Daily Report – 10/11/17

Top Stories
Honeywell to shift ADI and home security businesses into standalone company – SecurityInfoWatch
Honeywell today announced the results of its comprehensive portfolio review, including its intention to separately spin off its Homes product portfolio and ADI global distribution business, as well as its Transportation Systems business, into two stand-alone, publicly-traded companies. The planned transactions are expected to be completed by the end of 2018. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Police to Overhaul Downtown Surveillance Cameras (Los Angeles) – Los Angeles Downtown News
In 2005, a collection of Downtown business groups partnered with the Los Angeles Police Department to install a series of surveillance cameras across three neighborhoods. The goal was to monitor area streets in the effort to fight criminal activity. The program looked to be a success: A year after launching, a Central Division sergeant told Los Angeles Downtown News that the cameras had helped in the arrest of nearly 200 suspects. (read more)
 
Town Parks to Get Video Surveillance Cameras (Mahopac, N.Y.) – TAPinto.net
Town officials are moving forward with a plan to place video surveillance cameras in all the municipal parks, with Mahopac’s Chamber Park and Jimmy McDonough Park first on the list to get the security equipment. (read more)
 
Vandals cause extensive damage to Edmonton cemetery (Edmonton, Canada) – National Post
Vandals have caused around $20,000 in damage at an Edmonton cemetery. (read more)
 
Public safety cameras on pause (Waterloo, Iowa) – The Courier
Police Chief Dan Trelka has asked to hit the “pause button” on a rush to install public safety surveillance cameras in high-crime neighborhoods. (read more)
 
Civil War battle re-enactment steps up security after threats (Winchester, Va.) – WTOP.com
Organizers of this weekend’s historic re-enactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek near Winchester, Virginia, say they’ve received a written threat, but the show will go on. (read more)
 
Las Vegas Gunman Shot Security Guard Before Firing Into Crowd, Police Say (Las Vegas) – NPR
More than a week after a gunman opened fire on a concert in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and leaving hundreds of others injured, authorities say those chaotic minutes are still coming into focus. At a news conference Monday, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo revised one of those key details: when, exactly, shooter Stephen Paddock injured Jesus Campos, the unarmed Mandalay Bay security guard who came to investigate his floor. (read more)
Campus Security
Valley schools get grant for security upgrades (Augusta County, Va.) – WHSV.com
Several schools across the Valley are upgrading their security after Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced $6 million in grants toward protecting teachers and students. (read more)
Texas Tech campus police officer fatally shot; suspect caught (Lubbock, Texas)  – USA Today
A Texas Tech University police officer was shot and killed at the campus police headquarters Monday night, and a suspect was in custody. (read more)
Transportation Security
New body scanner speeds up security checks (Atlanta) – CBS46.com
People know what to expect when they are going to a big game or concert at major stadiums, and part of those expectations is long lines for security checks. (read more)
Cyber Security
The Race To Secure Voting Tech Gets An Urgent Jumpstart – Wired
Numerous electronic voting machines used in United States elections have critical exposures that could make them vulnerable to hacking. Security experts have known that for a decade. But it wasn’t until Russia meddled in the 2016 US presidential campaigns and began probing digital voting systems that the topic took on pressing urgency. Now hackers, researchers, diplomats, and national security experts are pushing to effect real change in Washington. The latest update? It’s working, but maybe not fast enough. (read more)
 
Nearly Half of Business Owners Have Been Victims of Cyberattacks – Security Magazine
Nationwide’s annual survey of business owners found that 13 percent said they experienced a cyberattack. (read more)
Biometrics
Dubai Airport is going to use face-scanning virtual aquariums as security checkpoints – The Verge
Dubai International Airport has come up with a novel way for departing travelers to clear security: by walking through a virtual aquarium lined with facial recognition cameras. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
SPD’s North Precinct equips officers with body cameras (Seattle) – KING5.com
The Seattle Police Department is equipping another precinct’s officers with body cameras. (read more)
Security Industry
Security workers at JFK forced to watch sex romps: suit – New York Post
Guards who were hired with taxpayer money to protect JFK Airport instead spent their days watching coworkers having sex in security booths, according to a bombshell new lawsuit and an ex-employee. (read more)

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