Turning the Tide Back to Security
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- Aug 07, 2020
I’m not trying to minimize the worries
of that pandemic thing, also known as
COVID-19, but there are some interesting
things happening the security world,
including who is exploring use of new
solutions, helping others in need and what’s
happening to our trade shows. Here’s a look.
Thermal Cameras, LAX Airport
Are people actually getting on airplanes
these days? Apparently there are
enough fliers, and enough interest that
thermal cameras at airports are getting
more than a second look.
'There is something new at Los Angeles
International Airport. Passengers
may notice additional cameras — thermal
cameras to ensure travelers don’t have a
fever. The cameras are placed at the Tom
Bradley International Terminal, searching
passenger who might have above-average
'The decision to install the cameras was
announced by LA mayor Eric Garrett and
the Los Angeles Worth Airports. Officials
are hoping the cameras will help fight coronavirus.
The thermal scans are voluntary.
'LAX is expected to add signs, explaining
to passengers where they would be
scanned for thermal body temperatures.
Anyone testing100.4 degrees or above will
be given a second test.
Feeding Healthcare Heros
5,000 meals have been delivered to hospitals
in Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle,
Boston and Tampa.
ADT Commercial is donating meals to
healthcare workers at five major hospitals
across the United States to express gratitude
for those caregivers who have been on
the front lines in the nation’s fight against
the COVID-19 global pandemic.
ADT Commercial’s donation follows
ADT’s recent announcement to provide
$1 million to support more than 120
non-profits hit hard by COVID-19 across
America. To date, at least 90 organizations,
ranging from food banks to first responder
agencies, have been assisted.
The Year of No Tradeshows
I did miss the ISC West event. I did not
miss Las Vegas. A virtual event is planned for
Oct. 5-7. Show officials pushed the event back
until it was time to call for the virtual event.
Industry and market circumstances have
forced trade show organizers to rethink inperson
events. ISC West is following suit to
many other industry events, opting for a
virtual even to continue serving the security
and public safety community.
This article originally appeared in the July / August 2020 issue of Security Today.
Ralph C. Jensen is editor-in-chief of Security Today magazine.