Archive for October, 2012

03 Oct 2012

Why the Rarity of Hospital Shootings Owes More to Planning Than Some Might Believe

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An incident in September, 2010 at a John Hopkins hospital in Baltimore was a trigger for a study conducted into the incidence of hospital shootings. The incident involved a man shooting his mother’s cancer surgeon, followed by his mother, and then himself. Researchers from the John Hopkins University School of Medicine went on to conduct […]

03 Oct 2012

Police state coming soon? Sony patents a system to identify you by your biometric data and sell you products

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Did you ever read George Orwell’s 1984? How about Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World? Well, you may want to give them a quick glance pretty soon. Sony’s new device is about to bring biometrics into the retail sales and advertising world. This article is a warning that the future is closing in fast. Read the […]

03 Oct 2012

School Safety Injuries & Prevention

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Here’s an interesting video I found on YouTube made by the International trauma program and intended as part of a school safety program to prevent injuries. In the video Jody Carter advises students to take the following actions: 1) Don’t talk to strangers 2) Go to school before it starts 3) Yell and run when […]

03 Oct 2012

Covert Surveillance Cameras for security staff – Where to put them and how to use them

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Just read this interesting article at About.com which provides a list of places for installing hidden security cameras and thought might be of interest to many of you. Several of the locations on the list use high vantage points: smoke detectors, ceiling speakers, sprinkler heads. These offer comprehensive views of a room but are relatively […]

03 Oct 2012

Clarkson University professor develops software which can detect phony fingerprints from real ones

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Interesting article on securityinfowatch.com. In it they explain that fingerprints were once a near perfect piece of evidence gathering. Unfortunately people can cheat the detectors. Stephanie Schuckers believes she can stop these fakers. She wouldn’t be able to do this all on her own of course, for now she has the help of Biometrics. Unfortunately […]

03 Oct 2012

Security Camera Basics – get the lowdown right here security admins

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A really good article on bizsecurity.about.com for all those with questions on security camera basics. Some people may have heard someone say they have eyes in the back of his or her head; businesses are doing better than that with eyes in the sky. Security camera’s cost money but in the long run it usually […]

01 Oct 2012

College Is A Refuge From Hasty Judgement Quote

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A slightly more nuanced college quote for today. Hope all you campus security staff that read the blog see some semblance of truth in this. Please comment and let us know what you think. Please feel free to use this image in your next blog post. Just grab the following code and paste it in […]

01 Oct 2012

The 5 Best ways to Deploy Covert Surveillance Cameras

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Using surveillance cameras can help businesses save money by gathering evidence of employee misconduct, malpractice, theft and fraud. In 2012 it is common practice for the majority of buildings to operate these cameras although generally, the public are usually blissfully unaware that they are being watched. This is because the actual cameras are positioned so […]