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The Rapid DNA machine being loaded (Image courtesy of DHS S&T)

Rapid DNA Completes DNA Testing in Minutes Instead of Months (Video)

In late November 2017, the Massachusetts Office of Chief Medical Examiner (MAOCME) issued their first official identification of a deceased person based on the accredited use of Rapid DNA in their lab. This represents...

New ‘Airport Sense’ Taps Into Existing Infrastructure for Operational Insights

Genetec, a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and 2017 Gold ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner for Best Video Data Storage Solution, is introducing Genetec Airport Sense™, as part of the Genetec Airport...
Officials from the Port of Entry People Screening Program (POE-PS) have revealed more details about how biometrics are being used in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) entry/exit operations at airports.

CBP Deploying More Biometrics in Airports (Learn More, Multi-Video)

World events over the last decade, and even within this last year, have shown that airports are an attractive target to terrorists. At the same time, the number of international air...
Fingerprint recognition is increasingly being used in mobile & desktop solutions to provide secure ID authentication. However, today’s fingerprint sensors are vulnerable to spoofing via fake fingers, posing a serious risk for fraud with sensitive applications like mobile payments. (Courtesy of Precise Biometrics)

Fingerprint Anti-Spoofing & Liveness Detection: How does it Work? (Video)

By 2020 almost six out of ten financial transactions are expected to be performed via biometric authentication, primarily via fingerprint sensors in mobile devices. But identity theft and fraud is rampant and...
Michael Madsen, AST Publisher, Cliff Quiroga, Vice President for Sharp Robotics Business Development and the team’s Director of Marketing, Alice DiSanto

Sharp Electronics: Two-Time ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winner

On November 15th, 2017, American Security Today (AST) hosted their 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East in New York City’s Jacob Javits Convention Center. The Sharp INTELLOS Automated...

Security Center Adds Privacy, Access Control & Smart-Data Analytics

Genetec, a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and the Gold ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner for Best Video Data Storage Solution in the 2017 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, has...
Phillip Kirsch, General Manager, Cherry Americas LLC, receives a Platinum Award for the 2017 Homeland Security Awards from Michael Madsen, publisher of American Security Today.

CHERRY Honored with ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Homeland Security Award

The prestigious Homeland Security Awards Program was sponsored by American Security Today (AST), and is regarded as the most comprehensive awards program in the security industry. This awards program was organized by...
Once consumers realize the optimal security capabilities of multimodal biometric solutions compared to alternatives, attitudes toward biometrics will significantly improve, and widespread adoption will follow, paving the way for safer and more secure travel and passage for US citizens, according to Mark Clifton, CEO of Princeton Identity

A Future with Biometrics for Travel (Learn More, Multi-Video)

Guest Editorial By Mark Clifton, CEO of Princeton Identity Biometrics has proven to be an effective method for access control and identity management. While government entities usually trail behind when it comes to adopting...
Turnstile Automatic Systems America

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,...