Daily Report – 11/16/16

Top Stories
Bosch, Sony to combine video surveillance businesses – SecurityInfoWatch
Bosch Security Systems and Sony on Tuesday announced that they have entered into a partnership that will result in an unprecedented level of cooperation between the two companies’ video surveillance business units. Not only will the collaboration result in a combination of the companies’ respective technologies, but Bosch will be taking over the sales and marketing of Sony-branded products in every market with the exception of Japan. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
As post-election heat turns up, so do U.S. armored car sales – SecurityInfoWatch
Americans don’t feel safe anymore — what with two major mass shootings this year, increasingly violent rallies over police brutality and angry protests fueled by the rancorous 2016 presidential election. (read more)
 
Committee rejects request for more city pool cameras (Winnipeg, Canada) – Winnipeg Sun
More cameras at pools may be suggested to better protect kids but the idea isn’t exactly innovative. (read more)
 
Security cameras in the city’s future? (Marshalltown, Iowa) – Time-Republican
A presentation by Marshall County Crimestoppers on the merits of installing security cameras throughout Marshalltown, a status report on the joint police/fire facility, and the introduction of new city administrator Jessica Kinser were key actions at  Monday’s city council meeting. (read more)
 
Lowell wants to install 45 new surveillance cameras (Lowell, Mass.) – Fox25Boston.com
Dozens of surveillance cameras are set to go up in one local city. (read more)
 
Campus Security
Utah school stabbing leaves 5 injured, school startled (Orem, Utah) – Fox News
High school junior Karen Martinez was arriving for her first class when she saw three boys run from a locker room toward the school’s central office, one with a head wound and another with a neck injury. One had blood running down the back of his shirt. (read more)
 
High School Protests Pose Unique Security Challenge – Security Today
Like many could have predicted, the end of a long, contentious election season has led to some pretty strong opinions on the outcome of the Presidential Election. Since Election Day, protesters have peacefully gathered to voice their opposition of President-elect Donald Trump despite politicians’ pleas for unity in the country. (read more)
 
Student verbally harassed and pushed down a hill in ethnic intimidation incident (Ann Arbor, Mich.) – The Michigan Daily
Saturday night between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m., a student was approached near South University Avenue and Washtenaw Avenue by two men who yelled at her for being in America. They then referenced her religion and pushed her down a hill, according to the University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security. (read more)
 
Iberville Parish Schools consider updated security system (Iberville, La.) – WBRZ.com
Iberville Parish School Board members considered updating the cameras and related equipment at all district campuses Monday. Officials say the current system is years overdue for an upgrade. (read more)
 
Notre Dame to roll out new ID card program (Notre Dame, Ind.) – The Observer
A number of updates are in store for Notre Dame’s campus by time the fall 2017 semester starts: Campus Crossroads is projected to be finished, North Dining Hall and Hesburgh Library will be undergoing renovations, and, according to Irish1Card program director Daniel Tormey, all students will receive new ID cards. (read more)
 
Transportation Security
 
TSA Puts Brakes on PreCheck Expansion – Conde Nast Traveler
The TSA has abruptly canceled a plan to hire private companies to help jumpstart enrollments in the popular PreCheck program. (read more)
United, American open high-tech, faster security lanes as Thanksgiving nears (Chicago) – Chicago Tribune
United and American airlines are introducing quicker, more efficient security lanes at O’Hare International Airport, with the goal of reducing the type of bottlenecks that caused hundreds of travelers to miss flights this spring. (read more)
Airports worry about Washington compliance with driver’s license laws – KPUG1170.com
Airport and airline representatives tell a Senate panel they worry that thousands of passengers may be turned away from the state’s airports starting in 2018. (read more)


 
 
Cyber Security
 
U.S. urges stronger security for internet-enabled devices – The Denver Post
The Obama administration urged companies on Tuesday to make millions of devices safe from hacking, underscoring the risks posed by an increasingly bewildering array of internet-connected products permeating daily life, covering everything from fitness trackers to computers in automobiles. (read more)
 
Home Security/Automation
 
“Siri, do the dishes”: Apple moves into the “smart home” market – Salon
Apple’s HomeKit app may be free, but if you download it, the company has $30,000 worth of devices for your home that it would like to sell you, many of which run using the app. (read more)
Post office, police team up to target ‘porch pirates’ as Christmas shopping ramps up (Denver) –TheDenverChannel.com
Aurora Police and the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office have teamed up with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service in Denver to blitz residents with information to prevent package thefts as the holiday shopping season approaches. (read more)


 

Body Worn Cameras

 
Harris County Makes Big Investment To Equip Law Enforcement Agencies With Body Cameras (Harris County, Texas) – Houston Public Media
The Harris County Commissioners Court approved this week spending $2.8 million on purchasing almost 1,000 body cameras for law enforcement agencies that operate in the county. (read more)
Pittsburgh City Council wants 550 additional body-worn police cameras (Pittsburgh) – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Most uniformed Pittsburgh police officers could be suiting up with body cameras by sometime next year, city officials said Tuesday. (read more)
 
 
Security Industry
 
Global Physical Security Products Sales Topped $28B in 2016, Report Says – Security Sales & Integration
The total value of world production of physical security products at factory gate prices in 2016 was $28.44 billion, an increase of 4.5% compared to the previous year, according to a new report by research firm Memoori, based here. (read more)
Artificial Intelligence Lie Detector To Protect Critical Infrastructure – Forbes
Startup Aperio Systems emerged from stealth mode today, offering “a polygraph for process data, detecting when your system is lying to you,” says CEO Yevgeni Nogin. “We are not a typical cybersecurity company,” Nogin explained in a phone interview on November 13. “We have an unusual number of physicists on board, in addition to cybersecurity experts.” (read more)

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