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TSA Closes 2020 with Dramatic Changes in Checkpoint Operations

TSA Closes 2020 with Dramatic Changes in Checkpoint Operations

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reported the final daily figure of estimated travel volume for calendar year 2020, closing a year that tested the agency’s ability to innovate and quickly implement modifications across more than 440 federalized airports nationwide to address the pandemic.

IT Lessons Learned from the Capitol Breach

The breach of the U.S. Capitol building this week was abhorrent. Participants should be held accountable. This is not how we solve our differences or push for political change in America, and I hope we never have an incident like this again in our country.

Will Facial Recognition Identify People Involved in Capitol Attack

In an effort to better understand the role of facial recognition, and if it is a viable means to identify rioters at the U.S. Capitol, we have arranged to speak with Thomas Carnevale, CEO of Umbrella Technologies, and a well-known security expert on video surveillance and facial recognition technologies.

Bullet, Blast-resistant Seating Installed at Brownsville South Padre Island TX International Airport

Amulet Protective Technologies and Arconas are pleased to announce their first installation of bullet- and blast-resistant airport furniture.

Inauguration Security Gets a Second Hard Look

Inauguration Security Gets a Second Hard Look

Things will be different on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20. They better be considering the riotous events on Jan. 6, when protestors rushed the Capitol and broke into congressional chambers.

Camden’s 2021 Price Lists are Now Available

Camden Door Controls is pleased to announce that its 2021 price lists are now available in both United States and Canadian editions.

DC: All is Quiet: Today

DC: All is Quiet: Today

The U.S. Capitol and surrounding area is quiet this morning (Jan. 7); this coming after a late afternoon attack on the very fabric of the U.S. government, and supposed peaceful transfer of power in a presidency.

Biden calls on mob to 'pull back,' urges restoring decency

Planning to deliver a speech on how to revive the economy and provide financial relief for small business owners, President-elect Joe Biden’s staff were forced to tear up that speech, and rewrite new words for the restoration of the rule of law as protestors stormed the U.S. Capitol.



Protestors Storm Capitol; Woman Shot, Congress Evacuated

AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite

Protestors Storm Capitol; Woman Shot, Congress Evacuated

Protestors have swarmed the U.S. Capitol, bringing the appearance of mob violence and insurrections to the House and Senate chambers as lawmakers review President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral victory.

Chilling Threat Received by New York Air Controllers

Numerous New York air traffic controllers received and heard a chilling threat on Monday with this message, "We are flying a plane into the Capitol on Wednesday. Soleimani will be avenged.” CBS News was able to obtain a copy of the message.

Boon Edam’s New AIA Continuing Education Course Emphasizes Entrance Security

New presentation approved by the American Institute for Architects teaches architects the role of security entrances in physical security planning

Genetec Celebrates Opening of its 16th Global Office

New Austrian office supports expanding R&D, regional sales, and support teams.

Teledyne to Acquire FLIR Systems; $8 Billion Cash-and-Stock Deal

Teledyne to Acquire FLIR Systems; $8 Billion Cash-and-Stock Deal

Electronic sensor technology maker Teledyne Technologies has agreed to buy FLIR Systems, best known for its thermal image technology and a hardware provider. The acquisition is a reported cash-and-stock deal valued at approximately $8 billion.

Sage Integration Recognizes Top 2020 Vendors

Sage Integration recently celebrated its top 2020 vendors providing technology, subcontracting, distribution and manufacturer representative services for the company’s Kent, Ohio office.

Allied Universal Hiring Staff for Phoenix

Allied Universal also employs a virtual interview process where applicants can complete the company’s online application from the comfort of their home through highly advanced video interviewing technology.

LRG Celebrates 20th Anniversary with $20,000 in Customer Appreciation Prizes

LRG Inc., an independent manufacturer's rep firm serving the electronic security industry, is celebrating its 20th Anniversary milestone in a big way.

New Product and Partnership Announced by Micro Key Solutions

Micro Key Solutions has announced the launch of an all-new program called MKSynergy in conjunction with an all-new partnership. Micro Key Solutions has partnered up with AvantGuard to provide alarm dealers with the ultimate “link to success.”

Surveillance Video Captures 15-year-old Texas Boy Beating Mom to Death

A 15-year-old Texas boy has been charged with murder after he allegedly beat his mother to death. police say the entire assault was caught on surveillance video inside the house

Microsoft Is Wrong About SMS-Based Two-factor Authentication

Microsoft wants everyone to stop using SMS-based authentication. Their cybersecurity heart is in the right place but their logic is wrong. SMS-based two-factor authentication (2FA) is convenient, fast, doesn't require any additional apps and has a very low learning curve. They are correct in saying that it is flawed, but not for the reasons they think.

Pastor Dead in Texas Church Shooting

Pastor Dead in Texas Church Shooting

Pastor Mark Allen McWilliams, 62, of Frankston, Texas, has been shot and killed on Jan, 3 after the suspect was found hiding in the church bathroom following a high-speed chase the night before.

Nashville Bomber Relatively Unknown to Police

Nashville Bomber Relatively Unknown to Police

Anthony Warner lived a pretty squeaky clean life, until Christmas that is. For whatever reason, Warner drove an RV from his residence to downtown Nashville, played a message over a loudspeaker warning people to vacate the area then exploded the vehicle.

The State of Ransomware: A Bigger Fear Than COVID-19

What do security professionals fear more this holiday season – ransomware or COVID-19? Believe it or not, they’re more concerned with the former.

TSA team at Philadelphia International Airport collected 12 boxes and bags of gifts for the Toys for Tots program

TSA team at Philadelphia International Airport collected 12 boxes and bags of gifts for the Toys for Tots program

The TSA team at Philadelphia International Airport recognized that the holiday season was likely to be rough on children whose families were struggling during the pandemic

ESA’s 2021 Youth Scholarship Program Launches, Applications and Online Donations Open

The Electronic Security Industry works intimately with the public safety sector. Police, firefighters, paramedics and EMTs offer a vital service to our communities, in our shared goal of keeping people, places and property safe.

Akron-Canton Airport selected as TSA’s 2020 Airport of the Year

TSA recognizes the agency’s highest performers and the most effective teams of 2020.

Bosch Secures Unmanned Train Depots on Southeastern Rail Network in the UK with Intelligent Video Analytics

One of the largest public train operators in the United Kingdom, Southeastern Rail Network, now relies on a smart video security solution from Bosch to secure 12 train depots, including five unmanned locations, against theft and intrusion.

PSA Names Matt Barnette as CEO upon Retirement of Bill Bozeman

Barnette most recently served as Vice President of Physical Access Control Solutions North America Business Unit for HID Global and previously held the role of president at Mercury Security.

TSA officers in Guam Share Talents to Create TSA Holiday Nutcrackers

TSA officers in Guam Share Talents to Create TSA Holiday Nutcrackers

Two officers with the Transportation Security Administration at A. B. Won Pat Guam International Airport are spreading a little extra holiday cheer this year among the TSA workforce and traveling public.

Injection Attacks Thwarted Since August; The Minerva Approach Proves Itself Once Again

Minerva Labs has announced that the company conducted a thorough review of the cybersecurity threat exposed by the SolarWinds breach.

Alarm.com Adding Gunshot Detection to Business Security Solutions, Acquires Shooter Detection Systems

Alarm.com has acquired Shooter Detection Systems, LLC (SDS). SDS was founded in 2013 to address the growing active shooter threat to the public by advancing proven military gunshot detection technology.

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