Daily Report – 1/30/17

Top Stories
Protests against Trump’s immigration plan rolling in more than 30 cities – USA Today
Protesters marched, chanted and waved signs across the nation Sunday as angry immigrant advocates pressed their demand for an end to President Trump’s executive order barring citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. (read more)
 
Israeli Company That Fenced in Gaza Angles to Help Build Trump’s Mexico Wall – Bloomberg
An Israeli security company is making a push in Washington this week to help build Donald Trump’s Mexican border wall following the U.S. president’s praise of Israel’s success in boosting security by fencing off its frontiers. (read more)
 
Police keep close eye on Ottawa, Gatineau mosques after Quebec City shooting (Canada) – CBC News
Police will be keeping a closer eye on mosques in both Ottawa and Gatineau, Que., after six people were killed and more than a dozen were wounded during a shooting inside a mosque in Quebec City on Sunday evening. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Woman impersonated lawmaker’s wife, snuck into GOP retreat (Philadelphia) – Fox News
A woman impersonated the wife of a GOP lawmaker and snuck into the congressional Republican retreat in Philadelphia Thursday, the same day President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence appeared, retreat organizers told lawmakers late Saturday. (read more)
 
Firm hired to investigate alleged editing of video by Albuquerque police (Albuquerque, N.M.) – SecurityInfoWatch
The city of Albuquerque on Thursday hired a Fargo, North Dakota-based accounting firm to investigate allegations that police officials secretly deleted or edited several videos, including in two specific cases where officers fatally shot people in 2014. (read more)
 
City Councilmember Blasts FBI’s ‘Warrantless’ Surveillance in Seattle (Seattle) – Security Sales & Integration
A Seattle City Councilmember and privacy advocates are fighting efforts to remove security cameras monitored by the federal government they claim have been installed without the city’s permission or knowledge. (read more)
 
Dallas Police Department Gets $1 Million for Protective Gear (Dallas) – Security Today
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has informed the Dallas Police Department that the Homeland Security Grants Division (HSGD) within the Office of the Governor has awarded the City of Dallas more than $1 million in grant funds to be used to buy protective gear for the officers. (read more)
 
North Little Rock police deploy mobile surveillance tower (North Little Rock, Ark.) – ArkansasOnline.com
North Little Rock police recently began using a mobile surveillance tower it acquired for free through a federal surplus equipment program. (read more)
 
West Farms shooting sparks safety measures (New York) – Bronx Times
A mother of four’s shooting death has many West Farms residents demanding change. (read more)
Campus Security
Teens planned ‘mass shooting’ at Central Florida middle school, deputies say (Lady Lake, Fla.) – SecurityInfoWatch
Two teens were arrested Thursday after being accused of planning a Columbine-style attack at their middle school, according to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. (read more)
Students hopeful security cameras will make Atlanta University Center safer (Atlanta) – SecurityInfoWatch
Atlanta University Center students were hopeful new security measures unveiled Tuesday will improve safety. (read more)
Niagara Falls School Board OKs $4 million in security gear for schools (Niagara Falls, N.Y.) – The Buffalo News
Every public school in Niagara Falls will get new security cameras and swipe-card readers as part of a $4 million package of security equipment approved by the Board of Education Thursday. (read more)
 
Training adds to safety, success in campus lockdown (Ontario, Ore.) – The Argus Observer
On Wednesday, Treasure Valley Community College received a call from Malheur County no college wants to get. (read more)
Transportation Security
Hawaii Installing Cameras in School Buses Statewide (Hawaii) – Campus Safety
Hawaii is implementing a video surveillance system on all of its school buses this year. (read more)
A Direct Line to Security – Mass Transit
Imagine for a moment that you’re at a train station or airport, patiently waiting to board your train or flight. Perhaps you’re perusing the magazine rack or maybe you’re waiting in line for some snacks. You’re casually looking around, not really paying much attention, when you notice a gentlemen walk away from his bag. You try to be patient, waiting a few moments to see if he returns. Everyone else in the terminal seems to be busy going about their business like normal; meanwhile, anxiety is slowly building in your gut. Apparently, you’re the only one who noticed. (read more)
Cyber Security
DC Police Camera Network Hit With Cyberattack (Washington, D.C.) – NBC Washington
Devices that record data from police surveillance cameras in Washington D.C. were infected in a cyberattack days before President Donald Trump’s inauguration. (read more)
Security Industry
CEDIA Show to Be Operated by Emerald Expositions – SDM
CEDIA has sold ownership of the CEDIA show to Emerald Expositions, the largest trade show operator in the U.S. CEDIA will continue to be deeply involved in the show, working hand-in-hand with Emerald on overall show direction, as well as retaining control and ownership of all educational programming. (read more)
US a strong player in global PSIM market to 2024 – Security Systems News
A new report from Transparency Market Research projects that the global PSIM market will grow from $823 million in 2015 to about $3.8 billion by 2024, at an 18.7 percent CAGR, with the North American segment commanding a large presence throughout. (read more)

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