enforcement agencies in developing policy programs to promote wellness for their personnel.

  • The evidence-based techniques presented allow officers to get a more tangible and better understanding of the techniques so that they apply those techniques when on and off-duty.

  • The book is an excellent resource for police professionals, police wellness coordinators, early career researchers, mental health professionals who provide services to law enforcement officers and their families, and graduate students in psychology, forensic psychology, and criminal justice.

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Police

  • Excellence in Public Safety

  • The Port Authority Police Department (PAPD), protects and to enforces laws at PANYNJ facilities including airports, seaports, and bridges and tunnels, plus three bus terminals, the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, and the PATH train system.

  • The PAPD is the largest transit-related police force in the United States.

(Lt. John Ryan of the Port Authority Police Dept., and William Keegan, Founder of Heart 9/11 give a heart wrenching account of what it was like to work alongside the NYC Department of Correction following the 9/11 tragedy. Courtesy of New York City Department of Correction and YouTube.)

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)

  • Excellence in Public Safety

  • The CyberTipLine

  • The NCMEC congressionally mandated CyberTipline is a reporting mechanism for cases of child sexual exploitation including child pornography, online enticement of children for sex acts, molestation of children outside the family, sex tourism of children, child victims of prostitution, and unsolicited obscene material sent to a child available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

(After over 20 years in operation, the NCMEC CyberTipline has received more than 45.2 million reports of suspected child sexual exploitation – more than half of those in just the last two years. Recognizing this explosive growth, Congress unanimously passed, and the president signed, a new law to streamline the CyberTipline process and tackle new trends we’re seeing in child sexual exploitation. Courtesy of NCMEC and YouTube. Posted on Jan 23, 2019.)

United States Marine Corps

  • Best Cyber Security Program for Government or Military

  • U.S. Marine Corps 1700 Cyberspace Operations

  • The U.S. Marine Corps 1700 Cyberspace Operations Occupational Field cyberspace workforce works to compete successfully on future battlefields & adapt to the rising threat of near-peer adversaries like Russia and China.

(See how the new 17XX military occupational speciality is revolutionizing how we do cyber security. Courtesy of the Marines and YouTube.)

Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA)

    • Excellence in Homeland Security

  • Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA) is being recognized for his work on aviation security H.R. 91– Saracini Enhanced Aviation Safety Act of 2019 which would require the installation of secondary cockpit barriers on existing aircraft, and for other purposes.

  • Fitzpatrick is a former Special Assistant United States Attorney and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) supervisory special agent in California.

Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA)
  • At the FBI, he served as a national supervisor for the Bureau’s Public Corruption Unit, and led the agency’s Campaign Finance and Election Crimes Enforcement program.

  • During his time in the FBI, he spent time in Kiev, Ukraine, Mosul, Iraq and Washington, D.C. He was embedded with U.S. Special Forces as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

  • Excellence in Public Safety

  • Federal Risk Management Process Training Program

  • The Federal Risk Management Process Training Program is  Interagency Security Committee certified for Facility Security Officials, Federal Security Supervisors and those involved with Federal facility acquisition, construction, and renovation projects.

The Interagency Security Committee (ISC) was created following the Oklahoma City bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building to address continuing government-wide security for federal facilities.
The Interagency Security Committee (ISC) was created following the Oklahoma City bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building to address continuing government-wide security for federal facilities.
  • On October 19, 1995, six months after the Oklahoma City bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, President Clinton issued Executive Order 12977, creating the Interagency Security Committee (ISC) to address continuing government-wide security for federal facilities.

    Prior to 1995, minimum physical security standards did not exist for nonmilitary federally owned or leased facilities.

New York State Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services (NYS DHSES)

  • Excellence in Public Safety

  • NYS Unmanned Aircraft Systems/Drone Training Program

  • The NYS Unmanned Aircraft Systems/Drone Training Program helps to safely and effectively leverage UAS in support of the agency’s mission & includes UAS training courses created to help agencies develop their own UAS programs and train UAS Operators.

Image by Jean P Mouffe from Pixabay
Image by Jean P Mouffe from Pixabay
  • One component of the DHSES UAS Program is series of UAS training courses created to help agencies develop their own UAS programs and train UAS Operators.

  • The UAS training programs range from basic awareness level training about UAS operations to advanced operator curriculum involving flying UAS in realistic, tactical scenarios. 

Ewart Williams

  • The National Security Agency’s program goal is to “reduce vulnerability in our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in Information Assurance (IA) and producing a growing number of professionals with IA expertise in various disciplines. Certification… assure(s) the very finest preparation of professionals entrusted with securing our critical information.”

  • Mr. Williams works in this framework teaching courses in National Security and Intelligence Programs.

Stanley I. White

  • Excellence in Homeland Security

  • International Association for Counterrorism & Security Professionals (IACSP)

  • As Counterintelligence Advisor Mr. Stanley I. White collects intelligence (OSINT, HUMINT and other available sources) and analyzes the subject information using SWOT techniques.

Stanley I. White CPS, ATO, BDO, CI Advisor at IACSP at the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards
  • His skillset also includes basic Israeli Security methodologies, counter elicitation, anti-surveillance, personal awareness, Keysource Intelligence collection as well as holding certifications as a Protection Specialist, Behavioral Detection and Anti-Terrorism Officer.

  • He is also internationally published over the last 18 years on the topics of personal protection/security, intelligence, counterintelligence, hand to hand combat and defensive tactics.

INTRODUCING THE 2019 ‘ASTORS’ HOMELAND SECURITY AWARD WINNERS

ATI Systems (Acoustic Technology Inc.) 

  • Best Mass Notification System – Hardware

  • Transportable High-Powered Speaker Station (THPSS)

  • The Transportable High-Powered Speaker Station (THPSS) from ATI Systems meets the demand for outdoor mass notification that requires the durability of a permanent solution & transportability for a temporary situation.

  • *ATI Systems is also a Returning Premier Sponsor for the Third Consecutive Year for the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, and a 2018 and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award Winner.

Advanced Detection Technology

  • Best Under Vehicle Surveillance System

  • LowCam UVIS

  • LowCam under vehicle surveillance systems (UVIS) from Advanced Detection comes in both permanent (fixed) and lightweight, portable versions for high security installations and events. LowCamUVIS systems can be found at Carolina Panthers Stadium, The Twin Towers and the United States Department of Energy.

  • Advanced Detection Technology was also recognized in the 2018, and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.

(See the importance of a real-time color 3D imaging playback review when conducting under vehicle inspections remotely. Courtesy of Advanced Detection Technology and YouTube.)

Aeroturn, LLC

 

  • Best Pedestrian Entrance Control Solution 

  • Integrated Turnstile System

  • The Integrated deployable turnstile system from Aeroturn LLC, is a modular deployable turnstile system fully integrated into a passive or active metal detection module.

  • Aeroturn LLC also won a 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award.

Alcatraz AI

  • Best Access Control & Authentication Solution

  • Alcatrz AI Secure Facial Authentication

  • Alcatraz is a secure facial authentication platform that enables frictionless access control for enterprise.

alcatraz-ai
Alcatraz AI uses real-time 3D facial mapping for entry granted based on secure facial recognition with first in the industry instant one-factor authentication for multi-person in-the-flow sensing.
  • Using 3D sensing and AI, the team is rethinking how real-time, multi-person secure authentication should work in physical locations.

  • Alcatraz uses real-time 3D facial mapping and deep neural networks to automatically enroll an individual based on any current access control method.

  • Entry is granted based on secure facial recognition with first in the industry instant one-factor authentication for multi-person in-the-flow sensing.

  • Best Facial/IRIS Recognition Solution

  • Alcatrz AI Secure Facial Authentication

  • Alcatraz AI is replacing badges as an access point identification method by leveraging facial recognition, 3D sensing and artificial intelligence to enable highly secure and frictionless entry into physical locations.

AlertMedia

  • Best Handheld Mobile Device Solution

  • AlertMedia Pro Mobile App

  • The AlertMedia Pro Mobile App is an ideal solution for emergency mass notifications, business communication, operations and logistics.

  • The AlertMedia app monitors your communications, your people, and other critical events that may impact your business or people. Employers and subscribers can receive customized alerts from third-party sources that our team curates and delivers to you via the app

AlertMedia's mobile app provides offers nearly every feature included within the desktop version in an easy-to-use, native mobile app experience.
AlertMedia’s mobile app provides offers nearly every feature included within the desktop version in an easy-to-use, native mobile app experience.
  • For emergency mass notifications, business communication, and operations and logistics, the AlertMedia app provides an additional way to facilitate and manage two-way conversations with any-sized audience.

  • With an intuitive experience and design, app users can, with one tap, send a notification or apply a pre-built template, request a read receipt, solicit feedback via survey, or bridge an immediate voice conference—reaching their audience over text, voice call, email, and app push notification.

  • Users are able to easily manage incoming messages and responses to notifications from one streamlined view.

    Organizations can give their communications subscribers access to the app, empowering people to signal for help with their location automatically attached, send in messages, or reply to notifications directly from the app.

  • Best Mass Notification System – Software

  • AlertMedia

  • AlertMedia mass notification enterprise software enables your organization to ensure fast, reliable delivery of mass notifications to any audience, over any device, streamlining notifications and benefits from monitoring services that help improve your people’s safety during Critical Events.

  • Best Mobile Technology Product

  • SafeSignal by AlertMedia

  • SafeSignal by AlertMedia is an easy-to-use, zero-button safety solution that works in conjunction with a brightly colored tether or headphones plugged directly into a worker’s smartphone designed to deliver safety and security confidence to employees working in high-risk environments.

  • AlertMedia was also recognized with Multiple ‘ASTORS’ Awards in 2018, and a 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program Winner.

Alertus Technologies

  • Best Mass Notification Solution

  • Alertus Technologies

  • The Alertus Mass Notification System is flexible and powerful enough to handle anything from company announcements to active shooter warnings, reaching your entire organization when you need it most, for mass notification and crisis communications to reach your entire organization at the push of a button.

  • Alertus Technologies also won a 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award.

(Since 2002, Alertus has dedicated itself to creating emergency mass notification solutions that can be implemented anywhere and activated quickly and effectively. Courtesy of Alertus Technologies and YouTube.)

American Access Control Systems

  • Best Pedestrian Entrance Control Solution 

  • AACS Series 300

  • The AACS Series 300 Mantrap Security Portal is a 60 inch diameter portal that is available in bi-parting or single slide doors which allow 6 passages per minute for the bi-parting doors or 5 passages per minute for the single slide doors.

  • The AACS Series 300 is ADA compliant and can also be equipped with anti-tailgating/piggybacking, metal detection, and biometrics such as iris scan.

  • American Access Control Systems were also recognized in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.

American Access Control Systems (AACS)
American Access Control Systems (AACS)

  • Best Mass Notification Solution

  • CompuLert NEXGen Mass Notification System

  • CompuLert™ NEXGen from American Signal Corporation is a powerful, scalable mass notification platform, capable of seamlessly integrating critical communications systems with distributed data collection and sensing equipment, to provide custom life safety solutions.

  • American Signal Corporation was also a 2018 and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program Winner.

Ameristar Perimeter Security

  • Best Critical Power Solution

  • Matrix Alpha

  • The Matrix Alpha security fence is a curtain wall system from Ameristar Perimeter Security designed to expand to the level of site security required. Galvanized to protect from the elements the Matrix Alpha is a Groundable Fence Solution that meets IEEE Standards.

(Matrix perimeter enclosure grid by Ameristar Perimeter Security , is the first powder coated fence system to successfully test to IEEE grounding standards. Courtesy of Ameristar Perimeter Security and YouTube.)

  • Best Perimeter Barrier/Deterrent System (Bollards/Gates)

  • Patriot Barrier

  • The Patriot Barrier K12-rated rising beam barrier drastically increases perimeter entry security with a rapid deployment rate and remains functional even after a crash, making it an excellent choice for high security access control.

  • Best Fencing Solution

Stalwart IS

  • The Stalwart IS (Impasse Security) system integrates the strongest high security fence available with the most used anti-ram barrier.

  • The Stalwart anti-crash barrier has been engineered and tested in compliance with current ASTM F2656-07 (Standard Test Method for Vehicle Crash Testing of Perimeter Barriers) and meets the demand for multiple vehicle threats. 

(See Ameristar’s security fasteners for all Impasse II and Stalwart product lines. Courtesy of Ameristar Perimeter Security and YouTube.)

