ASIS International, the world’s largest association for security management professionals, announced that the CityLab High School in Dallas, TX is the winner of its School Security Grant Competition. CityLab High School is receiving a $22,000 grant to pay for upgrades to the school’s camera system, access control system, and classroom intercoms. In addition to the grant, Axis Communications is making an in-kind donation of fixed-dome cameras, access control, and other accessories in order to support the campus-wide upgrade.
The newly formed Campus Security Coalition, a networking group focused on sharing ideas and spearheading discussion about security and safety at schools nationwide, today unveiled its 2017 School Security Grant Program. The initiative is designed to help schools better address threats, further strengthen security efforts and realize more proactive intelligence efforts. Faced with the growing threats of violence, vandalism, and attacks modern school systems are challenged with ensuring a safe, open environment while protecting infrastructure and assets.
With the help of a major federal grant, all of the municipal buses in Ocean City, Maryland’s fleet could be outfitted with surveillance cameras inside and out. At Tuesday’s Transportation Committee meeting, Public Works Director Hal Adkins told members the Maryland Transit Authority (MTA) was considering including a $500,000 investment in a state-of-the-art video and audio surveillance camera system on all of the buses and vehicles in Ocean City’s fleet as part of the agency’s fiscal year 2017 allocation to the resort. Adkins said the offer “came out of left field” and the discussions were only cursory at this time, but the MTA was encouraging Ocean City to accept the offer.
For the first time, UCF computer scientists will develop and test computer vision technology that will automate the process of monitoring and reviewing thousands of hours of video streams fed-in from multiple cameras. The technology will be developed to work quickly to handle the large volume of data generated by the cameras, and will significantly reduce the burden placed on human investigators who perform the work and may produce faster leads for some criminal investigations.
NYCHA lost out on funding for more security cameras at housing developments because the application was bungled. NYCHA lost out on hundreds of thousands of federal dollars for security cameras because it bungled filling out the proper paperwork, the NY Daily News has learned. Early this year, the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department offered $3 million in “emergency safety and security grants” to housing authorities. More than 330 agencies nationwide applied, but NYCHA officials sent in an application that “was not complete and did not meet the minimum threshold requirements,” according to a HUD document obtained by The News.
STANLEY Security, a leading global manufacturer and integrator of comprehensive security solutions for a wide range of industries, announces nominations are now open to higher education institutions for this year’s TOGETHER FOR SAFER SCHOOLS Grant Program.