True Security Design LLC. Wins Two 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards in support of U.S. Schools and Police Departments

Bay Shore, NY | November 26, 2019: True Security Design LLC., leading school security consulting and training firm, was selected as the winner of American Security Today’s 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award in two categories for Best Student Threat Assessment Team Training and Best Law Enforcement Education Program.


True Security Design (TSD) specializes in conducting complete and thorough Threat Vulnerability and Risk Assessments (TVRAs) for schools, municipalities, and businesses. Led by Joseph Pangaro, a veteran police lieutenant and experienced school security director, the True Security Design team is uniquely qualified to find the gaps in a school’s security profile and then create a road map to mitigate any deficiencies found in a way that respects budgets and missions. In response to the continued Active Shooter threat in schools, TSD developed a formal student threat assessment program for schools to implement and identify potential threats before they commit violent acts.

Our law enforcement training programs are centered around training today’s modern professionals’ by teaching them vital skills through courses designed to engage and empower their participants. The goal is to transform security training from the tiresome requirement it has too often become into engaging and productive learning through interactive sessions and real-life, role-playing exercises.


“We are honored to be recognized for our student threat assessment and police training achievements in American Security Today’s distinguished 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.” Stated Joseph Pangaro President of True Security Design. “As a trusted partner to schools and police stations, we recognize the difficulties and challenges these professionals face on a daily basis and have designed our training programs to better prepare them which helps alleviate some of the occupational stresses they endure.”


American Security Today’s 2019 Homeland Security Awards program is the largest and most comprehensive in the industry. The awards program was organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies in acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to keep our nation secure, one city at a time. The 2019 AST ASTORS Awards were presented during a luncheon at ISC East in NYC on Wednesday, November 20th.


‘ASTORS’ nominations are evaluated by American Security Today’s panel of sector experts on their technical innovation, interoperability, specific impact within the category, the overall impact to the industry, relatability to other industry technologies, and application feasibility outside of the industry,” according to Tammy Waitt, co-founder and editorial director of American Security Today.


The International Security Conference & Exposition – also known as ISC East – is the Northeast’s largest security trade show, where 7,000 security and public safety professionals convene in New York each year to meet experts from over 300 leading security brands. The combination of the industry’s top innovators, special events, and cutting-edge education makes ISC East the security industry’s most comprehensive East Coast event. Encompassing everything from Video Surveillance and Access Control to Smart Home Technologies, IoT, and Unmanned Security.


For further information on our Student Threat Assessments and Police Training Programs, visit or call 631-675-2285.


About True Security Design LLC.

A leading school security consulting and training firm, True Security Design LLC., is now at the forefront of delivering live-action role-play training simulations and classroom-based instruction to better prepare school staff in an emergency. Today, the company’s training curriculum and Threat Vulnerability and Risk Assessments (TVRA’s) are trusted by Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and municipalities, utilities, healthcare facilities, school districts, and leading universities to mitigate risk while protecting people and properties. A TVRA is a comprehensive review of a school or business’s buildings, policies, protocols, staff training, and practices, that includes on-site visits, interviews, and observations of all aspects of safety and security preparedness. Reports offer a complete detail of findings and a “Road Map for Action” so the client knows exactly how and where to begin corrective measures and allocate resources appropriately. The firm is committed to making the world a smarter and safer place. The company’s national client base is served by a network of certified trainers and consultants, who are former law enforcement and homeland security trainers. True Security Design LLC., is headquartered in Bay Shore, NY. For more information, visit


About American Security Today

American Security Today (AST), the ‘New Face in Government Security™’, is the premier digital media platform in the U.S. Homeland Security and Public Security Industry, focusing on breaking news and in-depth coverage of the newest initiates and hottest technologies in physical and IT security on the market today.


AST highlights the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions across a wide variety of media products delivered daily, weekly, and monthly to over 75,000 qualified government and security industry readers, essential to meeting today’s growing security challenges to ‘Secure our Nation, One City at a Time™’.


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