Daily Report – 4/20/15

DW Security Update: April 20, 2015

Top Stories


Boston officials lay out security plans for marathon (Boston) – Reuters
Boston officials outlined a safety plan on Friday for the 2015 Boston Marathon that would protect runners and spectators while maintaining an upbeat mood two years after an attack at the event killed three people and wounded many others. (read more)

OKC tragedy led to first federal building security standards – Federal Times
The bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995 was a wake-up call for the government. Individuals looking to make a statement using violence and destruction will target federal employees no matter where they are stationed, with no distinction between rank-and-file and policy makers. (read more)

Columbine, Virginia Tech Shootings Motivate Student Survivors, Parents To Fight School Violence – International Business Times
Crystal Woodman Miller hid under a table in the Columbine High School library on April 20, 1999, certain she would die. Seniors Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris had started shooting her classmates, and Miller was desperate to survive. As the gunmen left to reload, Miller saw her chance to run from the school. On the way out, she recalled the violence in an interview. (read more)




Federal, State and Municipal Security


White House Fence to Get Steel Spikes for Added Security (Washington, D.C.) – Security Magazine
Steel spikes may be added to the iron fencing surrounding the White House grounds in Washington as a deterrent to intruders hopping the barrier. (read more) 

St. Louis Police Network Cameras, Technology (St. Louis) – Officer.com
When a 911 call comes in, St. Louis police now may be able to see the scene before responding officers have time to arrive. (read more) 

Secret Service arrests another White House fence jumper (Washington, D.C.) – WUSA9.com
A person was arrested after climbing over a fence at the White House on Sunday, the Secret Service said. (read more)





Campus Security


Extra security at Lehman HS following threat (Kyle, Texas) – MyFoxAustin.com
Extra police officers will be at Lehman High School in Kyle today after a threatening note was discovered in a bathroom there. Both the school district and the Kyle Police Department say they are taking the threat very seriously. When school starts at 8 a.m. there will be limited entry points to get into the building and extra police officers. (read more) 

UH-Hilo security upgrades continue under new chief (Hilo, Hawaii) – Hawaii Tribune-Herald
The University of Hawaii at Hilo Campus Security Department is in the midst of an overhaul following the hiring last year of its new director, Darrell D. Mayfield. (read more)

Del State University Police press on with investigation of Saturday shootings (Dover, Del.) – Dover Post

Delaware State University Police are continuing to investigate two shootings on campus this weekend that left three injured. (read more) 

4 charged after shooting on JCSU campus (Charlotte, N.C.) – The Charlotte Observer
Johnson C. Smith leaders said they don’t want a Sunday morning shooting that left a student injured to affect the university’s relationship with the surrounding west Charlotte community. (read more)

Santa Barbara Schools May Lose Police Resource Officer Position (Santa Barbara, Calif.) – NoozHawk.com
The word is spreading around the Santa Barbara Unified School District community that the school resource officer position may be cut next year. A Santa Barbara police officer is based on the campus of Santa Barbara High School and available to all schools within the city. (read more)

Threats made at 2 Salem high schools (Salem, Ore.) – KGW.com
Threats of violence have been made at McKay and McNary high schools, according to voicemails sent to parents by the principals of the schools. (read more)




Transportation Security


US computer expert ‘grounded’ after playful plane security tweets – RT.com
When a computer security expert from Denver tweeted some amusing remarks about hacking the onboard systems of his United Airlines flight, he didn’t know FBI agents would be waiting at his destination. Later, he was refused boarding to another flight. (read more)



Security Industry


Lenel’s product transformation takes shape at ISC West – SecurityInfoWatch
Ever since its sale to United Technology Corporation in the spring of 2005, Lenel Systems International has been on a journey. The acquisition of Lenel by UTC was characterized by a desire to increase its penetration into the enterprise market, improve its standing internationally, as well as improving its appeal in the government and still fertile DHS sectors. Along the path, some risks paid dividends, others did not. (read more)


