Daily Report – 2/5/18

Top Stories
Mall of America Security Tells Loud Eagles Fans to Shut Up, Threatens Ejection (Minneapolis) – The Big Eagle
Philadelphia Eagles fans have been showing how much they love their team by proving they can spell. And this repeated E-A-G-L-E-S, Eagles-ing has driven Mall of America security to take a hard line, according to a report from NBC Philly. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Commissioners to consider bids for courthouse security update (Lincoln, Neb.) – The North Platte Telegraph
Lincoln County commissioners will move forward with the courthouse security update at Monday’s meeting by receiving and considering bids for services. (read more)
 
Switch compound in Las Vegas wrapped tight in security (Las Vegas) – Las Vegas Review-Journal
If you visit the Switch compound south of where Decatur Boulevard meets the 215 Beltway, armed guards serve as your escort. (read more)
 
How Robotic Security Systems Can Prevent Drone Mishaps and Attacks (New York) – Security Sales & Integration
Let’s explore how “robotic security” can help mitigate emerging unmanned aerial system (UAS) risks from commercially available quadcopters in public gathering scenarios. Airborne threats represent a relatively new threat vector for outdoor concerts, stadiums or any large public gatherings. (read more)
 
City removing unused surveillance cameras (Seattle) – My Ballard
Five years ago, the West Seattle Blog broke the story about a new network of Seattle Police cameras and WiFi boxes installed along the Elliott Bay and Ship Canal waterfronts – including several in Ballard. After a privacy outcry, the city decided not to activate the cameras, and they’ve been sitting dormant on poles ever since. (read more)
 
Columbia considers security cameras at parks (Columbia, Tenn.) – The Daily Herald
Columbia City Council will vote this week on a resolution that will fund $5,000 for security cameras to be installed at three of the city’s parks. (read more)
 
Quebec government has left courthouses unsafe, special constables claim in lawsuit (Quebec, Canada) – CBC News
A Quebec City court will begin hearing a number of hair-raising stories Monday about the state of security in courthouses across the province. (read more)
Campus Security
Officials: School security planning, training will help students react appropriately in an incident (Owensboro, Ky.) – Messenger-Inquirer
On Jan. 23, a 15-year-old rained gunfire on fellow students in commons area of Marshall County High School, killing two and wounding many more. (read more)
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Makes Security Improvements After Fatal Shooting (Lebanon, N.H.) – Campus Safety
Security changes are being made at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center after an elderly patient was fatally shot by her own son inside the Lebanon, N.H., hospital last fall. (read more)
Alarming increase in white supremacist propaganda on U.S. college campuses – Homeland Security News Wire
New data released Thursday by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) shows an alarming increase in white supremacist propaganda on U.S. college campuses during the 2017 fall semester. (read more)
UC Berkeley spent $4 million on ‘free speech’ events last year (Berkeley, Calif.) – The Daily Californian
UC Berkeley spent close to $4 million on free speech events in the span of one month in 2017, according to documents obtained by The Daily Californian. (read more)
Transportation Security
Washington County commuters getting surveillance systems (Washington County, Md.) – Herald-Mail
Washington County is adding surveillance cameras to its fleet of County Commuter buses, paratransit buses and jobs vans. (read more)
 
TSA confiscates record number of guns in 2017 – Gephardt Daily
The Transportation Security Administration confiscated a record number of firearms found in carry-on bags in 2017, the agency said in a report. (read more)
Biometrics
Millennials are Lax on Passwords; More Comfortable with Biometrics – Security Magazine
A new IBM Security study has found that people now prioritize security over convenience when logging into applications and devices. (read more)
Worship Security
Church shootings: Metro Detroit church buildings discover ways to defend their congregations (Detroit) –Luxora Leader
A stray bullet that flew through the glass door of Zion church in Troy missed any target but still hit home – gun violence can strike anywhere. (read more)
Security Industry
Northland opens new office – Security Systems News
Northland Controls, a global security systems integrator and managed services provider based here, recently opened a new office in Rochester, N.Y., which will be home to a technical training center with engineers focused on product testing and evaluation, as well as a redundant outsourced global security operations center (GSOC) to accommodate growing customer demand. (read more)
 
How Umbo Computer Vision Transforms Video Surveillance Through Deep-Learning And The Cloud –SecurityInformed.com
The cloud and deep learning are two technologies on the verge of transforming the video surveillance market. You often hear the two technologies mentioned as separate trends, but lately, I have been hearing about how interdependent they are. (read more)

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