Daily Report – 8/11/17

Top Stories
Mexican official says migration, security at stake in NAFTA talks: report (Mexico) – Reuters
Mexico could pull back on cooperation in migration and security matters if the United States walks away from talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Mexican economy minister said in a newspaper report published on Thursday. (read more)
 
French security forces now top targets of Islamic radicals – ABC News
French soldiers taking part in Operation Sentinelle are the highest profile symbols of the fight against Islamic extremism – but along with other security forces patrolling French streets are increasingly the main targets of attacks. (read more)
 
ISIS getting smarter about penetrating Western security, anti-terror expert warns – Fox News
The Islamic State group is getting smarter about circumventing Western security, and events like last month’s failed terror plot in Australia are likely to occur more frequently. (read more)
Global Security
New Security Measure to Protect Against Acid Attack (Wales, Great Britain) – Security Today
Those who want to bring their water bottles into courts in Wales will have to take a sip out of the bottle to prove it isn’t acid, according to the BBC. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Dept. of Homeland Security suggest making a plan after nuclear threat from N. Korea – WDAY.com
President Trump tweeted on Wednesday that our country’s ‘nuclear arsenal’ is stronger and more powerful before. (read more)
 
Navy keeps an eye on access card transition – Federal News Radio
The Navy is keeping a close eye on its current access card program for vendors and contractors to get on base. (read more)
 
Stabbing At Northerly Island Show Prompts Review Of Concert Security (Chicago) – DNA Info
The promoter that runs concerts at Northerly Island says it’s reviewing its security practices after someone was able to bring in a knife and stab two people during a Dropkick Murphys set Tuesday. (read more)
 
Could Security Cameras Someday Spot Crime Before It Happens? – Houston Public Media
A University of Houston researcher is developing a system that would allow security cameras to recognize potential threats to public safety before they happen and send an alert to law enforcement. (read more)
 
Lawsuit argues Kansas City Chiefs failed to provide adequate security at home games (Kansas City, Mo.) – SecurityInfoWatch
A Kansas City man says that when he tried to break up a fight during a 2013 Chiefs game at Arrowhead Stadium, he was attacked because there were no security nearby to help. (read more)
 
Pentagon: U.S. military can destroy personal drones illegally flying over installations – SecurityInfoWatch
U.S. military officials are now authorized to destroy personal or commercial drones flying into restricted airspace in and around 133 domestic military installations, Pentagon officials said Monday. (read more)
 
Christie Signs Bill for Uniform Sexual Assault Training for N.J. Police (New Jersey) – Campus Safety
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a bill on Monday which will implement a statewide training program for all police officers investigating reported sexual assaults. (read more)
 
Arsonist targets police mobile surveillance unit at Albuquerque park (Albuquerque, N.M.) – KRQE.com
After trying to crack down at a troubled Albuquerque park, police fell victim to troublemakers there. (read more)
 
Conway Public Library to evaluate security (Conway, N.H.) – The Conway Daily Sun
Conway Public Library trustees will be evaluating security at the building in Conway Village after an apparent vandal threw a brick through a  lower-floor window. (read more)
 
Some say more security at La Vergne City Hall would be waste of money (La Vergne, Tenn.) – WKRN.com
A judge, the mayor, and some city aldermen are considering beefing up security at La Vergne City Hall. (read more)
Campus Security
Security upgrades coming as Brevard students head back to school (Brevard County, Fla.) – ClickOrlando.com
Students heading back to school in Brevard County are seeing new security improvements being made across the district. (read more)
Mishawaka schools tighten building security and safety (Mishawaka, Ind.)  – WSBT.com
Students in Mishawaka will be back in the classroom in less than a week. Getting into their buildings may look a little different. (read more)
Biometrics
Facial recognition tech installed in more airports – GCN.com
Biometric identification of travelers is making headway as Customs and Border Protection has rolled out technology to verify the identities of foreign travelers moving through airports at five major U.S. airports since June. (read more)
 
Security Industry
Report: Market for PERS and related alarms to see sustained growth through 2021 – SecurityInfoWatch
According to a new report from market research firm The Freedonia Group, sales of personal emergency response systems (PERS) and related alarms is expected to expand by 7.3 percent annually through 2021 to $220 million. (read more)
ADT acquires Protec Inc.’s commercial security business – SecurityInfoWatch
ADT, the leader in security and automation solutions for homes and businesses in North America, today announced it has completed the purchase of substantially all the assets and business of Portland, Ore.-based Protec Inc., one of the leading commercial security system integrators in the Pacific Northwest. The acquisition reinforces ADT’s commitment to continued growth within the commercial and national accounts security sectors. The transaction closed on July 31, 2017. (read more)
Microsoft and Johnson Controls Design Stylish Smart Thermostat – Security Sales & Integration
The battle of voice assistant-powered smart home devices continues. (read more)

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