CivicReady Regroup
This partnership with CivicPlus allows local government users to exclusively leverage the Platinum 'ASTORS' Award Winning Regroup Mass Notification emergency and day-to-day notification platform in the local government space. Pictured here, COVID-19 Map Layers that increase situational awareness for city and county leaders.

In response to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, Regroup Mass Notification, a Nominated Competitor in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, with its partner CivicPlus are offering cities and counties across the nation risk-free access to Regroup’s award-winning mass communication platform.

Solutions for Government & Public Services

Regroup, the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award Winner for Best Mass Notification Solution, offers emergency and day to day solutions for government entities, police departments, fire departments, cities, counties, tribes and nations and more

Regroup Mass Notification has partnered with CivicPlus, a software firm dedicated solely to local government needs.

To aid in the challenges of the COVID1-19 pandemic, Regroup, in a joint initiative with CivicPlus, is offering CivicReady Mass Notification system to city, state and local government entities.

CivicReady is an immediate multi-channel communication solution that allows you to reach your citizens, visitors and employees, no matter where they are in the community.

Whether communicating routine or emergency news, CivicReady allows you to alert recipients within seconds via email, phone, SMS/text message, push notifications, PA systems, sirens, and more with only two clicks.

Send actionable information from the web platform or mobile apps with a simple system that saves you time, while amplifying the reach of your time-sensitive message.

Regroup and CivicReady

When Every Second Counts, Be CivicReady

CivicReady can make your emergency and routine communications to your citizens easier and make your community safer.

30 cities and counties have already taken advantage of this special risk-free offering and have been onboarded to CivicReady, Regroup’s mass notification solution for local governments, to help them coordinate emergency response plans, and mitigation and containment of the virus.

The two industry leaders are offering a 90-day risk-free access to CivicReady, at cost.

The mass notification system was built for local governments that need to disseminate important information quickly, reliably and securely.

CivicReady, which is powered by Regroup, makes emergency and day-to-day communications simple by enabling ultra-fast message delivery via SMS/text, email, public address speakers, voice call, push notification and more.

This partnership with CivicPlus allows local government users to exclusively leverage the Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award Winning Regroup Mass Notification emergency and day-to-day notification platform in the local government space.

Messages can be delivered in more than 60 languages and the system integrates with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) and social media channels for community outreach when it is needed most.

For those interested in taking advantage of this unique opportunity, it can be implemented in as little as three business days.

Additionally, local governments benefit from the following features:

  • Geotargeting capabilities to send messages to contacts within a specified location

  • COVID-19 Map Layers that increase situational awareness for city and county leaders

  • Each account will be pre-loaded with a list of citizens’ contact information so administrators can start using it immediately

  • 24/7 award-winning support

  • Unlimited contacts, groups and admins within each account

  • And much more.

“In these times, more than ever, effective communication will save lives and reduce the pandemic’s impact on our nation and society,” explains Chris Utah, COO of Regroup.

Chris Utah, Regroup Chief Operating Officer
Chris Utah, Regroup Chief Operating Officer

“We’re offering this trial period in partnership with CivicPlus for cities and counties that need to communicate important information, instructions, and closings to citizens and travelers in seconds.”

“As a former Marine and veteran, I’ve learned that being ready and taking prompt action in times of emergency is vital.”

“Our entire team is grateful to be able to serve our country in this way.”

As the United States faces daily growth in the number of cases and an uncertain economic future, local governments are seeking reliable ways to quickly and efficiently communicate with citizens, staff, service providers and visitors to diminish the impact of the current crisis caused by the Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19.

Ryan Strait, Product Director of the CivicPlus Platform
Ryan Strait, Product Director of the CivicPlus Platform

“We are pleased to be able to provide our solution, CivicReady, to communities across the nation as a tool to help in the battle against COVID-19,” added Ryan Strait, CivicReady Product Director.

“It’s a reliable tool to communicate with citizens and send the latest health news and alerts is critical in a time like this,”

If you are a local government interested in trying the CivicReady platform, please go to and submit your information.

