Daily Report – 7/24/17

Top Stories
Israel installs security cameras as Jerusalem tensions build (Jerusalem) – CNN
Israel has installed security cameras near the entrance to one of the holiest sites in Jerusalem as tensions between Israelis and Palestinians edge higher after a violent week. (read more)
 
St. Louis County police respond to security camera controversy (St. Louis) – St. Louis Post-Dispatch
St. Louis County police say they are looking into allegations that officers covered up security cameras during shifts at a MetroLink substation, among other allegations raised by Metro transit officials in a Sunday Post-Dispatch column. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Handlers claim security firm is using their dogs as leverage (New York) – NY Post
Ten bomb-sniffing dog handlers, many of them 9/11 responders, claim their bosses at a major security firm are using their lovable Labs as pawns in a labor fight. (read more)
 
Local governments keep using this software – but it might be a back door for Russia – The Washington Post
Local and state government agencies from Oregon to Connecticut say they are using a Russian brand of security software despite the federal government’s instructions to its own agencies not to buy the software over concerns about cyberespionage, records and interviews show. (read more)
 
Trump to review security risks from fewer US factories – ABC News
President Donald Trump plans to review the U.S. manufacturing base and supply chains because of possible national security risks. (read more)
 
New security system thwarts jewelry store robbery attempt (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) – Fox13News.com
A new security system is being credited with possibly saving lives during an attempted holdup of Kiefers Jewelers in Wesley Chapel. (read more)
 
Campus Security
Vestibules to increase security at Frankford School (Frankford, N.J.) – New Jersey Herald
Construction of new security vestibules at the Frankford Township School is underway and is expected to be completed in time for the start of the 2017-2018 school year, according to Superintendent Braden Hirsch. (read more)
Schools get state funds for security (Ticonderoga, N.Y.) – The Sun
Two schools in southern Essex County will benefit from the state’s Smart Schools Bond Act. (read more)
Nurse brutally stabbed on the job pleads for hospital security law (Massachusetts) – CBS News
An emergency room nurse who was brutally attacked on the job is now one of the driving forces behind a bill that would require safety plans for health care workers, CBS Boston reports. (read more)
Transportation Security
This is what it’s like behind the scenes of TSA security at Miami airport (Miami) – Miami Herald
Car engines have gone through it. So too have fireworks, gassed chainsaws, even still-bleeding alligator heads. (read more)
Spread thin, BART struggling with shortage of officers (San Francisco) – KTVU.com
When people complain that they never see a BART police officer on a train or at a station, Deputy BART Police Chief Ed Alvarez offers this to riders. “Although they may not see an officer every day on the BART system, we’re out there. It’s tough to get to be on the trains, on the platform, in the stations and also, in the parking lots,” said the Deputy Chief. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
New bodycams start recording with the draw of a gun – CNN
Police body camera footage can be instrumental when investigating officer-involved shootings. But what happens when an officer does not activate his body camera? (read more)
MPD to implement body camera program (Kahului, Hawaii) – Maui News
Maui Police Department patrol officers will undergo training to use body-worn cameras next month, as the department moves closer to implementing the program to record some police interactions with the public. (read more)
Security Industry
My Alarm Center announces sale to Oaktree – SecurityInfoWatch
My Alarm Center (the “Company”), one of the nation’s leading home security and automation providers, has announced that funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (“Oaktree”), a leading global alternative investment management firm, have completed a controlling investment in the Company. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed. (read more)
ASSA ABLOY Offers Continuing Educational Opportunities for Locksmiths and Door Security Specialists – SDM
ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions offers multiple opportunities for continued career education – both online and in person – for locksmiths, installers and others who are involved in the critical work of properly securing facilities through doors and hardware. (read more)

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