Daily Report – 1/19/18

Top Stories
Super Bowl Security (Minneapolis) – FBI.gov
On the wintry streets of downtown Minneapolis, ice crunches underfoot. The wind is whipping, and the temperature hovers in the teens. The weather will be one of the many topics under discussion inside the city’s convention center, where officials from every local, state, and federal organization involved with security at this year’s Super Bowl have gathered to put their planning and preparation to the test. (read more)
 
NFPA strives to develop minimum requirements for active shooter response – SecurityInfoWatch
Last week, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced that it would be fast-tracking a new standard designed to better prepare first responders, private sector organizations and citizens in general on how to respond to active shooters and other hostile events. The move to process the standard, dubbed “NFPA 3000, Standard for Preparedness and Response to Active Shooter and/or Hostile Events,” as a provisional standard means that it will be available for use as early as April. This is only the second time in the NFPA’s history that provisional standard status has been authorized by the NFPA Standards Council. (read more)
Global Security
Winter Olympics Security Scrutinized Less than a Month Before Games Start (Pyeongchang, South Korea) –Security Today
With just less than a month until the Winter Olympics start in Pyeongchang, South Korea many are scrutinizing the security of the event given the high tensions with neighboring North Korea, which has conducted over a dozen ballistic missile tests in the past year. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Proposal would require heightened security at downtown Milwaukee parking structures (Milwaukee) –Journal Sentinel
Downtown Milwaukee’s large parking facilities would be required to improve their security under a new ordinance proposed by Ald. Robert Bauman. (read more)
 
Lessons from Hawaii’s Emergency Notification False Alarm Fiasco – Campus Safety
On Saturday, at 8:07 a.m., more than a million mobile phones in Hawaii received an emergency notification, warning citizens about an imminent missile attack. Although there was no incoming missile and state officials canceled the alert only six minutes later, it took them nearly 38 minutes to send a new mobile phone message informing the public that the first notification was issued in error. (read more)
 
LPD: Surveillance video nearly doubles chance of catching criminals (Lincoln, Neb.) – 1011Now.com
Lincoln Police said the department is seeing an increase in the amount of video footage it’s processing for violent crimes. LPD handled 1,177 video cases in 2017, up from 815 in 2016, and because of this officers say they’re backlogged. (read more)
 
Mall bathroom ‘Peeping Tom’ works as a security camera installer, faces charges (White Marsh, Md.) –WBALTV.com
A man has been charged with installing a video camera that filmed people using the family bathroom at the White Marsh Mall. (read more)
 
Businesses could soon pay Dallas police to monitor their security feeds (Dallas, Texas) – KHOU.com
Dallas Police Chief Rene Hall is close to rolling out an initiative that would let businesses hook up a security camera feed directly to the department’s Fusion Center. (read more)
 
Newark Police Department reports decrease in crime in 2017 (Newark, Del.) – NewarkPostOnline.com
Crime in Newark dropped nearly 19 percent in 2017, police officials said last week. (read more)
 
Moultrie city council adds more camera requirements for store owners (Moultrie, Ga.) – WALB.com
City leaders in Moultrie are now requiring stores that sell alcohol for off-site consumption to beef up their security measures. (read more)
 
Super Bowl volunteers begin security training (Minneapolis) – Fox9.com
The Super Bowl is now less than three weeks away and already the City of Minneapolis and the Super Bowl Host Committee are focusing on security. (read more)
Campus Security
Texas Tech University Adding Security Cameras Across Campus (Lubbock, Texas) – EverythingLubbock.com
In its continuing effort to improve campus security, Texas Tech University has undertaken the installation of a series of security cameras at undisclosed locations across campus that will assist authorities in ensuring the safety of students, faculty and staff. (read more)
Transportation Security
Chris Christie stopped by TSA for evading security checkpoint – CBS News
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who left office earlier this week, attempted to bypass a TSA security checkpoint on Thursday, according to CBS New York. Hours after the alleged incident, Christie called the reports an “absolutely false story.” (read more)
 
CNBC TV crew is busted trying to smuggle a fake bomb through airport checkpoint in bid to test security (Newark, N.J.) – Daily Mail
A television crew have been arrested after trying to film themselves taking a fake bomb made from vacuum cleaner parts through airport security. (read more)
Worship Security
Orange County sheriff to host security summit for worship centers amid attacks, fear (Orange County, Fla.) –Orlando Sentinel
Churches, mosques and synagogues should be welcoming, peaceful and inviting. (read more)
Security Industry
Mike Mathes, Jason Ouellette elected as officers of PSIA – SecurityInfoWatch
The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) today announced it has elected Mike Mathes, Executive Vice President of Convergint Technologies, as its Chairman; and Jason Ouellette, Product General Manager-Access Control for Johnson Controls, as its Vice Chairman. The PSIA membership develops specifications for enabling standards-based sharing of digital data and intelligence throughout the physical security and enterprise ecosystems. (read more)
Parks Associates predicts about 27 percent of U.S. households to have security by 2021 – Security Systems News
Parks Associates recently published a report, “Home Security: Market Sizing and Forecasts,” that outlines the firm’s expectations in the market between 2017 and 2021. (read more)
CES 2018: Security Technologies Influencing The Consumer Electronics Market – SecurityInformed.com
Security is more-than-ever linked to consumer electronics, especially in the residential/smart home market. CES 2018 in Las Vegas is therefore brimming with news that will have a direct impact on the security market, today and especially looking into the future. (read more)

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