Daily Report – 10/21/16

Top Stories
Minneapolis Super Bowl security could cost millions of dollars (Minneapolis) – Star Tribune
Sixteen months before a Super Bowl lands in Minneapolis in 2018, the city already has allocated hundreds of thousands of dollars for security, and millions more could be spent on public safety for one of the world’s most high-profile events. (read more)
 
Facial recognition out of control? Half of US adults have their faces on police databases – ZDNet
New research shines a light on US law enforcement’s unchecked use of surveillance cameras and facial recognition to scan the public. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Wilkes-Barre Considering Changes to Camera System (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.) – WNEP.com
Several years ago, Wilkes-Barre installed hundreds of security cameras around the city, but now, their future is uncertain. (read more)
 
Seekonk (Mass.) Police Ask Citizens to Register Surveillance Cameras (Seekonk, Mass.) – Security Sales & Integration
The Seekonk Police Department is asking the public to register the location of their surveillance systems as part of their Seekonk Camera Registry Program (SCRP). (read more)
 
Pittsburgh’s Surveillance Cameras Are Less Than 30% Operational (Pittsburgh) – Security Sales & Integration
According to KDKA, 45 of this city’s 163 surveillance cameras, or 28% of them, are not fully operational. (read more)
 
Danville to Be Armed With License Plate Readers After Rash of Home Burglaries (Danville, Calif.) – NBC Bay Area
A rash of home burglaries is prompting big changes in Danville, which will be armed with more than a dozen automated license plate readers before the end of the year. (read more)
 
 
Campus Security
N.Y. University to Arm Officers Working at Medical Center (Rochester, N.Y.) – Campus Safety
The University of Rochester president announced plans to arm public safety officers that work predominantly in the school’s medical center Oct. 13. (read more)
 
UCLA says analysis of campus shooting led to security improvements (Los Angeles) – Los Angeles Times
Students and faculty saw police swarm their campus. They heard rumors of gunshots and hid in bathrooms. When they classrooms didn’t lock, they piled furniture against the doors and tried to construct makeshift barricades. (read more)
A school shooting inspires more security in South Dakota (Sioux Falls, S.D.) – Gillette News Record
One year after a Harrisburg High School student put a bullet in the arm of his principal, staff training, safety drills and equipment upgrades have made metro area schools more secure. (read more)
Extra security at school voting centers (Evansville, Ind.) – WAVE3.com
Vanderburgh County Election Officials are expecting high numbers at the polls. (read more)
States Should Ensure Schools Properly Use Surveillance Technologies, Report Urges
Education Week
States should set policies to ensure that schools are properly using surveillance technology-such as web filters, biometric scanners, and security cameras-and that they are properly storing and safeguarding the resulting data, a new report says. (read more)
Debate on installing metal detectors at JCPS continues (Louisville, Ky.) – WLKY.com
The debate about whether walk-thru metal detectors should be installed at area middle and high schools continues in Louisville. (read more)
 
 
Transportation Security
 
Will new $12.6M downtown transit center become haven for homeless? (Fayetteville, N.C.) – Fay Observer
The signs at Fayetteville’s bus stop shelters say “No Loitering or Solicitation,” but it turns out the city can’t force someone to move along. (read more)


 
 
Cyber Security
 
Federal regulators propose tougher cybersecurity standards for banks – SecurityInfoWatch
Federal banking regulators have a new reason to worry that some banks might be too big to fail – cybersecurity. (read more)
Smart Grids Lack Cybersecurity Protection – Security Today
A new Tripwire survey found that 38 percent of respondents believe smart grids have the greatest cyber security risks when compared to other smart city services and 20 percent said they have the smart city initiatives for their smart grids. (read more)
How User Training Affects Healthcare Ransomware Preparation – HealthITSecurity
Covered entities and business associates have numerous areas to consider when it comes to preparing against potential healthcare ransomware threats. It is not enough to just install firewalls and anti-virus software. Organizations need to implement regular employee training to keep data security measures well-rounded. (read more)
 
 
Home Security/Automation
 
J.D. Power Reveals Results of Inaugural Home Security Satisfaction Report – Security Sales & Integration
J.D. Power’s inaugural Home Security Satisfaction Report reveals that poor customer service will send home security customers to another provider regardless of their overall satisfaction level. (read more)
Savant Expands Smart Home Ecosystem With Nest and iPort Partnerships – SDM
Savant, a provider of smart home technology, announced a further expansion of its partner program with the addition of Nest and iPort. They join Sonos, Sony, Lutron and PureLink in Savant’s growing list of partners. The intent of Savant’s partner program is to deliver innovative home automation experiences with best-in-class products and partners across the key pillars of home automation, including entertainment, lighting, climate and security. By selectively collaborating and integrating with a community of elite brands, Savant ensures a one-of-a-kind whole home automation experience. (read more)
 
Worship Security
 
New smartphone app helps to address church security and disaster preparation (Evans, Ga.) – WIJBF.com
Reports of mass shootings at churches across the country has prompted the creation of a new security app called “Safeguarding houses of worship”. (read more)


 
 
Body Worn Cameras
 
Baltimore County Police to Increase Number of Body Cameras (Baltimore) – AFRO
Baltimore County Police Department is increasing the number of body cameras assigned to its officers in addition to reviewing several policies related to mental health and sexual assault investigations. Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz made the announcement at a news conference at the Historic Courthouse in Towson, Md. on Oct. 19, while insisting that the changes have no direct relation to the death of Korryn Gaines. Gaines was killed by Baltimore County police officers earlier this year while holding her toddler son. The police had been attempting to serve her with warrant for outstanding traffic fines. Her estate is currently suing the police department. (read more)
 
Editorial: Police need body cameras (Calgary, Canada) – Calgary Herald
The inability to provide Calgary Police Service’s front-line officers with body-worn cameras is a setback for those patrolling the streets, and the public. (read more)


 
 
Security Industry
 
A variety of trends on the video horizon – SecurityInfoWatch
Whether it is the advent of higher resolution imaging solutions or the continued push towards greater network bandwidth savings in the form of H.265 and other proprietary compression formats, the video surveillance industry is in what seems like a perpetual state of innovation when comes to technology. And while these advances have brought about immense change in the way people think about and use video, many believe we have only begun to scratch the surface in terms of what can be eventually be accomplished with the technology. (read more)

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