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.

Is Your Federal Facility In Compliance with Executive Order 12977

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...
IATA has found in a new survey that the majority of passengers (65%) are willing to share personal data for expedited security and 45% are willing to replace their passports with biometric identification.

Air Passengers Identify Pain Points & What They Want on 2018 IATA Survey

Results of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) 2018 Global Passenger Survey (GPS), show that passengers are looking to new technology to give them more control, information and improve efficiency when they travel. Based...
Using world-leading facial recognition technology to confirm that the passenger is the passport holder, SITA's iBorders BorderAutomation ABCGates provide a smooth 'walk-through' experience while to speed passenger processing at airports while boosting national security.

Airports Investing in Biometrics for Seamless Passenger Journey

Airlines and airports are investing in biometric technology to deliver secure and easy travel for passengers, as a key priority, according to new research by global IT provider SITA. The SITA 2018 Air Transport...
Canon U.S.A. uniFLOW, imageRUNNER ADVANCE, imageWARE Secure Audit Manager Express were Honored as the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award Winner for Best Access Control & Authentication Solution

Canon USA Wins Inaugural Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award 2018-19

Continually elevating its end-to-end service and support capabilities in today’s connected world, Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, a Platinum Award Winner in the 2017 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards...
Sayfullo Saipov (Image courtesy of the Charles County, MO, Dept of Corrections)

Seeking Death Penalty in NYC Bike Path Attack that Killed 8 (Multi-Video)

By the Associated Press A man charged with using a truck to kill eight people last year on a New York City bike path will face the death penalty at a trial...
Using appropriate privacy safeguards and consent, facility managers may take advantage of smartphones’ built-in GPS technology to know where each device (and its owner) are located.

Mobile Devices: An Integral Part of Access Control, Greg Berry of Lenel

By Greg Berry, Vice President, Mobile Credentials, Lenel Our world has become mobile. People now expect to use smartphones to communicate and interact with their world – at the store, bank, hotel, or...
PureActiv™ is an automated outdoor surveillance system that addresses critical security threats to safeguard lives, facilities, and other high-value assets.

PureActiv Video Analytics Competes in 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program

PureTech Systems, a new competitor to the Annual 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, is delighted to announce that PureActiv has been nominated to compete in the 2018 'ASTORS' Awards Program. PureActiv™ is...

Understanding & Implementing Biometrics, New Good Practice Guide

The Biometrics Institute has officially released a much-anticipated good-practice guide titled 'Understanding Biometrics - Considerations for Implementing a Biometric System.' Understanding Biometrics covers important topics such as: Assessing the need for a recognition...
HALO can also detect fluctuations in noise levels to help identify and alert security personnel about aggressive behavior such as gun shots or yelling; making it the perfect tool for preventing an incident taking place on school grounds and more.

IPVideo Corp HALO IOT Multi-Sensor Competes in 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards

IPVideo Corporation, a leading manufacturer of IP-based video surveillance and command center solutions, and a new competitor in the 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, is pleased to announce HALO IOT Multi-Sensor...
“Our acquisition of Crossmatch strengthens HID Global’s ability to offer innovative biometric identity solutions to hundreds of millions of users worldwide,” said Stefan Widing, President and CEO of HID Global. 

HID Global Expands Biometric ID Mgmt with Crossmatch Acquisition

HID Global, a 2017 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Award Winner, and strong competitor in the 2018 'ASTORS' Award Program, has acquired Crossmatch, a leader in biometric identity management and secure authentication solutions, from...