Daily Report – 7/18/14

DW Security Update: July 17, 2014

Top Stories


FBI Releases Figures for Top 10 States for Violent Crime – Security Magazine
Worried about crime while traveling this summer? Move over California, Texas and New York – Tennessee had the nation’s highest violent crime rate last year. (read more)

Federal, State and Municipal Security 


N.C. Community Attempts to Build Citywide Surveillance Network (Pineville, N.C.) – Security Sale & Integration
The Pineville Police Department is asking local businesses to purchase surveillance cameras that can be monitored by law enforcement in an effort to protect residents from criminal acts. (read more)


NYC accepts video image smoke detection (New York) – Security Systems News
Video image smoke detection is now accepted under the New York City Building Code, opening a large new market for such detection systems. (read more)


Council committee looks at cameras to combat dumping across Jacksonville (Jacksonville, Fla.) – The Florida Union-Times
Support for using surveillance cameras to catch people dumping trash in Jacksonville is growing, as a city council committee voted on Tuesday to move forward with implementing the idea. (read more)


Virginia police to have a new tool to keep an eye on crime (Virginia, Minn.) – NNCNOW.com
A surge in crime from vandalism to burglaries has prompted Virginia City officials to take action to keep an eye on crime. (read more)


Surveillance cameras to be installed at Struthers Manor (Struthers, Ohio) – WFMJ.com
Despite the tragic murder of 56-year-old Mark Westfall at Struthers Manor on Tuesday, Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority says they have a waiting list of people who want to live there. (read more)


City leaders foresee a safe weekend Downtown (Indianapolis) – IndyStar.com
Cops and cameras. Amid a summer marked by violence at two large public gatherings, police plan to be extra vigilant this weekend as the next big event further unfolds: Indiana Black Expo’s Summer Celebration. (read more)


Cameras proving their worth: OPP (Orillia, Ontario, Canada) – OrilliaPacket.com
Orillia’s surveillance cameras along Mississaga Street were instrumental in getting a quick arrest following a robbery outside the Bank of Montreal last month. (read more)


New security at courthouse in Cross Co. (Wynne, Ark.) – KAIT8.com
Cross County is adding more security measures to the courthouse. (read more)


Safety Concerns over High-Security Infectious Agent and Disease Labs – Uncover California
Researchers were surprised after 21 chickens died in a lab this spring during experiments. Actually, the team received samples contaminated with the deadly H5N1 flu strain. The request made by them was for a relatively harmless strain of avian flu, but the virus they received killed the birds during experiments. This mishap clearly shows the breach of safety procedures at the lab tasked with providing the virus. (read more)


Panel looks at Statehouse security (Vermont) – Bennington Banner
State officials and legislators have taken the first steps to increase Statehouse security. (read more)






Campus Security


6 Areas to Address to Access Health-Care Business – Security Sales & Integration
Designing, installing and maintaining the openings in a health-care facility are no simple tasks. Whether it is meeting Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines, assuring patients and staff safety or securing sensitive areas, hospital facility managers and security professionals are being forced to re-examine their access control procedures and systems. (read more)


ESA says school security spending needs to be about equipment – Security Director News
The U.S. government has devoted more than $300 million over the past two years to enhancing school security. While that money has gone toward the production of reports, research, assessments and position papers, among other things, it has not gone toward the actual installation of electronic security systems, says John Chwat, director of government relations at the Electronic Security Association. (read more)


Missouri Governor: Teachers Can’t Carry Guns on Campus (Missouri) – Campus Safety
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill that would have allowed teachers to carry concealed weapons on school campuses. (read more)


Local school districts eligible for second security upgrade grant program (Connecticut) – NewsTimes.com
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Thursday the state will offer a second round of matching grants to help school districts with security upgrades, bringing the total grants to $43 million. (read more)


Suspicious Fires Char Closed Middle School (Richmond, Calif.) – SFBay.ca
The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District is investigating five suspicious fires at a closed middle school in unincorporated Richmond this week, according to fire officials. (read more)


Elkhart Community Schools closes exposed student spaces, installs new locks with referendum money (Elkhart, Ind.) – ElkhartTruth.com
Elkhart Community Schools is spending part of the $47 million gained through May’s referendum on safety upgrades to school buildings. (read more)


County schools to track students using RFID, barcodes on ID cards (Georgia) – RN-T.com
As part of the new security upgrades for Floyd County Schools, officials are planning to use student ID cards to help track students. (read more)




Security Industry

Report: Global Home Automation Market to Grow 24.5% Annually – Security Sales & Integration
The global home automation market is projected to grow at a rate of 24.5% CAGR through 2019, according to a new report released by Transparency Market Research. In 2012, the home automation market was worth $3.6 billion, the firm estimates. (read more)


mBank Poland Deploys HID Globals MultiFactor Authentication Solution for Banking – Security Today
HID Global, a manufacturer of secure identity solutions, announced that mBank, a Polish Bank owned by Commerzbank, has successfully deployed HID Global’s ActivID DisplayCard Tokens. The tokens provide mBank’s corporate banking customers with an advanced, multi-factor authentication solution to securely access their Internet and mobile banking accounts. Headquartered in Warsaw, Poland, mBank is among the pioneers for corporate banking services in the country. It was also recognized in 2013 by Efma and Accenture as “The Most Disruptive Innovation” for projects and initiatives in the retail financial services arena that radically change and redefine the way it does business. (read more)


FERC Rejects Security Proposal from Utilities Group – Security Magazine
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has rejected a proposal to improve electric grid security, sending the proposal back to the North American Electric Reliability Corp. for revision. The group must strengthen its rules about how utilities should assess and protect power substations and systems, the ruling says. (read more)


BRS Labs Announces New Growth to Its Reseller Program – SDM
Behavioral Recognition Systems Inc. (BRS Labs), creator of AISight®, the artificial intelligence analytics solution that teaches itself to recognize and alert on unexpected patterns within massive volumes of data, announced that 27 value added resellers have joined the company’s rapidly expanding channel partner program during the second quarter of the year. (read more)


Security distributor decides on its own security for inventory, employees – Security Director News
Global Surveillance System, a national distributor of video surveillance and low-voltage security equipment, had to decide what kind of security it would itself deploy at a brand new 3,000-square-foot warehouse and an office building here. (read more)


Sonitrol of Hawaii opens monitoring station – Security Systems News
Sonitrol of Hawaii, a provider of verified security systems based here, has opened a new central monitoring station to serve the Hawaii market. (read more)



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