Daily Report – 10/27/17

Top Stories
Border Wall Prototypes Are Unveiled, but Trump’s Vision Still Faces Obstacles – The New York Times
The Department of Homeland Security unveiled several border wall prototypes here on Thursday that the agency said was the first step in carrying out President Trump’s plan to build a barrier along the nearly 2,000-mile border that the United States shares with Mexico. (read more)
Adam Lanza Threatened Sandy Hook Killings Years Earlier, Records Show (Newtown, Conn.) – The New York Times
Four years before Adam Lanza massacred more than two dozen people in Newtown, Conn., in 2012, police officials were warned of his homicidal plans, according to documents released by the F.B.I. this week. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Bullpen-jumping Dodgers fan wanted to fight security guard (Los Angeles) – New York Post
A Dodgers fan was led away in handcuffs after he climbed into the Astros bullpen during a wild Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. (read more)
Are surveillance cameras the solution to Jackson’s crime problem? (Jackson, Miss.) – WJTV.com
Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance is struggling to get the Jackson Police Department at full capacity. (read more)
Thousands of security cameras to be used to monitor Minute Maid Park during World Series (Houston) – ABC13.com
Thousands of surveillance cameras are expected to be used when the Astros return to Minute Maid Park. (read more)
Trump security: West Palm Beach wants $1.1 million in police equipment (West Palm Beach, Fla.) – PalmBeachPost.com
Citing the increased security demands that come with President Donald Trump’s frequent visits to neighboring Palm Beach, Mayor Jeri Muoio wants to spend $1.1 million for a pair of special police vehicles and a patrol boat. (read more)
City of Dubuque to install more surveillance cameras (Dubuque, Iowa) – Newton Daily News
Officials of an eastern Iowa city are planning to install more surveillance cameras, adding to the nearly 1,000 cameras already in place. (read more)
County facilities under security assessment (Walton County, Fla.) – The Walton Sun
Walton County Sheriff’s Office Major Joe Preston told commissioners that WCSO is in the process of conducting a comprehensive security assessment of county facilities and commissioners will be contacted to address their safety concerns. (read more)
Campus Security
Dept. of Ed. Alerts Schools of ‘New Type of Cyber Attacks’ – Campus Safety
The Department of Education alerted schools of a cyber extortion threat and provided guidance in an announcement by the Federal Student Aid Office last week. (read more)
5 ways to stay safe on campus (Rexburg, Idaho)  – Campus Scroll
With the emergency poles out of order, here are a few tips for staying safe on campus. (read more)
AGHS teacher files crime report against LMUSD over security cameras (Arroyo Grande, Calif.)  – KSBY.com
This school year, Arroyo Grande High School has a new set of eyes designed to keep students safe and staff aware of what’s going on around campus. (read more)
Security guard injured in attack at Pittsburgh school, third assault in recent weeks (Pittsburgh) – WPXI.com
A security guard was injured during an incident at a Pittsburgh school, the third where a staff member was injured in recent weeks. (read more)
Transportation Security
Rubio unveils bill to strengthen security at Cuban airports – The Hill
Cuba hard-liner Sen. Marco Rubio is backing legislation to strengthen the security at the island nation’s airports, where commercial U.S. flights have been landing for over a year. (read more)
Why Americans may need a passport to fly within U.S. in 2018 – SecurityInfoWatch
Even if you’re an American, you may need a passport to fly somewhere in the United States after Jan. 22, 2018. (read more)
Long Beach Transit Pilot Program Adds Uniformed Security Riding Buses (Long Beach, Calif.) – Long Beach Post
Long Beach Transit users may start noticing the presence of uniformed security officers riding with them, that’s because they are part of a pilot Transit Ambassador Program that just launched, LBT officials announced earlier this week. (read more)
Cyber Security
US Companies are Holding Vendors Accountable for Cyber Issues – Security Magazine
NAVEX Global has released data that shows that US companies are now moving quickly to go after vendors on cyber issues. (read more)
Home Security/Automation
Rajant Uses Drones to Reduce Response Time for Triggered Home Alarm System – SDM
Rajant, a provider of private wireless networks, successfully conducted tests that show the national average time for authorities to respond to a verified home alarm – seven minutes – can be drastically lowered if alarm companies use unmanned aerial systems (UAS, or drones), to supplement their current infrastructure. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Cleveland’s conundrum: Should the city require moonlighting officers to wear body cameras? (Cleveland) –Cleveland.com
Cleveland police, unlike a growing number of departments across the country, are not required to wear body cameras during off-duty jobs like uniformed security details at your local grocery store, Progressive Field or Playhouse Square. (read more)
Security Industry
Milestone Community Launches Kickstarter Contest – SDM
Milestone Systems, a provider of open platform IP video management software (VMS), launched its second annual Milestone Community Kickstarter. The initiative is designed as a collaboration with the open platform community of partners and customers to promote and support innovation, including funding for development activities and go-to-market assistance for new concepts from their infancy. (read more)

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