As a pioneer in gunshot detection technology, 'ASTORS' Awards Champion SDS never stops innovating to save lives threatened by gun violence. (Courtesy of SDS and YouTube)

Empower Communities, Workplaces & Increase Safety with Gunshot Detect

Shooter Detection Systems (SDS),  a provider of world-leading gunshot detection solutions - and a 2023 Platinum 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Award Champion for Best Gunshot Detection Solution - plans to introduce a...
Drawing on a record of success over 4 decades, Genasys Protect is built on proven technology that provides emergency managers a unified operating picture of events and granular control to deliver the right message to the right people at the right time.

‘ASTORS’ Champ Genasys to Improve NH Public Safety Communications

Genasys, a global leader in protective communications solutions, and a Double Winner in the 2022 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program Recently Nominated to Compete in the 2023 'ASTORS' Program, has been...
IrisTime iTMS Cloud from ‘ASTORS’ Award Nominee Iris ID, automates integration between time clocks and HRMS to help reduce costs and eliminate human errors when employees punch in or do other related tasks, such as entering job transfers or hours worked.

iTMS Cloud: Iris ID’s New Plug & Play for Workforce Mgmt Providers

Iris ID Systems, a 25-year global leader in iris recognition technology, who took home the 2022 Gold 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Award for Best Facial/Iris Recognition System and Returning in the 2023...
NEC and IBA hosted the 36th Annual User Conference in Chicago, IL, where participants attended a variety of panel sessions that provided a forum for biometric thought-leaders to share best practices and insights into how biometric and digital identity solutions are keeping our communities safe and are helping to solve crimes quicker. (Courtesy of NEC)

Global Law Enforcement Agencies Join Forces with NEC, at IBA 2023

NEC, whose whole owned subsidiary NEC National Security Systems (NSS), a Returning Multi-Platinum Awards Champion in the 2023 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, in partnership with the International Biometrics Association (IBA),...
The Aerosol and Vapor Chemical Agent Detectors (AVCAD) systems are a chemical detector designed to detect, identify, alarm and report the presence of traditional and advanced chemical threat vapors and aerosols, to support missions for the U.S. Army, Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps. (Courtesy of the DoD AVCAD program)

2023 ‘ASTORS’ Nominee 908 Devices Begins Work for DoD AVCAD Program

908 Devices Inc., a pioneer of purpose-built handheld and desktop devices for chemical and biochemical analysis, and a Returning 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Award Champion from 2021, has entered the initial production...
Quantum Unified Surveillance Platform 5.0 records 10,000+ cameras to a single cluster, achieves 99.9999% uptime, and reduces data center footprint by up to 80% with a unified compute and storage platform.

Quantum Nominated to Compete in Fifth ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program

Quantum Corporation, a Multi-Award Winner in the 2022 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, is pleased to announce its Unified Surveillance Platform (USP) 5.0 has been Nominated in their Fifth 'ASTORS' Homeland Security...
Genetec's flagship product, Genetec™ Security Center, is an open-architecture platform that unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), communications, and analytics.

Genetec™ Security Center SAFETY Act Certified for Anti-Terrorism Tech

Genetec, a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, who took home a Gold in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, has been renewed through 2028 for...
It is estimated that over 5000 public safety agencies have implemented drone programs, with more added every day. A recent research study revealed over 17 major use cases with numerous subcategories, and their efforts are greatly enhancing public safety and homeland security. (Courtesy of DRONERESPONDERS)

Drones: Public Safety, Homeland Security and Public Service

Guest Editorial by Charles Werner, Director – DRONERESPONDERS  Public Safety drone operations are now being used by every public safety discipline (Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement, Correctional Officers, Emergency Management, Search and Rescue,...
The new Canon MS-500 is built to be used for specialist long distance monitoring under challenging conditions and can operate around the clock in temperatures ranging from -20oC to 45oC, day and night accurately. (Courtesy of Canon)

‘ASTORS’ Champ Canon USA New MS-500 for Long-Range Surveillance

Canon U.S.A., the Double 2022 Gold 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Champion for Best IT Access Control & Authentication and Best Device Visibility and Control Solutions, is introducing the Canon MS-500. The Canon...
Street scene showing open narcotic usage in Kensington, Philadelphia. CNN reports that nearly 70,000 people in the U.S. died of drug overdoses that involved fentanyl in 2021, almost a four-fold increase over five years. The report states that fentanyl was involved in about 22 deaths per 100,000 people. (Courtesy of Rigaku)

‘ASTORS’ Nominee On Protecting the Homeland from Illicit Opiates

Guest Editorial By Michael Brown, Global Director of Counter-Narcotics Technology at Rigaku Analytical Devices Television dramas would have narcotic smugglers shipping tons of illicit drugs via air, sea, and road while avoiding...