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Marijuana Dispensaries - Live Video Feeds to Law Enforcement

Since January 2016, Las Vegas has documented more than 26 burglaries and robberies, including at least one officer-involved shooting, related to marijuana dispensaries.


Who Owns Home Surveillance Footage, Other Related Legal Questions Answered

With the proliferation of doorbell cams such as Ring, Nest Hello and smart home security systems, the liability and ownership rights to the images is coming to the forefront.


Communication failure' led to 20-minute delay in school shooting video, chief says

The Broward School District's security cameras did not provide real-time video for police during the Stoneman Douglas school shooting. An outdated radio system provided further confusion as officers tried to find Nikolas Cruz


Surveillance Footage Aids Police in Florida School Shooting

Video from the school's surveillance system has helped police put together a timeline of events on the day of the shooting.


New Orleans: You are being watched

How a real-time surveillance plan could give law enforcement access to thousands of cameras


 

Marijuana Dispensaries Live Video Feeds to Law Enforcement

Live feed video surveillance is the future of crime prevention. However, many city law enforcement agencies perceive it as a costly solution, requiring too much time, staff, and resources to implement and support. Some believe it requires dispensaries and businesses to purchase compatible surveillance systems and law enforcement to develop state-of-the-art IT data centers.


 

Chicago’s Homicide Total Drops by Over 100

In the second half of the year, homicides plummeted, particularly in two of the city’s most violence-plagued neighborhoods, contributing to about a 15 percent overall drop in killings over last year

 


Washington DC Surveillance Hackers Arrested

The US Department of Justice has announced that "Two Romanian Suspects Charged With Hacking of Metropolitan Police Department Surveillance Cameras in Connection with Ransomware Scheme" that occurred in January 2017.

 


High crimes: Las Vegas pot shops targeted by criminals:

Las Vegas Valley found there have been at least 26 burglaries and one armed robbery at marijuana dispensaries since January 2016. A surge of crimes were reported as Nevada prepared for the first recreational pot sales, which began on July 1, 2017.

 


Amended marijuana bill could give Nevada police video access 

Police responding to robberies at medical marijuana dispensaries may be able to tap into a live security camera feed.

The access to live footage in marijuana establishments is part of Senate Bill 329, which deals with several aspects of the medical marijuana industry.


Project Green Light faces scrutiny as Detroit eyes mandate for thousands of businesses

Business owners and civil liberties activists are questioning the efficacy and constitutionality of Detroit’s costly real-time surveillance camera program, Project Green Light, following word that city officials intend to press forward with a plan that would force thousands of businesses to buy into the program.


Chicago police now using high-tech effort to fight crime

The head of the Chicago Police Department said Wednesday that his officers are now using high-tech strategies and equipment to fight crime, an announcement that came as the city’s police released statistics showing no letup in the death toll that captured the nation’s attention last year and sparked a Twitter warning last week from President Donald Trump.

 

Shots fired during robbery at Las Vegas marijuana dispensary

The shooting was reported just before 4:20 a.m. Saturday at the Blackjack Collective Medical Marijuana Dispensary, 1860 Western Ave., near Sahara Avenue and Highland Drive, Metropolitan Police Department Capt. Kelly McMahill said.


Hackers hit D.C. police closed-circuit camera network

Hackers infected 70 percent of storage devices that record data from D.C. police surveillance cameras eight days before President Trump’s inauguration, forcing major citywide reinstallation efforts, according to the police and the city’s technology office.


ADT Launches Canopy - Professional Monitoring For DIY Devices

ADT, the best known (and perhaps most hated) name in intrusion, has introduced Canopy, supporting professional monitoring for DIY devices. Website: ADT Launches Canopy – Professional Monitoring For DIY Devices


See how the gunshot detection system coming to Syracuse works in Rochester

Rochester, N.Y.--While Syracuse prepares to install a $300,000 gunshot detection system this April to combat record violence and homicides, Rochester enters it's first decade with the system that Rochester Police say has transformed their ability to act on gun violence tremendously.