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Robot bus in Kalasatama district in Helsinki (Courtesy of Jari Honkonen)

Robot Bus to the Beach? Driverless Buses for Smart Mobility Solutions

Congested streets full of passenger cars are a challenge for growing cities around the world, and Helsinki is looking for means to decrease traffic congestion as well as emissions and other...
Central Connect Technology, the technology created specifically for Central Point, helps create a hassle-free and plug-and-play experience for system integrators.

Costar Launches New Central Point VMS & Family of Products

Costar Video Systems, a subsidiary of Costar Technologies, Inc., which also owns Arecont Vision Costar, a leader in network-based video surveillance solutions, and a competitor in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards...
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High Rise Escape ‘Guardian’ System in 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards (Multi-Video)

High Rise Escape Systems, a recognized Winner in the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winner, for Three Consecutive Years, is pleased to announce the company’s Guardian Self Evacuation & Rescue System, has...

Senstar Selected to Secure Five Domestic & International Airports

Senstar, a world leader in video management and perimeter intrusion detection solutions (PIDS), and a Triple Winner in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is pleased to announce its products were recently selected...
TiniFiber Micro Armored products and fiber infrastructure, is a high-quality, diverse, future resistant, optical fiber backbone system that provides the foundation of almost all of the networks that make airports function.

Airport Case Study: Innovations for the Future (Multi-Video)

By Steven J. Stark A key component of the technology advancement is the need for miles of optical fiber cables and the pathways that the fiber takes to get to where it...
The SOS is the most cost-effective way for emergency responders to access a gated home, business, or public facility without stopping or leaving their vehicle to enter a code or to use a key.

SOS Launches New Lifesaving Emergency Gate Access Systems

Hot on the heels of securing the company's Second Platinum Award for Best Fire & Safety System in the 2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program , Siren-Operated Sensor, or SOS, is...
The Summit is a unique networking and educational forum for representatives across the chemical and interconnected sectors—including communications, energy, transportation, and water—to learn, share perspectives, and engage in dialogue. Securing chemicals and chemical infrastructure in a growing and evolving threat environment requires cross collaboration between facility owners/operators, industry, law enforcement, community members, and all levels of government. (Courtesy of DHS)

DHS Chemical Sector Security Summit July 16-18 in New Orleans

The Chemical Sector Security Summit, cosponsored by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) and the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council (SCC), is the signature industry event for chemical security. The Summit is a unique...
$500 drones are disrupting the $400B security industry as 3D threats render 2D solutions obsolete. Echodyne provides all-weather 3D situational awareness necessary to secure critical infrastructure, public spaces, smart cities, and countries from new and existing threats. (Courtesy of Echodyne Corp.)

The Challenge of Drone Use and Drone Security for Law Enforcement

Guest Editorial by Leo McCloskey, Echodyne, VP Marketing On a drizzly day in November 2017, on the first Sunday after Thanksgiving, the San Francisco 49ers were hosting the Seattle Seahawks in an...
De La Rue is the world’s largest commercial designer and printer of passports, delivering national and international identity tokens and software solutions for governments in a world that is increasingly focused on the importance of a legal and secure identity for every individual.

HID Global to Acquire De La Rue’s Citizen Identity Business

HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, and a 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Winner, has signed an agreement to acquire the international identity solutions business of De La Rue. Through its...
On September 10, 2017, Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 with sustained winds of 185 miles per hour, Hurricane Irma ranked among the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded. The ninth named storm, fourth hurricane, second major hurricane, and first Category 5 hurricane of the 2017 season, Irma caused widespread and catastrophic damage throughout its long lifetime, particularly in the northeastern Caribbean and the Florida Keys. (Image courtesy of NOAA)

Hurricane Season: The Importance of Alert Templates in Critical Events

The 2019 hurricane season is set to be slightly above average in activity, according to hurricane research scientists at Colorado State University. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) predicts that we could...