Regroup Mass Communications Competes in 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards

Chris Utah, COO of Regroup Mass Notifications Accepting the company's 2019 Platinum 'ASTORS' Award in New York City at the 'ASTORS' Awards Luncheon.
Chris Utah, COO of Regroup Mass Notifications Accepting the company’s 2019 Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award in New York City at the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon.

Regroup Mass Notification

  • Best Mass Notification Solution 

  • Regroup Mass Notification

  • Regroup’s cloud-based emergency notification platform was designed to be one of the most robust and reliable in the industry, providing users the tools needed to save lives, property and continuity of business, plus allows instant alerting to large groups of recipients when a crisis occurs.

(See why Regroup’s award-winning platform is the top choice for emergency and day-to-day notifications for universities, hospitals, corporations, and venues across North America and worldwide. Courtesy of Regroup Mass Notification and YouTube.)

  • *Regroup Mass Notification was also recognized with Multiple Award Winner in the 2018 and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Programs.

2019 'ASTORS' Awards Program Banquet Luncheon
2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program Banquet Luncheon

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets.

Deanne Criswell
Deanne Criswell the Commissioner of the New York City Emergency Management Department is responsible for oversight of the City’s efforts to plan and prepare for emergencies, educate the public about preparedness, coordinate emergency response and recovery, and disseminate emergency information.

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition, and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.

American Security Today is pleased to announce that Deann Criswell, the NYC Emergency Management Commissioner will deliver the keynote address at the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon Banquet in New York City.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at

Comprehensive List of Categories Include:

Access Control/ Identification Personal/Protective Equipment Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism
Perimeter Barrier/ Deterrent System Interagency Interdiction Operation Cloud Computing/Storage Solution
Facial/IRIS Recognition Body Worn Video Product Cyber Security
Video Surveillance/VMS Mobile Technology Anti-Malware
Audio Analytics Disaster Preparedness ID Management
Thermal/Infrared Camera Mass Notification System Fire & Safety
Metal/Weapon Detection Rescue Operations Critical Infrastructure
License Plate Recognition Detection Products And Many Others!

Don’t see a Direct Hit for your Product, Agency or Organization?

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on 30 January 2020 and a pandemic on 11 March 2020. Local transmission of the disease has occurred across all fifty states in the America.

With the unprecedented occurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus of the safety and security industries has realized the need to increase innovations to address the daily growing challenges.

As such AST aims to make sure these firms and professionals are reflected in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, so we’d like to encourage you to submit appropriate categories recommendations and include COVID-19 Frontline Professionals in your Nominations to see that these Professionals, Facilities, and Vendors receive the Recognition they Deserve!

Submit your category recommendation for consideration to Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at:

The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program surpassed expectations with a record number of nominations received from industry leaders and government agencies, and drew over 200 attendees to the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Banquet – an exclusive gourmet luncheon and networking opportunity which filled to capacity, before having to turn away late registrants.

The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon featured an impassioned and compelling keynote address by William (Bill) Bratton, former police commissioner of the NYPD twice, the BPD, and former chief of the LAPD, on the history of policing in America and the evolution of critical communication capabilities in our post 9/11 landscape.

The event featured an impassioned and compelling keynote address by William J. Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD) twice, the Boston Police Department (BPD), and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), as he walked attendees through 50 years of American policing history, the impacts on the communities, and the evolution of critical communication capabilities in our post 9/11 landscape.

Commissioner Bratton, one of the world’s most respected and trusted experts on risk and security issues and Executive Chairman of Teneo Risk a global advisory firm, was recognized as the ‘2019 ‘ASTORS’ Person of the Year’ for his Lifetime of Dedication and Extraordinary Leadership in Homeland Security and Public Safety.

Why the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program?

