July 2013 - Report Exec

Bomb threat suspect pleads guilty to false information

31 Jul 13

The suspect of a bomb threat against the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and the Mall of America pleaded guilty to perpetrating the hoaxes. The man was charged with one count of providing false information in the federal court system. The man had made late-night calls suggesting that previously planted bombs would go off at a specific time in both locations. Searches of the locations revealed no threats to the facilities, according to local CBS affiliate WCCO. Security management traced the call to find […]

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Airport lockdown in effect after C-4 threat

31 Jul 13

A man was arrested at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport in Texas after making remarks to an airport employee about his bag containing explosive materials. After being arrested, he faces federal charges of making threat of terrorism. The man and a female companion were at the ticket counter when he made a statement to the employee which led to his arrest. He claimed that the bag had C-4, a high-powered plastic explosive commonly used by military personnel, according to Amarillo Globe-News. The man was […]

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Security upgrade in Belleville schools to cost $2M

31 Jul 13

The security management team of Belleville Public School District in New Jersey is close to completing an intensive security upgrade of safety measures throughout its facilities. The large project that began in the summer will be ready for launch at the beginning of the new school year. The nine schools in the district received a security upgrade including a new security solution, additional officers and updated technology systems. The $2 million security upgrade added 1,000 surveillance cameras, a radio-frequency identification system, a director of […]

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Fast Pass Access Installed in Florida Hospital

30 Jul 13

Months after the Fast Pass system was launched in Lee Memorial Hospital, the Gulf Coast Medical Center in Panama City, Fla., will finally implement the security management solution. The facilities will see a stronger hold on controlled public access to ensure patient safety at both locations. The Lee Memorial Hospital adopted the Fast Pass solution in February and has already been able to realize protection improvements. Visitors must provide a photo ID to get a one-day pass that will let them […]

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Security improvements in store for sandy hook

30 Jul 13

Connecticut’s Bond Commission recently approved a substantial grant to pay for security improvements at Sandy Hook’s Children’s Adventure Center. The early childhood education facility has planned a new security management solution to create a safer environment for the students in response to a tragedy still fresh on the minds of community members. Multiple security improvements have already been decided on to limit public access and ensure that all visitors are accounted for within the school. Silent alarm systems, entrance surveillance and security glass will […]

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Security task force initiated in New Jersey

30 Jul 13

New Jersey has experienced a lot of changes to school security measures across the state including the potential to have armed officers on the grounds. The state’s School Boards Association aims to make further improvements to educational facilities through the creation of a special security task force to develop statewide policies. Although the safety measures have been seen as some of the strictest in the nation, the board has set sights on ensuring that all strategies are followed through in order to better […]

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