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Suspect At Large After Burglary At Plainview Gas Station

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Police are investigating a burglary at a Long Island gas station.It happened between Friday, Sept. 23, and Saturday, Sept. 24, in Plainview, Nassau County Police said.An unknown person entered the Mobil station at 220 Manetto Hill Road and removed an unknown amount of US currency, cigarette cartons…
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The National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Ian is forecasted to be 'a major hurricane' when approaching western Florida

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Tropical Storm Ian was located about 270 miles south-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, as of 2 p.m. Saturday and moving west...
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Face biometrics deployments and solutions unveiled on four continents

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Developments in face biometrics from standards work to product launches made headlines over the past week. Deployments of border control...
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Dow hits 2022 low as markets sell off on recession fears

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Markets sold off around the world on mounting signs the global economy is weakening just as central banks raise the pressure even more with additional hikes to interest rates.
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EU parliament majority now in favor of banning AI surveillance in public

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Renew, the third largest group in the EU parliament, has joined the Greens and Socialists & Democrats groups in backing...
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The thing most people fear about facial recognition spreading from China

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The dark side of facial recognition, long warned about by privacy and human rights advocates, is growing in starker relief....
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Fall Protection Remains OSHA’s Top-Cited Standard

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The construction industry fall protection standard remains the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) most frequently cited standard for the 12th year in a row, the agency announced on September 20. Patrick Kapust, acting director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented a list of preliminary figures for fiscal year (FY) 2022—the fiscal year ends September […] The post Fall Protection Remains OSHA’s Top-Cited Standard appeared first on EHS Daily Advisor.
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Homeless Ex-Con Charged With Assaulting McDonald's Worker In Englewood Over A Soda

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A homeless ex-con grabbed a counter worker at a McDonald's in Englewood around the neck when she wouldn't give him a free soda, authorities said.Walter Alston, 33, walked behind the counter of the West Palisade Avenue fast-food joint and demanded the drink, then assaulted the mid-30s employee when …
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The obstacles to staff safety and wellbeing in the NHS

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IFSEC Global hears from Roger Ringham, Chair of the National Association for Healthcare Security (NAHS) as he discusses the barriers to safety and wellbeing for NHS staff.  We know that violence and aggression against NHS staff is a problem. But how big a problem, we can’t be sure. All we can do is make estimates, and judge by our own direct experiences of working in healthcare security. Roger Ringham, Chair of the National Association for Healthcare Security (NAHS) The reason for that is there has been no comprehensive annual national survey since 2017. In 2017, NHS Protect which had been collecting fairly reliable and detailed figures once a year, was disbanded. It was replaced by the NHS Counter Fraud Authority, and while the authority’s mission is a vital one, it does not include the same remit for workplace violence reduction or for raising general standards in security management as its predecessor had. That gap is a problem, and is something that many in the profession, including NAHS, are keen to fix. No accurate picture Currently, the best data we have comes from limited sources such as the NHS Staff Survey. This is conducted annually but includes only a few general questions – “have you been subject to, or witnessed violence?” for example – and it is not mandatory. Therefore, it doesn’t give us an accurate picture of how many incidents there are each year across the NHS, or break those incidents down by month, week, or day, or show their severity or type. What the 2021 survey did tell us was this: 14.3% of the 600,000 respondents said they had experienced at least one incident of physical violence from patients, service users, relatives, or other members of the public in the previous 12 months. A much higher level of abuse was reported in the ambulance sector, with almost a third of paramedics saying they had been subject to violence. We can supplement this picture with data compiled annually by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and the Health & Safety Executive. But while figures we have are limited in scope, they are still trustworthy sources and confirm what many frontline staff will tell you: that verbal and physical aggression continues to get worse. Why aggression matters This matters greatly. I am currently working on a new conflict resolution course for NHS staff and managers, and one of my biggest concerns is the impact of aggression on both individuals and teams. When a front-line health worker is subject to abuse, it not only affects them personally, it can have a negative impact on their close colleagues and as a result lead to lower standards of patient care. Anecdotal evidence suggests very strongly that aggression has a significant impact on staff absences, on recruitment and on retention. I spent the first 30 years of my career in the police service, and I’ve dealt with some horrible things, but when I spend time with medics and see what they have to cope with, it’s much worse. If the reward for their dedication is to be abused or physically attacked, it’s not surprising if they go sick, or decide they need to change jobs altogether. When you add to their stress with rising demand for services, staffing shortfalls, and continuing pressure on budgets – all of which we are now seeing – these risks culminate in a self-fulfilling downward spiral. Just one anecdote from my personal experience shows what can happen when people, and systems, are under too much pressure: a mental healthcare nurse had a knife held to her throat by a patient, the patient escaped, was caught by the police, and eventually returned to the healthcare unit. The nurse wasn’t informed that the suspect had been apprehended, and when she came onto the ward the first person she saw was the man who had attacked her. Understandably, she was badly shaken by this experience. This should not have happened, and her trauma could have been prevented if she’d been warned in advance. It’s nobody’s fault, but the consequence of a 24/7 conveyor-belt service where a significant turnover of managers can mean key details are not relayed from one shift to another, which can lead to additional challenges. Looking for answers So how can we prevent things becoming worse? We need better regulatory oversight, better reporting, and higher benchmarks for security training and education. We also need clearer protocols for dealing with incidents, more effective sharing of best practice – including around technology innovations – and better partnerships with other agencies, most obviously with the police. These are all topics we’ll be discussing at the NAHS annual conference in November – which this year features an expanded programme of expert speakers. For regular readers of IFSEC Global, I will also be looking at these issues in more detail in a series of quarterly articles on this site. Watch this space. Until then – keep safe, and keep your people safe. Keep up with the access control market The physical access control market is moving fast. Find out where you stand with the latest edition of IFSEC Global's comprehensive 2022 State of Physical Access Control trend report, covering all the latest developments within the market. We assess the current technology in use, upgrade plans and challenges, and major trends on the horizon after receiving the views of over 1000 security, facilities and IT professionals. Get your copy for free today. 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Reliance High-Tech Is Celebrating 30 Years Of Membership Of The British Security Industry Association (BSIA)

