The City of Sandy Springs, a suburb of metro Atlanta, passed an ordinance that became effective as of Sept. 1, 2017, which will force alarm companies to pay false alarm fees and fines, regardless of reason and without establishing culpability.
Red Hawk Fire & Security, a provider of fire, life safety and security services, is providing resources and integrated systems expertise as a charter donor for the command and control center at the new National Sport Security Laboratory (NSSL) at the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4).
The National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA), a government agency committed to providing cooperative solutions assisting governmental, educational, and nonprofit entities as they strive for efficient public service, recently awarded seven contracts in the “Facility Security Equipment, Systems and Services with Related Equipment and Supplies” category.
In July the Pentagon released a classified policy for disabling or destroying unmanned aircraft that violate military airspace, and on August 4, officials sent additional public information to bases around the country to allow installations to alert communities about the restrictions and the actions military officials are authorized to take, according to an article on Military.com.
The city of Albuquerque, N.M., announced it would be launching a program that would network existing security cameras at homes and businesses in an initiative called SCAN, or Security Camera Analytical Network, according to the Albuquerque Journal.
Gone are the days when cybersecurity was someone else’s problem. With savvy and tenacious hackers who can use almost anything connected to a network to access systems, and evolving and seemingly implacable threats, just where does the security industry stand on the cyber preparedness spectrum? Read more stories in September Issue 2017.