2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

American Security Today’s comprehensive Annual Homeland Security Awards Program is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of physical, IT, port security, law enforcement, and first responders, in acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

Over 200 distinguished guests representing Federal, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included: 

  • The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
  • United States Marine Corps
  • The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
  • Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
  • United States Postal Inspection Service
  • DHS S&T 
  • United States Marshals Service (USMS)
  • The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Police (PAPD)
  • The Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • The New York State Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services (NYS DHSES)
  • United States Border Patrol
  • AlertMedia, Ameristar Perimeter Security, Attivo Networks, Automatic Systems, Bellevue University, BriefCam, Canon U.S.A., CornellCookson, Drone Aviation, FLIR Systems, Hanwha Techwin, HID Global, IPVideo Corp., Konica Minolta Business Solutions, LenelS2, ManTech, Regroup Mass Notifications, SafeLogic, SolarWinds, Senstar, ShotSpotter, Smiths Detection, TCOM LP, Trackforce, Verint, and More!

From innovative Military Cyber Programs, to LocalState and Federal Public Safety and Emergency Management Initiatives, New Physical and IT Products and Services, and Security Professional, Threat Assessment, Emergency Preparedness, Law Enforcement and Homeland Security Education and Training Opportunities – Join your ‘ASTORS’ Award-Winning Peers and Receive the Recognition You Deserve!

Excellence in Public Safety and Government Security Award Nominations are also encouraged, such as those 2019 Honored Winners which includes the DEAU.S. Marine CorpsDHS S&TFederal Protective ServiceDHS S&T NUSTLU.S. Marshals ServiceU.S. Border PatrolThe Port Authority of NY/NJ, and the NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services.

Individuals are also encouraged to be nominated for Government Excellence in Public Safety and Homeland Security such as last years widely respected recipients.

Why American Security Today?

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 75,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that hold readers eyes throughout the story with cutting edge editorial that provides solutions to their challenges.

Harness the Power of the Web – with our 100% Mobile Friendly Publications

AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.
AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.

The AST Digital Publications is distributed to over 75,000 qualified government and homeland security professionals in federal, state and local levels.


AST Reaches both Private & Public Experts, essential to meeting these new challenges.

Today’s new generation of public safety and security experts need real-time knowledge to deal with domestic and international terrorism, lone wolf attacks, unprecedented urban violence, shifts in society, culture and media bias – making it increasingly difficult for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security Professionals to implement coordinated security measures to ensure national security and improve public safety.

American Security Today

These experts are from Government at the federal, state and local level as well as from private firms allied to government.

AST provides a full plate of topics in our AST Monthly Magazine Editions, AST Website and AST Daily News Alerts, covering 23 Vital Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities, and Emergency Response among others.

AST has Expanded readership into integral Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other potential targets of terrorism.

Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – all enticing targets due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.

To learn more about the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners solutions, please go to the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Championship Edition Fully Interactive Magazine – the Best Products of 2019 ‘A Year in Review’.

The ‘ASTORS’ Champion Edition is published annually and includes a review of the ‘ASTORS’ Award Winning products and programs, highlighting key details on many of the winning firms products and services, includes video interviews and more.

It is your Go-To source throughout the year for ‘The Best of 2019 Products and Services‘ endorsed by American Security Today, and can satisfy your agency’s and organization’s most pressing Homeland Security and Public Safety needs.

From Physical Security (Access Control, Critical Infrastructure, Perimeter Protection and Video Surveillance Cameras and Video Management Systems), to IT Security (Cybersecurity, Encryption, Data Storage, Anti-Malware and Networking Security – Just to name a few), the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS EDITION will have what you need to Detect, Delay, Respond to, and Mitgate today’s real-time threats in our constantly evolving security landscape.

It also includes featured guest editorial pieces from some of the security industry’s most respected leaders, and recognized firms in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.

Founded in 2006 in San Francisco, the heart of the tech community, Regroup Mass Notification® is dedicated to providing first-in-class mass communication solutions to organizations and institutions across a wide variety of industries.

Regroup Mass Notification logoThe Regroup team prides itself on delivering an easy-to-use system that is supported by a highly-trained team of professionals, focused on your success.

Regroup’s mission is to help clients communicate, easily and effectively, by providing state-of-the-art usability, innovation, integration, client support and communication channels.

The company strongly believes that easy and effective communication, within an organization, is the cornerstone of efficiency, productivity, safety and resilience within any organization.

Visit to learn how Regroup connects you with the people you care about to keep them safe and informed – anytime, anywhere.

To learn about advertising opportunities with American Security Today, please contact Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at

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