PureTech’s PureActiv a Multi-Award Finalist in 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards

PureTech PureActiv
Location-based AI video analytics PureActiv, integrates with a vast array of short- & long-range perimeter sensors such as radar, buried or on-fence fiber detection systems for a fully integrated automated outdoor wide-area & perimeter protection solutions.

PureTech Systems, a Platinum Award Winner in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, delivers a fully integrated automated outdoor wide-area and perimeter protection system in PureActiv, with the highest probability of detection and lowest nuisance alarm rates for securing facilities, infrastructure and borders with the company’s product solutions.

With expertise from 15 years of real-world deployments, and cutting-edge innovation, PureTech Systems patented Video Analytics are AI Deep Learning and Geo-spatially boosted providing real-time detection, classification, and tracking of perimeter security threats.

Many times, the right detection solution is not a single sensor technology.

PureTech’s flagship  location-based AI video analytics PureActiv, integrates with a vast array of short- and long-range perimeter sensors such as radar, buried or on-fence fiber detection systems, and ground sensors either singularly or combining them to provide just the right level of protection to cost effectively meet the most secure perimeter requirements.

Additionally, given the extensible open-architecture approach, additional sensors can be added when needed or budgets permit.

PureActiv boasts of some of the longest detection ranges in the industry (over 5 miles), which reduces system infrastructure; thereby lowering total cost of ownership.

Combining of tracks from multiple radars and PureActiv AI Video Analytics, eliminates duplicate tracks on the geo-spatial (GIS) map and alarms from the same intrusion events; reducing clutter and improving situational awareness.

Similarly, PureActiv Auto-verify™ feature ensures only detections that are AI verified as targets of interest are alarmed upon, eliminating up to 95% of nuisance alarms.

(See PurActiv’s Automated Detection Systems for wide-area perimeter protection in action. Courtesy of PureTech Systems and YouTube.)

PureActiv integrates with GPS for blue force (friend/foe) classification and tracking to aid interdictions.

This extensible solution enables organizations to start small and expand the system capabilities as time and budgets permit making PureTech a trusted leader in the security of the most critical perimeters and borders.


Controlling national borders is an important part of a nation’s security.

The ability to effectively monitor vast areas in varied weather conditions and terrain, while accurately identifying potential threats at great distances is a complicated scenario.

The MVSS from Tactical Micro which includes the PureActiv Command and Control and PureTech System’s long-range geospatial video analytics.
The MVSS platform utilizes PureActiv  as its central command and control, providing AI enhanced video detection and classification, user interface display, and sensor collaboration logic for the surveillance suite, to provide rapidly deployable advanced surveillance technology to U.S. Border Patrol.

The solution calls for knowledgeable personnel and accurate sensors that work together to quickly assess a situation and enable border agents to effectively intervene.

In July of 2020, PureTech Systems partnering with Benchmark Electronics, won an award to provide PureActiv software integrated into over 135 Mobile Video Surveillance Systems (MVSS) vehicles for delivery to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for use along the U.S. border.

The MVSS platform utilizes PureActiv  as its central command and control, providing AI enhanced video detection and classification, user interface display, and sensor collaboration logic for the surveillance suite, to provide rapidly deployable advanced surveillance technology to U.S. Border Patrol.

The suite consists of visible and thermal cameras, laser illuminators and range finders mounted on telescoping masts located in the back of commercial pickup trucks, and enables detection and classification of intruders up to 6 miles away.

PureTech PureActiv

Once the PureActiv software automatically identifies an intruder, the system has the ability to automatically track them and quickly provide accurate intruder location on a GIS map to  Border Patrol along the U.S. southwest border and other remote surveillance scenarios.

​PureActiv® using GIS map technology will display camera, radar, and other sensors locations and their field-of-views, alarm events, and target tracks, in a complete mobile surveillance system.

In addition to live and recorded video and live radar tracks, the user interface includes map tools such as the ability to add and share place-markers, point-and-click on the map to steer cameras to geolocations, fire laser range finders, range-to-target indicator, and a distance measuring tool.

Courtesy of PureTech
Courtesy of PureTech

This combination of real-time data on a map-based interface, provides the user a high level of situational awareness, which aides them in effective interdiction.


Additionally, PureTech’s PureActiv wide area and perimeter protection solutions help port authorities improve the safety and security of seaports with a tangible Return on Investment (ROI).

PureTech’s wide-area perimeter protection solutions automate the protection of land and water-side perimeters to help ensure the safety and security of personnel and critical assets.

By detecting intrusion events at the perimeter, before they result in more catastrophic events, loss of life, and operational downtime, port authorities and law enforcement can intervene to deescalate situations and quickly return to normal operations.

The PureActiv system provides detection, alerting, and proactive deterring of potential safety and security events, which helps protect lives, cargo, and critical assets.

PureTech PureActiv

With 15 years of field deployments and continuous innovation, PureTech’s patented AI Neural Net based video analytics provides very high probability of detection with a very low nuisance alarm rate.

PureTech’s solutions include and combine integrations with other sensor systems to provide effective and affordable safety and security solutions.

The solutions scale incrementally so that you only pay for the capabilities you need when you need them.

PureActiv Protects US Power Generation Sites

In August of 2020, PureTech was awarded an add-on multiple site contract for the deployment of PureActiv Geospatial AI Video Analytics, multi-Sensor Integration, and Command and Control software, to provide wide-area perimeter protection at multiple power generation plants in the United States.

This follows successful 2020 deployment of PureActiv at multiple Power Generation sites in the U.S. The system integrates PureTech’s GIS AI Deep Learning video analytics and other sensor technologies for a seamless Common Operating Picture.

Larry Bowe, Founder and CEO, PureTech Systems Inc.
Larry Bowe, Founder and CEO, PureTech Systems Inc.

Although due to security reasons, the client cannot be disclosed, the PureActiv automated system is actively protecting miles of perimeter from unauthorized intrusion through fence-lines and turnstiles, and the newest sites are scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.

“These deployments demonstrate that our patented perimeter intrusion detection software solution can be successfully deployed on a large scale in a very short time frame” explains Larry Bowe, president of PureTech Systems.

“It speaks to the 15 years of investment we have made, not only in market-leading intrusion detection and classification algorithms, but also in ease of deployment and use.”

PureTech Named a Finalist in 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

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.

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.

90% of ‘ASTORS’ Award Winners return to compete in the Annual ‘ASTORS‘ Homeland Security Awards Program, and 100% of ‘ASTORS’ Sponsors have returned year to year to reap the benefits of their participation in the industry’s largest and most comprehensive Annual Awards Program.

2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

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 keynote address by Bill Bratton, 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.

The 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is sponsored by ATI SystemsAttivo NetworksAutomatic SystemsDesktop Alert, X.Labs and Reed Expositionsevery one a returning Sponsor from 2019.

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)
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  • United States Border Patrol
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

PureTech Systems develops, markets, and supports patented location-based AI video analytics and detection sensor integration software, PureActiv©, for real time safety and security applications.

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The company’s software improves situational awareness with AI video analytics, sensor integration and information fusing for automated real-time event detection and forensic video content analysis with primary emphasis on automated intrusion detection and camera tracking for country borders and coastlines, facility perimeters and critical infrastructures (pipelines, railroads, dams, bridges, airports, seaports, utilities, power plants, and military bases).

PureTech also provides its AI Video Analytics for false alarm reduction for firms that provide Video Central Station Monitoring. To Learn More, please visit https://www.puretechsystems.com/.

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