Daily Report – 4/14/17

Top Stories
EPA’s Pruitt asking for 24-hour security detail – The Washington Examiner
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt wants funding to be increased for an armed detail of protectors to provide him 24-hour-a-day protection, seven days a week. (read more)
With Trump’s Border Plans, Security And Surveillance Firms Eye Bigger Profits – NPR
There’s a lot of excitement at the Border Security Expo in San Antonio, where vendors schmooze with government buyers and peddle their wares. (read more)
Heavily armed security for Good Friday services (New York) – Fox5NY.com
There is a massive show of force from the NYPD Friday outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral for Good Friday, the most solemn day on the Christian calendar. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Free surveillance camera program aims to reduce crime in Baltimore City (Baltimore) – ABC2News.com
In Baltimore City, homicides, robbery, and assaults have all increased year-over year. Many will point to police to fix the problem, but a neighborhood group is turning to technology to drive down crime. (read more)
Security cams went down with collapse of I-85 in Atlanta (Atlanta) – CBS46.com
Atlanta police had fiber cables that ran along I-85, and as soon as the freeway collapsed a total of 26 surveillance cameras went down with it as the infrastructure tore apart.  (read more)
Dallas City Council Approves $100,000 To Boost Security Of City’s Emergency Sirens (Dallas) – KeraNews.org
The Dallas City Council on Wednesday approved up to $100,000 to increase security for the city’s emergency alarms system, which was triggered last weekend by someone from the Dallas area, according to officials. (read more)
Funds Denied for State Capitol Security (Jefferson City, Mo.) – CBS St. Louis
Budget planners don’t want to pay more for new security measures at Missouri’s state Capitol. (read more)
Crime hot spot in Antioch to get surveillance cameras (Antioch, Calif.) – East Bay Times
An intersection in one of Antioch’s persistently high-crime areas will be getting some high-tech help from the police. (read more)
NJ Homeland Security urges security increase at malls after threats and attacks (New Jersey) – NewJersey.News12.com
The New Jersey Department of Homeland Security is urging malls across the state to increase their security after a series of threats and attacks across the world. (read more)
Campus Security
San Bernardino school shooting raises questions of campus security (San Bernardino, Calif.) – The Press-Enterprise
The man who shot his estranged wife and one of her students to death at a San Bernardino elementary school Monday tried to enter the school through locked doors before checking in at the front office and walking to the classroom unescorted, officials said Tuesday, April 11. (read more)
New security policy announced for San Bernardino school after deadly shooting (San Bernardino, Calif.) – The Press-Enterprise
Fingerprinted volunteers will be the only non-staff members allowed through the campus office and into the classrooms at North Park Elementary School in the wake of a campus shooting that left three people dead, school district Superintendent Dale Marsden told a gathering of parents Thursday. (read more)
Parents no longer allowed to eat lunch with kids at Beaverton elementary school (Beaverton, Ore.) – KGW.com
An elementary school in the Beaverton School District is getting a lot of attention for its new lunchtime security policy. (read more)
Transportation Security
LAX Tightens Airport Security After Us Bomb Dropped In Afghanistan (Los Angeles) – ABC7.com
At Los Angeles International Airport there is always intense security, but passengers say they’ve noticed traveling Thursday is a bit different. (read more)
Standoff on Las Vegas Strip leads to camera access for buses (Las Vegas) – Las Vegas Review-Journal
Surveillance cameras mounted inside transit buses are being fitted with the ability to provide real-time access to Metropolitan police during emergencies, officials with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada said Thursday. (read more)
Editorial: Even amid sniping, MetroLink system leaders agree on security solution (St. Louis) – St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The security problems on MetroLink are more than just a nuisance. They are inflicting long-term damage on the region’s reputation. The system’s principal leaders now snipe publicly at each other, and while they bicker, the lives of riders could hang in the balance. (read more)
State Department Wants To Build A Biometric System For Mexico – Nextgov
While Congress scrutinizes the White House’s plan for a border wall to keep out undocumented immigrants, another part of the federal government wants to build technology for the Mexican government. (read more)
Home Security/Automation
Global Smart Home Sensor Installations to Top 4 Billion by 2022, ABI Research Forecasts – Security Sales & Integration
A new generation of smart home sensors, which ABI Research predicts will approach 4.5 billion installations globally by 2022, will soon change how homes are built, maintained and managed. (read more)
IHS: Growing Popularity of Self-Installed Intruder Alarm Systems Continues – SDM
Although still in its infancy, the global do-it-yourself (DIY) market for devices with added smart connectivity is forecast to experience a steady rate of growth at 22.3 percent annually from 2016 to 2021. While the Americas region accounts for 83 percent of the global DIY revenues as of 2016, Asia and EMEA have yet to adopt DIY systems on a wider scale. Lower costs of labor and relatively low familiarity with the benefits of connected devices, as well as interoperability issues, continue to stifle demand for DIY systems in these regions. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
NYPD Releases Proposed Body Camera Rules (New York) – Officer.com
The NYPD’s proposed rules on officers using body cameras, released Friday, quickly ran into a stiff head wind from some police unions that threatened imminent legal action to stop their implementation. (read more)
Security Industry
Bosch-Sony partnership comes to fruition at ISC West – SecurityInfoWatch
Last month, Bosch Security Systems announced that its partnership with Sony, which was initially made public in November, had received the blessing of antitrust authorities and had officially become effective Feb. 1. Under the partnership, which the companies insist is not a merger of their respective video surveillance businesses, a new dedicated team within Bosch has taken over the sales and marketing of Sony-branded products in every market with the exception of Japan. The companies also plan to combine their technologies to bring new jointly developed products to the market in the coming months. (read more)
Global Video Surveillance Market Growing 15.4% Annually, Report Says – Security Sales & Integration
The global video surveillance market is estimated to be valued at $75.6 billion by 2022, according to a forecast by Research and Markets, based here. (read more)
Interlogix Introduces TruVision Navigator 7: Complete Security System Management – SourceSecurity.com
Interlogix, a provider of security and life-safety solutions, introduces TruVision® Navigator 7, the latest release of its video management software. TruVision Navigator 7 now works seamlessly with Interlogix TruPortal™ access control systems and IFS® network switches – allowing end users to manage their entire security system from one single, easy-to-use interface. Interlogix is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies. (read more)
Mercury Security Names Lenel Platinum Premier Partner For Collaboration On Open Access Control Solutions – SourceSecurity.com
Since 1995, Lenel, a provider of advanced security systems, and Mercury Security, a leader in the supply of OEM access control hardware, have collaborated to deliver innovative, open access control solutions to security professionals around the globe. (read more)

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