Linda Haelsen, NICE Marketing Communications Manager accepting the NICE 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Award at ISC East in New York City
Linda Haelsen, NICE Marketing Communications Manager accepting one of two NICE 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards at ISC East in New York City

NICE Public Safety has been recognized with two ‘ASTORS’ Awards for Best Investigation and Best 911 Incident Recording and Analytics Solutions for the NICE Inform and NICE Investigate Platforms.

2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East
2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

2018 marks the third consecutive year that NICE has received awards for NICE Inform and NICE Investigate in the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.

Sponsored by American Security Today, the ‘ASTORS’ Awards recognize outstanding product development achievements and exciting new technologies that support law enforcement agencies, first responders and other government entities in their mission to keep cities and communities safe and secure.

NICE Inform was named Best 911 Recording and Analytics Solution, and NICE Investigate received the top award in the Best Investigation category in the 2018 ‘ASTORS.’

NICE Investigate: Best Investigation Solution

This year, NICE Investigate took home top honors in the Best Investigation Solution category.

As digital evidence continues to grow at a rapid pace, it’s creating a perfect storm.

Mounting digital evidence is on a collision course with outdated technology and decades-old investigative processes, and police departments are reaching a breaking point.

Running on the secure Microsoft Azure Government cloud, NICE Investigate is a comprehensive, scalable, CJIS-compliant, cloud-based, end-to-end solution for managing investigations and digital evidence.

NICE Investigate automates digital evidence collection, analysis and sharing to enhance case solvability and transform investigators into more efficient and effective crime-solvers.

(See how NICE Investigate, the first digital policing solution that automates and expedites the entire digital investigation process, helps investigators close more cases faster, leading to more successful prosecutions. Courtesy of NICE and YouTube.)

NICE Investigate will totally transform how your department manages investigations and digital evidence, saving you time and money, improving case solvability, and much more.

NICE Inform: Best 911 Recording and Analytics Solution

ASTORS Gold 2018NICE Inform was also recognized for its text-to-911 recording capabilities.

More than 1,700 PSAPs (Public Safety Answering Points) across the U.S. are now able to receive 911 texts, up from just over 100 PSAPs three years ago.

Emergency communications centers routinely record 911 calls for liability protection, Quality Assurance, incident reconstructions and investigations, but as momentum builds around 911 texting, they need to gear up to record and analyze 911 texts and other future Next Generation multimedia information.

NICE Inform provides a full suite of multimedia recording, incident reconstruction and operational intelligence capabilities to assist PSAPs as they migrate to Next Generation 911 and FirstNet LTE.


Christopher Wooten, Executive VP, NICE
Christopher Wooten, Executive VP, NICE

“NICE is delighted to have been recognized with ASTORS’ awards for the third year in a row,” said Chris Wooten, Executive Vice President, NICE.

“Our goal has always been to set a new bar for innovation in the public safety industry.”

“These awards validate the hard work of our development, sales and support teams in their mission to help customers find innovative solutions to every-day challenges of first responders and law enforcement.”

NICE a Double-Winner in 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

2018 ASTORS Platinum

  • Best 911 Recording & Analytics

  • NICE Inform


2018 ASTORS Gold

  • Best Investigation/ Surveillance/Detection Software

    • NICE Investigate


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.

2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East
2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program drew an overwhelming response from industry leaders with a record high number of corporate and government nominations received, as well as record breaking ‘ASTORS’ Presentation Luncheon Attendees, with top firms trying to register for the exclusive high – end luncheon and networking opportunity – right up to the event kickoff on Wednesday afternoon, at the ISC East registration!

Over 130 distinguished guests representing National, 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 Department of Homeland Security Federal Protective Service (FPS)
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Department of Justice
  • The Security Exchange Commission Office of Personnel Management
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Viasat, Hanwha Techwin, Lenel, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Verint, Canon U.S.A., BriefCam, Pivot3, Milestone Systems, Allied Universal, Ameristar Perimeter Security and More!

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.

The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program was Proudly Sponsored by ATI Systems, Attivo Networks, Automatic Systems, Desktop Alert, and Royal Holdings Technologies.

‘ASTORS’ Champions Edition – ‘Year in Review’

Be on the lookout for the upcoming 2018 American Security Today ‘ASTORS’ Champions Edition for in-depth coverage of the outstanding agencies and companies that received American Security Today’s 2018‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards.

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The ‘ASTORS’ Champion Edition is published annually in December and includes a review of programs and feature details on many of the winning firms.

Nominations for the AST 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program will officially open as of January 1st, 2019 at

Enter Early to Maximize Media Coverage of your Products and Services at Kickoff, and Get the Recognition Your Organization Deserves!

Why the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program?

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.’

To Learn More about the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, Sponsorship Opportunities and More, please contact Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at: or call 732.233.8119 (mobile) or 646-450-6027 (office).

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