A Pablo Picasso painting and other works were stolen from Athens’ National Gallery earlier this year, the AFP reported—an estimated $7 million dollars worth of national treasures taken in just seven minutes.
Greece’s Public Service Inspector General’s Office blames the gallery’s security, or lack there of, for the heist. Untrained guards, faulty equipment and “disastrous communications” left the gallery vulnerable, its report said.
CrimeDex has added the Wireless Loss Prevention Council (WLPC), a network of retail wireless loss prevention professionals, to its repertoire. CrimeDex is a criminal investigation collaboration network that allows law enforcement and business communities to share business-related crime information
In some ways our partnership with WLPC is right on trend in the mobile industry as more people choose collaboration as a weapon against theft. Case in point: the wireless industry’s announcement this month of a new theft prevention database from the FCC and wireless carriers representing 90 percent of subscribers.
Why is collaboration and information sharing so critical in combatting crime today?
“It only takes one idiot to ruin an event,” British Olympic Association Chairman Colin Moynihan told BBC Radio 5 this month as organizers prepare to convene one of the largest organized sporting events on the planet this summer in London.
Surveillance footage at a Portland, Oregon, gas station convenience store this week captured what an Oregonian reporter is calling a “mob rob”:
A group of 15 to 20 males and females calmly walked into a Chevron in the 9100-block of Southeast Foster Road between 11:15 p.m. and 11:23 p.m. and snatched roughly $200 worth of beef jerky, candy and beer before leaving en masse.
But this unfortunate event is nothing new, deriving from the flash mob phenomenon that began as a creative form of social entertainment and a gorilla style of marketing like this one at the premier of The Ohio State University’s new student union the summer of 2010.
And “mob robberies” may happen more than you think.
Analog vs. IP camera, cable vs. streaming – reading the news you could be forgiven for thinking everyone was going digital and cutting the cord right this second.
In the case of streaming, the numbers show a different story. That’s not to say that no one is making the switch, but it’s occurring at a far slower rate than most media stories would have you believe.
Hospital security is a unique challenge – with emergency first-responders, expecting mothers, patients and clinicians of every variety constantly coming and going, hospital security teams are tasked with keeping an always accessible facility secure.
Employee and patient safety are chief concerns for any hospital security director. Modern Healthcare reports “data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration indicates that hospital nurses face more than triple the average chance of being assaulted on the job as an average American worker.”
But then consider the drugs, equipment and radioactive byproducts from some equipment in a hospital – loss prevention takes on a whole new dimension when it’s also linked to nuclear non-proliferation. Unfortunately, a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) indicates that hospitals aren’t always as secure as they need to be.
And that’s a wrap! It’s always great to spend time with the security industry’s best and this year’s ISC West was no exception. And it certainly got off to an unusual start (three ISC West attendees helped to diffuse the JetBlue pilot situation)! Check out our highlights from the show below:
Meeting America’s Expectations
Americans have high expectations for video surveillance at the businesses they frequent, according to the results of a survey we released at the show. Security Magazineshared our findings:
3VR is a video technology and data company that solves the challenges associated with video searchability, allowing customers to rapidly gather real-time intelligence from the unstructured video data that is produced by a single camera or a global network of cameras. 3VR uses analytics as the cornerstone of video search, and it enables both security and business intelligence applications from a single video management system (VMS). 3VR is the standard for hundreds of global customers in Financial Services, Retail, Government, Infrastructure and Hospitality. Learn more.