Daily Report – 1/24/18

Top Stories
Do armed security guards make hospitals safer? Shooting at Barnes-Jewish spurs debate (St. Louis) – St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The recent shooting death of a Barnes-Jewish Hospital patient wielding knives has renewed a debate over armed guards in health care settings. (read more)
 
Kentucky attack was 11th school shooting in 23 days of 2018 (Benton, Ky.) – NY Daily News
The eruption of gunfire in Kentucky was at least the 11th school shooting incident of the year so far, one that looks set to numb Americans even further to the national pathology of gun violence, according to activists and media reports. (read more)
Global Security
Afghan hotel attack stirs fresh debate on private security firms (Kabul, Afghanistan) – Reuters
A bloody Taliban raid on a high-end hotel guarded by a private company in the Afghan capital has stirred fresh debate about the role of security firms in the violence-plagued country. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Possible threat prompts increased security at Jackson Browne Orlando concert (Orlando, Fla.) – ABC News
Police in Orlando, Florida, will increase their presence at tonight’s Jackson Browne concert at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts after receiving a possible threat. (read more)
 
Shooting death at Atlanta eatery prompts call for restaurateurs to act on security, safety (Atlanta) –SecurityInfoWatch
On Nov. 19, Barcelona Wine Bar restaurant manager Chelsea Beller, 29, was shot and killed during a robbery at the popular eatery located in the Westside Ironworks development at 1085 Howell Mill Road. (read more)
 
The Security of Amazon Go – Security Today
Yesterday Amazon’s first brick-and-mortar convenience store, opened its doors. Amazon Go is a 1,800 square-foot mini-market packed with shelves of items you would commonly find at a the corner store, but Amazon took the idea of “convenience” and made it, well, more convenient. (read more)
 
Businesses Report All-time High Levels of Fraud, Cyber and Security Incidents in 2017 – Security Magazine
Fraud, cyber, and security risks are at an all-time high, according to senior corporate executives surveyed worldwide for the 2017/18 Kroll Annual Global Fraud & Risk Report. (read more)
 
New York County Wants Access to Privately Owned Security Cameras (Niagara Falls, N.Y.) – Government Technology
It’s a long shot, but it’s a lead. Frames of video, captured by a security camera mounted on the outside of a business about a block from the intersection of 24th Street and Pine Avenue have provided the best clues so far as Niagara Falls Police search for the driver of a white Chevy Tahoe. Investigators believe the vehicle was involved in a hit-and-run accident Friday afternoon that has left a 57-year-old man in critical condition. (read more)
 
Report: Security Have Special Plans to Protect Tom Brady’s Super Bowl Jersey (Minneapolis) – Bleacher Report
In the wake of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady having his jersey stolen after Super Bowl LI, there are reportedly “special plans” in place to ensure a repeat does not occur at Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (read more)
 
Police work to add additional surveillance cameras to downtown Myrtle Beach (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) –MyrtleBeachOnline.com
Additional surveillance cameras could soon line the streets in downtown Myrtle Beach, after city council announced a third part to its police plan called the Downtown Enforcement and Property Maintenance Initiative. (read more)
 
ShotSpotter technology makes dent in Chicago’s crime – but raises privacy concerns (Chicago) – Fox News
Chicago police continue to grapple with one of the country’s highest murder rates – 650 peopled murdered in 2017 – but it is making some serious headway in some of its most infamously dangerous neighborhoods. (read more)
 
Brownsville To Invest In Surveillance Cameras (Brownsville, Texas) – KURV.com
Brownsville is getting ready to set up surveillance cameras around the downtown area to help people feel safe. The city commissioners approved an investment of two-hundred thousand dollars for the project. (read more)
Campus Security
Classes Continue Tuesday Amid High Security After Shooting (Italy, Texas) – NBCDFW.com
Students at Italy High School will return to school 24 hours after a 16-year-old boy shot a 15-year-old girl in the school’s cafeteria. (read more)
School district to hold security upgrade forums (Baldwin County, Ga.) – Union-Recorder
Recent events in Baldwin County Schools have forced officials to examine the district’s safety plan for its facilities. (read more)
Horry school trustees approve plan to put armed guards in our elementary schools (Horry County, S.C.) –MyrtleBeachOnline.com
Horry County school trustees have taken a step they believe is necessary in providing a safe learning environment for local elementary school students. (read more)
Transportation Security
In New Proposed Subway Elevators, Some See a Terrorism Risk (New York) – The New York Times
To some, the prospect of adding new subway elevators not far from the World Trade Center is a godsend, a desperately needed portal for the disabled to a subway system that is among the least accessible in the nation. (read more)
Cyber Security
Metrolinx claims computers hit by North Korean cyberattack (Ontario, Canada) – CBC News
An Ontario transit agency says it was in the crosshairs of a North Korean cyberattack earlier this month. (read more)
Biometrics
How biometrics could speed airline boarding, stop stowaways – USA Today
In December of last year, a non-stop flight from Los Angeles to Tokyo on All Nippon Airways was sent back to LAX after three hours in the air when cabin crew discovered a stowaway on board. (read more)
Security Industry
ADT CEO Responds to ‘Pundits’ Questioning IPO Decision After Lackluster Debut – Security Sales & Magazine
Last month, ADT announced it would go public, planning to raise $2 billion by offering 111.1 million shares at a price range of $17 to $19. (read more)

Report: Market for sensors in security and surveillance applications to nearly double by 2023 –SecurityInfoWatch
With the proliferation of the Internet of Things driving new opportunities for sensors in security and surveillance applications, the market for these sensors is expected grow exponentially over the next five years, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan. (read more)

Security Firm to Pay $90K to Settle Religious Discrimination Suit in California – Insurance Journal
Universal Protection Services, LP, dba Universal Protection Services, a nationwide private security services company, will pay $90,000 and furnish other relief to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit filed in California by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency announced today. (read more)

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