Daily Report – 4/17/17

Top Stories
France Boosts Security for President Candidates on Terror Threat – Bloomberg
Security details protecting France’s presidential candidates were bolstered after intelligence services were said to have picked up on an imminent threat. (read more)
 
Homeland Security chief rejects the idea the U.S. building a “deportation force” – Denver Post
The U.S. Homeland Security secretary on Sunday defended plans to hire thousands of additional immigration and border-control agents, saying the Trump administration’s lower bar on criminal behavior by undocumented immigrants merits a larger force. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
NOPD cameras to capture license plates (New Orleans) – WWL.com
A first round of license plate reading cameras is scheduled to be installed in New Orleans by the end of the month. (read more)
 
Community Members React to New Surveillance Cameras in Neighborhoods (Fort Worth, Texas) – NBC DFW
Fort Worth police are gearing up to deploy nearly 200 mobile surveillance cameras in communities across the city. (read more)
Campus Security
Virginia Tech marks 10 years since campus rampage (Blacksburg, Va.) – SF Gate
Ten years after a mentally ill student fatally shot 32 people at Virginia Tech before killing himself, survivors and families of the slain returned to the campus Sunday to honor the lives that were lost. (read more)
 
How Roanoke County universities upgraded security after Virginia Tech (Roanoke County, Va.) – WDBJ7.com
Hollins University’s Kerry Edmonds says she was in a cabinet meeting when security came in with the early reports of a shooting in Blacksburg April 16, 2007. (read more)
South Country schools take extra security precautions after alleged gang attacks (Central Islip, N.Y.) – News 12 Long Island
Changes are expected in a Suffolk County school district following the apparent MS-13 quadruple homicide in Central Islip. (read more)
Transportation Security
1 dead, 3 injured in ‘targeted’ shooting on Atlanta train (Atlanta) – SecurityInfoWatch
One person died and three others were injured after a “targeted, but isolated” shooting Thursday on a train at West Lake MARTA train station in northwest Atlanta, the transit agency’s police chief said. (read more)
Cyber Security
Pennsylvania bill would require state employees to use encryption to protect personal info (Pennsylvania) – SecurityInfoWatch
State employees would be required to use encryption to guard work material containing sensitive data under legislation being offered by Rep. Rob Matzie. (read more)
Worship Security
Local church talks security on Easter Sunday (North Augusta, S.C.) – WJBF.com
Today was the busiest Sunday of the year for church’s across the C.S.R.A. Easter Sunday is a time to celebrate with friends and family. But this year, churches nationwide are making security a priority. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Bellingham Police label body cams a success (Bellingham, Wash.) – News1130.com
Vancouver Police are not wearing body cameras, and it doesn’t appear that will change anytime soon, with price being part of the problem. But a nearby police department believes the cameras are worth every cent. (read more)
Security Industry
Priority One Acquires Blue Ridge Security – SDM
Regionally based Priority One Security has successfully executed the acquisition of Blue Ridge Security Solutions (BRSS). Included as part of the acquisition is a UL-listed/FM-approved central station. The addition of the monitoring station will give Priority One Security the opportunity to facilitate an even higher standard of customer service, the company described. (read more)
ISC West: Lenel and Interlogix Put Emphasis on Mobile Control – Security Sales & Integration
The big emphasis for Lenel and fellow UTC brand Interlogix at ISC West was mobility; using mobile devices for access control, home and building controls, and video surveillance. (read more)

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