Daily Report – 4/29/2019

Top Stories
 
Security boosted at mosques, synagogues after shooting; emotional rabbi lauds congregation’s bravery – USA Today
Authorities increased security Sunday at houses of worship one day after a teen gunman killed one woman and injured a rabbi, a child and another man during Passover celebrations at a San Diego-area synagogue. (read more)

 

Federal, State and Municipal Security
 
Marietta wants to buy license plate readers after successful trial run – Atlanta Journal Constitution
Roughly 18 months after installing a license plate reader in an area plagued with crime, the Marietta Police Department says the camera has contributed to a decrease in crime and helped police capture a suspect wanted on robbery and aggravated assault charges. (read more)
 
‘Am I being watched?’ Survey Reveals Security Concerns – Security Magazine
A quarter of Americans aren’t concerned with being monitored online, according to ASecureLife report, “Trust Issues: New Survey Sheds Light on American’s Biggest Security Concerns”. (read more)

 

Campus Security
 
As suburban schools consider increased security, one Denver parent group wants DPS to dial back police presence – Denver Post
A day after a manhunt closed schools across the Front Range and suburban districts once again considered how to beef security, parents in Denver Public Schools gathered to share concerns about their students’ safety. (read more)
 
10 Georgia Students Hit in Pellet Gun Shooting (Atlanta, GA) – Officer.com
Schoolyard routine turned into chaos Thursday at a DeKalb County elementary school when children began running and parents began getting reports with the words that have become one of their nightmares: active shooter. (read more)
 
Carmel High School pool entrance to be updated for improved security (Carmel, IN) – Current Publishing
A popular entryway on the north side of Carmel High School will soon be reconfigured to improve student safety. (read more)
 
Illinois District Upgrading and Expanding Security Camera System – Campus Security & Life Safety
As part of security and safety upgrades to its schools, the Macomb School District is updating and expanding its video surveillance system. (read more)

 

Transportation Security
 
JetBlue expands use of facial recognition software at airports via Homeland Security database – Boston Herald
A JetBlue passenger was shocked when she was directed to have her face scanned through recognition software in place of a boarding pass. (read more)

 

Commercial Security
 
The Millions Amazon Spends to Protect Jeff Bezos – Daily Beast
Earlier this year, Amazon installed bulletproof panels in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos’ Seattle office, perched in a glittering high-rise on the company’s urban campus. (read more)
 
Empty shelves tip off security guard to major shoplifting (Niagara, NY) – The Buffalo News
A security guard discovered a major case of shoplifting recently after noticing several empty shelves in the health and beauty section of the Walmart Supercenter, 1540 Military Road, Town of Niagara Police reported. (read more)
 
A Watchful Eye: Downtown Pontiac Getting 100 More Surveillance Cameras – Deadline Detroit
Downtown Pontiac, which has a ways to go before it ever looks like a vibrant downtown, is getting more security. (read more)

 

Security Industry
 
PSIA shows commercial agent and adapters at ISC West PLAI demo – SecurityInfoWatch
The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) successfully demonstrated interoperability between five vendors, with its PLAI specification, at ISC West 2019. (read more)

 

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