Daily Report – 1/18/17

Top Stories
After airport shooting exposes weaknesses, Broward leaders grapple with what to do next (Broward County, Fla.) – Miami Herald
The mass shooting at the airport in Broward County has raised several questions about security, but government officials who met Tuesday said it will take time to reach conclusions about any long-term changes related to firearms in airports, paying for more security or other measures to protect passengers. (read more)
 
Unprecedented threats drive Secret Service inauguration security (Washington, D.C.) – WTOP
Members of U.S. law enforcement will deploy countermeasures to prevent a large truck attack, such as those that killed dozens in Nice, France and Berlin last year, from happening during the inauguration of Donald Trump as president. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Video surveillance is increasingly used in legal disputes over rent-controlled apartments (New York) – ABA Journal
Sentencing is scheduled later this month for a New York City police officer and his brother who pleaded guilty to perjury for their statements in a legal battle with their landlord. (read more)
 
Pitt professors hoping to develop early warning system for nuclear smuggling activities – SecurityInfoWatch
That vial of cesium-135 seized during a nuclear smuggling bust in Moldova in 2015? Phil Williams can shower you with decades of context showing how traffickers in one of Europe’s most lawless and poorest states might have gotten involved in trying to sell radioactive materials to ISIS. (read more)
 
Wilkes-Barre, Pa. reissues RFP for maintenance of camera surveillance system (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.) – SecurityInfoWatch
The city reissued a call to vendors for maintenance of its camera surveillance system, hoping the second request for proposals will draw a better response. (read more)
 
“It’s helped immensely:” More surveillance cameras coming to Milwaukee’s south side, thanks to Potawatomi (Milwaukee) – Fox6Now.com
More surveillance cameras are popping up on Milwaukee’s south side, thanks to a big donation from Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. (read more)
 
Judge: Seattle can’t release info about FBI surveillance cameras (Seattle) – KOMONews.com
A federal judge has barred Seattle from releasing information about surveillance cameras the FBI has placed in the city. (read more)
 
Conservation Board wants security cameras in county parks (New Hampton, Iowa) – New Hampton Chickasaw County Tribune
Chickasaw County Conservation Director Brian Moore has been talking about security cameras in the county parks for some time and has decided to put aside funding to begin that project in his next budget. (read more)
 
Security cameras to prevent crime and vandalism need repair (Honolulu) – KHON2.com
There are a number of security cameras in Waikiki and Chinatown that are in need of repair, and someone to watch them. (read more)
 
Security Robots Patrolling a Mall Near You – The Street
The mall cop is going to have some company. Silicon Valley start-up Knightscope is rolling out security robots that can help take a bite out of the crime that costs the American economy $1 trillion every year. Knightscope CEO William Santana Li says his robots are already on duty in several key California locations including the Sacramento Kings arena, the Microsoft campus and Westfield Valley Fair in San Jose. (read more)
Transportation Security
Chicago’s unarmed airport police told to stay away from trouble in baggage claim (Chicago) – CNN
Chicago’s aviation police officers, who aren’t permitted to carry guns, have been told they won’t be dispatched for any disturbance calls in baggage claim and other public areas in the wake of last week’s deadly Fort Lauderdale airport shooting. (read more)
Reason #4 most Americans don’t ride transit: Lack of privacy and security – The Complete Colorado
Crime, sexual harassment, and other invasions of privacy are common on metro systems throughout the world. Sexual harassment is especially bad on Tokyo subways, and a survey of 600 women transit riders in Paris found that 100 percent of them reported having been sexually harassed. (read more)
Biometrics
NIST Announces Facial Recognition Testing Program – Find Biometrics
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has announced a new facial recognition testing program. NIST Announces Facial Recognition Testing ProgramThe Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) allows developers to have their biometric systems formally tested by NIST, an organization already well respected for its rigorous testing of fingerprint recognition systems. And unlike previous NIST evaluation programs, the FRVT will be open to assess facial recognition systems on an ongoing basis, with organizations welcome to submit their offerings at any time, so long as they haven’t made a submission within the past 120 days. (read more)


Retail Security
 
Retail crime a growing problem, threat for businesses (Sioux Falls, S.D.)  – Argus Leader
The calls from business owners come early and often to emergency dispatchers in Sioux Falls. (read more)
 
 
Worship Security
Training to address security at worship services (Hermitage, Pa.) – The Herald
Given the violence happening across the country, Hermitage has opened its doors to welcome religious leaders to active shooter training on Jan. 24. (read more)
Alabama lawmaker proposes bill to help churches establish security teams (Alabama)  – ABC3340.com
One state lawmaker wants to help Alabama churches establish security teams. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
The State of Police Body Cameras – Security Sales & Integration
The use of body cameras by police departments nationwide has rapidly grown over the last few years. While these devices are commonly seen as simple solutions, a new report by the Urban Institute shows that many police departments struggle with establishing body camera programs. (read more)
Security Industry
CSAA prepares for 2017, changing name to The Monitoring Association – Security Systems News
Over the course of 2017, as the Central Station Alarm Association transitions to The Monitoring Association, it will get a new look, new logo. (read more)

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