DHS S&T’s Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) Explosives Division (EXD) Surface Transportation Explosives Threat Detection (STETD) Program, is one of four DHS S&T Programs recognized in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program for their Innovative Training and Education Programs, Outstanding Product Development Achievements and Exciting New Technologies to address the growing Homeland Security Threats our Nation is facing.

Mass Transit Security: Soft Target, Hard Problem (Learn More, Video)

Maintaining security on the nation’s surface transportation systems takes significant resources and manpower, both which tend to be in short supply. For example, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) is one of...
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Use Turnstiles to Reduce Active Shooter Risks (Learn More, Videos)

Guest Editorial by Mike McGovern, Regional Sales Manager, Automatic Systems Active Shooter Incident Planning and Risk Abatement are among the most discussed topics lately in the news and in our security professional circles – largely...
The robots serve as force multipliers and remove security personnel from potentially dangerous situations, reducing liability. The combination of human personnel with robotic technologies creates a strong value proposition that results in new levels of security and streamlined operations.

RAD Deploys First Security Guard Robot (Learn More, See in Action)

Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD), a Proud Sponsor of the 2017 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, has deployed its first security guard robot at the headquarters of Romeo Power Technology in Vernon,...
The 18 high capacity point-to-point mmWave links from Siklu deliver interference-free connectivity for 40 newly installed HD IP CCTV cameras from Hikvision to provide fibre-like performance, low latency and real-time HD quality that is now enabling not only recognition but also identification.

Achieve Interference-Free Surveillance Networks with Siklu mmWave Radios

Siklu’s multi-gigabit millimetre wave wireless system provides interference free and fibre-like connectivity to 40 high definition surveillance cameras Siklu, the global market leader in millimetre wave solutions, and a Finalist in the 2017...
More than 50 concrete barriers will be built along the lower Manhattan bike path to add an additional layer of protection after Tuesday’s attack, which killed eight and injured over a dozen.

Concrete Barriers Installed at Bike Paths after Terror Attack (Multi-Video)

By Metro US Two days after Sayfullo Saipov drove a rented truck down the Hudson River Park Bikeway and killed eight people and wounded 12 others, the state and local Departments of Transportation began...
The UAS Integration Pilot Program is an opportunity for state, local, and tribal governments to partner with private sector entities, such as UAS operators or manufacturers, to accelerate safe UAS integration.

UAS Integration Pilot Program – 19 Days for States to Participate!

UPDATE: A memo has been released from Elaine Chao’s office announcing new details about the FAA’s pilot program to allow state and local governments to control their own drone regulations. The new...
Note found in truck claims Manhattan attack done for ISIS, source says (Image courtesy of YouTube)

A Lethal Mix: High-Occ Spaces & Moving Vehicle Threats (Learn More)

From the AST archives: This article was first published after the Barcelona ramming-vehicle attack during the summer and is reprinted here today due to it relevance to what happened in New...
TITAN VISION PSIM integrates multiple disparate security systems including all aspects of physical security; video surveillance, access control, perimeter intrusion detection, fire and safety, public address and building management. TITAN VISION PSIM is an open software system that connects with products from other vendors.

Arecont Vision Expands Tech Partner Program with TITAN VISION PSIM

Visual Management Systems Ltd., the developer of the TITAN VISION PSIM (Physical Security Information Management System), has joined the Arecont Vision Technology Partner Program.  Arecont Vision, an industry leader in IP-based megapixel camera...
LRAD's highly intelligible, long range voice and warning siren broadcasts establish large safety zones, determine intent, safely change behavior, resolve uncertain situations and save lives on both sides of the Long Range Acoustic Device®.

LRAD to Outfit US Marine Corps & US Army with Acoustic Hailing Devices

LRAD Corporation, Two-Time Winner of the 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, including Top Honors for Best Long Range Acoustic Hailing System, and a Finalist in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Awards, has received acoustic hailing devices (AHD) orders for...
S&T, through its National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL) and Homeland Security Advanced Research Project Agency (HSARPA), inserted relevant technologies into the exercise to assess their capabilities to improve first responders’ preparedness and response to a large-scale, urban, critical incident.

Grand Central First Responders for Critical Incident Test New Tech

New York City emergency responders held a critical incident training exercise early Sunday morning at Grand Central Terminal, and tested out some new technologies provided by the Department of Homeland Security...