Daily Report – 9/15/17

Top Stories
London Tube: ‘Improvised explosive device’ detonated on rush hour train (London) – CNN
A rush hour blast caused by an improvised explosive device on a London Underground train which injured 22 people is being treated as terrorism by London’s Metropolitan Police. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
NYC beefs up transit security after London bombing (New York) – New York Post
Trains, stations, and bridges will be teeming with cops on Friday after both Gov. Cuomo and NTPD Commissioner James O’Neill ordered extra security in the wake of a terrorist attack in the London subway. (read more)
 
Allegheny Co. DA Using Surveillance Cams To Reduce South Side Crime (Pittsburgh) – CBS Pittsburgh
East Carson Street on the South Side has long been a place for a fun night out. (read more)
 
Dallas police to get millions worth of security enhancements after City Council vote (Dallas) – Dallas News
The Dallas Police Department’s headquarters will finally get a security overhaul, more than two years after a man opened fire on officers through the building’s front windows and left an explosives-filled duffle bag in the parking lot. (read more)
 
Saints fans face new security measures at Superdome (New Orleans) – Fox8Live.com
The New Orleans Saints hit the practice field today preparing for the reigning Super Bowl champions coming to town this weekend. (read more)
 
Mnuchin says plane request for honeymoon was about security, not convenience – FoxIllinois.com
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday the initial request for use of a government plane for his European trip last month was about national security and not his own personal convenience on his honeymoon. (read more)
Campus Security
 
School Shooting South of Spokane Kills One, Injures Three (Rockford, Wash.) – Security Today
One teenage student has died and three others were injured during a school shooting south of Spokane, Washington on Wednesday, Sept. 14. (read more)
Texas Architects Designing Schools With High-Tech Security (Rockford, Wash.) – CBS DFW
Most adults’ memories of school safety measures are limited to walking single file down a hallway during the occasional fire drill. Today, security begins with the very design of a school’s campus. (read more)
Game security tightened after shooting (North Little Rock, Ark.) – Arkansas Online
Police are increasing security measures ahead of future football matchups at North Little Rock High School after a shooting near the school after last week’s game left a teenager injured. (read more)
Students concerned about safety at new off-campus housing (Buffalo, N.Y.) – WIVB.com
New off-campus student housing on the west side has had a rough start. Monarch 716 opened last month near Buffalo State’s campus. (read more)
Cyber Security
Kaspersky internet security software banned on US government computers over Russia links – ABC.net
The US Government has just ordered its federal agencies to stop using any internet security software provided by Kaspersky Lab. (read more)
 
Kaspersky: Russia responds to US ban on software – BBC News
A US government decision to stop using software from Kaspersky Lab undermines fair competition, said Russia. (read more)
Home Security/Automation
Smart devices increasing within home security – Security Systems News
New research by Parks Associates reveals that 42 percent of new security installations include a smart home device such as a door lock, light or thermostat. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Editorial: Body camera use commendable, but transparency needed – The Franklin News-Post
Before cameras’ eyes were everywhere, George Orwell envisioned their ubiquity: “You had to live – did live, from habit that became instinct – in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every moment was scrutinized.” (read more)
Plans to equip STL officers with free body cams (St. Louis) – KSDK.com
The President of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen wants every police officer in the city to wear a body camera. And he said he has a way to make it happen for free. (read more)
Security Industry
 
Exclusive: Johnson Controls Finally Sheds Light on Tyco Merger, Reveals What’s Next – Security Sales & Integration
Few industry observers could have predicted that two of the best known and largest security systems integrators – Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) and Tyco Integrated Security – would merge into a single global powerhouse, but last year that is just what they did. (read more)
Honeywell names new presidents of security, fire businesses – SecurityInfoWatch
Honeywell (NYSE: HON), a leader in products, software and technologies for connected buildings and homes, announced today Richard (Rich) Lattanzi as the president of Honeywell’s global security business and Dino Koutrouki as the president of Honeywell’s global fire business. In their new leadership roles, Lattanzi and Koutrouki will drive greater customer focus. Both will continue to report to Michael Flink, president of Honeywell Security and Fire. (read more)
Physical Security Market Growing at 10.1% CAGR to 2022 – SatPRNews
The physical security market is estimated to grow from $69.63 Billion in 2016 to $112.43 Billion by 2021, at the CAGR of 10.1% during the forecast period. (read more)
Network Video Surveillance Helps Drive Near Record Growth in Semiconductor Industry – SDM
IHS Markit reported in a press release that semiconductor industry achieved near record growth in the second quarter of 2017, posting a 6.1 percent growth from the previous quarter. Global revenue came in at $101.4 billion, up from $95.6 billion in the first quarter of 2017. This is the highest growth the industry has seen in the second quarter since 2014. (read more)

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