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DHS Investigator of 2012 Prostitution Scandal Hires a Prostitute – Caught on Video Surveillance

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DHS Investigator of 2012 Prostitution Scandal Hires a Prostitute – Caught on Video Surveillance

We can’t make this stuff up.  Video surveillance footage shows a DHS investigator who was investigating 2012 Secret Service prostitution scandal entering and leaving a hotel known for prostitution.  A prostitute later confirmed that he had indeed paid for sex.  Read the full article. Video surveillance is used in our commercial applications as a security technology, however, video surveillance is being continually used by law enforcement to help them to solve crimes.  We recently posted a blog about how video surveillance helped to...

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Surveillance Cameras and GPS Help to Find Philadelphia Kidnap Victim

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Surveillance Cameras and GPS Help to Find Philadelphia Kidnap Victim

Surveillance cameras and good police work help police to locate Philadelphia kidnap victim.  With law enforcement utilizing surveillance cameras to track the kidnapper, and the victim, they were able to stream the images from Maryland to Philadelphia. They also found that the used car being driven by the kidnapper had a GPS installed by the car dealership.  They were able to activate the GPS unit and locate the kidnapper and the victim. Philadelphia kidnapping victim’s spirit ‘probably kept her alive,’ police say A...

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Biometric Hand Scans for Hospitals

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Biometric Hand Scans for Hospitals

In a previous post, we mentioned that hospitals were utilizing more technology to keep patients and visitors safe.  However, despite the new technology, there is often a lack of procedure for implementing the technology or they lack the staff to properly use the technology. While biometric security measures are a definite step in the right direction, deploying such a system takes not only a provider with a specific skill set that understands the hospital environment, it also takes trained personnel on-site to understand how to operate the...

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Despite the Implementation of Hospital Security Measures, Policies are Lacking

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Despite the Implementation of Hospital Security Measures, Policies are Lacking

Interesting article regarding the increase of security systems such as access control systems, including access management, door locks, biometrics, visitor management systems.  Despite the implementation of these technologies, hospitals and universities still lack the procedures and staff to support these rapid changes. Those are just two of the key findings from Campus Safety’s 2014 Access Control Study conducted in September. More than 450 representatives from institutions of higher education, K-12 school districts and hospitals...

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Video – Former WH official: New interim Secret Service director “knows they’ve got to clean up their act”

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Video – Former WH official: New interim Secret Service director “knows they’ve got to clean up their act”

After Julia Pierson resigned as Director of the Secret Service, 58-year-old Joseph Clancy was named the interim director. He retired three years ago as Special Agent in Charge of the Presidential Protective Division. Clancy has been with the Secret Service since the...

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Outside panel will review White House security, DHS says

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Outside panel will review White House security, DHS says

The secretary of Homeland Security has appointed a team of four outsiders to assess the security of the president and the White House compound after a series of high-profile security breeches. The group will deliver its recommendations by Dec. 15 and will even have input on who the next director of the Secret Service should be, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said. But Johnson also emphasized in a statement that “The security of the White House compound will be the panel’s primary and immediate priority.” The...

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Man Posing as Member of Congress Gets Access to Secure Area at Obama Event

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Man Posing as Member of Congress Gets Access to Secure Area at Obama Event

  According to a White House official, an unidentified man posing as a member of Congress was able to make it into a secure area backstage at President Barack Obama’s appearance at a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation awards dinner in Washington on Sept. 27.   The man entered the backstage area just after Obama’s speech as members of Congress gathered to meet with the president. The unidentified man said he was Representative Donald Payne Jr., a Democrat from New Jersey, according to a report.  READ THE...

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Sense of security differs from U.Va. campus to downtown

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Sense of security differs from U.Va. campus to downtown

The iconic campus of the University of Virginia and this city’s idyllic downtown mall are separated by only a mile or two. But at night some people say they are worlds apart. U.Va. sophomore Hannah Graham, who disappeared Sept. 13, was last seen walking from a bar in the eight-block pedestrian expanse of shops, bars and restaurants. Jesse Matthew has been charged with abduction with intent to defile in connection with the case. Some of the people who live and work in the downtown mall area say they are saddened but not surprised by the...

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Latest News in Campus Security

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Latest News in Campus Security

We send our kids to school everyday, it’s what we do.  Campus safety has become a hot button issue.   How do you keep security tight in school, without the school beginning to feel like a prison, instead of a comfortable learning environment.  I remember when I was in school, all those many, many, many, many years ago (just kidding, it wasn’t that long ago, it just feels that way.), we did not have metal detectors or police officers at the school.  I did not see campus police until I got to college, and even then, there were...

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Slideshow of the 10 Worst Wiring Jobs

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Slideshow of the 10 Worst Wiring Jobs

This is an interesting article with a slide show of the top 10 worst wiring jobs.  As security integrators, we’ve done a lot of clean up with messy wiring jobs.  Messy wiring can cause systems to overheat and not run efficiently. It can take days, if not weeks to clean up a nightmare wire job.  But doing a good job with the wiring not only reflects the professionalism of the integrator, but also keeps the system running well. Click here to see the...

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