Regroup Returns to Compete in 4th Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program

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Powerful During Emergencies, Useful Every Day Regroup connects you with the people you care about to keep them safe and informed – anytime, anywhere. (Courtesy of Regroup Mass Notification)

Regroup Mass Notification, the Platinum Award Winner for Best Mass Notification Solution in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is pleased to announce the company has been nominated in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.

Regroup Mass Notification® empowers better mass communication to keep people safe and informed during critical and daily events.

Founded at Stanford University in 2006, the company’s award-winning, cloud-based platform is used every day by thousands of organizations to save lives, improve safety for entire communities, respond to potential hazards, prepare for emergencies and more.

Regroup’s easy-to-use system enables administrators to send up to 20,000 voice calls, 65,000 SMS, 100,000 emails, and 540,000 push notifications per minute, rapidly alerting large groups of recipients to danger.

Administrators can also expand their reach by distributing messages via websites, PA systems, digital signage and more.

(See why Regroup’s award-winning platform is a 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.)

Whether used for emergency or routine communications, Regroup Mass Notification helps organizations across America communicate quickly to improve homeland security, strengthen operational resilience, mitigate risk, and thrive in an increasingly unpredictable world.

2019 & 2020 Accomplishments

While Regroup was honored to be named the ASTORS Platinum Winner for ‘Best Mass Notification System’ in 2019, company representatives explain they have not simply rested on their laurels.

Since last year, Regroup has worked diligently to continue developing their platform and serving the nation toward resiliency and strength.

Below are some of initiatives and accomplishments the company is particularly proud of:

COVID-19 Response:

As our nation and the world is reeling from the impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Regroup has responded proactively to make their system available to as many American cities, counties, and states as possible by offering a 90-day risk-free access to our platform, at cost.

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Hurricane Irma Regoup Blog (Courtesy of Regroup Mass Notification)

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 about supply distribution, aid, testing sites, and more.

36 cities and counties across the USA have already been onboarded to the platform through this offer and have begun communicating with their citizens.

Also in response to the pandemic, Regroup released new COVID-19 map layers that work in conjunction with our geo-targeted messaging capabilities.

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Courtesy of Regroup Mass Notification

These new map data layers let admins visualize the spread of COVID-19 at state and local levels, enabling them to view the impacts of the pandemic as they relate to their own staff, offices, and other important locations.

Regroup has developed this new tool in an effort to equip clients to respond to the current global pandemic, increase situational awareness, and inform their communities.

Unlike other mass notification providers, Regroup has made this tool a free addition to their platform rather than an optional upgraded feature, so the new map layers can serve their clients and their communities rather than generate profit for their business.

Data for the map layers is provided by Johns Hopkins University, a global leader in mapping and tracking the pandemic’s spread.

Alert from Anywhere: Quickly reach any recipient or group from wherever you are by sending messages to mobile phones, landlines, email, social media, and more. (Courtesy of Regroup Mass Notification)
Alert from Anywhere: Quickly reach any recipient or group from wherever you are by sending messages to mobile phones, landlines, email, social media, and more. (Courtesy of Regroup Mass Notification)

AlertManager Mobile App Update:

In February, Regroup released a major update to its mobile app for administrators.

AlertManager allows organizations like schools, businesses, and local governments to easily initiate a notification on the go from any location.

Advanced features such as QuickMessage templates facilitate two-tap alerting from an easy-to-use interface.

(The AlertManager mobile app enables you to access the full power of Regroup right from your iOS or Android smartphone. Populated recipient lists enable admins to quickly reach specific individuals or entire groups through multiple channels such as cell phones, home landlines and social media. Courtesy of Regroup Mass Notification and YouTube.)

The new version of AlertManager enables admins to send and receive multimodal alerts via text/SMS, text-to-speech, voice, email and push notifications while being able to access instant reporting for detailed delivery statistics.

Regroup has also provided enhanced biometric security features to ensure only authorized individuals can send alerts.

San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) NERT Partnership:

Regroup has partnered with the SFFD to enable the department to better communicate with thousands of volunteers that make up the city’s 50 Neighborhood Emergency Response Teams (NERT).

NERT connects volunteers with their communities, training them to be volunteer first responders who can help the fire department and others save lives.

The SFFD uses Regroup to coordinate the NERT training program, which consists of 20 hours of comprehensive training by professional firefighters.

The City and County of San Francisco found a pretty inspirational way to amplify its emergency response capabilities.

Regroup’s platform is also used to communicate ongoing training opportunities, drills, and deployment of NERT teams to action when they’re needed by the local community.

NOAA Weather Ready Nation Ambassadorship:

In 2019, Regroup was recognized as a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) after demonstrating continued commitment to strengthening national extreme-weather resilience through weather preparedness.

As part of the Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador program, Regroup is serving an important role by improving the nation’s readiness, responsiveness, and overall resilience against extreme weather, water and climate events through education, participation in preparedness initiatives, equipping clients to respond and recover, and more.

Reducing Workplace Violence: In an effort to prevent active shooter and domestic terrorism incidents in workplaces, Regroup partnered with a strategic security consulting firm to proactively present a widely viewed and shared Prevent & Prepare For Workplace Violence” webinar.

The free session aimed to inform employers and employees on best practices to help keep their workplaces safe.

Attendees also gained unique insights pertaining to acts or threats of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other disruptive behavior that can occur within any organization.

California Charter Schools:

In the Central Valley of California, an area that has struggled with social, economic, environmental, and other challenges, Regroup has partnered with charter schools to make its powerful mass communication software more accessible to those that are less likely to be able to afford it.

The partnership with 360 Accelerator was first made available to schools that, combined, serve over 15,000 students, making it easier for them to access tools that keep parents and faculty informed at all times, while also increasing school safety during emergencies.

In summary, Regroup Mass Notification’s dedication to making continuous service improvements, combined with the company’s heart for the communities they serve, makes their platform an excellent competitor in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.

Regroups dedication to making our nation more resilient and secure has been evident over the last year, and according the company, they will continue to do so in the future, and especially during the current Coronavirus Pandemic that is impacting so many people, communities, and businesses in our nation.

Regroup Competes in Third Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

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

AST focuses on Homeland Security and Public Safety Breaking News, the Newest Initiatives and Hottest Technologies in Physical & IT Security, essential to meeting today’s growing security challenges.

The 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, Border Security, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, Data Theorem will be competing against the industry’s leading providers of Innovative Application Security Solutions.

Enter today to Compete in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland SecurityAwards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.

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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.

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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.

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.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.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.

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: mmadsen@americansecuritytoday.com.

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.

Why the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program?

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 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.

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!

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.

‘PROTECTING OUR NATION, ONE CITY AT A TIME’

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

For information about advertising opportunities with American Security Today, please contact Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at mmadsen@americansecuritytoday.com.

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