Daily Report -8/4/17

Top Stories
GOP senators move to bolster border security, crack down on immigration – The Hill
Republican senators want to invest billions to bolster border security and law enforcement along the southern border – a key concern of President Trump’s. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Mishap doesn’t dampen enthusiasm for security robots – Phys Org
On his first day at work as a security guard, Steve was greeted warmly, drawing attention from passersby, including some taking selfies with him at the tony retail-residential complex he patrolled. Then he fell into the fountain. (read more)
 
Secret Service to use DRONES with infrared cameras to boost security at Trump’s Bedminster golf club during his ‘extended’ stay at the property this month (Bedminster, N.J.) – The Daily Mail
The US Secret Service is going to use drones with infrared cameras to boost security at Donald Trump’s Bedminster golf club. (read more)
 
Ban lifted on dock-mounted security cameras on Lake Lanier (Hall County, Ga.) – WSBTV.com
Residents who have docks on Lake Lanier will now be able to put an extra se of eyes on their property. (read more)
 
Physics researchers eye experimental box as key to tracking nuclear activity by rogue nations – Technology.org
Researchers at the Virginia Tech College of Science are carrying out a research project at Dominion Power’s North Anna Nuclear Generating Station in Virginia that could lead to a new turning point in how the United Nations tracks rogue nations that seek nuclear power. (read more)
 
911 director: New $5M dispatch center would address security issues (Livingston County, Mich.) – Livingston Daily
Livingston County 911 Director Chad Chewning said a new 911 Central Dispatch building would improve security and allow dispatchers to keep working during emergency scenarios. (read more)
Campus Security
Hawkins Co. Memorial Hospital implementing new security, visitor procedures (Rogersville, Tenn.) – The Rogersville Review
On Aug. 14, Hawkins Co. Memorial Hospital will implement new security and procedural measures, including revised visiting hours so that patients will have sufficient time to rest and recuperate. (read more)
10 Technologies To Keep Schools Safe – The Edvocate
With all the news of different school shootings, it is becoming increasingly important to take advantage of new technology to keep schools safer. Implementing effective high-technology security systems can be costly and lengthy but there are four tips to make the decision of what is best for your school… (read more)
Transportation Security
Sacramento RT installs cameras at station after officer shooting (Sacramento) – Metro
Sacramento Regional Transit (RT) installed 14 surveillance cameras and made other safety improvements at the station where a deputy was shot in the face last month during a scuffle on the station platform, The Sacramento Bee reports. (read more)
Cyber Security
Need a new password? Here’s 306 million to avoid – MSN.com
If you’re in the market for new, unique password, Troy Hunt has a trove of what you don’t want. (read more)
Biometrics
German Police Test Facial Recognition Cameras At Berlin Station Amid Attack Fears (Berlin, Germany) –Newsweek
German police deployed the first facial recognition cameras at a main railway station in Berlin on Tuesday, testing new technology that could help track and arrest crime and terrorism suspects. (read more)
 
Grocer, hotel chain sued over alleged collection of biometric data – SecurityInfoWatch
Punch clocks, key codes and ID-badge swipes – they’re all so 2010. (read more)
Home Security/Automation
Alert: Avoid These Security Cameras Like the Plague – Tom’s Guide
Two more low-priced security cameras have been found to have serious security flaws, according to a report from Israeli information-security firm Checkmarx. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
New police body-worn cameras turned on by 911 dispatch – SecurityInfoWatch
Equature’s Interactive Policing® Real-Time Software allows individual body-worn cameras to be turned on by police management or 911 dispatch control based on the first responder’s operational policies. (read more)
South Bend police look to buy body cameras (South Bend, Ind.) – South Bend Tribune
After studying the move for three years, the South Bend Police Department plans to buy officer body cameras. (read more)
Stratford Police To Wear Body Cameras (Stratford, Conn.) – Stratford Patch
After a year of testing and evaluation, the Stratford Police Department has issued body cameras to its patrol force, police announced in a press release. The cameras are being used during all calls for service, police said. (read more)
Security Industry
Pinkerton launches executive protection training program – SecurityInfoWatch
Pinkerton, a global provider of corporate risk management services and solutions, is offering individuals interested in pursuing a career in executive protection with the unique opportunity to gain knowledge of how to successfully plan, implement and execute executive protection details during its Executive Protection Training Program this fall. (read more)
North American Video Surveillance Market Expected to Be $35 Billion by 2025 – SDM
According to a report by the market research company Reportbuyer, the North America video surveillance market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 17.1 percent for the forecast years of 2017-2025 and is estimated to be worth $35 billion by 2025. (read more)

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