Daily Report – 1/8/18

Top Stories
This new weapons sensor could be the next breakthrough in security – The Week
Keeping weapons out of Las Vegas casinos is a top priority for resort operators, said Robbie Gonzalez in Wired. The Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino is testing a “discreet weapon-sensing device” that scans guests for guns, knives, and bombs “without forcing them to walk through metal detectors.” Patscan Cognitive Microwave Radar units combine short-range radar with machine-learning algorithms to scan guests, and are small enough to hide in walls, doorways, and elevator banks. (read more)
 
San Diego paid out almost $278,000 for security for Trump’s border wall build (San Diego) – Los Angeles Times
San Diego paid $278,000 for overtime, supplies and services for city police assigned to patrol the area where workers from six companies labored to build prototypes for President Trump’s promised border wall last fall. (read more)
Global Security
‘Covert’ security deployed for Australian Open (Melbourne, Australia) – 9News.com
Organisers of the Australian Open have deployed a series of ‘covert’ security measures to deal with the one million fans expected to visit Melbourne for the tournament. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Agencies Work to Increase Security for CFB Championship (Atlanta) – Security Today
Atlanta Police say they are working with the United States Secret Service to create a comprehensive security plan for Monday’s College Football Playoff National Championship due to President Donald Trump’s expected attendance. More than 100,000 visitors are expected for the game, which will be held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. (read more)
 
Police cameras come to downtown Bremerton (Bremerton, Wash.) – KING5.com
A camera system, which city officials hope will deter crime, has been installed in two downtown Bremerton locations and will go live following a legal review of its use. (read more)
Campus Security
SFPS hires new security firm to patrol schools (Santa Fe, N.M.) – Santa Fe New Mexican
Some three months after Santa Fe Public Schools removed seven security guards who were not licensed to do their jobs, the district has hired a new security firm to provide the service to its schools. (read more)
Safety First: Deming schools implement multiple layers of security (Deming, N.M.) – Albuquerque Journal
When Mayor Benny Jasso of Deming drops by local schools, he does not receive a warm welcome. (read more)
Transportation Security
One Year Later: What’s Been Done Since The Airport Shooting In Fort Lauderdale? (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) –WGCU.org
Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of a gunman opening fire inside the baggage claim area at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, or FLL. (read more)
 
Schumer pushes for fentanyl legislation at airport security – News10.com
Senator Chuck Schumer (NY – D) urged President Trump on Sunday to sign legislation that would prevent fentanyl from being smuggled through airports. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Police Acquisition Of Body-Worn Cameras Delayed (Newtown, Conn.) – The Newtown Bee
Newtown Police Department’s long-planned acquisition of body-worn cameras for its patrol officers has been delayed, because securing funds for the purchase of hardware, plus related software, has proven to be a challenge, according to police officials. (read more)
Security Industry
Access control evolution spotlights high-tech and cybersecurity advancement in 2018 – SecurityInfoWatch
The past year has certainly been an interesting one with regards to technology innovations on the access control front – from an American-based company offering RFID implants to its employees for both physical and logical access to Apple making the long-anticipated announcement that it would finally open its NFC chip for third-party developers beginning with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. (read more)
BCE Finalizes Purchase of AlarmForce to Boost Smart Home Strategy – Security Sales & Integration
Canadian telecom giant BCE (NYSE: BCE; TSX: BCE) announced today the completion of its acquisition of AlarmForce Industries (OTCPK: ARFCF), a leading provider of home security and monitoring services in Canada. (read more)

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