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Free Download: The smart buildings report 2017 Are you one of the 70% felt that there was room for improvement to your smart building? If so this report will help you to reduce your carbon footprint and bottom line costs . Discover the answers to; what exactly is the difference between intelligent and smart , the benefits of being smart , the challenges/barriers to adoption and the cybersecurity risks .

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Global public safety and security market forecast to grow to $537 billion by 2024

In its latest Global Public Safety and Security Market report, NK Wood Research projects the market to grow from $234.57 billion in 2016 to $537.20 billion by 2024. The growth will occur at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.91% between 2016 and 2024. According to the report s findings people and enterprises face continuous threats from cyber criminals, natural disasters, and terrorist attacks, which has boosted demand for public safety and security products and services globally.

Governments are contributing to the growth in demand for these goods and services. The global public safety and security market is segmented by products/solutions, services, verticals, and geographical regions. The solutions market is sub-segmented into critical communication networks, surveillance systems, biometric security, authentication systems, scanning and screening systems, C2/C4isr systems, emergency and disaster management, backup and recovery systems, public address and general alarms, and cyber security. Critical communication networks holds largest market share in the global public safety and security market and is expected to continue to be the biggest market over the forecast period. However the emergency and disaster management market is anticipated to grow at the fastest CAGR to 2024. The report splits the market regionally into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and rest of world (ROW). North America was the highest revenue-generating region in 2016, due to spending on defence, compared with other countries. The report anticipates that the riot control equipment market will grow in the US, following the rise in the number of cases of violent related crimes in North America, especially US. This is partly due to availability of guns and rise in violence among street gangs.

Asia Pacific is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Japan has been the site of some of the worst natural disasters of the 21st century, a phenomenon that has led to the growth of the public safety and security market in the region. Free Download: The key to mitigating cybersecurity risks Exploiting IoT technology without creating cybersecurity vulnerabilities is one of the defining challenges in today s security landscape.

This report will help you to see why third parties should adhere to secure by design principles and why the necessary convergence of IT and security departments demands a holistic approach .

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GDPR gives CCTV operators chance to tackle negative image head-on , says white paper

DATA PROTECTION A white paper exploring the implications for CCTV of the forthcoming GDPR has been published by cloud-based surveillance company Cloudview. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force across the EU including the UK from 25 May 2018. The upper limit of possible penalties has been raised considerably: organisations found in breach of the law could be fined amounts up to 79 times greater than those levied under the existing data protection regime.

When installing a new system or upgrading an old system, any CCTV user or service provider will be expected to identify security risks and how those risks are to be addressed. Excerpt from Watching the Watchers Watching the Watchers: CCTV, the GDPR and the third wave of Data Privacy Regulation charts the history of data protection law, examines the changes introduced by the GDPR, identifies a shift from compliance to accountability , offers advice to CCTV operators and asks whether the new law might present an opportunity as well as a legal and administrative burden. Indeed, the white paper s introduction offers a positive take on a law that is causing great anxiety for organisations in most sectors: The CCTV industry has, almost from its inception, been portrayed in popular culture as the unofficial face of unaccountable surveillance overreach and invasion of privacy, it says. This position has been cemented by a popular perception of a lack of transparency and public engagement on the part of its users. More recently, it has become the unwilling poster child for the hazards of engaging with the Internet of Things. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) thus provides a welcome opportunity for the CCTV industry and its users to tackle this negative image head-on. The paper has been written by Andrew Charlesworth, a reader in IT and Law and director of the Centre for IT and Law at the University of Bristol (CITL). Cloudview which commissioned the report, provides a service that mobilises cloud computing and IoT technology to centralise and store visual data from CCTV systems, meaning the data can be analysed like any other form of big data. Connected to analogue or IP cameras, Cloudview securely transports visual data to cloud servers that the company says are secure and resilient.

