Kratos Receives $7.8 Million Mass Transportation Security Contract Award

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its Public Safety & Security (PSS) Division recently received a new $7.8 million critical infrastructure security system contract award. Under the contract award, Kratos will design, engineer, deploy, and integrate into command and control infrastructure a leading technology security […]

CaughtOnCamera: Man Sues Washington Metro After Planting Banana Peel

U.S Maurice Owens sued the D.C. transit authority for $15,000 after he claimed he slipped and fell on a banana peel in an elevator in the Potomac Ave. station. But new footage reveals that Owens is the one who put the peel on the floor in the first place and he’s now been charged with second-degree fraud. By Lee Moran / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 9:03 AM Maurice Owens alleged he slipped and fell on a banana peel inside a Washington Metro station in early August. Security video captured Owens staring into the camera — and no noticeable banana peel on the elevator’s floor. Throughout the security clip, Owens reaches into his pocket repeatedly. It is believed he purposely dropped it and faked his fall. Owens’ lawsuit against the Washington Metro was tossed out and he was charged with second-degree fraud for planting the banana peel and pretending to slip on it. Post a Comment » Daily News Readers alert Going forward, the Daily News will require new users to register to the site using full names in order to comment on stories. If you have an existing Daily News account and you registered with only a screen name, that name will still be valid. If you are an existing user and you registered using both a screen name and your full name, your full name will appear on comments posted after October 21, 2013. We are always seeking new ways to improve your experience […]

Increasing Overall Security: Bosch Supplies Surveillance Solutions To Metro SãoPaulo

Increasing overall security: Bosch supplies state-of-the-art video surveillance solutions to Metro SãoPaulo Metro São Paulo, consisting of five different lines, 55 stations and extending to over 60 kilometers of rail networks, was looking for a sophisticated electronic monitoring solution to increase the security of its passengers -in a city where violence rates are very high. In order to assure higher security levels, Metro SP decided to increase the number of cameras installed in a widely spread network of locations.In addition the customer wanted to introduce digital video recording technology which they had not been using before. In locations were human security is critical, Bosch solutions are the first choice for customers. Bosch monitoring solutions set new standards in performance, quality and state-of-the-art technology. Metro São Paulo’s new monitoring system is equipped with a Bosch CCTV system including 138 cameras, whereof 121 are fixed and 17 are dome cameras. They are managed by ten DiBOS Digital Video Recorders and a BIS Video Engine . Built-in scripting and application programmer’s interface (APIs) allow easy enhancement with the existing monitoring system. The highly efficient video management system is monitored via the Security Control Center of the subway, which now serves as a model for transport monitoring in the region. The Control Center monitors almost 200 cameras, using a ring gigabyte network. Two control posts are constantly monitoring the five metro lines via six monitors and two plasma screens. Using state of the art digital recording and communication technology, Metro staff can now […]