  • Best Pedestrian Entrance Control Solution

  • Exodus Pedestrian Egress

  • The Exodus Egress Gate system, is designed to mitigate multiple trips to the jobsite. This an all-in-one gate system has all the required panic exit device hardware pre-installed and is available in both Single and Double Swing. 

  • Best Perimeter Protection System

  • Stalwart Optima

  • The Stalwart Optima Fiber Rope System is an ideal choice for vehicle crash protection for the 21st century. A shallow footer design and simplified installation round out the innovations making Stalwart Optima a most cost effective, economical, crash tested barrier system.

  • Ameristar Perimeter Security was also recognized with Multiple Wins in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.

(Stalwart Optima is an Anti-Ram Fiber Rope Crash Barrier that redefines and sets the standard in vehicle crash protection for the 21st century. Stalwart Optima is ASTM F2656 crash tested at M30/P1 and M50/P2. Courtesy of Ameristar Perimeter Security and YouTube.)

Amulet Protective Technologies

  • Best Ballistic Barrier Protection & Detection

  • Amulet Intercept

  • Amulet Intercept is a real-time physical protection and immediate/autonomous event detection and notification system designed to integrate state-of-the-art ballistic barrier technology with cutting edge ballistic detection, notification and localization capabilities to physically protect life from ballistic violence occurring in the public space.

  • Amulet was also recognized in the 2018 and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.

Apollo Video Technology

  • Best Wireless Video Surveillance Network Solution

  • Managing Safety & Efficiency in Transit (mSET)

  • Managing Safety & Efficiency in Transit (mSET) from Apollo Video Technology (a Luminator Technology Group company), delivers streamlined, fleet-wide management of RoadRunner™ mobile recording systems and advanced tools for a multi-functional fleet software management system to deliver intelligence, safety and efficiency, so transit agencies can improve security and safety for their operators and passengers.

  • mSET also allows proactively manages surveillance, optimizes system health, streamlines operations, and improves operator performance.

  • Apollo Video Technology was also a 2018 and 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program Winner.

 

(Designed specifically for transit, the mSET Operator Performance module provides a comprehensive solution for transit agencies to improve safety and reduce liability claims. With the use of organized coaching workflows and event-based video clips, transit agencies can effectively capture daily driving habits to identify trends and risks, provide targeted individualized training, and measure improvement over time.. Courtesy of Apollo Video Technology.)

Apricorn

  • Best Data Storage Security Solution

  • Aegis Fortress L3

  • The Aegis Fortress L3 is a fast, ultra-rugged, secure hardware-encrypted portable storage drive designed to protect the most sensitive data for companies that operate within industries where data security is federally regulated.

  • Apricorn was also recognized in the 2018 and 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Programs.

Arecont Vision Costar

  • Best IP Video Surveillance Solution

  • SurroundVideo® Omni SX

  • The SurroundVideo Omni SX, 12 Megapixel, SNAPstream, Remote Focus & Day/Night H.264/MJPEG Omni-Directional Camera SX, 4 x 2048×1536, No Lens, Surface mount, Indoor/Outdoor, IP66, IK-10, PoE Powered Fan

  • *Arecont Vision Costar was also a 2018 and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner.

(See the first composite and lightest helmet to achieve the VPAM standard, offering elite ballistic capabilities, and is fully modular. Courtesy of Busch, Armor Express and YouTube.)

Armor Express

  • Best Personal/Protective Equipment Solution

  • AMP-1 TP Ballistic Helmet

  • The Busch PROtective AMP-1 TP ballistic helmet is the first and lightest composite helmet with VPAM (HVN-2009) used by the DEA, FBI, USMS and ATF.

  • Armor Express was also recognized in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.

ASR Alert Systems

  • Best Alert Notification Solution 

  • ASR Alert System

  • ASR Alert Systems is a state of the art security technology specializing in the field of threat and medical alert notifications to Law Enforcement, First Responders and those individuals within the building or organization in the event of a crisis.

(Cutting edge technology melded with training and partnerships with first responders is critical to creating a proactive approach to the threat of active shooters. ASR bridges the gap by empowering our clients with a voice, without the need to make time consuming 911 calls under duress. Courtesy of ASR Alert Systems.)

Atlas Training & Consultancy

  • Best Homeland Security Education Program 

  • The BLACK Philosophy

  • The B.L.A.C.K. (Behavior. Learning. Assertive. Contact. Knowledge) methodology was recently observed and monitored at a strategic level by the United States’ armed forces during a mission in Afghanistan.

  • BLACK teaching includes in part, awareness of personal behavior effects and the appliance of this knowledge, to gain control of a critical situations. It is taught during the toughest training of the Royal Dutch Army and at the Air Manoeuvre Brigade of the Royal Netherlands Army.

  • Atlas Training & Consultancy, (a CPK United Company) was also recognized in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.

Attivo Networks

  • Best Cyber Security Solution

  • ThreatDefend™ Deception and Response Platform

 

 

(See a brief introduction to deception technology and the Attivo Networks ThreatDefend Deception and Response Platform. Courtesy of Attivo Networks and YouTube.)

  • Best ICS/SCADA Cyber Security Solution

  • ThreatDefend™ Deception and Response Platform

 

  • Best IT Intrusion Detection & Prevention Solution

  • ThreatDefend™ Deception and Response Platform

 

  • The ThreatDefend Deception Platform is a modular solution comprised of Attivo BOTsink® engagement servers, decoys, and deceptions, the ThreatStrikeTM endpoint deception suite, ThreatPathTM for attack path visibility, ThreatOpsTM incident response orchestration playbooks, and the Attivo Central Manager (ACM), which together create a comprehensive early detection and active defense against cyber threats.

  • *Attivo Networks is also a Returning Premier Sponsor of the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, and a record-breaking Eight 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Award Recognitions, and a 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award Winner.

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Automatic Systems

  • Best Pedestrian Entrance Control Solution

  • SlimLite swing glass optical turnstile

 

  • The New SlimLite double swing obstacle turnstile from Award-Winning Automatic Systems, offers a high bidirectional throughput while maintaining the users safe and security, and a small footprint designed to meet the needs of value-oriented projects. 

  • SlimLite, the newest member of the SlimLane family of swing glass optical turnstiles, in a slightly “lighter” version which integrates seamlessly within most architectural styles.

  • *Automatic Systems is also a Returning Premier Sponsor for the Third Consecutive Year for the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, and a Winner in their Fourth Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.

Awake Security

  • Best IT Threat Intelligence Solution

  • Awake Security Platform

  • What if security could think? What if it could sense danger, calculate risk, and react quickly based on insight and evidence—just like the human brain? Awake Security’s advanced network traffic analysis solution continuously monitors an entire environment, processes countless points of data, senses abnormalities or threats, and reacts if necessary—all in a matter of seconds.

(What if security could think? What if it could sense danger, calculate risk, and react quickly based on insight and evidence—just like the human brain? Courtesy of Awake Security.)

Axis Communications

  • Best IP Video Surveillance Solution

  • AXIS Q6215-LE 

  • AXIS Q6215-LE is a reliable and robust network camera specially designed with high precision pan, tilt and zoom and long-range IR to cover wide and long-distance surveillance. This tough camera can recognize and identify targets in large open areas even in poor light or complete darkness.

  • Best IP Video Surveillance Solution

  • AXIS Q6155-E PTZ

  • The AXIS Q6155-E PTZ Network Camera uses advanced laser technology to always give flawless focus – even in the dark, making it ideal for city surveillance, critical infrastructure and other applications where instant focus on moving objects and fast-changing scenes is needed.

  • Axis Communications, a Canon Company has been recognized in the 2018 and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Programs respectively.

(AXIS Q6155-E PTZ Dome Network Camera is the first PTZ dome network camera to feature laser focus technology, offering faster and more precise autofocus even in the most demanding lighting conditions. Courtesy of Axis Communications and YouTube.)

Bellevue University

    • Best Homeland Security Education Program

    • Bellevue University’s Security Management Degree Program

  • Bellevue University’s Security Management Degree will prepare you for security professional and managerial positions in both the private and public sectors, including law enforcement.

  • The Security Management degree integrates concepts from business, criminal justice, security, and emergency management to help ensure you are well-prepared to plan and manage processes that protect against risk, such as emergency and disaster management and planning, threat assessment, and the evaluation of public safety.

  • Bellevue University was also recognized in the 2018, 2017, and 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Programs respectively.

BeyondTrust

  • Best Privileged Access Security Solution

  • BeyondTrust Privileged Access Management Platform

  • BeyondTrust’s unified solutions offer the industry’s broadest set of privileged access management capabilities with a flexible design that simplifies integrations, enhances user productivity, and maximizes IT and security investments.

  • *BeyondTrust was also a 2018 and 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program Winner.

 

(The BeyondTrust Privileged Access Management Platform is a modular, integrated solution that provides visibility and control over all privileged accounts and users. By uniting capabilities that many alternative providers offer as disjointed tools, the platform simplifies deployments, reduces costs, improves system security, and reduces privilege risks. Courtesy of BeyondTrust and YouTube.)

BriefCam

  • Best Video Analytics Solution

  • BriefCam

  • BriefCam’s complete Video Content Analytics platform with VIDEO SYNOPSIS to review hours of video in minutes & rapidly pinpoint people and objects of interest.

  • *BriefCam is also a 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Award Program Winner.

Brinqa

  • Best Cyber Security Risk Mgmt Solution

  • Brinqa Cyber Risk Services

  • Brinqa’s Cyber Risk Management Platform focuses on the modeling, analysis, prioritization, remediation and reporting of cyber risk across traditional and emerging enterprise technologies.

(Brinqa – An integrated solution that combines correlation of vulnerabilities, threat intelligence and business context with risk analysis and scoring to prioritize remediation efforts and measure program effectiveness. Courtesy of Brinqa and YouTube.)

  • Best Vulnerability Management

  • Brinqa Vulnerability Risk Service

  • Brinqa’s Vulnerability Risk Service connects, models and analyzes all relevant security, context and threat data to deliver knowledge-driven insights for vulnerability prioritization, remediation and reporting.

Canon U.S.A.

  • Best Email Security Solution

  • mxHero + Canon MFP

  • mxHero + Canon MFP connects existing email system with compatible cloud storage accounts for an integrated email to workflow info management solution.

(Brought to you by Canon USA, mxHero can connect your existing email system with compatible cloud storage accounts enabling an integrated email to workflow information management solution. By leveraging powerful storage platforms (which are purchased separately), such as, Box, mxHero can help create a cost-effective solution that is superior to single-purpose document/email management products. Courtesy of Canon USA and YouTube.)

  • Best Access Control & Authentication System

  • imageRUNNER ADVANCE + uniFLOW + imageWARE Secure Audit Manager

  • The imageWARE Secure Audit Express module, available as an optional component within uniFLOW, is a network device security solution that delivers detailed oversight of a company’s document-related activities, by capturing, archiving, and auditing the activities and images that occur on Canon solutions, including the imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform. 

  • Best Data Storage Security Solution

  • Therefore

  • Therefore™ information management software from Canon U.S.A., enables you to store, manage and process all kinds of business information efficiently, economically and securely throughout your organization.

  • *Canon U.S.A. is also a 2018 and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award Winner

  • Additionally, Axis Communications, a Canon Company has been recognized in the 2019, 2018 and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Programs respectively.

Cellbusters

  • Best Cell Phone Detection Solution

  • Zone Protector

  • Zone Protector Cell Jammers from Cellbusters secure facilities by continuously scanning for cell phones, hidden transmission devices & RF transmissions & issue an alert quickly as signal detected.

(See a brief overview of the Cellbusters Technology, Zone Protector and Zone Manager – Cell Phone Detection Courtesy of Cellbusters and YouTube.)

*Cellbusters is also a 2018 and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award Winner.

Centripetal

  • Best IT Threat Intelligence Solution

  • CleanINTERNET

 

 

  • Best Network Security Solution

  • CleanINTERNET

  • CleanINTERNET’s advanced threat intelligence reduces false positive threats that divert and deplete human analyst resources, and can delay the timely identification of major threats. CleanINTERNET extrapolates OSINT and HUMINT threat intelligence feeds, and applies advanced packet filtering at the network edge, blocking incoming and outgoing malicious traffic to prevent network infiltration and data exfiltration.

Cleveland Electric Labs

  • Best Motion Detection Solution 

  • LCM Intrusion Detection Platform

  • LCM Intrusion Detection sensing platforms are an effective solution for detecting the presence of pedestrians in specific locations, for example sensing of pedestrian presence at railway/subway/mass-transit platforms, movements along defined paths, and intrusion detection along hallways or in front of doorways or hatches that access secure areas. 