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The video surveillance report 2017

Cybersecurity, open platforms, 4K, low-light cameras, video analytics and warranties The Video Surveillance Report 2017 builds on the success of two previous reports in 2015 and 2016 on the same subject also sponsored, like this report, by global surveillance leader IDIS, the largest manufacturer in South Korea. This time round there was one subject in particular that we d have been neglectful to ignore: cybersecurity. Integration with other buildings systems, a spate of breaches including the hijacking of network cameras during the 2017 presidential inauguration and the spectre of more punitive fines for data breaches under the forthcoming EU data protection law (the GDPR), is sharpening minds across the supply chain as vendors, installers and security professionals scramble to strengthen their cyber defences.

Based on a poll of hundreds of security professionals, The video surveillance report 2017 also examines video analytics, ultra-low light cameras versus thermal cameras, demand for 4K, the value of warranties and more.

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The security drones report 2017

The prevalence, growth prospects, applications and regulatory challenges of drones and anti-drone tech in the global security market. PriceWaterhouseCoopers has forecast that the global security drones market will be worth $10.5bn ( 8bn) by 2020, surpassed only by infrastructure, agriculture and transport. Drone-service providers Aviat Drones commissioned this report to gauge how widely both drone and anti-drone technology is already used in the security industry and the level of demand among those yet to deploy it.

The security drones report 2017 also sets out to ascertain levels of demand for various applications from aerial surveillance to licence plate identification and thermal imaging. We explore the potentially transformative effect of what remains a relatively novel technology in this industry. However, this very novelty also means best practices and regulatory frameworks are still works in progress. Therefore the report examines the state of play in terms of UK and international regulations as well as technological challenges around battery life and inclement weather and how they might be surmounted. The survey was completed by hundreds of security professionals, facility managers and senior executives from around the world (although the UK accounted for the largest portion).

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The Journal News is Armed and Dangerous | The Rockland County …


Armed guards from RGA Investigations have taken up post at the Journal News Rockland County headquarters


The Journal News is Armed and Dangerous | The Rockland County ...

Journal News’ Rockland headquarters in West Nyack, Town of Clarkstown

Guns are good for the goose but NOT for the gander.

A Clarkstown police report issued on December 28, 2012, confirmed that The Journal News has hired armed security guards from New City-based RGA Investigations and that they are manning the newspaper s Rockland County headquarters at 1 Crosfield Ave., West Nyack, through at least tomorrow, Wednesday, January 2, 2013.

According to police reports on public record, Journal News Rockland Editor Caryn A. McBride was alarmed by the volume of negative correspondence, namely an avalanche of phone calls and emails to the Journal News office, following the newspaper s publishing of a map of all pistol permit holders in Rockland and Westchester.

Due to apparent safety concerns, the newspaper then decided to hire RGA Investigations to provide armed personnel to man the location.

Private investigator Richard Ayoob is the administrator of RGA. He told the Clarkstown Police on Friday, December 28 that there had been no problems on site at the Journal News headquarters despite the massive influx of phone calls and emails.

McBride had filed at least two reports with the Clarkstown Police Department due to perceived threats.

However, the police did not find the communications in question actually threatening. Incident-Report 2012-00033099 describes McBride telling police she was worried because an email writer wondered what McBride would get in her mail now.

Police said the email did not constitute an offense and did not contain an actual threat.

The Journal News caused an international stir when they released an interactive map of pistol permit holders names and addresses in Rockland and Westchester counties last Sunday, December 23. The editors have said they believe knowing where guns are is in the public s interest.

The newspaper has also taken a strident editorial position in favor of strict gun control.

Rather than take the map down following the public uproar, the executive board at the Journal News has decided to stick to their guns and double-down on their original decision, as they have said a map listing all pistol permit holders in Putnam County will soon to be posted.

The controversial use of the Freedom of Information Act to create the interactive map may come back to bite the Journal News and others who would prefer that pistol permits remain public record.

New York State Senator Greg Ball has already introduced state legislation to make such records off-limits to the public and Rockland County legislators led by Frank Sparaco (R) will soon introduce a bipartisan-sponsored resolution with a similar intent.

It is not clear whether the negative reaction has threatened the Journal News true popularity as a news source.

