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A new study finds no evidence of a widespread surge in total, violent or property crime in large U.S. cities in the aftermath of the highly publicized police shooting of Michael Brown.


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VTech, a digital toy company based in Hong Kong, was hacked on Nov. 14, leaving the personal information of 5 million accounts compromised. The company said no personal identification data, like social security numbers, were compromised. SSI Staff · December 01, 2015

Are more guns needed at NFL games to protect against the ensuing threat of terrorist attacks? The National Fraternal Order of Police says yes, asking the league to lift its ban on fans carrying concealed guns inside NFL stadiums. SSI Staff · December 01, 2015

The Global Cybersecurity Market 2015-2025 report predicts the industry to be worth $11.4 billion in 2015 and forecast to reach $17.3 billion by 2025 at a CAGR of 4.23%. SSI Staff · November 30, 2015

A new study found that 60% of Americans believe adopting body cameras on law enforcement officers can reduce tensions in the communities the officers protect. However, many still don’t know how the technology is used. SSI Staff · November 30, 2015

Angela White with Central 1 Security was elected to ESA Vice President/President Elect of the Electronic Security Association (ESA). SSI Staff · November 25, 2015

The New York Police Department isn't taking any chances ahead of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. It is ramping up security and counterterrorism efforts in lieu of the ongoing terror threat from the Islamic State. SSI Staff · November 25, 2015

Which holidays were the worst for vehicle theft? The NICB documented the number of thefts in 2014 on each holiday. Find out which one topped the list. SSI Staff · November 25, 2015

Demand for electronic security products in the United States is projected to rise 7% annually through 2019 to $16.2 billion, according to a Report Buyer report. Mobile monitoring will boost demand for alarms and access control systems will see strong gains as well. IP connected systems and home automation systems will promote growth as well. SSI Staff · November 24, 2015

When a school becomes safe as a result of metal detectors, is it time to get rid of them? That's the debate going around New York City schools as parents and activists say they are discriminatory toward minority neighborhoods and send a bad message. Meanwhile, other parents and school safety agents warn that the removal of metal detectors will put children and everyone else in the schools at risk. SSI Staff · November 23, 2015

The approximate 46 million people traveling in the United States for Thanksgiving will see additional security measures at airports, train stations and tourist destinations. The Department of Homeland Security said there are no credible threats anywhere in the U.S. SSI Staff · November 23, 2015




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