Suprema teams with Axis to offer door biometric solution – SecurityInfoWatch

Suprema, a leading global provider of biometrics and security technology, has announced that Suprema biometric devices can now be paired with Axis Communications and its AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller through ENTERTECH SYSTEMS’ BioConnect 3.0 identity management platform. This new integration helps enterprises around the world successfully deploy access control systems with leading biometric technology. (read more)

Moxa unveils rugged 360 PTZ dome IP camera at ISC West – SecurityInfoWatch
Moxa, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of communications equipment for harsh environments, yesterday unveiled at the International Security Conference & Exposition (ISC) the new flagship of its IP network video surveillance family: the VPort 66-2MP. The 1080p PTZ dome camera is scheduled for production by July 1st and has been specifically designed for mission-critical video surveillance applications in industries such as transportation, oil and gas, energy, and factory automation, as well as in challenging outdoor locations. Moxa presented a fully operational unit at the show with final technical specs. (read more)

IDIS Makes Big U.S. Debut at ISC West – Security Sales & Integration
IDIS just might be the company making the biggest noise at ISC West 2015 in Las Vegas as it debuts in the U.S. market on a grand scale at the show. (read more)

ISS introduces SecurOS TrafficScanner – SecurityInfoWatch
Intelligent Security Systems (ISS), a leading Video Management System (VMS) and video analytic software vendor, has announced the introduction of SecurOS TrafficScanner. The solution detects in real time the most common types of traffic violations, which include speeding, red light violations, and exiting onto oncoming traffic. (read more)

Qolsys Develops Security, Home Automation Panel for Tyco’s DSC Brand – Security Sales & Integration
Qolsys, the two-year-old developer of Android-based security and home automation systems, enjoyed what we assume was a major investment by Tyco Security Products last December. Tyco, which spun off ADT in 2012, is engaged in the residential security and automation business via its subsidiary DSC, but DSC has been slower than competitors to develop its own self-contained multi-purpose, cloud-enabled home controller. (read more)

March Networks Shows How a Meter of Orange Plastic Tape Could Change Your Security Business – Security Sales & Integration
It’s not often a 1 meter-long strip of orange plastic tape can help integrators open up an entirely new market. But that is exactly what the orange plastic accessory that comes with March Networks’ video-based intelligence solution called Searchlight 4 does. (read more) 

Panels Offer Improved Security and Control – SDM
Approved for combination burglar and fire alarm applications and featuring integrated access control, the new B9512G and B8512G security control panels offer a single system to learn, install and maintain. Designed for large commercial applications, G Series panels feature on-board Ethernet and USB connections to speed installation and decrease costs for dealers and end users. Built to be future-proof, the panels support both IPv4 and IPv6. The panels also offer a dual communication plug-in interface for easy adoption of new cellular and other communication technologies. (read more)

Identiv To Provide Solutions For The Internet Of Everything (IoE) To Cisco – Source Security
Identiv, Inc. recently announced that it has entered into an agreement with Cisco Systems Inc., to provide solutions for the Internet of Everything (IoE). The IoE is the intelligent connection of people, processes, data and things to the Internet, bringing unprecedented economic opportunities to both the private and public sectors. Initially, Identiv will deliver a next-generation, networked physical access control system (PACS) solution that interacts with other IoE elements, such as Cisco virtual supervisor module (VSM) cameras and Cisco voice-over-IP (VoIP) telephony products. (read more) 

Moxa Connects PROFIBUS Devices With Its ICF-1180I And ICF-1280I PROFIBUS-to-Fibre Converters – Source Security
Moxa, Inc., a global provider of communications technology for the Industrial Internet of Things, is helping connect PROFIBUS devices with its ICF-1180I and ICF-1280I PROFIBUS-to-Fiber converters, which now feature Class 1 Div 2, IEC Ex, and ATEX certification for deployment in hazardous locations including upstream and downstream petrochemical processing, chemical plants, and other areas where explosive vapors are present. (read more)



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