Having a strong physical security system that will detect someone who even approaches an unauthorized location is very valuable as it will give more time for security to respond to the intrusion. (Courtesy of Cleveland Electric Labs)
Having a strong physical security system that will detect someone who even approaches an unauthorized location is very valuable as it will give more time for security to respond to the intrusion. (Courtesy of Cleveland Electric Labs)

*Cleveland Electric Labs was also recognized in the 2018 and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Awards programs.

Code Dx

  • Best Cyber Code & Auditing Solution 

  • Code Dx Enterprise

  • Code Dx Enterprise is an automated application vulnerability management tool that makes all of your testing tools work together to provide one set of correlated results, then helps you prioritize and manage vulnerabilities—integrating with your application lifecycle management tools so your security and development teams work together for faster remediation.

  • Code Dx was also a Winner in the 2018 and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Programs.

CornellCookson

  • Best Critical Infrastructure Protection Solution

  • EntryDefender™ Door

  • EntryDefender™ High Performance Doors provide Security for critical infrastructure facilities.

(Safe room design no longer has to be challenging. StormDefender™ gives you ICC 500 compliance with automatically locking doors that recess into the ceiling, giving you more open designs than ever before. Courtesy of CornellCookson and YouTube.)

  • Best Access Control & Authentication Solution

  • StormDefender® Door

  • StormDefender® Safe Room Doors are engineered for the ultimate in life safety protection for tornado rooms and safe rooms.

Crotega

  • Best Intrusion Detection & Prevention Solution

  • Crotega Shooter Suppression System

  • Crotega provides a remotely deployed shooter suppression system that drenches a perpetrator with a repulsive solution, impairing their ability to enact violence, to deter workplace violence, disrupt active shooters, and delay threats until first responders arrive as the next step in life safety and interior building security.

  • *Crotega was also recognized in the 2018 and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Programs.

(Crotega Shooter Suppression System provides a remotely deployed smart system that drenches the perpetrator with a repulsive solution, impairing their ability to enact violence. Active shooter suppression is the next step in life safety and interior building security. Courtesy of Crotega and YouTube.)

CyberArk

Best Privileged Access Security Solution

  • CyberArk Privileged Access Security Solution

  • CyberArk’s Privileged Access Security Solution provides a multi-layered security solution that includes privileged password mgmt, session recording, least privilege enforcement and privileged data analytics to help defend against advanced persistent and insider threats.

  • *CyberArk was also a Winner in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Programs.

Cymulate

Darktrace

  • Best Municipal/County Security Solution

  • Enterprise Immune System

  • Enterprise Immune System from Darktrace, is a self-learning cyber AI technology that detects novel attacks and insider threats at an early stage operates thousands of attack strategies to show exactly where your system is exposed, and how to fix it.

(See a brief introduction to Darktrace. Learn why a new approach to cyber security is essential to staying ahead of the game in today’s cyber arms race. Courtesy of Darktrace and YouTube.)

Dedrone

  • Best Investigation /Surveillance/Detection Product

  • DroneTracker

  • The foundation of any counter-UAS program is to identify the aircraft and understand your lower airspace activity.

DroneTracker software is the central nervous system for a complete solution. It integrates sensors, performs machine-learning analysis, and connects mitigation technology.
DroneTracker software is the central nervous system for a complete solution. It integrates sensors, performs machine-learning analysis, and connects mitigation technology.
  • The Dedrone platform is a fully automatic counter-drone solution, and uniquely designed to detect, classify, and mitigate drone-based threats. Its optimized hardware can be mounted to on rooftops or poles, and identifies approaching drones by means of visual, acoustic, and frequency sensors.

  • Noise, movement pattern, silhouette, as well as RF and Wi-Fi signals are processed and evaluated with the intelligent DroneTracker software.

  • DroneTracker’s correlation and analysis of this information reliably classifies approaching drones, and triggers alarms to alert security staff.

  • Third-party sensors, such as surveillance cameras, radar, jammers or other countermeasures, can be then be integrated.

(Dedrone’s leading technology for detecting and countering malicious drones, integrates its own sensors and sensors from leading manufacturers into a highly efficient detection network: RF sensors, PTZ cameras, radar systems. If a drone is detected and located, defensive measures, such as jamming, can be activated if the organization has authorization. The Dedrone system provides important data on drone activity in monitored airspace as the basis for an effective airspace security concept. Courtesy of Dedrone and YouTube.)

Department of Justice

  • Best Federal Government Security Program

  • Federal Risk Mgmt Process Training Program

 

  • Best Law Enforcement, Counter Terrorism, Crime Prevention for Federal/State/Local

  • Federal Risk Mgmt Process Training Program

Facility Security practitioners must address the threats, consequences and vulnerabilities of all 33 undesirable events in order to deliver a comprehensive risk assessment of their federal facility.
The ISC RMP Training Program provides a solution for Federal agencies to address risk assessment challenges, reduce cost and inefficiencies of their security resources, and mitigate the impact of undesirable events at their facilities.

  • Best Critical Infrastructure Protection Solution

  • Federal Risk Mgmt Process Training Program

  • The Federal Risk Mgmt Process Training Program is an Interagency Security Committee certified for Facility Security Officials, Federal Security Supervisors and those involved with Federal facility acquisition, construction, and renovation projects.

  • *DOJ FedRMP Training Program was also recognized in the 2018 and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Programs.

Desktop Alert

  • Best Emergency Response Program for Federal/State or Local

  • Desktop Alert

 

(Learn about Metis Secure Emergency Notification Beacons for Schools and Industry. Courtesy of Desktop Alert and YouTube.)

  • Best Indoor Emergency Help Station/Technology

    • Metis Secure

    • Metis Secure from Desktop Alert, is built to tie together security and life safety systems, leveraging your previous investments. The Metis Secure Command Center integrates with video, access control, handheld radios, gas detectors, IP phones, outdoor loudspeakers, email/text alert services, and other security and life safety systems.

    • Metis Secure delivers emergency notification, communications, and management systems that help you respond much more quickly and effectively in an emergency.

  • Best Mobile Connect Solution (No subscription required)

    • Desktop Alert

    • Desktop Alerts best-of-breed enterprise-class, network-centric emergency mass notification system is a Microsoft .Net Based Platform which sends mission critical and life-saving alerts across private, industrial, military, government and commercial organizations existing computational infrastructure.

  • Best Municipal/County Security Program

    • Desktop Alert

 

 

(Learn about Desktop Alert: Less Than One Minute Notification. Courtesy of Desktop Alert and YouTube.) 

  • Best Mass Notification System – Hardware

    • Desktop Alert

  • Desktop Alerts best-of-breed enterprise-class, network-centric emergency mass notification system is a Microsoft .Net Based Platform which sends mission critical and life-saving alerts across private, industrial, military, government and commercial organizations existing computational infrastructure.

Desktop Alert Inc.is a worldwide recognized leader in providing best-of-breed enterprise-class, network-centric emergency mass notification systems to private, industrial, military, government and commercial organizations.
Since 2005, Desktop Alert Mass Notification has been the innovator in ‘less than one minute notification.’
Desktop Alert, is a worldwide recognized leader in providing best-of-breed enterprise-class, network-centric emergency mass notification systems to private, industrial, military, government and commercial organizations.
  • Targeted devices include but are not limited to desktop and laptop workstations computers, PA and Giant Voice systems, VoIP phones, digital signage, mobile apps, NFPA approved fire alarms and more.

  • *Desktop Alert is also a Returning Premier Sponsor of the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, and was recognized with Multiple ‘ASTORS’ Awards in 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.

DetectaChem

  • Best CBRNE Detection Solution

  • MobileDetect

  • MobileDetect presumptive Field Drug and explosive kits from DetectaChem allow for trace and bulk detection by using integrated swab and proven colorimetric reagents.

  • Best Handheld Mobile Device Solution

  • SEEKERe

  • The SEEKERe from DetectaChem is a rugged, portable, hand-held test for trace and bulk detection of drugs and explosives.

(Learn about the SEEKERe ruggedized, Mobile detection device for Drugs and Explosives. Courtesy of DetectaChem and YouTube.)

  • Best Mobile Technology Product

    • MobileDetect

    •  MobileDetect presumptive Field Drug and explosive kits from DetectaChem allow for trace and bulk detection by using integrated swab and proven colorimetric reagents.

Drone Aviation Corp

  • Best Persistent Aerial Monitoring Solution 

  • Winch Aerostat Small Platform (WASP)

  • The WASP from Drone Aviation is a highly tactical and mobile tethered aerostat system with Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) sensors for agents & warfighters.

(See this brief 2019 Drone Aviation WASP+ WASP Lite product overview. Courtesy of Drone Aviation and YouTube.)

EAGL Technology

  • Best Gunshot Detection Solution

  • EAGL (Emergency Automated Gunshot & Lockdown) System

  • The EAGL System is a fully automated active shooter response system developed by the DoE for zero false read DUAL VALIDATION TECHNOLOGY to automatically lock down soft target areas within seconds.

Electric Guard Dog

  • Best Perimeter Protection System

    • The Electric Guard Dog electric fence physical barrier system features a 7,000-volt fence, and offers a layered security and solar powered multi-pronged approach—essential to protecting your assets, resources and data.

    • The Electric Guard Dog solar-powered electric fence solution aims to stop crime before it happens.

(Hear a customer testimonial for Electric Guard Dog. Courtesy of Electric Guard Dog and YouTube.)

Everbridge

  • Best Mass Notification System – Application

  • Everbridge Critical Event Mgmt Platform

  • The Everbridge Critical Event Mgmt Platform is a enterprise-wide platform to aggregate risk data, locate people and assets under threat, initiate action and manage incidents, and analyze after-action performance.

  • *Everbridge was also recognized in the 2018 and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Programs.

Evolv Technology

  • Best Metal/Weapons Detection Solution

  • Evolv Express

    • Evolv Express delivers a frictionless high-speed smart firearm and bomb detection system that screens over 3600 people per hour (60 people per minute) and gets smarter over time.

    • Evolv Express keeps high volume entrances flowing by reliably detecting guns and other weapons as visitors walk through at a natural pace.

    • Evolv Technology was also recognized with a Win in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.

Federal Protective Service in Collaboration with the Argonne National Laboratory

  • Best Big Data Analytics Solution

  • Federal Protective Service Threat Assessment Report

  • The Federal Protective Service Threat Assessment Report (TAR) is an automated, human-in-the-loop, machine learning (ML) new threat and vulnerability assessment framework that has significant, long-term impact for FPS and the greater national security community. 

Flashpoint

  • Best IT Threat Intelligence Solution

  • Flashpoint Intelligence Platform

  • Flashpoint supports public-sector missions through its expertise and technology, automating secure and persistent data-gathering within closed-source and vetted areas of the predominantly unindexed internet.

(See a brief tour of the Flashpoint Intelligence Platform, courtesy of Flashpoint and YouTube.) 

  • The Flashpoint Intelligence Platform grants access to their archive of finished intelligence reports, data from illicit forums, marketplaces, chat services, blogs, paste sites, technical data, card shops, and vulnerabilities, in a single, finished intelligence experience.

  • The company’s platform scales Flashpoint’s internal team of specialized, multilingual intelligence analysts’ ability to quickly provide responses to customers

FLIR Systems

  • Best CBRNE Detection Solution

  • FLIR MUVE™ C360

  • The FLIR MUVE™ C360 is a multi-gas detector completely integrated with an unmanned aerial system (UAS) to provide real-time continuous monitoring of chemical hazards while on the move.

  • The MUVE C360 is a time-saving, game-changer for emergency responders, industrial safety officers, and environmental monitoring experts.

(The FLIR MUVE™ C360 sensor block boasts 8-channels and quickly latches to a proprietary integration dock mounted to the UAS. Sensor readouts are prioritized based on alarm conditions and are displayed real-time through the pilot’s user interface. Courtesy of FLIR Systems and YouTube. Posted on Sep 24, 2019.)

  • *FLIR Systems has been recognized for the Fourth Consecutive Year for the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards.

Forcepoint

    • Best Vulnerability Management

  • Forcepoint Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)

  • The Forcepoint Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) is a proactive, data-centric, integrated solution, enable efficient and robust security for agencies who are moving to the cloud.

  • *Forcepoint was also a Winner in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.

