NEW YORK—Insufficient security—the lack of cameras despite funding set aside for their installation—is to blame for the stabbing death of a 6-year-old boy in a New York City Housing Authority elevator in June, his family says.
DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—An outdoor IP camera may not be the easiest or most obvious entry point for a global cyber gang trying to hack into a corporation, but it could certainly could be—and systems integrators, security directors and manufacturers all have a role to play in ensuring that physical security systems are not vulnerable to hacks, according to experts who spoke at TechSec Solutions on Jan. 29.
WASHINGTON—The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is ramping up its prescreening process while at the same time bowing out of exit-door security, a move that many in the industry see as controversial.
PHILADELPHIA—The number of mass shootings in America is on the rise—tripling in four years. Law enforcement must reorganize, develop new strategies and aggressive protocols to confront shooters, Attorney General Eric Holder says.
NASHVILLE, Tenn—With hardware and software upgrades, staff training and more call-center support, identity solutions provider MorphoTrust USA says the Transportation Security Administration [TSA] maritime worker identification is more secure and convenient.
ANDOVER, Mass.—Within a year, hundreds of Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) buses will be equipped with what Minuteman CEO Joseph Lynch calls “one of the most advanced multiband wireless IP video systems ever installed in mass transit.”
Carter Rierson, founder and president of Best Defense Security & Fire Protection, speaks on the need for emergency communications systems in schools in light of school shootings and other emergencies. He advocates a multitiered approach and calls on fire and security manufacturers to work together to come up with ECS solutions that combine the best security and fire technologies.