Daily Report – 8/26/16

Top Stories
Germany Plans Facial Recognition At Airports And Train Stations – Newsweek
Germany is planning to introduce facial recognition software to cameras at transport hubs as part of new anti-terrorism measures, the country’s interior minister has announced. (read more)
Global Security
Army to increase security at garrisons throughout Europe (Stuttgart, Germany) – Stars and Stripes
The Army is using improved explosive detecting gear at garrisons throughout Europe to intensify the military’s force protection and guard against a wave of terrorist attacks that have stretched from France and Belgium to Germany. (read more)
 
Japan firm looks into testing facial recognition payment system – SecurityInfoWatch
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. (SMFG) has been looking into how to practically use a facial authentication payment system, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
U.S. Coast Guard Eases Final Rule on TWIC Readers – The Maritime Executive
On Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard issued the long-awaited final rule implementing electronic inspection of the Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC) at port facilities. (read more)
 
Calif. city nears drone ban in parks (Menlo Park, Calif.) – SecurityInfoWatch
Menlo Park, home to social media giant Facebook, took a major step toward limiting the use of drones in the city on Tuesday, joining a rising number of locales that are restricting the aircraft popular with hobbyists and businesses. (read more)
 
NYPD Installs Security Cameras in Area Where Queens Woman Was Found Dead Earlier This Month (New York) – NY1.com
The NYPD has installed security cameras in the area where a Queens woman was found dead earlier this month. (read more)
 
Military And Government Data Collection Technologies For Corporate And City Security – SourceSecurity.com
Creating and accessing intelligence is increasingly part of the mission of corporate security departments, and of Safe Cities applications. Such capabilities were previously the domain of military and government applications, but the same approaches used to provide intelligence from military bases can also be applied to Safe Cities and corporate security projects. (read more)
 
Surveillance plan was not a secret, Baltimore police say (Baltimore) – ABC2News.com
The chief spokesman for Baltimore police insists that a trial program in which a manned plane with cameras flies over the city and feeds information to law enforcement was not a secret. (read more)
 
City pauses surveillance camera plan (Waterloo, Iowa) – The Courier
The Waterloo Police Department’s plans to require security cameras in more businesses have been put on hold.(read more)
 
Surveillance Cameras Coming To Rockland Veterans Cemetery After Flowers Stolen From Graves (Spring Valley, N.Y.) – CBS New York
Surveillance cameras will be installed after floral arrangements were stolen from graves at a veterans cemetery in Rockland County. (read more)
 
Nearly 200 security cameras added to city streets through NOPD program (New Orleans) – NOLA.com
Dozens more high-definition surveillance cameras are trained on New Orleans streets since the launch of an NOPD public-safety program a year ago, police said Thursday (Aug. 25). (read more)
 
Editorial: Cameras on Tri-City garbage cans? (Port Coquitlam, British Columbia) – Tri-City News
What needs to be done to stop people from dumping their garbage in city park trash bins? (read more)
 
 
Campus Security
IWCC warns students of reported sex assaults (Council Bluffs, Iowa) – KMTV.com
Students are alerted at a metro area college after two reported sexual assaults during the first week of class.  The college says they’re taking steps to make sure the campus is safe, and they already know who the suspect is. (read more)
Pitt County Schools focus on security upgrades (Greenville, N.C.) – WNCT.com
School starts in just 3 days and experts say parents can feel confident that their kids’ schools are safe. (read more)
Gateway School District begins first year with armed security guards (Monroeville, Pa.) – WPXI.com
The Gateway School District is about to start its first school year with more than a dozen armed guards.  (read more)
 
 
Transportation Security
 
Increased gun confiscations at Dulles Airport concern TSA (Dulles, Va.) – Loudoun Times-Mirror

At Washington Dulles International Airport, a trend that TSA officials describe as “disturbing” continues to take off, despite multiple educational efforts to curb it.

 


 
Home Security/Automation
 
News Team Interviews Convicted Burglars Who Reveal Tricks of the Trade – SDM
The I-Team of New York’s NBC Channel 4 put together a four-part investigative series in which they sent surveys to more than 500 convicted burglars and interviewed many of them. (read more)
Worship Security
 
Pastor Investing in Improving Security after Burglaries (Mercedes, Texas) – KRGV.com
The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office is working to recover items taken during a string of burglaries at a Mercedes church. (read more)


 
 
Security Industry
 
Labour left humiliated after G4S turns down last ditch plea to provide conference security despite boycott –The Telegraph
Labour has been left humiliated after being forced to ask a security company it had pledged to boycott to help police its annual conference – only to be rejected. (read more)
IHS research: Systems integration market to grow – Security Systems News
New findings from global research firm IHS Markit reveal that the global market for security systems integration will grow to $75.7 billion by 2020. (read more)

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