Forescout Technologies

  • Best Device Visibility and Control Solution

  • Forescout Device Visibility and Control Platform

  • The Forescout platform provides complete situational awareness and device visibility which enables an accurate device inventory, continuous compliance enforcement, policy-based access control, the ability to orchestrate actions to reduce cyber risk and rapid response to security incidents.

  • *Forescout was also recognized in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.

Gallagher Security

  • Best Cyber Security Risk Management

  • Gallagher Security Health Check

  • The Gallagher Security Health Check Utility is used to audit the state of hardware, operating system, configuration and user-based security in clients Gallagher environments.

(See the new Security Health Check in Action. Courtesy of Gallagher Security and YouTube.)

Global Elite Group

      • Best Airport/Aviation Security Solution

    • Forcepoint Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)

    • The Forcepoint Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) proactive, data-centric, integrated solution, enable efficient and robust security for agencies who are moving to the cloud.

    • *Global Elite Group was also a Platinum Award Winner in the 2018 and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Award Programs, respectively.

goTenna

      • Best Mobile Technology for Public Safety Communications

  • goTenna Pro

    • goTenna Pro is a lightweight, low-cost Tactical Mesh-Networking radio that is Smaller, lighter and more cost-effective than traditional public safety communications systems.

(Search and rescue teams at Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) put goTenna Pro X tactical mesh radios to the test during an exercise at their Disaster City training facility in College Station, Texas. Courtesy of goTenna Pro and YouTube.)

Haines Security Solutions

      • Best Use of Multiple Technologies

  • SaFEspace

  • Secure and Friendly Emergency Space (SaFEspace) innovative designs allows for any occupied space, private or public, to be designed with ballistic protective technologies using Amulet™ ballistic resistant composite material that is lighter and more manageable for installation than other off-the-shelf bullet resistant technologies. 

Courtesy of Haines Security Solutions and Amulet Protective Technologies
  •  SaFEspace comes in two configurations; one temporary and one more permanent. 

  • The temporary solution involves using portable wall-panels – MobileBoards™ (incorporating Amulet™ protective technologies) while allowing daily whiteboard surface usage.  In an emergency, occupants can quickly pull the conference room panel that had been used during their meeting just moments before into a safer corner of the room to take shelter behind it.

An array of applications for ballistic resistant materials used to protect occupants against the active shooter threat. Courtesy of Amulet ® Ballistics Technologies
An array of applications for ballistic resistant materials used to protect occupants against the active shooter threat. Courtesy of Amulet ® Ballistics Technologies
  • The more permanent solutions involve wall panels that fold-out and in essence form a room-within-a-room. The wall panels have shot-detection capabilities and can decipher caliber signatures and distance, which is extremely beneficial for responding law enforcement personnel in identifying where the shooter is and what type of weapon(s) is being used. 

  • The newly created “room” if you will, can be locked from the inside and unlocked remotely by police or fire officials. Additionally, SaFEspace has an intercom system, so that the occupants can communicate with responding forces.  

Hanwha Techwin America

      • Best IP Video Surveillance Solution

  • Wisenet Multi-directional Plus PTZ Camera – PNM-9320VQP

  • WiseNet P Series PNM-9320VQP 2MP Outdoor Network PTZ Dome Camera with Quad Camera Body from Hanwha Techwin.

  • Designed for five-channel video surveillance, the PNM-9320VQP incorporates a 2MP PTZ camera plus a quad-directional camera body that can be customized with your choice of separately available 2MP and 5MP sensor modules.

  • The 2MP sensor modules integrate 2.4, 2.8, 3.6, 6, or 12mm fixed lenses and the 5MP modules 3.7, 4.6, or 7mm fixed lenses to fit a variety of applications. ONVIF compliance ensures compatibility with a wide range of surveillance devices.

(See how to use the Wisenet Multi-Directional P Series PNM-9320VQP. Courtesy of Hanwha Techwin and YouTube.)

HID Global

      • Best Smart Card/Reader Solution

  • Crescendo Smart Card Solutions

  • Crescendo Smart Card Solutions by HID Global is a smart card for strong authentication and physical access control, providing a multi-application and multi-technology platform designed to meet corporate and/or government deployments.

    • *HID Global was also recognized with in the 2018 and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Award Programs.

Identiv

      • Best Access Control & Authentication Solution

  • Freedom Access Control

  • Freedom Access Control by Identiv is a feature-rich, server-based physical access control system (PACS) software application that communicates over IP on an existing or dedicated IT network infrastructure.

Identiv’s IT-centric, cyber-secure Freedom Access Control system uses encryption bridges at the network edge to communicate with onsite and geo-distributed software.
  • Freedom Access Control is based on a software-defined architecture (SDA) that advances and leverages the already powerful web-scale-based applications. SDA makes it possible to change the underlying software easily without affecting the rest of the system.

  • SDA aligns with migration from hardware-driven to software-driven architectures embraced by IT departments and IT infrastructure providers and the current trend to leverage IoT and cloud.

  • Centralized databases can operate independently or be connected to an IDMS (identity management system), such as Active Directory, unifying physical access control and logical security management within the IT infrastructure.

Indegy

  • Best ICS/SCADA Cyber Security Solution

  • Indegy

  • The Indegy ICS/SCADA Cyber Security Suite offers centralized visibility, security and control for operational technology (OT) environments.

(Indegy brings all of the best elements of your IT cybersecurity tools into the OT environment. When it comes to choosing a winning strategy for protecting your critical infrastructure, you can’t settle for less. Courtesy of Indegy and YouTube.)

IPVideo Corporation

      • Best Alert Notification Solution

  • HALO IOT Smart Sensor

  • HALO IOT Smart Sensor for Vaping, room occupancy, sound frequency, gunshots, aggressive behavior & moreHALO IOT Smart Sensor for Vaping, room occupancy, sound frequency, gunshots, aggressive behavior & more.

  • Best Security Workforce Mgmt Platform

  • Avfusion

  • Avfusion is a recording solution designed specifically to work with network (IP) video cameras and take advantage of network connectivity with total flexibility in how you set up your system.

  • Best Metal/Weapons Detection Solution

  • ViewScan

  • ViewScan is an easy-to-use, passive walkthrough Concealed Weapons Detection System. Its PC-based software displays and tracks those who are carrying threat objects.

  • ViewScan’s sensor technology accurately detects the location and number of threat objects such as knives, guns and razor blades, while ignoring personal artifacts like coins, keys and jewelry; it can also detect and locate threat objects which have been covered or masked with materials such as aluminum foil, lead and plastic.

(ViewScan detects ferromagnetic objects, or metals that are iron based such as guns, knives and other dangerous weapons. ViewScan is also able to detect cell phones and other electronic devices. Items as small as a paperclip will be detected. Courtesy of IPVideo Corporation and YouTube. Posted on Apr 3, 2019.)

  • IP Video Corporation was also recognized in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.

Iris ID

      • Best Facial/IRIS Recognition Solution

  • iCAM 7S Series

  • iCAM 7S Series biometric Iris Recognition Reader for Access Control to secure sites, time and attendance solutions, transportation and workforce mgmt solutions.

  • Iris ID was also a 2018 and 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program Winner.

Kiernan Group Holdings

  • Best Homeland Security Education Program

  • G.O.T. Preparedness?

  • KGH’s Preparedness Without Paranoia® approach provides education and training for individuals to gain a heightened situational awareness and understanding of today’s multi-dimensional threat environment, recognize telltale signs of an evolving threat, and become empowered to take effective action without hesitation.

Kathleen Kiernan and Bill Bratton, who became friends 45 years ago when Dr. Kiernan was an undergraduate doing research at Northeastern, and Commissioner Bratton was a Sergeant at the Boston Police Department.
  • Preparedness Without Paranoia® uses a common sense approach to preparedness from the classroom to the boardroom.

  • From a business perspective, KGH offers metric-based training in compliance with national level standards and guidance, and a suite of audit-ready analytic tools for use by training managers and HR professionals.

  • KGH was also recognized as a Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program Winner for two consecutive years, 2019 and 2018 respectively.

(Hear directly about the ‘Preparedness Without Paranoia’ (PWP) Education and Training Series from Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, CEO & Founder of Kiernan Group Holdings. Dr. Kiernan, a 29-year veteran of Federal Law Enforcement. Dr. Kiernan retired as Assistant Director for the Office of Strategic Intelligence and Information for the ATF. KGH developed PWP, an approach to individual engagement and education to increase confidence and decrease victimization in active threat environments. Courtesy of KGH and YouTube.)

Kingston Technology

  • Best Data Storage Security Solution

  • IronKey™ D300 USB

 

 

  • Best Device Visibility and Control Solution

  • IronKey™ D300 USB

  • Kingston’s IronKey™ D300 USB Flash drive features an advanced level of security that builds on the features that made IronKey well-respected, to safeguard sensitive information.

  • Kingston Technology also won a 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions

  • Best MFP Protection Solution

  • bizhub SECURE ALERT

  • bizhub SECURE ALERT is a low cost, all-inclusive way to notify organizations when they’ve had a security breach at their multifunction printer (MFP).

(Of all the resources in today’s business and professional world, your data can be the most valuable – and also the most vulnerable. That’s why Konica Minolta offers lockdown protection with bizhub® SECURE: a set of enhanced password and data security measures to give your bizhub MFP an extra level of security. Courtesy of Konica Minolta US and YouTube.)

  • Best Network Authentication Security Device

  • SIPRNet

  • Konica Minolta supports the U.S. Government to satisfy Strong Authentication to all employees and contractors, with their SIPRNet Token Solution for smartcard authentication.

  • SIPRNet provides authorized personnel access to the DOD’s classified version of the civilian Internet while protecting against unauthorized access.

  • Best Anti-Malware Solution

  • BitDefender

  • Konica Minolta’s IoT-Enabled BitDefender is an anti-virus for MultiFunction Printer (MFP) extensions that automatically scans all transmitted data to protect data from external threats.

  • Best Smart Card/Reader Solution

  • CAC/PIV

  • CAC/PIV provides for secure and
    reliable two-factor identification for U.S. Government employees to control access to federally-controlled facilities and networks.

  • Konica Minolta Business Solutions was also recognized with Multiple ‘ASTORS’ Award Wins in the 2018, and a2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Programs.

LenelS2

  • Best Smart Card/Reader Solution

  • BlueDiamond Mobile

  • Economical and flexible, BlueDiamond Mobile readers are ideal for enhancing freedom of movement in the workplace.

BlueDiamond™ mobile readers support virtually all major card technologies, from standard 125kHz proximity card technologies to MIFARE®, DESFire® EV1 and EV2 and now iCLASS card technologies, as well as mobile credentials using iOS®, Apple Watch® and Android® .
  • BlueDiamond Mobile allows employees to have their access credentials on the smart devices they already carry, enhancing freedom of movement in the workplace.

  • And because BlueDiamond Mobile credentials can be read from up to 30ft (9M), this also makes the BlueDiamond Mobile solution well-suited for applications where long-read range is important. 

  • BlueDiamond Mobile also bridges the transition from legacy plastic badges to cardless mobile access control with seamless integration.

Liberty Defense Holdings

  • Best Metal/Weapons Detection Solution

  • HEXWAVE

  • HEXWAVE from Liberty Defense Holdings uses active 3D imaging technology and machine learning to scan crowds for weapons by providing a “stand-off” detection depth of a layered defense to counter evolving threat environments.

(With the serious nature of violent crime and acts of terrorism changing, along with the threat from concealed weapons on the rise, Liberty Defense works hard to deliver a safer, more secure future for all of us. Courtesy of Liberty Defense and YouTube.)

Liteye Systems

  • Best Critical Infrastructure Protection Solution

  • C-AUDS

 

 

  • Best Intrusion Detection & Prevention Solution

  • C-AUDS

  • C-AUDS, (Containerized Anti-Unmanned Defense Systems) from Liteye, is a fully integrated, mission-deployed, TRL-9 rated Counter Unmanned Aircraft System (C-UAS) which can detect, track and defeat a drone in less than 15 seconds at ranges of up to 10 km (6 miles), for military, government, border and homeland security forces.

(Liteye’s CUAS or Counter-UAS Air Defense products have been developed to answer the growing need for effective Anti-Drone solutions in this rapidly changing environment. Courtesy of Liteye and YouTube.)

LRAD Corporation (now Genasys)

  • Best Long Range Acoustic Hailing System

  • LRAD 450XL

  • The LRAD 450XL is a low profile, lightweight, loud, intelligible Acoustic Hailing Device designed for temporary or fixed mounting on tripods, small vessels, vehicles and remotely operated weapon stations.

