Security News From Around the Web

Student senate approves bill for more security cameras on campus

The Student Senate at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, unanimously approved a bill that will double the number of security cameras on the college campus, bringing it up to 1,200.

The bill was introduced to the senate by freshman Senator Jessica Porter who reported that there were no surveillance cameras in the parking lot by where she lived, nor near the Stacey Riddle Forum where many students go to study at night. The new bill will give students, faculty, and staff better peace of mind when walking alone on campus at night.

CCTV cameras capture couple falling into sinkhole in Seoul

A bus’ external CCTV camera captured a man and woman falling into a sinkhole as the ground collapsed beneath them in South Korean capital city Seoul. The couple was rescued out of the 10-foot-deep hole by firefighters and taken to a local hospital with only minor injuries.

Mall of America pulls back its security curtain

After recent security threats, Bloomington, Minnesota’s Mall of America has given us a look at its current security protocols. The Mall of America employs 100 full-time and 50 part-time security staff. Officers patrol the mall with bomb-sniffing dogs and a security team keeps a careful eye on hundreds of cameras throughout the shopping center.

Bloomington Police Chief Jeff Potts ensures the mall is a safe place and encourages visitors to come shop. Authorities say there is “no credible evidence” suggesting that a United States mall attack is in the works.

San Antonio City Council looks to improve safety in city parks

The San Antonio City Council is considering how to improve safety along its growing Howard W. Peak Greenway Trails System. Recommendations include emergency blue light devices and security camera systems. District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg wants visitors to feel safe and to have the option to reach out for help if they need it.

Storage facility surveillance footage helps capture thieves

Police in Oklahoma City used surveillance camera footage from the Bryan Storage facility to capture two men who stole a trailer and tools costing thousands of dollars. The video footage showed the men loading a truck with the tools and then driving off with the trailer hitched to the back of their vehicle. Police were able to capture the criminals, who are now facing larceny charges.

The owner of the storage facility is working to make changes to the current security system to ensure customers and their belongings are kept safe.

Grant will pay for security cameras and metal detectors at middle school

Pennsylvania’s Northern York County School District recently received a grant for $15,169 from the State Department of Education’s Office of Safe Schools. The grant will fund security equipment that will be installed at Northern Middle School in the form of 16 security cameras as well as metal-detecting wands.