Daily Report – 1/4/17

Top Stories
U.S. Bank Stadium operator says protesters passed through security with rope and tickets to Vikings game (Minneapolis) – Star Tribune
The Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters who swung from the heights of U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday had tickets to the game and carried their gear into the building hidden under winter clothes. (read more)
 
“Hollyweed” Prank Prompts Tighter Security Going Forward (Los Angeles) – GameSpot
The organization that handles maintenance for the iconic Hollywood sign has vowed to improve security following a prank this past weekend where it was changed to say “Hollyweed.” (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Could Boynton use red light cameras another way? (Boynton, Fla.) – WFLX.com
The new year marked the end of red light cameras in Palm Beach County. Boynton Beach was the last city to shut down the program. (read more)
 
New policy in Hopkinton requires cameras in liquor stores by 2018 (Hopkinton, Mass.) – The Metro West Daily News
Package stores are now required to video record all sales under the town’s new alcohol policy, but business owners have until next year to install the new equipment. (read more)
 
Menominee County Courthouse ramps up security (Menominee, Mich.) – Fox11Online.com
Those entering the Menominee County Courthouse Tuesday, experienced some changes. (read more)
 
 
Campus Security
Daviess County Schools Get 250 New Security Cameras (Daviess, Ky.) – WKMS.org
Public schools in Daviess County are getting two-hundred-fifty new security cameras. Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations, Matt Robbins, said the installation of the 250 cameras at 18 Daviess County schools is not in response to any threat or issue. Robbins said it’s a proactive measure to upgrade an eight-year-old system. (read more)
New Missouri Law Makes Fighting and Bullying in Schools a Felony (Missouri) – Security Magazine
A new law that took effect in Missouri on Jan. 1 delivers swift punishments for fighting and bullying in schools. (read more)
HHS Warns of Terrorist Attacks on Hospitals – Campus Safety
The United State Department of Health and Human Services sent a letter to officials in the public health sector warning of potential terrorist attacks. (read more)
School threats cut class time, raise costs to districts (Pennsylvania) – Herald-Standard
Outside influences may be behind the increased number of bomb threats and other threats of violence at local school, leaving districts to pick up the tab for evacuations and make up lost educational time. (read more)
Push for stronger security after sexual assault at FGCU (Fort Myers, Fla.) – Fox4Now.com
Police at Florida Gulf Coast University are still investigating after a student said she was sexually assaulted outside her campus apartment Sunday night at around 9:30 p.m. (read more)
Expert Sheds Light On Biggest Threats On School Campuses – The Lawton Constitution
A report of an active shooter, a person targeting random people, on a K-12 school campus is something nightmares are made of. But between 1998 and 2013, the biggest individual cause of death on K-12 campuses was attributed to vehicles in school parking lots, said Michael Dorn, executive director of Safe Havens International. (read more)
 
 
Transportation Security
 
Mental Bias Puts Airport Security at Risk, and This Tech Could Help – Live Science
Airports of the future could use a new technology to get you through security faster and improve safety: remote screening stations that minimize the effect of a little-known cognitive bias called satisfaction of search (SOS). (read more)
Mass transit security market to grow at 9.04% CAGR to 2021 according to new research report – WhaTech
Global Mass Transit Security Systems Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. This report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market. (read more)
 
Home Security/Automation
 
Home Security Drones Could be Next Big Thing in Protecting Loved Ones and Property from Intruders – Inquisitr
Alarm.com is developing a home security system that will link the cameras on fully-automated drones to your smartphone, according to CNET’s Ry Crist. (read more)


Retail Security
 
Atlanta c-stores could be required to bolster security under recent proposals (Atlanta) – SecurityInfoWatch
Atlanta c-stores could be required to bolster security under recent proposals (read more)
Malls debate teen policies after rash of Christmas weekend fights – SecurityInfoWatch
An unusually high number of teen fights at shopping centers across the U.S. over the Christmas weekend — including at suburban Chicago malls — is prompting some mall operators to re-examine security policies and consider controversial restrictions on when and how teens may shop. (read more)
‘Flash-mob’ thefts have retailers worried (Hingham, Mass.) – SecurityInfoWatch
The heist involved more than $14,000 in electronics and was over in seconds. (read more)
 
 

Body Worn Cameras

 
City to pay NYPD cops more to wear body cameras (New York) – New York Post
Most NYPD cops don’t want to wear body cameras – but they may soon get paid for their trouble. (read more)
Olmsted sheriff’s deputies will soon be wearing body cameras (Olmsted County, Minn.) – Post Bulletin
Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office deputies could be wearing body cameras by next month, Sheriff Kevin Torgerson said during an Olmsted County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday. The county has worked for more than a year to prepare a budget and body camera policy. (read more)
Virginia Beach to spend over $6M on police body cameras (Virginia Beach, Va.) – WAVY.com
The City of Virginia Beach will spend more than $6 million to equip police officers with body cameras. (read more)
 
 
Security Industry
 
Data driven solutions will spark access control innovation in 2017 – SecurityInfoWatch
In the same way that video surveillance has been dramatically transformed by technology advancements, access control has also seen its fair share of evolution in recent years. While the guiding principles remain the same – restricting access to a facility or parts of a facility to only authorized users – the methodologies by which organizations can verify identities have changed by leaps and bounds. No longer are organizations confined to using keys and proximity cards to restrict and grant access to employees but they can now leverage a whole host of innovative solutions ranging from iris and fingerprint readers to mobile credentials. Even access control hardware has undergone a significant transformation more recently as an increasing number of end-users have opted to deploy wireless and IP-enabled locks as part of an effort to increase efficiencies in their security infrastructure. (read more)
Interlogix UltraSync SmartHome Adds New Devices, Expands Compatibility – Security Sales & Integration
Interlogix, part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), announces the expansion of its UltraSync SmartHome system with a series of new devices and added compatibility with more products from Interlogix and other home automation manufacturers. The new features will be on display in the Interlogix booth at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). (read more)

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