We are a Veteran Owned and operated Professional Defense & Security company that is committed to our Defense in Depth approach for your security.  We specialize in solutions for effectively preventing forceful attacks through Detection, Deterrence, and if necessary, Defending.  This real-world proven approach, greatly minimizes physical harm and property damage & losses. Whether you wish to protect your Family, Places of Worship, School or Business…American Defense is with you every step of the way.

American Defense is a total solution Defense & Security company.  Beginning with State of the Art Camera & Alarm Systems, to our flagship Security Film for Windows & all Glass, R2P Level 8 Forced Entry Ballistic Doors, MeshTec® Security Screens and our Extreme Protection Safe Rooms Systems, we have the solutions and the knowledge to protect what matter most to you. 

Each client is treated with the utmost professionalism and privacy!!

Through some of our unique liaisons with Law Enforcement and elite Special Operations Teams (from all branches of the military) and many in our Veteran community one message remains consistent.  “It’s Not a Matter of IF, it’s a Matter of WHEN” we have another domestic terror attack. Regardless of the form it comes in, there is little doubt it could create a collapse in our society. Our society seems to be on a “Tipping Point” as it is where anything perceived as catastrophic could trigger chaos.  Our society is already beginning to lose its civility and as recent Domestic & Global terror events have proven, finding ourselves in an indefensible position is a real possibility. For these reasons it is more important than ever to be prepared and American Defense is your “One Stop” professional solution.  We are with you every step of the way.


Professional educator, author, keynote speaker, and defensive tactics subject matter expert Steve Tarani has served in the United States defense, law enforcement, and intelligence communities for over 30 years. A former full time Central Intelligence Agency protective programs employee and was formerly on staff at the US Department of Energy, National Security Institute (Security Force Training Dept.) at Kirtland Air Force Base. He served on the POTUS 45 pre-election executive – protection detail and is a DoD and FLETC – certified firearms instructor. Specializing in awareness – based training.

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ICU Security Group and American Defense are sister companies. ICU is much more than your run of the mill security company in that the founder, served more than 19 years in State and Federal Law Enforcement as well as being a Military Veteran. He and his team understand security from the perspective of being the ones who pursed and arrested the bad guys. Business and homeowners are ultimately looking for peace of mind, knowing their loved ones and assets are in a secure environment. The professionals at ICU do just that- provided a level of “peace of mind” and Security that is unrivaled in the industry.

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Tom served for 24 years as a Deputy Sheriff for the Lake County (IL) Sheriff’s Office, where he was assigned to the Highway Patrol, Criminal Investigations and Training Divisions. Serving for 23 years on the departments SWAT team, and as a firearms and tactics instructor. During his last five years of service Tom was assigned full time to the Training Divisions as the senior instructor for both firearms and defensive tactics. During this 5 year period, Tom instructed over 5,960 hours of in- service, tactical and sniper training.

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