The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is establishing a Transit Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) to re-envision transit safety and explore community-based approaches to policing.
The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs announced it has awarded funding totaling over $54 million to provide services that protect officers and improve overall public safety. OJP’s Bureau of Justice Assistance awarded grants to law enforcement departments, local jurisdictions, and training and technical assistance organizations throughout the United States.
Boon Edam Inc. has published a new whitepaper for architects and security professionals entitled, "The New Lobby: How Will Securing Buildings Change in a Post-Pandemic World?". The publication begins by explaining the importance of creating a physical security plan that addresses and controls unauthorized entry due to tailgating, and continues with discussions around how COVID-19 has impacted building design, forcing facility owners and designers to provide touchless entry and social distancing while upholding building security.
Bottom line – the correct video management solution can drive sales and reduce thefts.
Let’s imagine you have a theft in your retail store and report it to your insurer. The first question you will most likely be asked is, “what preventive measure did you employ?” and if you have none, or very minimal in place, then for the sake of your premiums and preventing thefts from your premises, it really is time to start considering a video surveillance solution.
The restaurant group that owns more than 80 locations was dealing outdated legacy hardware and changing regulations, which posed a challenge for a 45-year-old company like Thrive. Unreliable CCTV equipment left the restaurants vulnerable to security risks. Constantly evolving PCI-compliance rules meant the company had to devote hours of his limited bandwidth to keeping up with the latest changes and updates so Thrive could avoid major penalties and security threats.
Security professionals responsible for people screening at outdoor venues, theme parks, warehouse/logistics centers, schools, museums, houses of worship and other public places, all agree on one thing — there will be no going back to the old invasive, analog methods of security screening such as metal detectors, wands and pat downs. The future of people screening must be touchless and digital in order to deal with the realities of today’s threats from weapons and viruses, while preparing for those that will come our way in the future. Meet Peter George, Chief Executive Officer, Evolv Technology, who believes that physical security is where cybersecurity was more than 15 years ago and is now entering a similar transition.
The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) has released the fifth edition of its Safety and Security Guidelines for K-12 Schools, which offers the most comprehensive information available on nationwide best practices specifically for securing school facilities, from subject matter experts across the education, public safety and industry sectors.
Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) announced that Michelle Sutphin has joined the company as chief security officer. Sutphin brings more than 20 years of experience in various security roles to SAIC.
This month in Security magazine, we explore how Corning's global security group ensured business continuity and employee safety during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Also, we highlight the global security team at Uber and their recent security programs and initiatives. Industry experts discuss travel safety programs, career hackers, working for terrible bosses, group attribution error and more.