Daily Report – 9/1/17

Top Stories
Private Security Outnumbers The Police In Most Countries Worldwide [Infographic] – Forbes
Whether they’re patrolling shopping malls, conducting screening at airports or protecting VIPs, private security guards have become an increasingly common sight across the world. In many countries, they are armed with handguns and even dress in uniforms similar to the police. The sector has experienced huge growth in recent years and today there are an estimated 20 million private security workers worldwide while the industry is worth approximately $180 billion. That is expected to grow even further to $240 billion by 2020, greater than the GDP of 100 countries including Portugal, Romania and Hungary. According to research conducted by The Guardian, half of the planet’s population lives in countries where there are more private security workers than police officers. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Tinley considers beefing up network of surveillance cameras (Tinley Park, Ill.) – Chicago Tribune
Tinley Park officials will consider installing more surveillance cameras at key intersections in the wake of a recent home invasion in the village. (read more)
FDA Issues Recall on Pacemakers Due to Security Vulnerabilities – Security Today
Pacemakers by Abbott (formerly St. Jude Medical) have been recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration due to security vulnerabilities – prompting an estimated 465,000 patients with heart conditions across the country to need to visit their doctor to have theirs updated. (read more)
Background Check Backlog Leads to Challenges for Government Job-Seekers – Security Magazine
The federal government is facing a vast backlog of people seeking security clearances, as more than 700,000 applicants are waiting on background checks. According to The Washington Post, as of March, the process for a top secret security clearance took more than 450 days to conclude, a federal official reported in May – more than a half-year longer than it took in April 2016. (read more)
Campus Security
TUPD implements increased safety measures on campus (New Orleans) – Tulane Hullabaloo
In light of growing concern from the Tulane community about its members’ safety, students have called for improved security on campus. Now Tulane University Police Department is implementing security measures intended to reflect this priority by increasing security presence on Tulane’s New Orleans campuses. (read more)
School District Increases Security After Threatening Video Surfaces (Renovo, Pa.) – WNEP.com
The Keystone Central School District in Clinton County put out an alert to parents Thursday night about disturbing and threatening videos posted to a person’s Youtube channel. (read more)
Texas Colleges Scramble to Help Students Affected by Hurricane Harvey (Texas) – Campus Safety
With flash flood warnings in some areas and clean-up efforts underway in others, Texas college students affected by Hurricane Harvey are struggling to return to school. (read more)
Transportation Security
McCarran’s new cutting-edge camera system to upgrade surveillance (Las Vegas) – Las Vegas Sun
McCarran International Airport is enhancing its security operations with a new camera system. (read more)
Video cameras being tested on Bismarck school buses (Bismarck, N.D.) – KFYRTV.com
It seems you can’t go anywhere these days without a surveillance camera tracking your every move. (read more)
TSA displays explosive training aids, discusses reasons for rules (Augusta, Ga.) – The Augusta Chronicle
Several bomb models were on display in front of the Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at Augusta Regional Airport on Wednesday as a visual reminder for travelers who may still question the rules and regulations currently in place. (read more)
Shocking video shows unattended security checkpoint at JFK Airport (New York) – ABC7NY.com
Surveillance shows a shocking security breach at Kennedy Airport earlier this year. (read more)
Home Security/Automation
Netatmo’s security cams will soon respond to Siri commands – CNet
Smart home manufacturer Netatmo today announced upcoming Apple HomeKit compatibility for its Presence outdoor security camera and Welcome indoor security camera. That means the D-Link Omna won’t be the only camera around that lets you view a live video feed with a simple Siri command. (read more)
Home Technology Association (HTA) Aims to Elevate Industry, Push Dealer Certification – Security Sales & Integration
The new Home Technology Association (HTA) has launched, with the ultimate goal of generating consumer awareness for qualified custom integrators. The group, led by 22-year industry veteran Josh Christian, aims to elevate the industry by certifying and promoting integrators who meet a list of criteria and abide by a code of conduct. (read more)
Security Industry
Alex Molinaroli steps down as CEO of Johnson Controls ahead of original plan – SecurityInfoWatch
Alex Molinaroli will step down as CEO of Johnson Controls International plc on Sept. 1, six months earlier than originally planned, the company said Monday. (read more)

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