Municipal Security


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After Fired Employee Easily Gains Access, Baltimore Increases Security at Municipal Buildings

Since a May breach, the city has added security personnel at several buildings and plans to increase employee awareness of how to report suspicious activity.

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Massachusetts Lawmakers Debate Proposal to Create Statewide Rules for Police Body Cameras

The proposal includes a controversial measure that would exempt police footage from being accessed and released through public records laws.

Security App Connects Law Enforcement Institutions to Reduce Response Times

Security App Connects Law Enforcement Institutions to Reduce Response Times

IN FORCE 911 allows staff to quickly launch an emergency alert and facilitates quick communication between victims and police.

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Opposition to Government Use of Facial Recognition Technology Grows in Detroit

A recent public meeting exposed tensions about how a city-wide video surveillance system is being used to identify crime suspects in Detroit.

Workplace Violence Is Leading Companies To Adopt Stricter Security Measures

Workplace Violence Is Leading Companies To Adopt Stricter Security Measures

Employers are becoming more vigilant about workplace security, implementing intensive screenings for job candidates and electronic badge systems for employees.

Gunman Opens Fire on Dallas Courthouse

Gunman Opens Fire on Dallas Courthouse

According to the police, the suspect, a 22-year-old male has died after exchanging gunfire with federal officers. The suspect opened fire outside the Earle Cabell Federal Courthouse in Downtown Dallas.

Heathrow Airport optimizes security check with new 3D scanners

Heathrow Airport Optimizes Security Check with New 3D Scanners

London’s Heathrow Airport is implementing new 3D scanners that eliminate the need for passengers to remove liquids from their bag as they go through security.

Chicago Authorities Install 20 Cameras Along So-Called ‘Heroin Highway’

Chicago Authorities Install 20 Cameras Along So-Called ‘Heroin Highway’

In an attempt to crack down on drug traffic on the Eisenhower Expressway, authorities installed 20 new high-surveillance cameras.



SmartTrucks offer video surveillance to commercial, governmental, and educational facilities

SmartTrucks Offer Video Surveillance to Facilities

Video surveillance is no longer stagnant. With new SmartTruck technology, IoT gives officials real-time, archivable coverage of facilities.

LAX Thursday Morning Rescreening Causes Cancellations, Delays

LAX Thursday Morning Rescreening Causes Cancellations, Delays

After a power outage the previous evening, the Los Angeles International Airport cleared Terminal 1 Thursday morning for security concerns.

Kentucky Public Library to Hire Security Resource Officers

Kentucky Public Library to Hire Security Resource Officers

The Warren County Public Library is hiring resource officers to boost safety and security.

Georgia City Council Weighs New Security Measures Following Mass Shooting

Georgia City Council Weighs New Security Measures Following Mass Shooting

The decision to add metal detectors to a municipal building in Marrietta, Ga. is getting moved forward following the Virginia Beach mass shooting.

12 People Dead in Virginia Beach Municipal Building Shooting

12 People Dead in Virginia Beach Municipal Building Shooting

The shooting, which took place in a municipal building in Virginia Beach on Friday, is now the deadliest mass shooting this year.

Taking the Sting out of Surprise

Taking the Sting out of Surprise

It is a story as old as time. Burglars and thieves break into a business, cause major damage to the property, and get away with valuables that can be costly to replace— not to mention potentially company proprietary information.

Tampa Transit System Steps Up Security Following Bus Driver Fatality

Tampa Transit System Steps Up Security Following Bus Driver Fatality

A transit system near Tampa, Fla. is boosting security measures after a bus driver was stabbed to death by a passenger.

Beale Street Security Questioned Following Rowdy Weekend

Beale Street Security Questioned Following Rowdy Weekend

Dangerously large crowds at Memphis' famous Beale Street led to road closures and arrests over the weekend.

1 Hurt in Shooting on Arkansas Children’s Hospital Campus

1 Hurt in Shooting on Arkansas Children’s Hospital Campus

One person was shot in the leg Monday morning in what authorities described as a random shooting on the campus of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

Utah Considering Hidden Security Measures for Sundance Film Festival

Utah Considering Hidden Security Measures for Sundance Film Festival

A new technology that can covertly detect weapons is being considered by Utah officials to secure large events and public spaces.

City Recovers Slowly Following Ransomeware Attack

City Recovers Slowly Following Ransomeware Attack

Baltimore has been inching closer to restoring computer systems after a ransomeware attack on May 7.

Eight Percent of Baltimore

Eight Percent of Baltimore's Surveillance Cameras Don't Work

Fifty-nine surveillance cameras in Baltimore's network of 744 cameras don't function correctly, according to police.

Digital Edition

  • Security Today Magazine - April 2020

    April 2020

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