ARES Security Corporation

Jim Raines
Work 1934 Old Gallows Road Suite 410 Vienna VA 22182 Work Phone: (630) 956-0519 Website:


ARES Security Corporation – Introduction ARES Security, a certified small business, has been successfully serving industry and government organizations since 1999. ARES’ AVERT® software suite provides state-of-the-art solutions ranging from Physical Security Lifecycle and training to Incident Response and Operational support. The AVERT software was born out of the need of the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to provide physical security vulnerability assessments for the US’s stockpile of nuclear weapons using modeling and simulation software.

Over the years, the AVERT software has matured in many ways. Today, AVERT is deployed at:

 65% of the USA commercial nuclear industry (including Exelon, FP&L, PSEG, and Xcel Energy)

 35 Major US Seaports  DOD, DOE, US Military

 Fortune 500 companies, Industry, and

 Critical Infrastructure Organizations

Each of the ARES clients have optimized their security posture, maintained or improved security effectiveness, and/or enhanced operations all while recognizing significant cost savings.

AVERT Physical Security (AVERT-PS) is unique Security Risk Assessment (SRA) software used to perform Vulnerability Assessments (VAs) of facilities along with providing the capability to visualize, quantify, assess and optimize security posture. AVERT-PS’s holistic and integrated approach, delivers accurate, measurable, and repeatable assessments of physical security design and operations. For commercial nuclear power plants, AVERT-PS has optimized security, enhanced operability and resulted in significant cost reductions including a 12.4% industry-wide security staff reduction. Clients who have pursued advanced assessments have achieved 50% or more savings of security staff reductions, and each reduction in staff maintains or improves a site’s security posture. The average ROI associated with security optimization in the commercial nuclear market is less than one year, and savings consistently achieved NPV between $15M and $50M per plant.

AVERT Virtual Tabletop (AVERT-VT) and AVERT Virtual Reality (AVERT-VR) provide state-of-the-art exercise and 1st person virtual training environments to prepare for security threats, incidents, responses and operational conditions. For commercial nuclear power, AVERT-VT was recently deployed at a nuclear power plant to support Force on Force (FOF) drills while still maintaining COVID-19 social distancing requirements.

AVERT Command and Control (AVERT-C2) integrates alarms, video, and security systems into a Common Operational Picture and provides situational awareness for real time security operations. AVERT-C2 provides an easy to use platform to efficient share information both internally and externally with approved agencies. AVERT-C2 is actively being used at 1/3 of the US Tier 1 Seaports along with Transportation and Law Enforcement Agencies across the US.

AVERT Mission Planning & Operations (AVERT-MPO) tasks, controls, and interacts with autonomous robots, drones and droids and integrates onboard sensors to provide a common operational platform for operations, re-tasking and reporting. AVERT-MPO is actively being deployed for the US Department of Defense (DOD) to supplement security surveillances with robotic dogs.

In December of 2020, ARES Security acquired certain assets and contracts of Vidsys, Inc. Based in Vienna, VA. Vidsys, now an ARES Security company, provides mission critical Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software to Government Agencies, Corporate Enterprises, Transportation Agencies and other Iconic Properties in North America, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific. Vidsys provides a launchpad for ARES Security to develop the next generation of PSIM that Security Operations Centers (SOCs). That is, an intelligent, responsive, enterprise level system that is seamlessly integrated into the physical security lifecycle of assessment, design, training and real-time operations.

We would enjoy the opportunity to have a discussion with you.

For more information, please contact: Jim Raines, Vice-President 630-956-0519

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