Homeland Security


DePaul University Deploys Axis Network Cameras To Protect Students, Residence Halls

Axis Communications recently announced that DePaul University is using its network cameras to ensure the safety of its students and property.

Video Analytics Helping Delaware Capitol Police Identify Security Threats

To say the Delaware Capitol Police has a daunting job is an understatement.

California Mall Installs Wireless Video Surveillance System

Azalea Networks recently announced the installation of a wireless video surveillance system at Lakewood Center Mall in southern California.

Researchers Find Steps To Improve Facial Recognition Systems At Border Entry Points

Facial recognition systems perform some very challenging tasks such as checking an individual’s photo against a database of known or suspected criminals. The task can become nearly impossible when the systems acquire poor facial images -- a situation that occurs all too often in real-world environments.

Belgium Police Use IP License Plate Recognition Solution To Detect Stolen Vehicles

Genetec recently announced that the Anti-Aggression Brigade from the Brussels Police Department in Belgium has chosen AutoVu, Genetec’s IP license plate recognition solution, to facilitate the detection of stolen vehicles within the city.

License Plate Recognition System Automates Vehicle Access Control

Hi-Tech Solutions Ltd. recently announced that its License Plate Recognition system -- SeeCar -- was selected to automate access control to 1,300 parking spaces, including guest parking, in B.S.R. Towers, a complex of two office towers located in Israel.

Public Security & Safety Expo To Be Co-Located With ISC West 2009

Reed Exhibitions, producers of ISC East and West, is launching the Public Security & Safety Expo, to be co-located with ISC West event -- April 1-3, 2009.

GE Security Technology Helps Leads To Arrest In Philadelphia Subway Attack

GE Security Inc. recently announced the company’s MobileView mobile digital recording system helped authorities bring the brutal attacker on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Broad Street Line in Philadelphia to justice recently.



Retailers Brace For Increased Shoplifting This Holiday Season

With the busiest retail shopping day of the year just less than a week away, retailers and shoppers are hoping for an enjoyable holiday season. But the nation’s weakened economy has many law enforcement officials forecasting increased shoplifting and theft -- crimes that could lead to lower profits for retailers and higher prices and limited selection for consumers.

DHS Announces Rail System Security Regulations

The Department of Homeland Security recently announced regulations aimed at strengthening the security of the nation’s freight and passenger rail systems and reducing the risk associated with the transportation of security-sensitive materials.

Global Retail Theft Reaches $104.5 Billion In Past Year

The level of global retail theft reached $104.5 billion in the past year, leading to increased costs for both retailers and consumers alike. The second annual Global Retail Theft Barometer found that while global retail shrink as a percentage of total sales has declined slightly in the past 12 months, the overall cost of retail crime has increased substantially.

Washington, D.C. Hospital Installs Radiation Detection Solution

Defentect announced recently that it has been chosen by Washington Hospital Center to install a radiation detection pilot in strategic portal locations.

Video-Streaming Blimp Provides Surveillance At Los Angeles Concert

As Madonna fans gathered for the November 6, 2008 Sticky & Sweet concert performance at Los Angeles Dodger Stadium, LiveNation security personnel got a bird's-eye-view of the entire crowd and venue with the help of TopEyeView, providers of a real-time video-streaming blimp used for surveillance, monitoring and broadcasting.

Shopping Mall Migrates To IP Video

Meadowhall Shopping Center in the United Kingdom is using IP video technology to replace its obsolete DVR based CCTV recording system. Located in Sheffield, Meadowhall is one of the UK’s largest shopping malls with hundred’s of retail outlets and requires high quality CCTV surveillance to ensure safety and security inside and outside of the mall.

Wireless Video Surveillance Ramps Up Security On Presidential Campaign Trail

Amid week-long political conventions and massive campaign rallies, wireless video surveillance has emerged as an indispensable tool for law enforcement and public safety agencies throughout the country.

Police Department Uses High-Definition Storage Solution As Part Of Video Surveillance Project

Pivot3 Inc. recently announced that the Paterson Police Department in Passaic County, N.J., chose the Pivot3 storage solution as part of a high-definition video surveillance project.

Mobile Imaging System To Improve Nuclear Threat Detection

GE Global Research, the technology development arm for the General Electric Company, recently announced it has been awarded funding from the Department of Homeland Security to develop a working prototype of a mobile Standoff Radiation Imaging System.

East Palo Alto Expands Gunshot Location System Citywide

The East Palo Alto Police Department in California has finalized a contract with ShotSpotter Inc. to expand its ShotSpotter Gunshot Location System from the current coverage of one-half square mile to cover the entire city.

Panel: Airport Security Program Places New Emphasis On Stronger Identity Verification

An airport security program under way at Baltimore's Thurgood Marshall International Airport “has put a new emphasis on the need for greater use in airports of stronger identity verification technology,” according to Paul Onorato, president of the Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations.

Detection System Reduces Drug Presence In UK County

Wherever drugs go, trouble and crime is often right behind. In Kent, England police officers are using a handheld trace detection device capable of sensing narcotics to cut down on drug activity in and around pubs and nightclubs throughout the county to help make the streets safer.

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    In this episode, Ralph C. Jensen chats with Dana Barnes, president of government business at Dataminr. We talk about the evolution of Dataminr and how data software benefits business and personnel alike. The Dataminr mission is to keep subscribers up-to-date on worldwide events in case of employee travel. Barnes recites Dataminr history and how their platform works. With so much emphasis on cybersecurity, Barnes goes into detail about his cybersecurity background and the measures Dataminr takes to ensure safe and secure implementation.

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