New York City

ADR Security Forms ADR Security Monitoring (ADRSM)

ADR Security, a New York City-based Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Listed electronic systems installation and fire alarm service company with more than 90-years of industry experience has created a unique business serving high-end —high-risk— customers with the moniker ADR Security Monitoring (ADRSM). Leveraging the professional, fully redundant central stations of Security Partners, Lancaster, Pa., the new organization is based on a strategic alliance designed to meet the complex insurance underwriter requirements of high-risk clients, particularly jewelers in the Diamond District of New York City.

NYC Bill Would Force NYPD To Tell Details Of Surveillance Tools

Legislation debated Wednesday before the New York City Council would force the NYPD to disclose some details about surveillance technology such as cellphone-tower replicators, X-ray vans, and license-plate readers. The NYPD also would need to adopt what lawmakers say are privacy disclosures similar to those of the Department of Homeland Security and other municipalities. Under the POST Act —short for Public Oversight of Police Technology— the NYPD would need to publicly disclose each item’s current and future “impact and use policies,” seek public feedback, and explain whether court permission is needed for deployment.

ISC East 2014 Anticipates Significant Growth in Number of Attendees

ISC East, sponsored by SIA, the largest security convention in the Northeast United States, expects to see increased attendance at this year’s event, set for Nov. 19-20, at New York’s Javits Center. Additionally, plans have been finalized for a number of special events in which attendees can take part during the two-day show.

Assessing Safety, Council Pays Another Visit to NYCHA Residents

"Fix the locks! Put up security cameras!" called out Olivia Taylor from a corner of the Breukelen Houses’ Community Center in southeast Brooklyn. Taylor interrupted the crowd’s silent focus on the City Council’s latest public housing hearing, until order was restored with several strikes of the committee chair’s gavel. Taylor was one of several public housing residents, lawmakers, and advocates who gathered at the public housing complex on September 16 for a hearing to discuss the roll out and progress of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s $210.5 million plan to reduce violent crime in public housing.

NYCHA Set to Make Upgrades, Improve Safety at Three Bronx Complexes With Nearly $4 Million State Grant

Throggs Neck Houses on track for upgrades and safety improvements with state aid. – Three NYCHA complexes in the Bronx will get nearly $4 million in state grants to bolster safety measures and upgrades, officials said. The money will be spread across the Sack Wern, Pelham Parkway, and Throggs Neck public housing developments, said state Sen. Jeff Klein, who helped secure the funds.

NYPD Urged To Step Up Body-Worn Camera Pilot After Chokehold Death

Amid accusations of excessive force and increasing civilian video of police activity, New York officers may wear cameras while on duty. Had the death of 43-year-old Eric Garner not been caught on film, calls to outfit New York Police Department officers with cameras might have quietly faded. Instead, a bystander captured Garner locked in a […]

Every Move You Make, Every Step You Take, This Startup Will Be Watching You

By now we’re all used to seeing security cameras perched on rooftops, on street corners, in lobbies, and countless other locations in big cities. Even in smaller towns. But what if there are cameras out there, watching you, that you can’t see? Oh, there are. Thanks to a startup called Placemeter, there are cameras all […]

De Blasio Administration Orders Security Overhaul After Brooklyn Bridge Flags Incident

[Follow-up to earlier story: HERE ] – A security overhaul at key terror targets in New York City has been ordered by the de Blasio administration after vandals breached the security at the Brooklyn Bridge earlier this week to replace American Flags that sit at the top. There is already a massive increase in security […]

Brooklyn White Flags: Five Teen Suspects Being Searched In Brooklyn Bridge Security Breach

Mysterious White Flags Fly on Brooklyn Bridge — Police were searching Wednesday for a skateboard-toting youth and four pals after being spotted crossing the Brooklyn Bridge just 20 minutes before its flags were stolen. After the mysterious appearance of two high-flying white flags fluttering atop the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City raised speculations Tuesday […]

Largest New York Real Estate Development Selects AMAG Technology’s Symmetry

Hudson Yards, the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States, selected AMAG Technology’s Symmetry Enterprise v7.0.1 Card Access Control System to secure 10 Hudson Yards in New York City, the first office tower under construction. Hudson Yards will ultimately include more than 17 million square feet of commercial and residential […]