Daily Report – 3/31/17

Top Stories
Security Changes At Disney World (Orlando) – CBS Miami
To relieve the bottleneck caused by security and bag checks at the entrance of the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort, changes are being made. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Graffiti is prompting park to study security cameras (Conneaut, Ohio) – Star Beacon
Recent vandalism at Conneaut Township Park may result in security cameras at the popular lakefront beach and picnic facility, officials said. (read more)
 
Tybee installs security cameras near pier (Tybee Island, Ga.) – WJCL.com
Tybee Island leaders recently installed security cameras as a safety measure for the island. (read more)
Security Questions Remain for New Plaza at Wrigley Field (Chicago) – NBC Chicago
There will undoubtedly be plenty of excitement surrounding the new plaza outside Wrigley Field this season, but with less than two weeks until the team’s home opener, questions still remain about security surrounding the park. (read more)
 
Security beefs up as Martinsville Speedway prepares for race day (Martinsville, Va.) – WSET.com
While thousands of race fans are heading to Martinsville this weekend, those working security are also gearing up. (read more)
 
Nine Bipartisan Homeland Security-Related Bills Passed By House – Homeland Security Today
What the House Committee on Homeland security described as an “unprecedented number of bipartisan [bills] aimed at keeping Americans safe,” were passed this last week by the House which deal with a variety of aspects of homeland Security. (read more)
 
Delivery Drones May Be Grounded By Privacy, Security Concerns – Bloomberg BNA
Commercial drone delivery promises to be the future of getting packages to consumers in the most efficient manner possible. But, privacy and security concerns may be holding back more widespread adoption of the technology. (read more)
 
DHS to Mexico Border Wall Bidders: High-Tech Equipment Alone Won’t Cut It – Security Sales & Integration
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told contractors this week that Mexican border wall bids that rely solely on high-tech surveillance equipment and other technology will not be considered for approval. (read more)
 
New Institute at University of Florida Will Focus on IoT (Gainesville, Fla.) – Security Magazine
The University of Florida (UF) has just announced a new resource for the design, development and testing of state-of-the-art IoT systems: The Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World. (read more)
Campus Security
NYC School Safety Agents: Students Are Scared (New York) – Campus Safety
Video of a brawl involving dozens of students at Richmond Hill High School in New York was published on the New York Daily News website this week, and a safety agent union leader says students are scared. (read more)
Transportation Security
Passengers concerned after woman’s loaded gun passes through airport security (Atlanta) – 11ALIVE.com
Passengers are outraged after 11Alive found out a loaded handgun made it all the way through security at Hartsfield-Jackson. (read more)
How Airport Security May Change Under Trump – Conde Nast Traveler
President Trump’s budget blueprint may be light on details, but for air travelers and airlines, one thing is clear: There could be big changes in the way the government handles airport security. (read more)
 
Home Security/Automation
Proliferation of smart home tech creates privacy conundrum – SecurityInfoWatch
As consumer adoption rates for devices that comprise the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow, clear legal and regulatory guidance addressing IoT technology’s privacy and security requirements has failed to keep pace. To take one example, IoT devices that collect data from the solitude of people’s homes implicate both general privacy protections and the Fourth Amendment. And because the Fourth Amendment provides more privacy protection to activities in the home, does the fact that smart home devices operate in the home confer greater privacy protections to the data they collect?  If so, Congress and regulators may impose higher baseline privacy and security requirements for smart home devices to accommodate that heightened expectation of privacy. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
County Claims Dashcams for Miami-Dade Cops Are Too Expensive (Miami-Dade County, Fla.) – Miami New Times
In 2014, Miami-Dade County Police abandoned a technology called ShotSpotter, which detects gunshots using microphones, after the department claimed the technology didn’t work. Then, last September, MDPD decided to spend up to $5 million on ShotSpotter a second time, without mentioning that the technology failed the first time. (read more)
Security Industry
Security workers rally for better pay, treatment (Detroit) – The Detroit News
Contract security workers for buildings across the city’s downtown rallied Wednesday for better treatment, training and wages. (read more)

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


*