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Police Chiefs Adopt Guidelines for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

- The International Association of Chiefs of Police has voted to adopt guidelines for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles.

Case Study: A Wrinkle in Time

- One grocery store is using video synopsis technology for everything from monitoring the flow of store wine tastings to internal investigations.

Case Study

- The Detroit Public School system uses battery-operated cameras to catch thieves in the act.

Morning Security Brief: UK Surveillance Plan, Cattlemen Worry About EPA Surveillance, Law Unmasks Internet Trolls, and More

- Nebraska cattlemen don’t want the EPA taking aerial photos of their farms. The British government passes a law requiring websites to identify Internet bullies. And more.

AUVSI Talks FAA Progress Toward UAS Integration

- Security Management spoke to Ben Gielow, government relations manager at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, about the FAA's progress in integrating UAVs into the National Air System.

Worth a Look: iSpy

- Associate Editor John Wagley reviews an inexpensive surveillance app with a breadth of features and controls.

Afternoon Security Brief: License Plate Scanners, UK Electronic Monitoring Legislation, New Mac Virus Seen in the Wild, and More

- Police say license plate scanner technology would have stopped the D.C. Snipers. The United Kingdom is poised to enact broad surveillance legislation. Chinese hackers are suspected of creating a virus targeting Apple computers to monitor Tibetan sympathizers. And more.


- An inexpensive surveillance application reviewed this month has a wide range of security features and controls. Its functions include motion detection, e-mail alerts, and automatic video recording and playback. Go online to see how it works.

Worth a Look: iSpy

- Associate Editor John Wagley reviews an inexpensive surveillance application with a breadth of features and controls.

GPS Tracking

- The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that police officers need a warrant to track a suspect’s movements using GPS, but there’s more nuance than first meets the eye. Read the ruling here.

A Clear View of Liability

- Surveillance systems must overcome a hierarchy of nine deficiencies to improve their odds of defeating liability claims during lawsuits.

Security Goes Underground

- A mall in Venezuela protects patrons and parking attendants through video surveillance and a two-way communication system.

Texas UAV Enthusiast Uses Pilotless Aircraft to Uncover River Contamination

- A tip from an amateur unmanned-aerial-vehicle pilot led Texas authorities to open a major investigation into a Dallas meat packing plant, giving credence to assertions by the UAV community that commercial use can be both useful and inexpensive.

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