SWORD Returns to Compete in 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program (Videos)

'ASTORS' Award-Winning SWORD - Mobile Based Security providing an IoT Level of Situational Awareness

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 mass casualty events, weapons-based threats remain a constant risk for security systems and public safety around the world.

And as with its penetration of many other industry verticals, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being leveraged in a variety of ways to keep those threats in check.

Eight time record breaking 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards winner, SWORD™, is the world’s first mobile IoT threat detection device built on top of the Apple iPad Air.

(Mobile Based Security Solution providing an IoT level of situational awareness, detection and recognition. Courtesy of SWORD and YouTube.)

Housed in its own case, SWORD™ is able to use a combination of proprietary AI, mmWave and sensor fusion technology to detect concealed weapons, and explosive devices; run one of the fastest facial recognition scans in the industry against proprietary cloud-based databases; and locate gunfire with best-in-class triangulation — all in a matter of seconds.

The SWORD system works by beaming millimeter waves at individuals, which bounce off any guns concealed beneath their clothing or stashed in backpacks or other luggage.

The system processes the millimeter waves that bounce back from an individual with AI software trained to recognize what the concealed item is.

SWORD™ is not meant as a silver bullet but rather as a new, powerful tool to be used in the battle against terrorism, mass shooters and other instruments of chaos and mass casualty.

With the development of SWORD™, new partnerships have evolved that allows further market penetration of the SWORD product as well as lucrative licensing opportunities.

Barry Oberholzer, Founder and CEO, SWORD
Barry Oberholzer, Founder and CEO, SWORD

SWORD™ has recently rolled out their new product suite which now includes a ground-breaking national security solution for government agencies with SWORD Sleuth as well as an even more mobile unit by integrating SWORD’s proprietary technology with T3 Motion’s Electric Standup Vehicles with SWORD Move.

“With these new partnerships we are advancing the increasingly important ability to provide security where it has never been available before,” said Barry Oberholzer, CEO of SWORD.

The new product suite announcement was followed on the heels of the partnership with the Vuzix Corporation to integrate AR glasses with all SWORD units being shipped.

SWORD Mobile Based Security Platform provides an IoT level of situational awareness, detection and recognition by combining the latest in state-of-the-art technologies to identify concealed threats and known threat actors, soon to be incorporated in the Vuzix Blade AR smart glasses provide a wearable smart display.
SWORD Mobile Based Security Platform provides an IoT level of situational awareness, detection and recognition by combining the latest in state-of-the-art technologies to identify concealed threats and known threat actors, soon to be incorporated in the Vuzix Blade AR smart glasses provide a wearable smart display.

“All of the information is displayed on the Vuzix smart glasses to create a highly mobile and adaptable perimeter solution.”

“Vuzix Blade provides a see-through display that not only allows our customers to stay connected with the real world, but also be connected to the digital world to receive critical alerts related to safety threats from our SWORD solution,” said Oberholzer.

SWORD Sleuth Powered by Yobe is a unique surveillance product for government agencies tasked with national security.

Yobe is solving an entrenched problem identifying a particular voice in noise.

That means for instance if you are at a party and you want Alexa to play a Spotify playlist, you could (in theory at least), say the wake word from across a crowded room, give the playlist command and the device would execute it in spite of the noise.

That’s because Yobe can pinpoint a voice based on biometric markers, aggressively enhance the volume and then use AI to smooth it out.

With SWORD Enterprise, threats and notifications detected by SWORD will be pushed directly to a heads-up display in form of Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses. Vuzix Blade will be included in each SWORD Enterprise system and provides a see-through display that allows customers to receive the real time critical threat notifications through a should be hands-free device, allowing customers to roam around and still be able to see critical threat information.
With SWORD Enterprise, threats and notifications detected by SWORD will be pushed directly to a heads-up display in form of Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses. Vuzix Blade will be included in each SWORD Enterprise system and provides a see-through display that allows customers to receive the real time critical threat notifications through a should be hands-free device, allowing customers to roam around and still be able to see critical threat information.

Most of these voice interface technologies fail in this situation because they can’t distinguish your voice from the background noise, but Yobe solves this.

Combining Yobe with SWORD features makes for a unique surveillance product which allows for far and near field voice isolation as well as real time transcription and translation powered by IBM Watson.

Security operations span from corporate and industrial facilities to high-traffic retail and entertainment venues.

(Secure A School – By using SWORD, the world’s most intelligent detection and recognition platform, school campuses can instantly detect and deter known threats to students and faculty. Mobilize security with real-time alerts and actionable intelligence. Courtesy of SWORD and YouTube.)

These operations demand vehicles that are comfortable and easy to operate as well as agile and quick in responding to emergencies.

SWORD Move is a unique electric standup vehicle (ESV), designed with the world leader in the industry – T3 Motion.

With the ever-changing threat landscape, SWORD Move can now be deployed by security firms and law enforcement agencies to immediately detect known and concealed threats that offers a high level of visibility for the driver along with the agility to respond quickly to immediate threats.
With the ever-changing threat landscape, SWORD Move can now be deployed by security firms and law enforcement agencies to immediately detect known and concealed threats that offers a high level of visibility for the driver along with the agility to respond quickly to immediate threats.

