Daily Report – 2/24/17

Top Stories
NYPD Commissioner Asks Congress to Pay for Trump Tower Security (New York) – Bloomberg
New York City is seeking reimbursement for the ongoing costs of guarding President Donald Trump and his family at their midtown Manhattan residence. (read more)
 
In Mexico, Homeland Security chief says there will be no mass deportations of people in U.S. illegally – Los Angeles Times
Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly, on a visit to Mexico, said Thursday that there will be no mass deportations of people living in the U.S. illegally. (read more)
 
Report says value of fences to Southwest border security is not known – The Washington Post
If President Trump thinks walling out brown people across the Southwest border is an efficient way to make America great “again,” he should read a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Six barriers to Trump’s border security plans – CNN
President Donald Trump has begun delivering on his pledge to promote border security and crack down on illegal immigration. (read more)
 
At an Atlanta federal prison camp, drugs, booze and Mexican takeout (Atlanta) – SecurityInfoWatch
The grill is hot and on any given night it could be cooking up cheeseburgers with bacon, ribs steeped in Jack Daniels sauce or chicken rubbed with spices. Sometimes shrimp, calamari and clams are on the menu. Liquor and beer are readily available. So are marijuana, cocaine and pain killers. There can also be takeout from a nearby Mexican restaurant. (read more)
 
Will robot co-workers soon join you at the office? – SecurityInfoWatch
Move over humans, the robot revolution is here. (read more)
 
With temporary cameras, barricades deployed on Bourbon Street, some question how they’ll be used (New Orleans) – SecurityInfoWatch
New Orleans Police Department cameras are recording the activity on Bourbon Street and temporary barricades have been erected nearby, part of a security roll-out for Carnival that also presages some elements of Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s proposed long-term security plan for the city. (read more)
High-Tech Security System Tracks People In Roseville Neighborhood (Roseville, Calif.) – CBS Sacramento
A community in Roseville has a unique surveillance system that’s accessible to every home on the block. It’s part of a test run by a Silicon Valley technology company called UMBO Computer Vision. (read more)
 
GE, Intel, AT&T team up to put cameras, mics in San Diego (San Diego) – The Star
General Electric will put cameras, microphones and sensors on 3,200 street lights in San Diego this year, marking the first large-scale use of “smart city” tools GE says can help monitor traffic and pinpoint crime, but raising potential privacy concerns. (read more)
 
NAACP calls for better policing in Nashville (Nashville, Tenn.) – WKRN.com
The Nashville chapter of the NAACP met Thursday for the first time since the shooting death of Jocques Clemmons. (read more)
 
St. Pete Police using new tools to catch crooks (St. Petersburg, Fla.) – ABCActionNews.com
A new armored surveillance truck is keeping watch 24/7 at the intersection of 3rd Avenue South and 35th Street South in St. Petersburg. The vehicle has 360 degree cameras keeping watch over the neighborhood. (read more)
Campus Security
San Diego School District Considering 25 Percent Reduction in Police Department (San Diego) – Campus Safety
The San Diego School District Board of Education is considering reducing its police department’s budget by 25 percent amid wider budgetary concerns. (read more)
Jackson Police Want Access To School Security Cameras (Jackson, N.J.) – Micromedia Publications, Inc.
The Jackson Township Police will soon have direct access to school district cameras, but only in emergencies. (read more)
 
College sexual assault numbers are up, officials say it’s a good thing? (York, Pa.) – Fox43.com
Crime and safety reports for a college or university campus can be a little overwhelming and even confusing. These reports are relied upon when prospective students are choosing a school. (read more)
Transportation Security
If the TSA can’t fire these screwups, we should fire the TSA – New York Post
Passengers put up with endless hassles from the Transportation Security Administration in hopes it all keeps them safe. So after 11 people got past a JFK checkpoint Monday without being screened, you’d think heads would roll. Hah! (read more)
Worship Security
Increased security called for at area Jewish centers (Woodbridge, Conn.) – CT Post
Susan Stone listened politely as Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., outlined the steps they hope to take to protect Jewish congregations from hate crimes and violence. (read more)
Security Industry
Tyco Joins PPVAR as Full Industry Member – Security Sales & Integration
The Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response (PPVAR) announces that Tyco, a part of Johnson Controls, has joined the organization as a full industry member. (read more)
Johnson Controls Whitepaper Urges Companies to Invest in Cybersecurity – SDM
As data becomes more and more prevalent throughout the buildings where we live and work, so does the need to protect that data. “It is no longer enough for a building to be smart – it must now be cybersmart,” according to a new whitepaper published jointly by Johnson Controls and Booz Allen Hamilton, a management and technology consulting and engineering firm. This whitepaper provides a roadmap for building managers, building owners, contractors and others to act to protect their information. (read more)
Mobile apps benefit consumers, dealers and installers – Security Systems News
People value convenience, and in many cases in the security space that means connectivity to mobile devices. Executives from Bosch Security Systems and Honeywell Security and Fire talked with Security Systems News about the ways mobile apps are evolving in the security space, from replacing existing technologies to further benefiting dealers and installers. (read more)

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