Healthcare Security Cameras Aid in Capture of Alleged Kidnapper

physec_healthcareAuthorities are crediting security cameras installed at hospital with helping them identify subjects of an Amber Alert.

Video surveillance footage shows alleged kidnapper and his victim entering the hospital around 9:30 p.m., and being escorted out of the building 45 minutes later.

The security officer who escorted them noticed that they fit the description provided by an Amber Alert.

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Police Seek Live Security Cam Access

B99288436Z.1_20150722230926_000_GR4I4I58.1-0From downtown Detroit restaurants to neighborhood liquor stores and gas stations, to private residences, video surveillance is rolling — and recording crime.

Detroit Police say video is a valuable crime-fighting tool, and hope to expand its use by joining a growing number of cities with “real time crime centers” that allow officers to tap into private and public video surveillance systems to monitor their live video feeds watching for crimes and responding as events happen.

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School Visitor Management Best Practices

Guarding_the_Front_Door_School_Visitor_Management_Best_PracticesDistricts across the country are facing similar problems in regards to front entrance safety and security. Many school sites were constructed prior to the 1999 Columbine massacre, which brought campus safety and security to the attention of administrators, boards of education and the general public. Many of these school sites have lobbies that fail to prevent unwanted and unscreened persons from entering portions of the school that should be secured from unauthorized persons.

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10 Keys to Testing Campus Preparedness

Man_pulling_fire_alarm_ThinkstockThere have been many instances where lives have been lost at a school, hospital or institution of higher education because emergency preparedness concepts were unsound.  One powerful example of this occurred nearly 60 years ago when 95 students and staff died as a result of a faulty approach to fire drills. The 1958 Our Lady of Angels Sacred Hearts School fire in Chicago serves as a deadly example of how unreliable crisis plans can appear to be sound and seem to work fine during regular drills.

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Prescribing the Best Medicine for Securing Healthcare Facilities

NHS-nurse-hospital_2519626bAmerica’s healthcare providers continue to experience rapidly rising demand, in both expenditures and complexity, for new and expanded facilities. Recent years have seen significant technological and medical advances, the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, as well as U.S. population (and thus, patient population) growth. With this explosion of ability, necessity and availability, more than ever healthcare facilities must be able to secure, both internally and externally, the well-being and safety of patients, staff, supplies and confidential medical records.

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85th Annual IA Credit Union Convention

Iowa_Credit_Union_League_logo_homeTitle: 85th Annual IA Credit Union Convention
Location: Des Moines, IA
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Dakota Security Systems is attending the 85th Annual IA Credit Union Convention being held September 16-18 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines, IA. This event is attended by CEOs, senior management and directors from Iowa’s credit unions.

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Deter Crime With A Network Horn Speaker

CaptureOur network horn loudspeaker is ideal for enhancing video surveillance installations in outdoor areas such as parking lots, construction and critical infrastructure sites, and public squares.

When added to video surveillance systems, a network horn speaker allows an operator to respond immediately and intervene directly on the scene.  The speaker can also be configured to deliver pre-recorded messages triggered automatically by video analytics.

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