A locked surveillance room, internal emergency call systems and a complex building layout led to initial confusion regarding the number and identity of perpetrators in the September 2013 Navy Yard shooting in Washington D.C.
According to a new local law, businesses in White Plains, N.Y., are now required to record quality video of patrons and provide that recording to police on demand. The law was passed last week unanimously by the Common Council, requiring certain merchants to install and maintain digital video camera systems to view and record quality video of everyone who enters.
The Oakland, Calif., City Council has voted 6-1 to move ahead with a controversial city surveillance center (the Domain Awareness Center), which would allow police and city officials to continuously monitor video cameras, gunshot detectors and license-plate readers across the city.
The Justice Network's facial recognition system now allows about 500 law enforcement personnel in Pennsylvania to access facial recognition databases from both the criminal justice system and the Department of Transportation.
Schools, businesses and enterprises across the world have experienced a paradigm shift since the terrorist attacks on Paris and Belgium. As active shooters and terrorists get more creative in choosing and evaluating softer targets, security leaders are striving to keep their enterprises safe and alert without damaging the culture.