Daily Report – 4/15/2019

Top Stories
 
Pelosi Requests Security Review to Protect Ilhan Omar After Trump Tweet – New York Times

Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked House officials on Sunday to review security measures intended to protect Representative Ilhan Omar after President Trump tweeted a video attacking the Minnesota Democrat using images of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. (read more)

 

Federal, State and Municipal Security
 
Weather and security on Boston Marathon menu – Boston Herald
Security and weather. Those two of the Boston Athletic Association’s big concerns for Monday’s 123rd running of the Boston Marathon. (read more)
 
Vancouverites to serve as guinea pigs for new security screening technology – CBC News
Fans attending Vancouver Canucks games or other events at Rogers Arena will be among the first members of the public to be screened using new radio frequency wave devices intended to detect concealed weapons. (read more)
 
Installation of surveillance cameras in San Pedro seen as crime deterrent – Daily Breeze
Downtown San Pedro is halfway through the installation of 30 surveillance cameras, courtesy of the Property Owners Business Improvement District, with the next batch coming soon. (read more)

 

Campus Security
 
Michigan doesn’t track school security – or fund safety office it created – Bridge Magazine
How prepared are Michigan schools to thwart a mass shooting? It’s difficult to tell, because of minimal state-level regulation and reporting. (read more)
 
Oklahoma Is One Step Closer to Arming Teachers With No Weapons Training – Rolling Stone
A bill currently making its way through the Oklahoma legislature known as the “Teacher Carry Bill” would allow educators to carry weapons in the classroom even if they have not received additional weapons training. (read more)
 
North Dakota Governor Signs Bill Allowing Armed First Responders at Rural Schools – Campus Security & Line Safety
Gov. Doug Burgum signed a bill Wednesday allowing North Dakota schools-mostly rural campuses-to develop plans for an “armed first responder.” (read more)
 
20 years after Columbine shooting, little has been accomplished on gun control – The Denver Post
America’s deeply rooted gun culture has made for a partisan stalemate on dealing with gun violence. (read more)
 
Wilson Medical Center Requires Photo IDs at Visitor Check-In – Campus Safety
As of Monday, all visitors and patients at Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City, N.Y., are now required to check-in using a new electronic security system. (read more)

 

Transportation Security
 
Senators to Metro: No more federal funding if you buy Chinese rail cars – Washington Post
Congress would approve 10 more years of critical federal funding for Metro, but only if the transit agency agreed to not buy its next generation of rail cars from China, legislation being proposed by the region’s senators stipulates. (read more)

 

Commercial Security
 
Facebook spent $20 million last year on Zuckerberg’s personal security, up 4 times from 2016 – CNBC
Facebook on Friday announced that it allocated CEO Mark Zuckerberg $20 million for security purposes — that’s four times what he received for security in 2016. (read more)

 

Security Industry
 
Security Industry Association Announces Winners of the 2019 SIA New Product Showcase Awards – SDM Magazine
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the 2019 winners of the SIA New Product Showcase Awards, the flagship awards program at ISC West recognizing innovative security products, services and solutions. Top among the winners – who were recognized on the main stage at ISC West, the nation’s largest converged security trade show, on April 10 in Las Vegas, Nevada – was IPVideo Corporation, receiving the 2019 Best New Product Award. (read more)
 
ADT unveils new ADT Commercial Brand – SecurityInfoWatch
ADT (NYSE: ADT), a leading provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation solutions in the United States and Canada, today unveiled its new ADT Commercial brand and positioning video, as part of its multi-year expansion plans. Since the merger with Protection 1, ADT has built upon its commercial capabilities and customer focused approach combining more than ten strategic acquisitions, bringing decades of experience to commercial and national account customers. ADT’s announcement is part of its participation in ISC West, North America’s largest security industry trade show with more than 30,000 industry professionals and 1,000 exhibitors. (read more)

 

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