Daily Report – 5/13/16

Top Stories
F.B.I. Director Says ‘Viral Video Effect’ Blunts Police Work – The New York Times
The director of the F.B.I. reignited the factious debate over a so-called “Ferguson effect” on Wednesday, saying that he believed less aggressive policing was driving an alarming spike in murders in many cities. (read more)
Expert Testifies That Security Flaws Contributed to Aurora Theater Shooting (Centennial, Colo.) – Security Sales & Integration
It’s been almost four years since the deadly shooting at the movie theater in Aurora, Colo., that killed 12 people and injured 70. Now, the security at the Cinemark theater is being questioned by an expert that testified in court on Wednesday, stating that security flaws were to blame for the crime. (read more)
Susan Rice: U.S. National Security Needs To Be Less ‘White, Male And Yale’ – WLRN.org
President Obama’s National Security Advisor – Ambassador Susan Rice – came to Miami Wednesday. (read more)
Global Security
How Well Is Brazil Prepared For Security Challenges Marching Ahead Of Rio Olympics 2016? –SourceSecurity.com
The largest global event of 2016 – and the year’s biggest security challenge – will no doubt be the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Around 15,000 athletes from 206 countries are expected to compete at the Olympic games, August 5-21, 2016, and about 7.5 million tickets will be issued. (read more)
Montreal favours increased police presence over surveillance cameras – CBC News
Despite a push two years ago to install more public security cameras, the City of Montreal still hasn’t installed any in public spaces, Radio-Canada has learned. (read more)
 
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Navy to add more security officers in career shake-up – Navy Times
The Navy is building a larger security force and moving to hire more security officers. (read more)
 
Arlington police to make pitch for body camera funding (Arlington, Texas) – SecurityInfoWatch
Police officials will make a pitch to the City Council on Tuesday to include $2.9 million in next year’s budget for 350 police body cameras and video storage equipment. (read more)
 
Officials calling for tweaks to security protocol – SecurityInfoWatch
Privacy and civil liberty advocates say a “vital” surveillance program that has helped identify terrorists and thwart attacks should be modified to ensure greater protection of Americans’ fundamental rights. (read more)
 
Ohio Law Enforcement Agencies Want Drone to Assist With Police Duties  (Toledo, Ohio) – Security Sales & Integration
A small drone will be purchased by three law enforcement agencies to assist in missing persons searches and other police work pending approval of the purchase. (read more)
 
Security cameras installed in Moxham (Johnstown, Pa.) – The Tribune-Democrat
Sixty surveillance cameras have been installed in one of Johnstown’s most crime-troubled neighborhoods. (read more)
Cameras help clean up crime in Davenport Neighborhood (Davenport, Iowa) – OurQuadCities.com
A Davenport neighborhood is one step closer to making their community safer. The police department now has a video feed from an apartment complex in the Goose Creek Heights neighborhood. (read more)
Bill Proposes Tax Credits for Security Cameras (Brooklyn, N.Y.) – Hamodia
Inspired by the increasing role that security footage has played in crime solving and prevention, State Senator Martin Golden (R-NY) and Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-NY) announced a bill that would grant tax credits to individuals for installing surveillance cameras on their property. (read more)
Anchorage marijuana businesses investing big in security (Anchorage) – KTUU.com
Along King Street in an Industrial part of Anchorage, the owners of R.C. Tinderbox are working on their security system. (read more)
 
 
Campus Security
Campus Police to start picketing over inadequate campus safety (London, Ontario) – The Gazette
Members of Western University’s Campus Community Police Service will be picketing near campus on Friday morning close to the entrance of Alumni Hall to protest low wages, inadequate campus safety and lack of training. (read more)
 
 
Transportation Security
 
Help is Coming for Long Airport Security Lines – Fox40.com
Help is on the way to combat marathon security lines at airports across the country. (read more)
Harwood school buses testing out ID scanning system (Harwood, N.D.) – Valley News Live
Making sure kids get home safely when they get off the bus is every schools’ priority. Harwood Elementary School is taking that one step further. (read more)
 
 
 
Cyber Security
 
Nation’s Pipelines Increasingly At Risk Of Cyber, Physical Attacks – HomelandSecurityToday.us
The recent attacks in Brussels–the deadliest acts of terrorism in Belgium’s history–revealed the increasing complexity of securing against global terrorist threats. In the United States, there are over 2.5 million miles of pipeline that are at an increasing risk of attack-both cyber and physical. (read more)


 
 
Biometrics


Why Two-Factor Authentication Can Help Keep Your Data Safe – H&HN
Like locks on a door, one identity authentication method is good, but two are better. This security philosophy has gained traction in hospital information technology. It’s called two-factor authentication – using two different means to verify an identity before an individual is allowed to view electronic files, such as health records and digital billing invoices, or to sign documents electronically. (read more)


 
 
Home Security/Automation
 
Research: Connected Garage Door Opener the Most Frequently Used Smart Home Device – Security Sales & Integration
Research conducted by Parks Associates finds the connected garage door opener to be the most active and frequently used smart home device today. (read more)
Aging Populations a Growing Focus of Smart Home Providers, IHS Says – Security Sales & Integration
The global market for digital healthcare products was worth about $15 billion in 2015, according to the latest information from the IHS Smart Home Intelligence Service. Clinical care represents the lion’s share of the revenue, led by unit shipments of consumer medical devices. (read more)
 
 
Security Industry
 
ADS acquires third company in five months – Security Systems News
ADS Security, a super-regional security and automation company headquartered here, has acquired customer accounts from DetectAlert of Melbourne, Fla. The fold-in deal includes four employees and approximately 1,300 accounts that will be handled out of the existing ADS office in Melbourne. (read more)

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