As an anecdotal piece of evidence, the Rockland County Times confirms receiving an influx of new subscribers who stated they cancelled their subscription to the Journal News due to the gun story.

The Rockland County Times has not investigated whether the Journal News Westchester County headquarters in White Plains has beefed up security.

Security guard wounded in drive-by shooting after barring thugs …

A security guard was shot early this morning after barring some thugs from a northwest Dallas nightclub.

The 45-year-old victim was working security about 4 a.m. at 4 Club in the 2400 block of West Northwest Highway, according to a police report.

Two men tried to enter the club but were turned away by the guard, and a heated argument ensued.

The suspects eventually gave up and jumped in their black Cadillac Escalade (with 26-inch rims and dark tint, of course) before shooting at the guard through the window and fleeing on Harry Hines Boulevard.

The guard, who apparently called 911 himself, was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where his current condition is unknown.

The suspects are described as Hispanic men in their mid-20s. One of them was about 6-foot-1 and 230 pounds and was wearing a blue-and-white shirt, bluejeans and boots.

A detailed description of the other man was not available.

As of this morning, no arrests have been made in the case.

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West Nile Virus MONITOR Surveillance Maps

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This figure is a map of Canada that illustrates the number of Human West Nile virus clinical cases and asymptomatic infections for the current Report Week. The Map shows all of the provinces and territories, with additional boundaries representing health regions, districts, or units, as appropriate. The number of cases within each respective health region, district or unit are illustrated using a colour gradient: areas in white indicate that no case has been reported to date, while areas in off-white indicate that one to four cases have been reported to date. Similarly, areas in light pink indicate that 5 to 14 cases have been reported to date; areas in pink indicate that 15 to 29 cases have been reported; areas in red indicate that 30 to 49 cases have been reported ; and, areas in dark red indicate that 50 or more cases have been reported to date.

As of October 27, 2012, there have been a total of 450 West Nile Virus Human Clinical cases and Asymptomatic Infections reported in Canada. To date, no human cases have been reported in British Columbia, Yukon Territory, Northwest Territory, Nunavut, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, or Newfoundland and Labrador.

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PI Newswire Private Investigators & Police Assist Pepsi in $180K …

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Employees are accused of stealing nearly $200,000 worth of Pepsi product from a northwest Atlanta distribution center.

Current and former employees were stealing large quantities of their product from the distribution center, Atlanta police Sgt. Greg Lyon told Channel 2 s Shae Rozzi.

After watching security footage over the last few months, Pepsi contacted private investigators and Atlanta police for help.

Officers arrested Bernard Njenga, who was working as a security guard, and helped Kelvin Jermaine Carter load cases of stolen Pepsi into personal cars, a police report said. Kevin Crowner and Nathan Rolle were also arrested.

The biggest hit involved two pallets worth $3,600 being taken away in a van. The van was spotted at the Underground Parking Deck, where it was abandoned for at least eight hours. Then, the private investigator followed it to a strip mall in Smyrna.

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Campus Security It's no longer adequate to just have security guards

Campus Security It is no longer adequate to just have security guards. Looking at the headlines lately we can see that campus security is an issue on many campuses.

Enquiries are being made to the nature of the incident and we are working closely with the Police to assist their enquiries into the matter. BOURNVILLE COLLEGE

Data Breach Leads to Identity Theft at North West Florida State College Eweek

College: Hackers stole 300,000 student, employee IDs, Social Security numbers NBC News

Stalking on college campuses: An increasing problem Examiner

UH releases its annual crime report, burglaries rise by more than 500 percent The Daily Cougar

These headlines can ruin a colleges reputation, students need to feel safe in order to enjoy going off to school and to study properly. Your onsite security team may not be enough, so you might benefit from a consultation from Security 101 on how to give your security force the technical edge they need to do their jobs properly.

Some products a campus might benefit from are access control devices and video surveillance. Access control can limit who has access to rooms with computers and servers that may hold personal information, limiting access can decrease the risk of data theft. Video surveillance can help in real time and after the fact to prevent a crime or help an investigation.

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