The Seattle Times reported this week that The King County Library System is removing security cameras from its libraries, citing patron privacy concerns in handing over video surveillance to police departments. The usual paranoia over government-sanctioned surveillance is present in reader comments on the news article, but so are a majority of disapproving comments from area readers. Combined with displeasure from the Des Moines Police department quoted in the article, the decision seems to be getting little support from the King County community.
This spring has been a heartbreaking year with so many fatal tornadoes. I grew up in the Midwest, so tornado warnings and hunkering down in the basement during tornado season are something I grew up with.
The House Subcommittee on cybersecurity, infrastructure protection, and security technologies approved a seven-year extension of the rules overseeing chemical production facility security. The measure now moves to the full Homeland Security Committee.
To many people, the name ADT is synonymous with residential security — much like Coke and soda (or pop if you’re from the Midwest). The company, however, has a $2 billion a year commercial security unit, which is proactively building cutting-edge solutions for business and government customers.
ONVIF, a standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, is making expansion plans for the future, and those include the addition of physical access control to its specification and building on momentum that has gotten the three-year-old organization to more than 700 conformant products.
PSA Security Network partnered with BICSI and ASIS to offer Continuing Education Credits (CECs) at PSA’s upcoming PSA-TEC event. Fourteen classes have been pre-qualified for BICSI and ASIS CECs, allowing attendees to benefit from a variety of training topics while maintaining their certifications.
Sony Electronics Security Solutions Group announced a new initiative that, according to the company, marks a fundamental improvement in delivering security systems. By partnering with industry-leading systems integrators, Sony will deliver “market-wise” targeted solutions to key vertical markets that solve unique customer problems.