Daily Report – 11/4/16

Top Stories
Home Security Reaches New Heights With Drones (Palo Alto, Calif.) – CBS San Francisco
In-home security systems may be a thing of the past, thanks to a new startup company in Silicon Valley. (read more)
Global Security
 
9 Lessons From British Policing for Kinder, Gentler Security Teams – Observer
In Ireland, police are called “peelers.” In Britain, they are called “bobbies.” A crime novelist I spoke to a little while back explained to me that both of these terms are rooted in the name of the same guy, Sir Robert Peel, the man who modernized British policing in the late 1800s. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Navy to test crowd-sourcing safety app in Hampton Roads, Spain – Navy Times
Fleet Forces Command is testing a popular phone application used by many universities, corporations and businesses to report potential security and safety issues directly to those who can provide assistance.  (read more)
 
Lexington, Ken. may put surveillance cameras in parks (Lexington, Ky.) – SecurityInfoWatch
A Lexington council committee gave its blessing Tuesday for a pilot program that would put surveillance cameras in Berry Hill Park for a year. (read more)
 
The Most Stolen Items in the U.S. this Holiday Season – Security Magazine
Apparel, children’s toys, electronics and electronic accessories are expected to be the most stolen items this holiday season in the U.S., according to the 2016 Retail Holiday Season Global Forecast. (read more)
 
City, DTE announce partnership to make Detroit businesses safer (Detroit) – WXYZ.com
In a rare evening news conference, city leaders and DTE Electric announced a partnership aimed at putting better lighting and more surveillance cameras at Detroit businesses. (read more)
 
San Clemente Offering Loaner Surveillance Cameras (San Clemente, Calif.) – San Clemente Patch
The City of San Clemente is offering a surveillance camera loaner program. Surveillance cameras are a great way to provide security for your home or workplace. As well as providing you with video footage of any events that may happen, they also act as a visible deterrent to criminals and assist the local authorities in their investigations. (read more)
 
Surveillance Poles To Combat Crime In Downtown Santa Ana (Santa Ana, Calif.) – ABC7.com
Authorities have new tools to help combat crime in downtown Santa Ana as the city has installed seven “code blue” help points. (read more)
 
 
Campus Security
Security upgrades coming for Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam (Coquitlam, Canada) – Tri-City News
Security at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam will be beefed up in a three-year project expected to cost nearly $3 million. (read more)
 
Baton Rouge schools increase security after gunfire, fatal shooting (Baton Rouge, La.) – The Advocate
Gunfire crackled through the Old South Baton Rouge neighborhood again Thursday morning, just a day after separate shootings in the area left an 18-year-old dead and sent another man to the hospital with a wound to the neck. (read more)
Hospitals boost security to protect patients, staff – Public Opinion
The healthcare industry in recent years has been paying more attention to violence in the workplace. (read more)
No plans for increased security at Greater Victoria schools in wake of Abbotsford stabbing (British Columbia, Canada) – ChekNews.ca
It was Tuesday afternoon at an Abbotsford high school when the unthinkable happened – a young man entered the school and attacked two female students with a knife. (read more)
 
Senators propose mandatory active shooter training (Los Angeles) – Daily Trojan
Senators Tiffany Lian and Tyler Matheson presented a proposal to make active shooter preparedness training mandatory for students at Tuesday’s Undergraduate Student Government Senate meeting. Senators Leena Danpour and Sabrina Enriquez, as well as Secretary Danya Rafiqi and Parliamentarian Tricia Xu, also worked on drafting the resolution. (read more)
Bartonville police, schools team up on security cameras (Bartonville, Ill.) – Journal Star
A partnership between the Bartonville Police Department and Limestone Community High School District 310 has provided a tool that no one hopes is ever put to use. (read more)
 
 
Transportation Security
 
Illegal underground tunnel exploration raises security questions on the T (Boston) – WCVB.com
A video posted to YouTube shows a group of people illegally entering an abandoned Green Line tunnel, and now the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is looking for answers. (read more)


 
 
Cyber Security
 
Carnegie Mellon University gets $10M to look at ethical issues around artificial intelligence –SecurityInfoWatch
K&L Gates LLP has donated $10 million to Carnegie Mellon University to support research and education about ethical and policy issues arising from advances in artificial intelligence and other technologies. (read more)
Stanford urges email security vigilance (Stanford, Conn.) – Stanford News
Stanford is reminding members of the campus community to protect their information by being particularly vigilant for potentially malicious emails. (read more)
Five Possible Hacks to Worry About Before Election Day – CNBC
President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia dismisses the idea that he has the power to interfere with Tuesday’s election. “Does anyone seriously think that Russia can affect the choice of the American people?” he asked during a foreign policy conference last week in the resort city of Sochi. “What, is America a banana republic? America’s a great power. Correct me if I’m wrong.” (read more)


 
 
 
Biometrics
 
These Glasses Fool Facial Recognition Into Thinking You’re Someone Else – Motherboard
Looking to stay out of trouble? Now you can avoid facial recognition, or even “frame” someone else (get it?) by impersonating them with new eyeglasses developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University. (read more)
New software can spot crooks 100 times faster – The Daily Star
Program developed by Japanese IT giant NEC scans a million faces from footage within 10 seconds, making police work easier. (read more)


 
 
Home Security/Automation
 
Report: Role of voice control to become more prominent in smart home technology – SecurityInfoWatch
According to new report from ABI Research, voice control smart home devices, a device category that barely existed just two years ago, is expected to represent almost 30 percent of smart home device spending by 2021. (read more)


 
Worship Security
 
Vandal writes obscenity on Florida mosque’s street signs (Boynton Beach, Fla.) – Fox35Orlando.com
Detectives are searching for a vandal who wrote an obscenity on a Florida mosque’s street signs. (read more)


 
 
 
Security Industry
 
Vanderbilt to Acquire Dublin-based Access Control Technology (ACT) Ltd. – SDM
Vanderbilt, a global leader providing state-of-the-art security systems, announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Access Control Technology Ltd (ACT) based in Dublin, Ireland. This purchase will enhance Vanderbilt’s strategic expansion plans for strengthening its access control business and product portfolio. (read more)

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