  • Best Mass Notification System – Hardware

  • LRAD SoundSaber-X

  • LRAD SS-X mass notification speakers feature a new lightweight, rugged, and highly efficient driver technology that provides exceptional voice intelligibility and utilizes 66% less power to generate 16dB more than the LRAD SS400.

LRAD’s innovated acoustic hailing devices (AHDs) and the LRAD SoundSaber-X (SS-X) (at right) feature the industry’s highest intelligibility and is easily configurable for large indoor or outdoor areas. LRAD SS-X loudspeakers are housed in robust, low-profile, all-weather enclosures designed for permanent indoor and outdoor installation.
  • LRAD has been a Multiple Award Winner in the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, for their Fourth Consecutive Year.

  • The LRAD SS-X alleviates reflection and echoing to provide uniform acoustic coverage with wide audio dispersion along the short axis and narrow dispersion along the long axis.

  • LRAD’s advanced line array speaker technology ensures broadcasts are clearly heard and understood in high ambient noise environments. The thin form factor of the SS-X enables unobtrusive installation.

ManTech

  • Best Breach & Attack Simulation (BAS) Platform

  • ACRE Cyber Range

  • The ACRE Cyber Range from ManTech is a unique and scalable physical and virtualized cyber range, that brings best-in-class cyber defense expertise capabilities to business, infrastructure, transportation, federal civilian agencies and the military.

(Brig. Gen. Andrew Twomey, US Army Ret., senior vice president and general manager at ManTech International Corporation’s C4ILOG-SE Business Unit, discusses how the company uses its “cyber range” to train individuals and groups, why military and commercial skillsets are needed to strengthen system security, and more during an interview at the Association of the United States Army’s 2017 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington. Courtesy of the Defense & Aerospace Report and YouTube.)

Mark43

Best Mobile Technology Product

  • Mark43 Records Mgmt System Mobile App

  • The Mark43 Records Mgmt System Mobile App is a single, cloud-native platform for dispatch, records, evidence, and analytics mgmt on any web-enabled device.

Marshalls Landscape Protection (LP)

  • Best Perimeter Protection System

  • RhinoGuard GateKeeper

  • The RhinoGuard GateKeeper from Marshalls LP is a temporary, Anti-Ram Structure solution that provides Hostile Vehicle Mitigation to pedestrians.

  • This crash tested solution is pedestrian permeable, with vehicle access points and requires no anchorage, and can be quickly deployed across all surfaces without relying on curbs or structural aids.

(Take a look at how Marshalls temporary hostile vehicle mitigation solution, Gatekeeper, performed in a recent crash test. The tested solution allows pedestrian traffic and has vehicle access points. Courtesy of Marshals LP and YouTube.)

N2WS, a Veam Company

  • Best Breach & Attack Simulation (BAS) Platform

  • N2WS Backup & Recovery

  • The N2WS Backup & Recovery is a leading backup, recovery and disaster recovery solution purpose-built for AWS workloads.

  • By leveraging native snapshot technology N2WS provides an additional layer of security within an AWS environment and supports clients EC2, NoSQL and serverless workloads.

New York State Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services (DHSES)

  • Best Law Enforcement, Counter Terrorism, Crime Prevention for Federal/State/Local

  • NYS Red Team Exercise Program

  • The NYS Red Team Exercises (and Counter Terrorism Outreach)  are pre-planned, unannounced activities conducted in each of New York’s 16 Counter Terrorism Zones (CTZs) by undercover law enforcement and homeland security personnel, who engage in suspicious activity in an effort to “test” specific infrastructure and business sectors and track if and how the activity is reported.

  • Each exercise lasts 3-4 days, and tests 30-40 local organizations chosen based on the current threat environment and intelligence.

(Tactical teams respond to some of the most dangerous and challenging situations faced by law enforcement agencies. See how the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) supports tactical teams in New York State through targeted grant funding, specialized training, the attainment of SWAT standards and through encouraging regional partnerships. Courtesy of NYS DHSES and YouTube.)

  • The goal of the NYS DHSES Red Teams is to evaluate and enhance the effectiveness of New York State’s suspicious activity reporting programs, encourage facility security and target hardening, and promote citizen awareness and information and intelligence sharing.

  • Red Teams significantly strengthen statewide partnerships between OCT, law enforcement, communities, and the private sector.

  • Best Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Recovery Solution

  • County Emergency Preparedness Assessment (CEPA)

  • CEPA is a framework and tool to help State and local stakeholders assess risk, capabilities, and the potential need for support and resources during emergencies or disasters.

  • CEPA provides for a standardized and repeatable process to understand capabilities at the County level and identify statewide trends, and a tool to help guide disaster preparedness and response efforts, but it is not intended as a scorecard or ranking system.

NYS County Emergency Preparedness Assessment (CEPA) training held for Norwich/Chenango Emergency Management

  • Best Emergency Response Program for Federal/State or Local

  • Swift Water and Flooding Training (SWFT)

  • To better train first responders to handle the dangers posed by rescuing victims of flooding and swift water, the number one natural disaster that emergency crews respond to in New York State, the NYS DHSES created the Swift Water and Flood Training (SWFT) facility.

The SWFT unique training facility occupies approximately seven acres of State Preparedness Training Center property in Oriskany and includes a three‐acre pond, a concrete swift water channel, and an urban flood simulator to allow rescue personnel to train in flooded streets and buildings. The RapidBloc system allows complete flexibility to sculpt the whitewater for rescue training as well as provide the tools to vary the hydraulic flow conditions in both the Urban street and also the Low Head Dam simulator.
The SWFT unique training facility occupies approximately seven acres of State Preparedness Training Center property in Oriskany and includes a three‐acre pond, a concrete swift water channel, and an urban flood simulator to allow rescue personnel to train in flooded streets and buildings. The RapidBloc system allows complete flexibility to sculpt the whitewater for rescue training as well as provide the tools to vary the hydraulic flow conditions in both the Urban street and also the Low Head Dam simulator.

 

  • SWFT is located at the State Preparedness Training Center in Oriskany, NY and the venue gives first responders the opportunity to practice both swift water and flood rescues in a real-life environment.

  • The training center features a 3-acre pond, a concrete swift water channel and an urban flood simulator that allows rescue crews to train in flooded street and buildings.

  • The SWFT flood simulator has three pumps that can pump out more than 30,000 gallons of water to create a variety of realistic flooding hazards, including rapids, a flooded city street, and drowning or stranded victims.

  • Responders can safely train numerous scenarios that would be challenging and dangerous to recreate using actual swift water elements.

(See SWFT in action. The state-of-the-art Swift Water Flood Training center is the only training center of its kind solely dedicated to training New York State’s first responders (fire, law enforcement, and EMS) on the technical skills necessary to perform water rescues in controlled conditions. Courtesy of NYS DHSES and YouTube.)

  • Best Risk, Crisis Mgmt Solution

  • RhinoGuard GateKeeper

  • Managing Chaos Workshop serves as a forum for Senior Government Officials to provide academic and practical insights based on a detailed analysis from major mass casualty incidents, share information, ideas, and best practices regarding crisis leadership, crisis decision-making, and crisis communication.

NeuShield

  • Best Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Recovery Solution

  • NeuShield Data Sentinel

  • NeuShield Data Sentinel for ransomware and data protection does more than just detecting and blocking ransomware attacks. NeuShield claims to be the only anti-ransomware technology that can recover your damaged data from malicious software attacks without a backup.

  • Data Sentinel uses Mirror Shielding™ to protect files ensuring that you can instantly recover your important data from any ransomware attack.

(Mirror shielding is proprietary technology that makes NeuShield different from the rest. Instead of chasing down threats or maintaining signature databases, this technology allows us to protect the actual data itself. Courtesy of NeuSheild and YouTube.)

  • Mirror Shielding™ makes an attacker believe they have access to a computer’s original data files, but they are in fact only seeing a mirror image of them.

  • One-Click Restore, restores operating system files and settings back to a known good state allowing you to quickly regain access to your computer after a ransomware attack, and also removes both known and unknown malware.

NICE

  • Best 911 Recording & Analytics

  • NICE Inform Intelligence Center

  • The NICE Inform Intelligence Center puts powerful real-time analytical tools and metrics within reach of 911 center managers, making it easy to identify, understand, and address the factors that drive operational performance and contribute to success.

(Hear from John Rennie, General Manager of Public Safety at NICE discuss the capabilities of the NICE Inform Intelligence Center. Courtesy of NICE and YouTube.)

  • Best Investigation/ Surveillance/Detection Product

  • NICE Investigate

  • The NICE Investigate Digital Investigation and Digital Evidence Mgmt Software (DEMS) Solution automates the entire digital investigation and evidence management process, helping investigators close more cases faster.

  • NICE Investigate includes a Public Portal for efficient digital evidence mgmt and evidence crowdsourcing.

  • *NICE was also recognizedwith Platinum Awards in the 2018, 2017 and 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.

Nightingale Security

  • Best Persistent Aerial Monitoring Solution

  • Robotic Aerial Security

  • Nightingale’s Robotic Aerial Security offers fully autonomous, 24/7 physical security drone systems equipped with real-time aerial surveillance cameras & data gathering sensors.

  • Nightingale Security drones fly programmed, autonomous missions around the perimeter and Geo-Fence mapping ensures the drones stay inside the designated area.

(Nightingale Security provides Robotic Aerial Security for corporations. Our comprehensive service consists of drones, base stations and powerful mission control software—working together to provide autonomous, 24×7 physical security using real-time aerial surveillance cameras and data gathering sensors. Courtesy of Nightingale Security and YouTube.)

  • Nightingale Security was also a 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program Winner.

NopSec

  • Best Cyber Security Solution

  • Unified VRM

  • Unified VRM (Vulnerability Risk Mgmt platform) from NopSec, is a cloud-based platform that exposes a REST API with Unified VRM Vulnerability Export API, that enables enterprise customers to have filterable and unlimited access to all their vulnerability data.

  • *NopSec was also recognized in the 2018 and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.

Nyotron

  • Best Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) Solution

  • PARANOID

  • PARANOID by Nyotron is an OS-Centric Positive Security solution that protects endpoints regardless of the attack vector, type of attack or how, where, or when the attack penetrated an organization

(Nyotron’s PARANOID solution automatically whitelists trusted OS behavior and rejects everything else. No disk scanning, no threat hunting, no signatures or machine learning. Nyotron’s approach is threat and application agnostic, providing defense-in-depth protection against the most advanced known and unknown attacks. Courtes yof Nyotron and YouTube.)

ObserveIT 

  • Best Investigative/ Surveillance/Detection Product

  • ObserveIT 7.7

  • ObserveIT 7.7 insider threat software detects users exfiltrating data (including removable media) to protect against insider threats, while enabling streamlined investigations.

OnSolve

  • Best Mobile Technology Product

  • OnSolve MIR3 Mobile app

  • The OnSolve MIR3 Mobile app provides a critical alerting tool for organizations of any size to send and receive alerts company-wide.

Businesses of all sizes rely on MIR3 for mass notifications, emergency management & more. Keep your business operating efficiently & effectively with MIR3.
  • MIR3 Mobile lets smartphone users create and send alerts, including recorded voice messages, to pre-defined groups or individuals directly from a mobile application.

  • Pre-defined templates are used to deliver the correct message to the appropriate audience as quickly as possible. 

  • Best Mass Notification Solution

  • CodeRED

  • CodeRED by OnSolve allows government agencies to easily deliver geo-targeted, time-sensitive notification to any individual opting into the service, using voice, email, SMS, IPAWS, and more.

(SecureSync is the first time and frequency reference system listed on the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN) Approved Products List (APL). Courtesy of Orolia and YouTube.)

Orolia

  • Best NAVWAR Simulation System

  • BroadSim

  • BroadSim is a software defined Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) simulator that allows users to model true and spoofed signals, whether they are encrypted or unencrypted.

BroadSim was developed to simplify the creation of advanced jamming and spoofing scenarios with Navigation Warfare (NAVWAR) testing in mind, and supports high dynamics, jamming, spoofing, and encrypted military codes.

  • Best Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Solution

  • SecureSync

  • Orolia’s SecureSync time and frequency reference solutions synchronize critical military and commercial operations where failure is not an option.

  • Combining precision master clock technology with exceptional configurability, SecureSync delivers the industry’s highest standards for extreme reliability, security, redundancy, and flexibility in a rugged, modular, cost effective form factor.

