Daily Report – 8/30/17

Top Stories
Pittsburgh to be first airport to allow non-fliers past security since 9/11 (Pittsburgh) – USA Today
Care to do some shopping at the airport, even if you’re not flying? Or walk a loved one to the gate before their flight? (read more)
Extra Security, New Bomb Detection Technology at US Open (New York) – NBC New York
The NYPD has added new bomb detection technology to its layers of security at the U.S. Open as it prepares for more than 700,000 people to flood the event this year. (read more)
Fake Homeland Security and immigration agents are ordering Houston residents to evacuate in a bid to rob their houses, report warns (Houston) – DailyMail.com
People are impersonating Homeland Security special agents and telling residents to evacuate in order to ransack their homes in a sinister twist to Tropical Storm Harvey that has left at least 18 people dead. (read more)
Global Security
Barcelona attackers dodged anti-terror security checks, says interior minister – The Christian Science Monitor
A jihadist cell that killed 16 people in a double attack in Catalonia earlier this month managed to evade controls specifically intended to detect potential threats, Spain’s interior minister said on Monday, promising to review procedures. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Lubbock police to provide security for shelters in the Houston area (Houston) – Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Ten officers sat in a briefing room as they prepared Monday to travel to the Houston area in an effort to provide security at shelters that are housing flood victims in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. (read more)
Police Drones Approved to Monitor Traffic at New York State Fair (Syracuse, N.Y.) – Security Sales & Integration
Weekend visitors to this year’s Great New York State Fair, which opened Wednesday, may hear an unfamiliar buzzing above the din of carnival barkers, concerts and all the other assorted goings-on. (read more)
Campus Security
NYC Spends $20M for Security at Private Schools, Including City’s Priciest (New York) – The Village Voice
For an annual tuition of over $46,000, the Dalton School on the Upper East Side serves up about the best education money can buy. It offers advanced robotics programs, Broadway-worthy theater productions, and library facilities rivaling those of many colleges. It’s a far cry from the city’s public schools, plagued as they are by inequities and often struggling to provide extras beyond a basic education. (read more)
Creating a more secure campus: UNLV installs new phone system (Las Vegas) – LasVegasNow.com
Since 2015, UNLV has been working to upgrade the campus’ emergency phone systems. (read more)
Vandals damage, loot Galt football locker room (Galt, Calif.) – KCRA.com
A number of swastikas and other graffiti discovered Saturday on a wall at a public high school has sparked outrage and concern in the community. (read more)
Off-campus safety is still Syracuse University’s responsibility (Syracuse, N.Y.) – The Daily Orange
When Manley Field House requires a hike – or a bus – to get to and residence halls sit next to off-campus students’ homes, it’s hard to tell when you’ve walked onto the Syracuse University campus or off it. And with its recent investments in off-campus security, SU has put plans into motion that realize its responsibility for student safety beyond campus buildings. (read more)
Transportation Security
Golden Gate Bridge looks to end road events (San Francisco) – SecurityInfoWatch
Prompted by recent terrorist vehicle attacks on pedestrians, Golden Gate Bridge officials are recommending eliminating the special exemptions that allow events on the span’s roadway. (read more)
New public bus cameras improving security: RDN (Nanaimo, Canada) – Nanaimo News Now
Extra eyes and ears on local buses appears to have made transit in the mid-island safer. (read more)
County working to improve security following bus thefts (Hilo, Hawaii) – West Hawaii Today
The second theft of a Hele-On bus within a month, allegedly by the same individual, has county officials scrambling to ensure it doesn’t happen again. (read more)
AI System Trains Itself on Japanese Cab Drivers’ Behaviors and Biometrics – Mobile ID World
Intel and Accenture have teamed up with a Japanese insurance agency and Japan’s biggest taxi cab company to develop AI technology that can help to improve safety on the road. (read more)
Security Industry
Dome Cameras Fueling Video Surveillance Camera Demand in U.S., Report Says – Security Sales & Integration
Security cameras accounted for approximately half of all video surveillance system sales in terms of value in 2016 and are forecast to represent 70% of additional total sales growth through 2021, according to a new report by Freedonia Group. (read more)

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