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Reliance High-Tech, the independent security technology integrator, is celebrating 30 years of membership of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA). During this time Reliance High-Tech has been able to help shape the direction of the security industry by sharing its knowledge with other members and playing an active role in a number of special interest groups. Since it was formed in 1967, the BSIA has firmly established itself as the voice of the professional security industry, while educating the marketplace on the value of high quality and professional security. Physical security equipment Its members are responsible for more than 70 per cent of privately provided UK security products and services including the manufacture, distribution, and installation of electronic and physical security equipment, and the provision of security officer services and consultancy. “We are delighted to be able to celebrate this significant milestone in our relationship with the...
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Matrix To Bring Forth Its Range Of Enterprise-Grade Security Solutions At Smart Security Expo 2022, Malaysia

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Matrix, a Telecom and Security solutions manufacturer, looks forward to presenting its security range at Smart Security Expo 2022. Taking place from 27th - 29th September, this event is focused on innovative solutions across the security domain and more. It will be held at Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Communication and security solutions  Established in 1991, Matrix offers a comprehensive range of solutions for Video Surveillance, Access Control, Time-Attendance, and Telecom applications. The solutions are designed to meet the communication and security requirements of large enterprises, SMEs, and SMBs. With technology and customer concern at the forefront, Matrix heavily invests in researching, designing, and producing world-class enterprise solutions. With its 40% human resources dedicated to research, it has launched over 60+ cutting-edge products and solutions across 4 domains. To date, Matrix has part...
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Miami Marlins Reduce Parking Wait Times With Genetec AutoVu Free Flow And Post Payment

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Genetec Inc., a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, announced that the Miami Marlins Major League Baseball team has dramatically reduced parking wait times and improved parking payment compliance at its home stadium, loanDepot park, using Genetec™ AutoVu™ Free-Flow and the AutoVu™ Mobile Post Payment plug-in. AutoVu Pay-by-Plate Sync plugin The high-tech stadium is located in a residential neighborhood in downtown Miami with a challenging roadway infrastructure and few mass transit alternatives. The resulting traffic and congestion on game and event days caused long wait times to pay and park in the stadium’s more than 5,500 parking spaces, frustrating fans. By using Genetec AutoVu Free-Flow and the Mobile Post Payment plug-in, the Marlins dramatically reduced queues and facilitated post-payment for parking. Payment is collected before, during, or after games and events using...
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