Daily Report – 7/31/17

Top Stories
Huge airport delays in Sydney and Melbourne amid heightened security (Australia) – The Guardian
Bill Shorten has suggested that domestic passengers at Australian airports should be made to show ID as part of increased security measures following an alleged plot to plant a bomb on a plane. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Army Corps Allowing Security Cameras on Georgia Lake Docks (Mobile, Ala.) – U.S. News
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has lifted a ban on security cameras for property owners on a Georgia reservoir. (read more)
Mass. Police Dump ShotSpotter in Favor of Video Surveillance (Fall River, Mass.) – Security Sales & Integration
The Fall River Police Department has decided to stop using the ShotSpotter gunshot detection system. (read more)
St. Ann installing surveillance cameras at park for safety (St. Ann, Mo.) – KMOV.com
The City of St. Ann will install surveillance cameras in Tiemeyer Park as part of major renovations. (read more)
Campus Security
What makes school anti-bullying policies essential? A psychologist explains – CapeTalk
It is important for both schools and families to ensure that they do not enable an environment for child bullying, advises counselling psychologist Jeremy Bayer. (read more)
Transportation Security
New TSA security measures for cameras in carry on bags – WetPixel
There were announcements last week stating that the US Transport and Safety Administration (TSA) was now requiring travellers to unpack any cameras in carry on baggage in order to carry out additional screening. The text of this was that for any items larger than a cellphone; “TSA officers will begin to ask travelers to remove electronics larger than a cell phone from their carry-on bags and place them in a bin with nothing on top or below, similar to how laptops have been screened for years. This simple step helps TSA officers obtain a clearer X-ray image.” (read more)
Worship Security
Churches Prepare for Security Changes Under New Law (Texas) – NBCDFW.com
A church security seminar was held at North Pointe Baptist Church in Hurst on Saturday by Sheepdog Seminars. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
34 criminal cases dismissed after body cam footage allegedly shows officers planting drugs (Baltimore) –CBS46.com
Thirty-four criminal cases will be thrown out as authorities investigate three Baltimore police officers accused of planting evidence at crime scenes, officials announced Friday night. (read more)
Security Industry
Why implantable RFID chips are not the next frontier in access control – SecurityInfoWatch
A Wisconsin-based company recently made headlines when it announced that it would soon begin offering implantable RFID chips to its employees as a way for them to make cashless payments for snack purchases in their break room, open doors around the office and log-in to their computers. The company, Three Square Market (32M), which provides technology for micro markets, says the program is voluntary; however, they expect about 50 of their workers to take part in it. (read more)
Global BAS Market Growing 11% Annually, Report Says – Security Sales & Integration
The global building automation systems (BAS) market is forecast to grow threefold in the next 10 years, reflecting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 11%, according to a new report by Persistence Market Research. (read more)
ADT Settles With 3 Security Companies in Deceptive Sales Lawsuits for $5.5 Million – SDM
ADT, a provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses and ranked No. 1 on the SDM 100, announced settlements with Alder, its owner, Adam Schanz, and two Monitronics dealers – Alliance Security and Capital Connect – as part of lawsuits against those three companies and Schanz alleging the use of deceptive sales practices to mislead ADT customers. (read more)

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