When Joel Scharf took over as Chief of Police of the Big Lake (Minn.) Police Department, which protects the 11,000 population city between Minneapolis and St. Cloud, he wanted to provide his twelve officers with a way for them to use an iPad to integrate all of its capabilities into a platform in the field that would let the officers only have to carry one item. Everything is done leveraging the powerful tools within smart phones and tablets, along with the resourceful iCrimeFighter mobile app. As a result, officers can very simply and easily capture video, audio, photographs, dictation and notes to document the case while at the scene.
NICE Systems and AECOM Technology Corporation announced that they are helping Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) extend its situation management capabilities from the control room to the field. The airport deployed the NICE Situator Enterprise Geographical Information System (EGIS) Web application, which enables field personnel to view on their tablets all open security and operational […]
In a first, Ahmedabad, India-based VMukti Solutions has bagged an order from Election Commission and other security agencies to supply customized tablets for video surveillance of polling booths in seven Indian states. Using its remote video streaming solutions along with its bandwidth aggregator technology, VMukti will provide cloud-based video surveillance and streaming of polling booths […]
(NEW YORK) — Joaquin Guzman, better known by the nickname "El Chapo," didn’t get to be one of the world’s most notorious and elusive drug lords without knowing a thing or two about how to cover his tracks. According to senior law enforcement officials, Guzman used some of the latest counter-surveillance gadgets to keep out of sight. Though El Chapo might have been able to be harder to find if he went completely off the grid, Todd Morris, the founder of Brickhouse Security, said that wasn’t a likely option. "You could go to the most extreme case and live a cave with messengers coming and going, but then what’s the point [of being a drug lord]?" he told ABC News. "Typically, the goal [of a drug dealer] is to maximize invisibility without minimizing the joy of the billions of dollars you have." Top-notch security means more than just a thorough pat-down for every visitor and a handful of security cameras looking over the premises. Here’s a couple of the gadgets that Guzman may have used to keep out of sight from the law: Spectrum Analyzer Chances are that Guzman wasn’t trusting a Wi-Fi password to keep his cyber activity hidden. "There’s no way you could make that secure, so more likely, all of his computers were Ethernet connected," Morris said, referring to the hard-wired connection to the Internet. But in the case that someone planted a bug to turn the computer into a surveillance device, Guzman could buy a […]