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.
Consolidation and technological advances are changing the face of the guarding industry. How will this affect enterprise security leaders? Learn more about changes to the security officer services industry as well as the Top Guarding Firms Listing in the December 2016 edition. Also in this issue: a new financial focus on cybersecurity, what to do in your first three months as a new CSO, the ostrich style of security management, and more.