(Orolia is the world leader in Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solutions that improve the reliability, performance and safety of critical, remote or high-risk operations. Courtesy of Orolia and YouTube.) 

PC Matic

  • Best Anti-Malware Solution

  • PC Matic

 

 

  • Best Cyber Security Solution

  • PC Matic

  • PC Matic is an American-made antivirus that provides cyber protection using whitelisting technology to help prevent ransomware, fake virus scams and includes automated PC maintenance.

(Jackson County, Georgia, a rural county of 60,000, forked over a $400K ransom to restore operations. Learn how you can stay ahead of these threats using PC Matic. Courtesy of PC Matic and YouTube. Posted on Apr 5, 2019.)

PlateSmart Technology

  • Best License Plate Recognition System

  • Powered by PlateSmart

  • Powered by PlateSmart is a new offering for security solution providers such as camera manufacturers, security software firms, etc., to integrate PlateSmart’s award-winning License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology into their own product offerings.

(See a brief introduction and demonstration of PlateSmart ARES Automatic License Plate Recognition software solution demonstration. Courtesy of PlateSmart Technologies and YouTube.)

Psynetix Laboratories

  • Best Physical Threat Intelligence Solution

  • SIREN (Student Intervention Referral & Engagement Network)

  • The SIREN (Student Intervention Referral & Engagement Network) is a sophisticated human-machine collaborative software based on high-value human target identification in the US military special ops community to help determine potential threats effective student intervention and resilience strategies.

Rave Mobile Safety

  • Best Mass Notification System – Software

  • Rave Alert

  • CAP compliant, Rave Alert lets users instantly send alerts via text email, and voice, and send to IPAWS-OPEN, WebEOC, and digital signage – simultaneously.

  • This ensures their targeted audience receives your messages as soon as possible, and pre-set templates make it easy for infrequent users to send messages in emergencies.

(Emergency responders in Helena and Lewis & Clark county have a new way to send mass notifications to residents in the event of a fire, flood or missing child. Courtesy of KRTV 3, Rave Mobile Safety and YouTube.)

  • Best Risk, Crisis Mgmt Solution

  • Rave Panic Button app

  • The Rave Panic Button app delivers critical data such as detailed caller location, floor plans, emergency exit locations, emergency contacts, and key procedures.

  • The Rave Panic Button app clearly communicates an emergency to 9-1-1, on-site personnel, and first responders within seconds, shortening response times and improving safety for all those in the immediate area.

(In seconds, Rave Panic Button clearly communicates an emergency to 9-1-1, on-site personnel, and first responders. As a result, response times are shortened, first responder safety is improved, and lives are saved. Courtesy of Rave Mobile Safety and YouTube.)

  • Best Handheld Mobile Device Solution

  • Rave Guardian

  • Rave Guardian, a 2-way personal safety app, can help you build positive community relationships by engaging directly with your people through texting, confidential tips, location sharing, a call directory and a content portal.

  • *Rave Mobile Security was also recognized with Multiple Wins in the 2018 and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Programs.

Regroup Mass Notification

  • Best Mass Notification Solution 

  • Regroup Mass Notification

  • Regroup’s cloud-based emergency notification platform was designed to be one of the most robust and reliable in the industry, providing users the tools needed to save lives, property and continuity of business, plus allows instant alerting to large groups of recipients when a crisis occurs.

(See why Regroup’s award-winning platform is the top choice for emergency and day-to-day notifications for universities, hospitals, corporations, and venues across North America and worldwide. Courtesy of Regroup Mass Notification and YouTube.)

  • *Regroup Mass Notification was a Multiple Award Winner in the 2018 and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Programs.

RiskLens

  • Best Risk, Crisis Management Solution

  • RiskLens Cyber Risk Mgmt

  • RiskLens Cyber Risk Mgmt software assesses cybersecurity risk, prioritizes risk mitigation, calculates security ROI and optimizes cyber insurance by quantifying it in financial terms.

  • RiskLens was also a 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner.

(See how RiskSense can help you identify critical areas of IT risk in your organization. Courtesy of RiskSense and Youtube.)

Risksense

  • Best Cyber Security Solution

  • Unified VRM

  • The cloud-based RiskSense Cyber Risk Mgmt platform uses machine learning driven risk-based scoring and analytics, combined with accelerated penetration testing to identify and prioritize critical vulnerabilities.

  • Risksense was also recognized in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.

SafeLogic

  • Best Encryption Solution

  • CryptoComply

  • SafeLogic’s CryptoComply  is a family of standards-based “Drop-in Compliance” cryptographic engines designed for use in servers, workstations, Cloud, appliances, and mobile devices.

  • CryptoComply can provide instant FIPS 140-2 compliance with easy replacement for OpenSSL, Bouncy Castle, BoringSSL, NSS, and Libgcrypt whether it is a mobile app, device, appliance, software or Cloud solution.

  • SafeLogic was recognized in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.

The Santa Fe Group

  • Best Cyber Security Risk Mgmt

  • Shared Assessments Program

  • Shared Assessments from the Santa Fe Group, has built a membership ecosystem of cross-industry organizations from outsourcers to vendors to regulators to technology providers.

Shared Assessments is an epicenter of risk management, benefiting from the diverse perspectives of many of the world’s most innovative practitioners in Third-Party Risk Management (TPRM).
Shared Assessments is an epicenter of risk management, benefiting from the diverse perspectives of many of the world’s most innovative practitioners in Third-Party Risk Management (TPRM).
  • Shared Assessments is an epicenter of risk management, benefiting from the diverse perspectives of many of the world’s most innovative practitioners in Third-Party Risk Management (TPRM).

  • Some of Shared Assessments’ most helpful state-of-the-art TPRM tools and best practices are readily available free of charge.

  • Shared Assessments’ thought leaders and members develop best practices-based resources, including tools that are member-driven, industry-standard, and are consistent, robust and cost-effective.

Select Engineering Services

  • Best Personal/Protective Equip Solution

  • AID (Automatic Injury Detection)

  • The AID (Automatic Injury Detection) consists sensor circuits (front & back) inserted into the wearer’s bullet proof vest.

  • The sensor circuit is a flexible Mylar panel and includes a communications module.

  • When a sensor panel is pierced by either a bullet, knife or shrapnel from an IED the communications module will sense the break in the circuit and automatically sends an emergency alert with GPS location to phone, radio or communication system.

(See Automatic Injury Detection (AID) Sensors that can detect when an individual has been shot, stabbed or injured by shrapnel from an IED even if the wearer can be totally incapacitated, featured in this video from Montgomery County, VA Sheriff’s Office. Courtesy of Datasoft Corp and YouTube.)

  • Best Alert Notification Solution 

  • Personal Emergency Transmitter (PET)

  • The Personal Emergency Transmitter (PET), is a wearable device that automatically sends alert text messages, with your personal info and a link to your GPS location in the event of an emergency.

  • Select Engineering Services was also a Winner 2018 and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.

Senstar Corporation

  • Best Intrusion Detection & Prevention Solution

  • FiberPatrol FP400

  • FiberPatrol FP400 cost‑effective fiber optic fence-mounted perimeter intrusion detection system that detects any attempt to cut, climb, or otherwise compromise a perimeter.

  • FiberPatrol FP400 is a zone-reporting option ideal for smaller perimeters. Each processor provides up to 4 zones of detection and supports non-sensing lead-in cable, enabling electronics to be installed up to 20 km (12 mi) from the perimeter fence.

(Senstar’s FiberPatrol Fiber optic intrusion detection systems protects thousands of sites around the world. Courtesy of Senstar Corp and YouTube.)

  • Senstar was also a 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program Multi-Award Winner.

Share911

  • Best Mass Notification Solution

  • Share911

  • Share911 is a digital emergency network that connects your entire organization, all the workplaces and the people, so everyone can share information as quickly as possible during an emergency.

ShotSpotter

  • Best Gunshot Detection Solution

  • ShotSpotter Gunshot Detection & Alert System

  • ShotSpotter acoustic sensors are strategically placed in a coverage area and detect shots fired. Audio triangulation pinpoints gunfire location and machine-learning algorithms analyze the sound.

  • Likely gunshots are transmitted to the Incident Review Center for evaluation and confirmed gunshots are published within seconds

  • Alert notifications are sent to dispatch centers, patrol car MDTs and officer smartphones.

(Learn More about ShotSpotter’s and take a look within the Incident Review Center. Courtesy of ShotSpotter and YouTube.)

  • ShotSpotter was also a in the Winner 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.

Silverfort

  • Best Identity Access Mgmt (IAM)

  • Silverfort Next-Gen Authentication Platform

  • Silverfort enables adaptive multi-factor authentication and identity theft prevention for every sensitive user, device and asset across all environments.

  • Seamlessly deployed, without any software agents or inline gateways, Silverfort allows security teams to protect corporate identities and critical assets, prevent data breaches and address compliance regulations.

(See a brief introduction to Silverfort. Courtesy of Silverfort and YouTube.)

Singlewire Software

  • Best Mass Notification System – Application

  • InformaCast Fusion

  • The InformaCast Fusion mass notification system using a single interface (InformaCast alert software), reaches on-premises and mobile devices with a versatile array of messaging formats to provide organizations with complete mass notification coverage when it matters most.

  • Singlewire Software was also a 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winner.

(One of the worst emergencies any organization can face is an active shooter situation. It is a challenging situation to plan for and can be even more difficult to respond to. One of the biggest challenges is sharing information about what is happening with people within your organization. If an active shooter enters one floor or end of a building, how do you let people in other areas know to seek safety and alert authorities? Courtesy of Singlewire Software.)

Siren Operated Sensors

  • Best Fire & Safety System

  • SOS Silent

  • SOS Silent is an Emergency Gate Access Systems that enables first responders to gain access to gated communities in an emergency.

  • SOS Silent requires No stopping, No getting out of the vehicle, No codes to remember, No remotes to push, No keys to lose, and No cost to the municipalities. SOS Silent is saving lives, money and time.

(See a Siren Operated Sensor (SOS) in Action! Courtesy of SOS, discountfencesupply and YouTube)

  • *Siren Operated Systems is also a Winner for the Third Consecutive Year in the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.

Smiths Detection

  • Best Vehicle Mounted Security Systems

  • ScanVan 100100 PRO

  • ScanVan 100100 PRO a compact and easily maneuvered vehicle that includes a HI-SCAN state-of-the-art X-ray system providing the critical element of mobility for security operations.

  • Originally developed to help protect ports and borders, ScanVan also provides an immediate flexible solution for event and facility perimeter security when additional screening is needed. (I.e. commercial security market, at locations such as concerts, sports arenas, convention centers, schools, and at other places where temporary checkpoints are needed.)

  • The core of the ScanVan’s capabilities is a HI-SCAN 100100 PRO, a state-of-the-art X-ray system capable of scanning a wide-range of objects such as cargo, electronics, boxes, backpacks, coolers, bags, and strollers, among many other items. This fully integrated X-ray inspection system includes automatic detection software that aids users in intercepting threats and contraband.

(The core of the ScanVan’s capabilities is a HI-SCAN 100100 PRO, a state-of-the-art X-ray system capable of scanning a wide-range of objects such as cargo, electronics, boxes, backpacks, coolers, bags, and strollers, among many other items. Courtesy of Smiths Detection and YouTube.)

SolarWinds Worldwide

  • Best Security Incident & Event Mgmt (SIEM) Solution

  • SolarWinds Log & Event Manager

  • SolarWinds Log & Event Manager (LEM), is a security information and event mgmt (SIEM) virtual appliance that adds value to existing security products and increases efficiencies in administering, managing, and monitoring security policies and safeguards on your network.

  • Best Identity Access Mgmt (IAM)

  • SolarWinds Access Rights Manager

  • SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM) helps IT and Security Admins meet compliance requirements with centralized provisioning, deprovisioning, management, and audit of user permissions and access to systems, data, and files while protecting their organizations from internal security breaches.

  • SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM), manages user access permissions correctly to help prevent insider threats and data breaches while helping IT and Security Admins meet compliance requirements.

(SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM) helps IT and Security Admins meet compliance requirements with centralized provisioning, deprovisioning, management, and audit of user permissions and access to systems, data, and files while protecting their organizations from internal security breaches. Courtesy of SolarWinds and YouTube.)

