'ASTORS' Award-Winning SWORD - Mobile Based Security providing an IoT Level of Situational Awareness that proactively detects and deters threats as they enter the venue, instantly delivery actionable intelligence to security personnel at the exact moment they need it.

SWORD Returns as Premium Sponsor for 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program

With more and more so-called soft targets being attacked around the world, heightened security is needed virtually everywhere. With the ongoing threat of global terrorism or instances of mass shootings or other...
The AeroVironment Puma 3 AE is a fully man-portable UAS is easy to transport, deploy and operate, and can be launched from anywhere, at any time, requiring no additional infrastructure, such as runways or launch devices. (Courtesy of AeroVironment)

AeroVironment Receives $5.25M Contract for US Border Patrol

AeroVironment has received a $5,254,912 firm fixed-price contract award for PumaTM 3 AE systems and support equipment on August 8, 2019 for the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP), which has been nominated in the...
“Every day facial recognition technologies help law enforcement to generate leads in cases, such as homicide, rape, armed robbery and other violent crime, as well as for non-enforcement reasons, including identifying elderly persons stricken with dementia, finding lost and missing children, identifying homeless persons with mental illness and identifying deceased persons,” explains Carl Szabo, Vice President and General Counsel of NetChoice.

Group Defends Facial Recognition Use by Police in Massachusetts

Law enforcement agencies across the country use facial recognition technology to generate leads in criminal cases. Not surprisingly, most Americans approve of this use of technology. Surveys show that a majority of Americans (55%)...
The funds will be used to develop school threat assessment teams and pursue technological solutions to improve reporting of suspicious activity in and around schools, as well as implement or improve school safety measures, such as coordination with law enforcement, the use of metal detectors, locks, lighting and other deterrent measures, and more.

DOJ Awards $85.3M in Grants to Bolster School Security Measures

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded more than $85.3 million to address school security and violence, which includes funding to educate and train students and faculty, plus support first responders...
A new addition to Axis’ network camera portfolio, the reliable and robust, heavy-duty AXIS Q6215-LE network camera is designed to operate in extreme weather conditions, without sacrificing surveillance quality or capabilities.

Axis Communications PTZ Cameras, Finalists in 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards

Axis Communications, who was recognized with Wins in the last Three Consecutive 'ASTORS' Awards Programs, is pleased to announce their AXIS Q6155-E PTZ Dome Network Camera and AXIS Q6215-LE PTZ Network...

Milestone Introduces New Centralized Search in XProtect Smart Client

In the newest product update of Milestone XProtect video management software, a 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Winner, Milestone Systems introduces several new features and capabilities. These new features include Centralized Search, a...
Cutting-edge AI Technology by PlateSmart lets security solution providers cost-effectively offer LPR functionality

‘Powered by PlateSmart’ AI Tech Invites Business Integration

PlateSmart Technologies, the makers of the original software-only license plate recognition (LPR) solution, PlateSmart ARES®, and a Platinum Award Winner for Three Consecutive Years in the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards...
U.S. Department of Defense Contract Solidifies TCOM, LP's Position as the Global Leader in Aerostat

TCOM, LP Wins DoD $979M Tethered Aerostat Support Contract for Army

TCOM L.P., the Platinum Award Winner in the Annual 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program for Best Long Range Persistent Surveillance Solution and Best Maritime/Seaport Security Solution, and a competitor in the...
WASP leverages well-understood aerostat technology to elevate network payloads to an advantaged height to enable persistent network connectivity while reducing risk to units conducting retransmission operations. Common applications include extending network communications and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

Drone Aviation Returns to Compete in 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards (Multi-Video)

Drone Aviation, a developer of specialized, tethered aerial monitoring and communications platforms serving national defense and homeland security customers, and a 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Winner, is pleased to announce the...
Michael Sagues, 50, has been charged with burglary after police say he broke into his neighbor’s home and installed a camera in their bathroom and took images of them undressing. (Courtesy of the Austin Police Department)

Man Accused of Installing Hidden Camera in Neighbor’s Bath (Video)

According to an arrest affidavit, a work crew doing a remodel of a woman's bathroom in Austin, Texas, found a hidden camera the homeowner didn't know was there. Police responded to a...