Daily Report – 5/10/17

Top Stories
TSA offers new recommendations to keep airport travelers safe – WSOCTV.com
The Transportation Security Administration is making new recommendations in an effort to keep travelers safe in airport baggage claim and other areas outside security. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Drones Hired to Take Out Mosquito Threat (Ascension Parish, La.) – GovTech.com
That buzzing you hear from the ditch may soon not only be the beating wings of flitting mosquitoes but the propellers of a large, flying mosquito killer. (read more)
 
State officials to help pay for surveillance cameras along East Bay highways plagued by freeway shootings (Hercules, Calif.) – KRON4.com
State officials say they will help pay for a network of surveillance cameras along East Bay highways plagued by an alarming increase in violence. (read more)
 
NJ expands hidden cam program to catch elderly patient abuse (New Jersey) – NJ1015.com
Last year, law enforcement officials in New Jersey began lending concerned citizens hidden micro-surveillance cameras so they could find out if their elderly and disabled loved ones were being abused by home health caregivers. (read more)
Campus Security
Security measures announced for Notre Dame commencement (Notre Dame, Ind.) – South Bend Tribune
Because Vice President Mike Pence will be the main speaker at the event, additional security measures will be in place for the University of Notre Dame’s commencement ceremony May 21 at Notre Dame Stadium, the university announced Monday. (read more)
 
UI Interfraternity Council mandates sex-assault-prevention training (Urbana, Ill.) – The News-Gazette
All University of Illinois fraternities will be required to train their members how to intervene to prevent sexual assault under new bylaws approved by their governing board. (read more)
 
University of Alabama using technology to detect gunfire on campus (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) – AL.com
The University of Alabama and the city of Tuscaloosa are implementing a new technology that notifies police in the campus area within seconds if gunfire is heard nearby. (read more)
 
More Harford school buses to get video surveillance cameras (Harford County, Md.) – The Baltimore Sun
Harford County Public Schools will more than double the number of mobile video surveillance systems inside its buses, after the Board of Education approved a $179,640 contract Monday to purchase systems for 103 buses. (read more)
Transportation Security
More than 200 security cameras will monitor Springfield’s Union Station (Springfield, Mass.) – MassLive.com
When visiting Union Station after its grand opening next month, look up and smile: you’re on security camera. (read more)
 
San Diego, Baltimore and Cleveland Recognized in Mass Transit Security Awards – Security Magazine
The mass transit systems in San Diego, CA; Baltimore, MD; and Cleveland, OH took top safety and security honors in the 2017 Bus Safety & Security Excellence Awards. (read more)
Biometrics
The Coast Guard wants to fight prank calls with voice recognition – The Verge
The National Coast Guard is facing a surprising threat: prank calls. The agency has been flooded with fake distress calls in recent months, sometimes as often as every day. Since each call is a potential life at risk, the Coast Guard has a duty to respond. Depending on available resources, that could mean scrambling a C-130 aircraft or helicopter, sometimes even diverting airspace from nearby airports – all for a bad joke. (read more)
Worship Security
Guns in church? Armed security more commonplace in houses of worship (Butler County, Ohio) – WLWT.com
Changing times mean changing security philosophies at places of worship. (read more)
 
Body Worn Cameras
Cleveland Doesn’t Want to Force Cops to Wear Body Cams Off Duty (Cleveland, Ohio) – Officer.com
The city of Cleveland doesn’t think it’s necessary to require police officers to wear body cameras while working off-duty security details, and has asked a federal judge to sign off on a new policy that says as much. (read more)
Security Industry
Former President George W. Bush to keynote 63rd ASIS Conference – SecurityInfoWatch
ASIS International, the world’s leading association for security management professionals, has announced its lineup of keynote speakers for its 63rd Seminar and Exhibits to be held September 25-28 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, with former United States President George W. Bush addressing attendees at the event opening. (read more)
 
ASIS 2017: Supporting Organizations, Official Partners & Changing Traditions – SourceSecurity.com
The ASIS International 63rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits, held between September 25th-28th in Dallas, will see several changes in 2017. The ASIS Board of Directors has directed ASIS staff members to look for new ways that the yearly show can provide more value, while continuing a 63-year tradition and demonstrated ability to serve the market. Under the general leadership of the Board, ASIS staff members have evaluated feedback from members, exhibitors and attendees to guide them as they seek to reinvigorate the show. (read more)

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