  • Best Network Security Solution

  • SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager

  • SolarWinds® Network Configuration Manager (NCM) saves time and improves network reliability and security by managing configurations, changes, and compliance for routers, switches, and other network devices from Cisco, Juniper, HP, Dell, Brocade, F5, Aruba, Rukus, and more.

  • It is a network configuration tool to manage configs through automation, backup, and policy management.

  • *SolarWinds has been recognized in the 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.

SpotterRF

  • Best Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  • SPOTTERai

  • SPOTTERai Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) for automatic classification of UAS targets is part of NIO software that ensures a trainable neural network that based on low-level radar data automatically assigns a classification type and confidence level for each target.

*SpotterRF is a Winner in their Fourth Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016 respectively.

(SpotterAI is a radar classification based on artificial intelligence (AI) achieved by site-specific machine learning (ML). Using a neural network it knows if the target your tracking is a person, vehicle, animal, drone, other subjects and without using a camera. Courtesy of SpotterRF and YouTube.)

SWORD

  • Best Mobile Technology Product

  • SWORD Enterprise

  • SWORD’s Smartphone Security Scanning Devices are an innovative Mobile Based security platform that provides an IoT level of Situational Awareness that proactively detects and deters threats as they enter a venue, instantly delivery actionable intelligence to security personnel at the exact moment they need it.

  • With SWORD Enterprise, threats and notifications detected by SWORD will be pushed directly to a heads-up display in form of Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses.

  • Vuzix Blade will be included in each SWORD Enterprise system and provides a see-through display that allows customers to receive the real time critical threat notifications through a should be hands-free device, allowing customers to roam around and still be able to see critical threat information.

(SWORD provides a Mobile Based Security Solution providing an IoT level of situational awareness, detection and recognition. Courtesy of SWORD and YouTube.)

  • Best Emergency Vehicle

  • SWORD Move

  • Move by SWORD is a unique electric standup vehicle (ESV), designed with the T3 Motion.

  • SWORD Move integrates the SWORD Enterprise unit on a custom operating console to allow the operator to use all SWORD functionalities from their vehicle to identify immediate threats.

  • SWORD Move can now be deployed by security firms and law enforcement agencies to immediately detect known and concealed threats that offers a high level of visibility for the driver along with the agility to respond quickly to immediate threats.

  • Best Metal/Weapons Detection Solution

  • SWORD Enterprise

  • SWORD Enterprise is a covert mobile based threat detection solution that includes concealed weapon detection, facial recognition powered by FaceFirst and gunshot detection.

The SWORD Enterprise solution is a mobile-based threat detection solution with multi-tier technologies for concealed weapons detection, facial recognition and gunshot detection, and Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses will be included in each SWORD Enterprise system.
  • With SWORD Enterprise, threats and notifications detected by SWORD will be pushed directly to a heads-up display in form of Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses.

  • Vuzix Blade will be included in each SWORD Enterprise system and provides a see-through display that allows customers to receive the real time critical threat notifications through a should be hands-free device.

  • This allows the customer to roam around and still be able to see critical threat information.

  • Best Physical Threat Intelligence Solution

  • SWORD Sleuth

  • SWORD Sleuth is a custom mobile threat detection unit only available to govt agencies, private intelligence and security companies involved in National Security with concealed weapon detection, facial recognition powered by FaceFirst, gunshot detection plus Voice biometrics powered by Yobe.

  • *SWORD is also a Returning Premier Sponsor of the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, and a record-breaking Eight-Time Winner in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.

TCOM, LP

  • Best Persistent Aerial Monitoring Solution 

  • TCOM Persistent Surveillance Strategic ISR Aerostats

  • TCOM Persistent Surveillance Strategic ISR Aerostats for for Air, Maritime, and Land to provide operational support engineering to sophisticated surveillance systems.

(See TCOM LP platforms focusing on features, functionality and capabilities, in Soldiers of the Sky. Courtesy of TCOM, LP and YouTube.)

  • TCOM, LP was also a recognized in the 2018 and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Programs.

Thycotic

  • Best IT Privileged Mgmt Solution

  • Secret Server 10.7

  • Secret Server 10.7 is an industry-leading Cloud privileged access controls, combined with the latest in threat management and full redundancy delivered by Microsoft Azure Cloud Services.

TiniFiber

  • Best Airport/Aviation Security Solution

  • Micro Armored Fiber Optic Cable Solutions

  • Micro Armored Fiber Optic Cable Solutions is a break-through innovation in fiber optic cabling delivering the smallest, strongest and most flexible armored fiber optic cable to meet aviation cabling project requirements in the tightest congested airport pathways.

(See TiniFiber® comparing the company’s Micro Armor Fiber™ and Aluminum Interlocking Armor (AIA), that are approximately 65% smaller and 75% lighter in weight. Courtesy of TiniFiber and YouTube.)

Trackforce

  • Best Security Workforce Mgmt Platform

  • Secret Server 10.7

  • The Trackforce Workforce Mgmt Platform is a comprehensive Web and Mobile solution, leveraging mobile devices to view schedules, pay statements, time management, visitor management, and alerts – before, during and after a shift, for security officers to be more productive & accountable.

True Security Design

  • Best Law Enforcement Education Program

Law Enforcement & Emergency Response Training

  • Best Student Threat Assessment Team Training

  • Student Based Threat Assessment Team training

  • A train the trainer program for school personnel to create a Student Based Threat Assessment Team.

An effective Threat Vulnerability Risk Assessment (TVRA) is the first step in developing a valuable school security program, identifying the security risks a particular school faces and ensures that a physical security program is designed to combat those risks, providing a roadmap that can be used to refine or develop a properly integrated safety and security program. (Courtesy of True Security Design)
  • The team will review, evaluate and respond to any threat with the purpose of identifying the student involved and the potential for danger as well as to intervene before violence erupts.

  • Training information is presented in a step by step process to ensure all attendees understand the purpose of the skill taught and how it applies to the over-all assessment process.

  • Real Life examples are used to provide background for the training and to help the attendees connect the classroom learning to the real-world activities of actually conducting a threat assessment.

Valero Port Arthur Refinery (VPAR)

  • Best Maritime/Seaport Security Program

  • Allied Universal

  • The Valero Port Arthur Refinery (VPAR) is a large waterfront facility that is a part of infrastructure that is critical to the national defense and economy of the United States.

This waterway is also home to two Department of Defense designated military outload facilities. It is actually the largest military equipment outload port in the nation. Therefore, VPAR is a large waterfront facility that is a part of infrastructure that is critical to the national defense and economy of the United States.
  • It is also the fastest growing port complex in the nation and almost all of the vessel traffic on this waterway passes in front of the VAPR dock facilities, a characteristic known by adversaries (both domestic and foreign based) and represents security challenges that are unique to this area.

  • Allied Universal is the largest provider of security services in North America, and in the Beaumont-Port Arthur area. It is recognized locally as the premier service provider in this market.

  • The regulations that Allied Universal staff need to understand, and possess a working knowledge of, include the Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Coast Guard Marine Transportation Security Act requirements for port facilities and the Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Transportation regulations.

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

Verint

  • Best Public Safety Workforce Mgmt Solution

  • NowForce

  • Verint’s NowForce delivers a comprehensive emergency dispatch solution that enables situational awareness, faster and more efficient emergency response, and enhanced communications.

VMS One integrates video along with related device state information, together in a dynamic, map-based interface, helps ensure decisions and actions are based on correlated data, rather than on video alone.
VMS One integrates video along with related device state information, together in a dynamic, map-based interface, helps ensure decisions and actions are based on correlated data, rather than on video alone.
  • This solution also enables better communication across coordinating agencies and organizations.

  • NowForce unifies disparate command center technologies and security staff by fusing critical data inputs from emergency calls, on-scene responder activity and even citizen-captured videos to drive pinpoint response and enhance situational awareness.

  • Best Integrated Security Mgmt Solution

  • VMS One

  • VMS One is a comprehensive, mission-critical solution that allows organizations to enhance safety and security operations through the integration of enterprise-grade video management, dynamic GIS maps, sophisticated event management and investigation engines, and security subsystems.

  • As the heart of the unified Security Command Center, VMS One provides a single, user-intuitive interface that enables unmatched real-time monitoring and intelligent, data-driven security management while simplifying operations and reducing costs.

Yubico

  • Best Hardware Authentication Solution

  • YubiKey 5Ci

  • YubiKey 5Ci is the world’s first iPhone/iPad-friendly* security key designed to deliver strong hardware-backed authentication over a Lightning connection and is also equipped with a USB-C connector for securely accessing hundreds of Works with YubiKey applications and services on Mac, Windows, and Android devices.

(Introducing the Industry-Leading, Multi-Protocol, Hardware Authenticator Solution. Supports FIDO2 to Defend Against Phishing and Replaces Weak Password-Based Authentication. Courtesy of Yubico and YouTube.)

 2019 ‘ASTORS’ NEW PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS

ALYSSA’S LAW IN-A-BOX

      • 2019 New Product of the Year Award
        Mass Notification Solution

  • ALYSSA’S LAW IN-A-BOX

  • The cloud-based Alyssa’s Law Alerting platform is a Plug-N-Play system that requires no onsite engineers and is a Do-it-Yourself (DIY) self-activated system.

Alyssa Alhadeff, one of the 17 people killed in the Parkland shooting in South Florida. The 14-year-old Stoneman Douglas High School student was described as a go-getter and a great soccer player. (Courtesy of the Alhadeff Family)
  • Desktop Alert is the only US Company certified by the U.S. Defense Agency Systems Agency (DISA).

  • Desktop Alert, Inc., the patented system owner of less than one-minute network-centric emergency mass notification systems (EMNS) to military, government, healthcare, higher education and industrial organizations, today announced that its industry leading mass notification communication platform has released Alyssa’s Law In-A-Box for New Jersey schools.

  • Alyssa’s Law require a New Jersey’s K-12 Public Schools to have a silent panic alarm that is linked directly to local law enforcement agencies.

  • The Desktop Alert system goes one step further and enables any district to have the alert sent to not only local law enforcement but a myriad of other contacts such as school superintendents, teachers, school security offices, students and more.

  • Alerts are comprised of messages sent to landlines, mobile phones, mobile apps, emails, text messages and more.

Courtesy of Desktop Alert.
  • Our Alyssa’s Law In-A-Box offers cascading alerts. With the press of a button or an icon activated soft panic button different alerts can be sent to each recipient group,” explained Howard Ryan, Founder Desktop Alert Inc.

  • “For example, one message can be sent to police with secret or private information, another alert can be sent to teachers and another message with limited content might be sent to students.”

  • “Cascading alerts are set up in advance as pre-defined scenarios. We are offering the same system in use by the U.S. National Guard with a guaranteed delivery speed of 10 seconds or less,” said Howard Ryan, Founder Desktop Alert Inc.

(To better equip New Jersey schools to handle potential security emergencies such as an active shooter threat, school safety legislation known as “Alyssa’s Law,” requiring all public schools to install silent panic alarms that will alert law enforcement during an emergency, sponsored by Assembly Democrats Ralph Caputo and Jamel Holley was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy. This law is a proactive way of making our schools better protected against the threat of violence, and additional states are also looking to implement Alyssa’s Law. Courtesy of the New Jersey Assembly Democrats and YouTube.)

IPVideo Corporation

      • 2019 New Product of the Year Award
        IOT Sensor Solution

  • HALO IOT Smart Sensor

  • HALO IOT Smart Sensor is a multi-sensor capable of detecting vape, smoke, THC and sound abnormalities like shouting in areas a camera cannot be placed.

HALO has 12 unique detection sensors that work in conjunction to detect a multitude of measurements with unlimited customization. It’s the only Vape Detector that detects THC oil!
HALO has 12 unique detection sensors that work in conjunction to detect a multitude of measurements with unlimited customization. It’s the only Vape Detector that detects THC oil!
  • The product was initially driven by schools to combat the vaping and school shooting epidemics, and have now expanded for wide-spread implementation across industries, as added layer of security in places normally not covered by traditional surveillance cameras.

  • The addition of a New Pressure Sensor is being utilized in the Healthcare and Aviation Markets but the biggest impact was the addition of a New Sensor that detects Vaping with THC the chemical found in Marijuana Oil, as students across the country arriving at emergency rooms with tainted THC. 

  • Additional sensors give HALO the ability to monitor air quality for temperature, humidity, hazardous chemicals and more!


(Learn how the HALO IOT Smart Sensor will detect vape in bathrooms, locker rooms and more and can send text/email alerts to staff upon detection. Courtesy of IPVideo Corporation and YouTube. Posted on Oct 30, 2019.)

