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Lead Boston Marathon bombings investigator talks urban security

August 7, 2013Amy Canfield

BOSTON—When the two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line in April, there was chaos. Hundreds were seriously injured. Participants and spectators were panicked, not knowing where to turn for safety. Were there more explosive devices set to go off in a few seconds?Within 22 minutes, chaos was quelled, and the area was secured.How?“Through planning and training,” said Boston Police Department Superintendent William Evans.Three people died at the Boylston Street scene and...

Back Bay Security Network, Boston Marathon bombing, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, FLIR Systems, SSN, William Evans

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Fire Systems Installation

High-profile bombing, shootings drive MNS market

June 5, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

AUSTIN, Texas—The Boston Marathon bombing, the Sandy Hook school massacre and other high-profile incidents are a key reason why demand for mass notification systems is expected to spike 30 percent within five years, according to a new report from IMS Research, now part of IHS.The need to help protect the public will help drive spending on MNS in North America to $2.1 billion in 2017, up from $1.6 billion in 2013, the report says.“Very few people die in a building fire anymore” because...

Boston Marathon bombing, Emergency Mass Notification Systems, IHS, IMS, MNS, Omar Talpur, Sandy Hook, SSN

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Monitoring Matters

Surveillance cameras called 'worse than useless' in Philly

June 5, 2013Rich Miller

It's not the kind of press you would expect for video surveillance, especially after all of the positive PR for helping bring down the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing. Only onward and upward, right? Apparently Philadelphia didn't get the memo. Last week, City Controller Alan Butkovitz announced the results of an audit of the police department's surveillance camera program. The news wasn't favorable: Only 32 percent of the cameras reviewed were functioning as they should, down from 45 percent...

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