Daily Report – 2/26/16

Top Stories
Honeywell and UTC? – Security Systems News
Honeywell is reportedly shopping its Building Solutions Group, according to a report today in the Wall Street Journal. The Honeywell Building Solutions business, which the WSJ says is worth between $3 billion and $4 billion, provides security systems integration and other services to commercial buildings globally. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
 
Proposed bill to require metal detectors in movie theaters (Lafayette, La.) – KATC.com
One State Representative is pushing for a new law that would require metal detectors in movie theaters. (read more)
 
Police in Cranston, R.I., Seeking Voluntary Registration of Video Surveillance Cameras (Cranston, R.I.) –Security Sales & Integration
Another town’s police department is reaching out to the public to register their video surveillance cameras. (read more)
 
Los Angeles Suburb Registering Outdoor Residential Surveillance Cameras to Help Solve Crimes (Los Angeles) – Security Sales & Integration
Many cities have alarm permit procedures in place for the purposes of tracking false alarms, but the City of Manhattan Beach, a suburb of Los Angeles, wants homeowners to now register their outdoor surveillance cameras with the local police department. But it’s not for permitting purposes at all. (read more)
 
Chevrolet Dealership in Dallas Reaping Benefits of Video Surveillance Security Solution (Dallas) – Security Sales & Integration
Eyewitness Surveillance, specializing in remote interactive video surveillance of mid- and large-sized automotive dealerships, announces its new partnership with Young Chevrolet of Dallas. (read more)
 
 
 
Campus Security
Parents ask S.C. school district to consider cameras in special ed classrooms (Clover, S.C.) – SecurityInfoWatch
School leaders in Clover pledged to talk about the need for cameras in special education classrooms after parents complained about the handling of allegations involving the treatment of autistic children at Larne Elementary School. (read more)
 
N.Y. School Blocks Cell Phones from Wi-Fi Network (Bronx, N.Y.) – Campus Safety
When a school’s Wi-Fi doesn’t have enough bandwidth to support numerous devices, it’s going to run into problems. (read more)
 
Local police put school’s security measures to the test (Marked Tree, Ark.) – KSLA.com
The Marked Tree School District does not take the thought of an active shooter lightly. (read more)
Healthcare Security
 
Hospitals Vulnerable to Attack; Focused on Wrong Assets – PR Newswire
Independent Security Evaluators (ISE), the security consulting and research firm, has published a groundbreaking study that demonstrates security flaws to be pervasive within the healthcare industry. (read more)
 
Transportation Security
 
Metro Increases Security in Response to Shooting Aboard Green Line Train (Washington, D.C.) – NBC Washington
Metro riders will likely see more officers patrolling buses and trains as the transit system increases security in response to a shooting aboard a Green Line train earlier this week. (read more)
Is ICE targeting students at school bus stops? (Charlotte, N.C.) – WCNC.com
A local group is begging Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to protect its students, saying teens are afraid to go to school. (read more)
Imam barred from security tour at Twin Cities airport (Minneapolis-St.Paul, Minn.) – Star Tribune
A St. Paul imam who was disinvited from a behind-the-scenes security tour at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport last week said he believes it’s because he has been critical of U.S. anti-terror tactics in Minnesota. (read more)
INVESTIGATORS: Airport workers skip security when flying (Minneapolis) – Fox9.com
Some airport workers are avoiding the long security lines when they go on vacation by using their security badges, but that has some worried about the security of all passengers. (read more)
Senate to debate audio recording on buses, trains (Maryland) – The Baltimore Sun
Maryland senators are expected to debate a bill Thursday that would ban transit agencies from making blanket recordings of the conversations of passengers on public buses and trains. (read more)
King County Executive Constantine proposes to put security cameras in all Metro buses (Seattle) –Q13Fox.com
One day after a Metro bus driver was assaulted in Auburn, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced he wants to put surveillance cameras on every single Metro transit bus. (read more)


 
 
Cyber Security
 
A hacker shows how you can take over security cameras and bank accounts with just an email – Tech Insider
If you dare a hacker to break into your accounts, chances are pretty high that you won’t like the results. (read more)
Security Testers Managed to Hack Hospital Patient Monitors and Drug Dispensers – Gizmodo
As part of a wide-ranging, two-year-long attack, hackers managed to breach the systems of a number of hospitals, exposing critical patient systems to wide-ranging attacks. Luckily, the hacks were just a drill, but the flaws exposed are scary as hell. (read more)
 
 
Security Industry
 
Open Connectivity Foundation Brings Massive Scale to IoT Ecosystem – Open Connectivity Foundation
Today, major industry leaders who are invested in the future of the Internet of Things, announced they will unify as the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), an entity whose goal will be to help unify IoT standards so that companies and developers can create IoT solutions and devices that work seamlessly together. Via cross-industry collaboration, the OCF will work towards unlocking the massive opportunity of the future global IoT segment, accelerate industry innovation and help all developers and companies create solutions that map to a single, open IoT interoperability specification. Ultimately, with OCF specifications, protocols and open source projects, a wide-range of consumer, enterprise and embedded devices and sensors from a variety of manufacturers, can securely and seamlessly interact with one another. (read more)
 
Canadian college advances to integrated security solution from Tyco Security Products – SecurityInfoWatch
Tyco Security Products announced today that Camosun College of Victoria, B.C., has deployed an integrated access control, video and intrusion solution to centralize security monitoring and response activities across its two main campuses, including its newly constructed Trades and Education and Innovation Complex. (read more)
 
MIPS 2016: Milestone Launches ‘Open Platform Community’ With Manufacturer And Channel Partners –SourceSecurity.com
A spirit of cooperation pervades this week’s 11th annual Milestone Integration Platform Symposium (MIPS) conference, the largest-ever such event with more than 500 attendees at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. MIPS is Milestone’s educational and networking event for its IP video surveillance and integration partners. (read more)

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