Select Engineering Services

      • 2019 New Product of the Year Award
        Personal/Protective Equip Solution

  • Personal Emergency Transmitter (PET)

  • The Personal Emergency Transmitter (PET), is a wearable device that automatically sends alert text messages, with your personal info and a link to your GPS location in the event of an emergency.

Personal Emergency Transmitter (PET)
  • Select Engineering Services was also a Winner 2018 and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.

2019 ‘ASTORS’ EXTRAORDINARY LEADERSHIP AND INNOVATION AWARD RECIPIENTS

Automatic Systems

  • 2019 Extraordinary Leadership and Innovation Award

  • For over 50 years Automatic Systems has enabled innovative secure access management, for fluidity of movement, security of people and infrastructure through the design and manufacture of automated pedestrian, vehicle and passenger access systems.

SWORD

  • 2019 Extraordinary Leadership and Innovation Award

  • SWORD has worked to create a world class team with a mission to save lives, by developing the world’s first affordable, safe and non-invasive, mobile threat detection platform integrating the latest in state-of-the-art technologies to identify concealed threats and known threat actors.

ATI Systems (Acoustic Technology Inc.) 

    • 2019 Extraordinary Leadership and Innovation Award

  • ATI Systems has demonstrated a continued commitment to designing, manufacturing, integrating, and installing innovative, reliable, cost-effective, and compact emergency warning and notification systems to colleges and universities, communities, ports, refineries, power plants, military bases all over the world.

Desktop Alert

  • 2019 Extraordinary Leadership and Innovation Award

  • Desktop Alert (DTA) is a proven innovator – one of only two certified providers in the United States to The Department of Defense for military grade alerting technology to protect our military, NATO, the Pentagon, educational, industrial and commercial users. DTA is also the chosen platform for emergency management continuity at NATO worldwide as well as our nation’s National Guard, Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, and FEMA – with millions of users protected daily.

Attivo Networks

  • 2019 Extraordinary Leadership and Innovation Award

  • Attivo Networks has illustrated the company’s continued innovation in the field of advancing deception technology, developing advanced network security threat detection technology for deployment on premise or as a cloud service, as well as their ongoing development and investment to the ThreatDefend™ Deception & Response Platform.

Congratulations to each and every one of our outstanding 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Winners!

We would also like to thank our 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program Premier Sponsors for their continued support.

ATI SystemsAttivo NetworksAutomatic SystemsDesktop Alertand SWORD Technologies, every one a returning Sponsor from 2018.

ATI Systems – Premier Sponsor

Acoustic Technology Inc. (ATI Systems), is a world leader in reliable emergency warning and notification systems for the campus, community, industrial, and military markets.

ATI Systems competed in 2019 with the company’s new Transportable High-Powered Speaker Station (THPSS).

The Transportable High-Powered Speaker Station (THPSS) from ATI Systems meets that demand for outdoor mass notification that require the durability of a permanent solution & transportability for a temporary situation.

A wide area giant voice system utilizing the THPSS can be deployed in a matter of hours instead of the months required to construct a permanently installed system.

This provides a great communication system advantage for any geographically dynamic project such as military emergency operations, oil and gas exploration and national border security requirements.

The THPSS is an easily portable and rapidly deployable solution for mass notification.

The THPSS is designed for temporary usage including military installations, sporting events, large public gatherings, construction sites, and locations where a permanent mass notification system is not cost effective.

To Learn More about ATI Systems wide range of innovative products, please visit https://www.atisystems.com/.

  • *ATI Systems is also a Returning Premier Sponsor for the Third Consecutive Year in the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, and a 2018 and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award Winner.

Attivo Networks – Premier Sponsor

NO NONSENSE THREAT DETECTION

Detecting threats needs to be comprehensive, however it doesn’t have to be complicated.

Designed for simplicity, Attivo Networks redirects attackers away from the target assets and provides high-fidelity alerting and intelligence on malicious activity and insider policy violations.

Attivo deception provides immediate value by providing “eyes inside the network” visibility and accurate detection alerting based upon decoy engagement or attempts to use deception credentials, most notably early in the attack cycle.

For years, attackers have successfully used deception tactics for breaching networks masquerading as legitimate employees, using stolen credentials and deceptive measures to infiltrate a network, all while remaining undetected for lengthy dwell times, challenging security teams as they have to be successful 100% of the time, whereas an attacker only has to get lucky once.

Courtesy of Attivo Networks
ANALYSIS AND FORENSICS FOR DEFENSE AGAINST CYBER THREATS

Knowing that an attacker is operating inside your network is valuable.However, knowing an attacker’s methods and gaining the threat intelligence to shut down current attacks and prevent future attacks, provides the empowerment to truly defend your networks and data centers. (Courtesy of Attivo Networks)

It’s now time to turn the tables on attackers and use deception against them. 

Attivo stands apart in that the company uniquely empowers organizations with capabilities they cannot achieve with other security controls: the capacity to outmaneuver the attacker, force them to execute flawlessly, and ultimately derail their efforts using their beloved approach of deception.

  • *Attivo Networks is also a Returning Premier Sponsor of the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, and a record-breaking Eight 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Award Recognitions, and a 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award Winner.

Automatic Systems – Premier Sponsor

Automatic Systems is a world leader of automated physical access control equipment for pedestrian and vehicle entrances.

Secure Control of Pedestrian Access

SlimLite also follows the SlimLane design for superior tailgate/piggyback detection, battery back-up, mechanical security locking, as well as lighted pictograms (red/green/white).
SlimLite also follows the SlimLane design for superior tailgate/piggyback detection, battery back-up, mechanical security locking, as well as lighted pictograms (red/green/white).

Automatic Systems competed in 2019 with the company’s new SlimLite, the newest member of the SlimLane family of swing glass optical turnstiles, designed to meet the needs of value-oriented projects.

The SlimLane family of products already features a wide variety of models geared towards various security levels, architectural designs, and site footprint requirements.

The addition of SlimLite now brings in a choice for the security designer who needs the SlimLane pedigree in a slightly “lighter” version.

The new SlimLite optical turnstile as well as a variety of entrance control solutions with various peripherals, will be on display during the ASIS GSX 2019 Trade Show in Chicago, IL, September 10-12, Booth #1719.
The new SlimLite optical turnstile from Automatic Systems

The new SlimLite will come as standard with black powder coated steel cabinet and 3/8” thick tempered swing glass obstacles, and a direct drive DC motor to offer a much greater reliability than competitors’ rod-driven systems.

SlimLite also follows the SlimLane design for superior tailgate/piggyback detection, battery back-up, mechanical security locking, as well as lighted pictograms (red/green/white).

Visit Automatic Systems to take advantage of their industrial experience spanning close to 50 years, in designing and manufacturing access control equipment for secure access (building access, boarding control, immigration control, etc.), and more at https://ca.automatic-systems.com/.

Desktop Alert, Inc. – Premier Sponsor

Desktop Alert performs flawlessly in a recent U.S. Department of Defense bi-directional cross-agency alerting system test utilizing DTA Connect™ frictionless technology.
Desktop Alert performs flawlessly in a recent U.S. Department of Defense bi-directional cross-agency alerting system test utilizing DTA Connect™ frictionless technology.

Desktop Alert, a worldwide recognized leader in providing enterprise-class, network-centric emergency mass notification systems to private, industrial, military, government and commercial organizations, is also a returning Sponsor to the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.

A Microsoft .Net based platform, Desktop Alert sends mission critical and life-saving alerts across an organizations existing computational infrastructure.

Targeted devices include but are not limited to desktop and laptop workstation computers, PA and Giant Voices systems, VoIP phones, digital signage, mobile apps, NFPA approved fire alarms and more.

Desktop Alert retains the Enterprise Mass Notification contract for the U.S. National Guard, including the Army and Air National Guard, Northern Command and NORAD, which are intrinsically integrated with both Federal and State agencies.

To Learn More about Desktop Alerts mass notification and emergency alert systems, which includes Metis Secure and ALYSSA’S LAW IN A BOX, please visit https://www.desktopalert.net/.

SWORD Technologies – Premier Sponsor

Eight time record breaking 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards winner, SWORD™, is the world’s first mobile IoT threat detection device built on top of the Apple iPad Air.

With SWORD Enterprise, threats and notifications detected by SWORD will be pushed directly to a heads-up display in form of Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses. Vuzix Blade will be included in each SWORD Enterprise system and provides a see-through display that allows customers to receive the real time critical threat notifications through a should be hands-free device, allowing customers to roam around and still be able to see critical threat information.
With SWORD Enterprise, threats and notifications detected by SWORD will be pushed directly to a heads-up display in form of Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses.

Housed in its own case, SWORD™ is able to use a combination of proprietary AI, mmWave and sensor fusion technology to detect concealed weapons, and explosive devices; run one of the fastest facial recognition scans in the industry against proprietary cloud-based databases; and locate gunfire with best-in-class triangulation — all in a matter of seconds.

With SWORD Enterprise, threats and notifications detected by SWORD will be pushed directly to a heads-up display in form of Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses, a see-through display that allows customers to receive the real time critical threat notifications through a hands-free device, allowing customers to roam around and still be able to see critical threat information.

SWORD™ recently rolled out their new product suite which now includes a ground-breaking national security solution for government agencies with SWORD Sleuth as well as an even more mobile unit by integrating SWORD’s proprietary technology with T3 Motion’s Electric Standup Vehicles with SWORD Move.

To Find Out More about this innovative new mobile security product line, please visit http://www.sword.technology/.

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Why the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program?

American Security Today’s comprehensive Annual Homeland Security Awards Program is 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.’

Over 200 distinguished guests representing Federal, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included: 

  • The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
  • United States Marine Corps
  • The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
  • Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
  • United States Postal Inspection Service
  • DHS S&T 
  • United States Marshals Service (USMS)
  • The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Police (PAPD)
  • The Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • The New York State Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services (NYS DHSES)
  • United States Border Patrol
  • AlertMedia, Ameristar Perimeter Security, Attivo Networks, Automatic Systems, Bellevue University, BriefCam, Canon U.S.A., CornellCookson, Drone Aviation, FLIR Systems, Hanwha Techwin, HID Global, IPVideo Corp., Konica Minolta Business Solutions, LenelS2, ManTech, Regroup Mass Notifications, SafeLogic, SolarWinds, Senstar, ShotSpotter, Smiths Detection, TCOM LP, Trackforce, Verint, and More!
The Federal Protective Service in Collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory, accepting their 2019 'ASTORS' Awards at ISC East for the new Federal Protective Service Threat Assessment Report - (TAR) automated, human-in-the-loop, machine learning (ML) new threat and vulnerability assessment framework.
The Federal Protective Service in Collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory, accepting their 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards at ISC East for the new Federal Protective Service Threat Assessment Report – (TAR) automated, human-in-the-loop, machine learning (ML) new threat and vulnerability assessment framework.

Nominations for the AST 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program will officially open as of January 1st, 2020 at americansecuritytoday.com.

Enter Early to Maximize Media Coverage of your Products and Services at Kickoff, and Get the Recognition Your Organization Deserves!

And be sure to Register Early for the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East 2020 to ensure your place at this limited- space event!

Why American Security Today?

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 75,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that hold readers eyes throughout the story with cutting edge editorial that provides solutions to their challenges.

Harness the Power of the Web – with our 100% Mobile Friendly Publications

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

AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.

‘PROTECTING OUR NATION, ONE CITY AT A TIME’

AST Reaches both Private & Public Experts, essential to meeting these new challenges.

Today’s new generation of public safety and security experts need real-time knowledge to deal with domestic and international terrorism, lone wolf attacks, unprecedented urban violence, shifts in society, culture and media bias – 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.

American Security Today

These experts are from Government at the federal, state and local level as well as from private firms allied to government.

AST provides a full plate of topics in our AST Monthly Magazine Editions, AST Website and AST Daily News Alerts, covering 23 Vital Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities, and Emergency Response among others.

AST has Expanded readership into integral Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other potential targets of terrorism.

Other areas of concern are Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – all enticing targets due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.

To learn more about the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners solutions, Be on the lookout for the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Championship Edition Magazine – the Best Products of 2019 ‘A Year in Review’.

The ‘ASTORS’ Champion Edition is published annually in December and includes a review of programs, feature details on many of the winning firms, video interviews and more.

To Learn More about advertising opportunities with American Security Today, please contact Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at mmadsen@americansecuritytoday.com.

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