Daily Report – 8/25/17

Top Stories
What you need to know about transportation, security at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta) – WSBTV.com
Detailed security and traffic plans are in place for the grand opening Saturday of the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United soccer team. (read more)
 
TSA reviewing cargo screening, concerned about terror vulnerabilities – CNN
The Transportation Security Administration is reviewing its screening procedures for cargo flown into and within the United States because of concerns that potential security vulnerabilities could be exploited by terrorists, a US official told CNN. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Charlottesville mayor says he wasn’t part of security talks ahead of rally (Charlottesville, Va.) – CBS News
Charlottesville officials met privately Thursday to discuss “personnel matters” in the wake of a deadly white nationalist rally, the city’s mayor said in a statement in which he also asserted he’d been largely shut out of security preparations for the event. (read more)
 
Security robot intrigues patrons at high-end Texas shopping center (Houston) – SecurityInfoWatch
The security robot stopped in front of its boss, who had blocked its path in the parking garage of the swanky River Oaks District. (read more)
 
Employee Theft Cost US Businesses $1.13 Million in Losses – Security Magazine
US businesses impacted by employee theft lost an average of $1.13 million last year, according to the 2017 Hiscox Embezzlement Study. (read more)
 
New app helps improve radiation detection at ports – Homeland Security News Wire
Evaluating radiation alarms represents a huge challenge for inspectors at seaports scanning containers for radioactive materials. Each alarm requires inspectors to perform secondary inspections on dozens of containers a day. A new smart phone application launched by the IAEA will help distinguish between alarms due to harmless amounts of naturally occurring radiation and alarms that might be a cause for concern from a security standpoint and warrant further investigation. (read more)
 
Protect your acreage with these security tips  – WallacesFarmer
Protecting their property and possessions is at the forefront of homeowners’ minds. Maintaining security when living on an acreage adds an additional challenge to that task. (read more)
 
Funds left over from loan to help purchase Allentown police cameras (Allentown, Pa.) – WFMZ.com
Allentown will apply the remaining balance from a $6 million short-term loan to help fund computer and police equipment, including in-car and body cameras. (read more)
 
Fremont Street adds security features in wake of Spain attack (Las Vegas) – Las Vegas Review-Journal
Last week’s deadly attack in Barcelona, Spain, triggered new security measures along the Fremont Street pedestrian mall this week. (read more)
Campus Security
Random searches have cut number of weapons found in Illinois school district, officials say (Elgin, Ill.) –SecurityInfoWatch
A 4-2 approval of School District U46’s updated student code of conduct prompted a lengthy discussion Monday on security procedures, including random searches. Board member Sue Kerr was not at the meeting. (read more)
End-Users’ Perspective: How K-12 Security Directors Prepare for the New School Year (Framingham, Mass.) –Security Sales & Integration
The summer months represent a change of speed for K-12 school security professionals’ every day operations. Although concerns about crimes such as vandalism and vagrancy may increase at this time, the summer typically provides officials with a chance to regroup. (read more)
‘We need to react:’ Whitewater police, school district train for active shooter scenario (Whitewater, Wis.) –Gazette Xtra
Jacob Hintz couldn’t hear the gunshots from his position in the Whitewater High School auto shop. (read more)
Transportation Security
Colorado DOT Launches Autonomous Vehicles to Improve Worker Safety (Colorado) – GovTech.com
Colorado is putting a moving barrier between its highway workers and the cars whizzing past them. (read more)
Regional Transit Uses Megaphones To Address Rule Breakers (Sacramento) – CBS Sacramento
A new strategy to deal with rule breakers at Regional Transit stations is taking on a voice of its own. (read more)
Police Want Access to Cameras at Waterbury Train Station (Waterbury, Conn.) – NBC Connecticut
Waterbury police want to have access to the surveillance cameras at the Waterbury train station after a recent rise in car break-ins in the commuter lot. (read more)
Court: TSA Agents Can Be Shielded From Certain Civil Rights Lawsuits Because They’re Too Important – Tech Dirt
A First and Fourth Amendment lawsuit filed against a TSA agent and a handful of Philadelphia police officers has reached the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals. Unfortunately, the court has decided the work TSA agents do, however incompetently, is too important to be in any way stifled by the threat of First Amendment lawsuits. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Body cams show cops more polite to white drivers – Indianapolis Recorder
Police officers consistently use less respectful language with Black community members than with white community members, the first systematic analysis of body camera footage shows. (read more)
Security Industry
Security Manufacturers Team Up for Little League Baseball World Series (South Williamsport, Penn.) –Security Today
Four security manufacturers have teamed up to provide safety and security solutions for the players, coaches and fans at the 71st Annual Little League Baseball World Series. For the first time, Milestone Systems is joining Axis Communications, Extreme Networks and Lenel to provide video surveillance systems, access control and network connectivity for the 10-day tournament. (read more)
Security Camera Sales to Grow 7.2% Annually Through 2021 – SDM
Demand for security cameras is projected to increase 7.2 percent annually through 2021 to $2.8 billion, according to Video Surveillance Equipment Market in the U.S., a new study from Cleveland-based industry research firm Freedonia. (read more)

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