SWORD Move integrates the SWORD Enterprise unit on a custom operating console to allow the operator to use all SWORD functionalities from their vehicle to identify immediate threats.

With the success of SWORD miniaturizing mmWave technology it further allowed for the deployment of their proprietary hardware stack to be deployed onto an electric standup vehicle.

T3 Motion currently has more than 10 000 units deployed. Internationally including 350 law enforcement agencies and 70 airports.

With the ever-changing threat landscape, SWORD Move can now be deployed by security firms and law enforcement agencies to immediately detect known and concealed threats that offers a high level of visibility for the driver along with the agility to respond quickly to immediate threats.

In 2018, SWORD took home three Platinum, three Gold, one Silver and a coveted ‘ASTORS’ Extraordinary Leadership Award, in recognition for their innovation in joining mobile platforms with IoT and artificial intelligence – into a single, covert, handheld device capable of identifying immediate threats, for mitigation and rapid response.

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SWORD Sweeps 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards with Record Eight Wins

Chuck Bloomquist, Chief Technical Advisor, (left to right) Barry Oberholzer, Chief Executive Officer, and Jaromy Pittario, Chief Operating Officer of Royal Holdings Technologies accepting one of eight record-breaking 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards for the company’s SWORD Smartphone Security Scanning Devices.
Chuck Bloomquist, Chief Technical Advisor, (left to right) Barry Oberholzer, Chief Executive Officer, and Jaromy Pittario, Chief Operating Officer of Royal Holdings Technologies accepting one of eight record-breaking 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards for the company’s SWORD Smartphone Security Scanning Devices.

SWORD was a dominant force in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ scoring a record-breaking eight 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Wins.

SWORD took home three Platinum, three Gold, one Silver and a coveted ‘ASTORS’ Extraordinary Leadership Award, in recognition for their innovation in joining mobile platforms with IoT and artificial intelligence – into a single, covert, handheld device capable of identifying immediate threats, for mitigation and rapid response.

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2018 ASTORS Platinum

  • Best Handheld Mobile Device Solution

  • Royal Holdings Technologies SWORD

 

 

2018 ASTORS Platinum

  • Best Physical Threat Intelligence Solution

    • Royal Holdings Technologies SWORD

 

 

2018 ASTORS Platinum

  • Best Image Technologies Solution

    • Royal Holdings Technologies SWORD

 

 

2018 ASTORS Gold

  • Best Mobile Technology Product

    • Royal Holdings Technologies SWORD

 

 

2018 ASTORS Gold

  • Best Thermal, Infrared Camera System

  • Royal Holdings Technologies SWORD

 

 

2018 ASTORS Gold

  • Best Security Incident & Event Mgmt Solution (SIEM)

    • Royal Holdings Technologies SWORD

 

 

  • Best Metal/Weapons Detection Solution

    • Royal Holdings Technologies SWORD

 

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.

William "Bill" Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD), the Boston Police Department (BPD) and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), will speak at the 2019 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East 2019, on Wednesday, November 20th, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center (Courtesy of Teneo Risk)
Bill Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD), the Boston Police Department (BPD) and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), will speak at the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East 2019, on Wednesday, November 20th, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center (Courtesy of Teneo Risk)

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:

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  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The 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.

Proud Sponsors of the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program include ATI SystemsAttivo NetworksAutomatic Systems, and Desktop Alert.

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Time is Running Out to Receive the Recognition Your Organization Deserves!

Final Entries Being Accepted in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Today at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/

Eligible “Government Excellence Award” Nominations are Complimentary, in Appreciation for Service.

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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?

Submit your category recommendation for consideration to Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at: mmadsen@americansecuritytoday.com.

2018 Champions Edition

See the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Champions Edition – ‘Best Products of 2018 ‘ Year in Review’ for in-depth coverage of the outstanding products and services of firms receiving American Security Today’s 2018‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards.’

And be sure to Register for the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East 2019 to ensure your place at this limited- space event!

Why the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program?

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

Why American Security Today?

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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.

The old traditional security marketplace has been covered by a host of security publications that have changed little over many years.

American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that provides our readers with solutions to their challenges.

Our Editorial staff provides a full plate of topics for our AST monthly digital editions, AST Website and AST Daily News Alerts.

The editorial calendar and AST’s high drawing website features 23 different Technology and Marketing 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.

These sectors are part of the new integration, where these major applications communicate with one another in a variety of solutions to protect our cities and critical infrastructure.

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AST has Expanded readership into vital 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 – enticing targets for extremist or lone wolf attacks due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.

For more information about SWORD, please visit http://www.sword.technology/.

Join us at the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East 2019 to Recognize these Industry-Leading Firms for their Outstanding Product Development Achievements, Exciting New Technologies and Innovative Education Programs to address the growing Homeland Security Threats our Nation is facing.

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