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On The Editor's Desk

Last call?

July 3, 2024Cory Harris, Editor

My home, New York City, has given me yet more blog fodder to share with you this week, with the latest security-related happenings centered around the potential ban of cellphones in city schools. Nearly a decade after then-NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio lifted the ban of cell phone use by students in schools, the mayor who originally implemented the systemwide ban in the first place – Michael Bloomberg – came out and called for the reinstitution of the ban of phones in city schools in his...

Bill DeBlasio, David Banks, Eric Adams, Gavin Newsom, Kathy Hochul, Los Angeles Unified School District, Michael Bloomberg, New York City


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On The Editor's Desk

Game of drones

May 29, 2024Cory Harris, Editor

Drones have emerged in the physical security space as a reliable video surveillance tool, but New York City (NYC) Mayor Eric Adams is traveling uncharted waters, so to speak, in how he wants to utilize drones during the summer months. As a NYC resident, I have read numerous articles on how there’s a lifeguard shortage at area beaches this summer. Now, with Memorial Day weekend in the rearview mirror and summer unofficially underway, Mayor Adams has come up with a game plan to overcome the...

Eric Adams, Kaz Daughtry, New York City Fire Department (FDNY), New York Police Department (NYPD), NYC Parks Department


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AI weapons detection technology included in NYC pilot program

April 10, 2024Cory Harris, Editor

NEW YORK—Evolv Technology’s AI system will be used as part of a new pilot program by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) to detect weapons carried by travelers into the Metropolitan Transit Authority's (MTA) subway system.  According to a release by the Office of the Mayor of New York City, the NYPD seized 1,515 weapons in the subway system in 2023, compared to 947 weapons the previous year – a nearly 60% increase.  “The NYPD contacted Evolv to...

Eric Adams, Evolv Technology, Janno Lieber, Kathy Hochul, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), New York City Police Department (NYPD), Peter George, Public Oversight of Surveillance Technology (POST) Act, Security Systems News (SSN)


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Several hotels and a Washington pre-K school secure contracts with Knightscope

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Several hotels and a Washington pre-K school secure contracts with Knightscope

October 13, 2023SSN Staff

MOUNTAINVIEW, Calif. – Autonomous security robots guard company Knightscope has garnered several contracts this month in the hospitality and education industries. On Oct. 11 the company announced that it had sold its K5 Autonomous Security Robot (ASR) to a pair of hotels in Portland, Ore. The robots will be utilized to patrol the parking areas of the hotel, and Knightscope noted that security in hospitality encompasses a hotel’s buildings and grounds, including guests, employees,...

Autonomous Security Robot (ASR), Eric Adams, Knightscope, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), New York City Police Department (NYPD), Security, security robots


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NYPD and MTA institute Knightscope test pilot

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NYPD and MTA institute Knightscope security robot test pilot

September 25, 2023SSN Staff

NEW YORK – The New York City Police Department (NYPD) and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) are vetting the robots from Knightscope as a possible security solution and crime deterrent. The Office of the Mayor of New York issued a press release discussing the institution of a pilot program for Knightscope’s K5 security robots following a two-week training period, after which the autonomous robots will have patrol duties in Manhattan’s subway stations between midnight...

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Eric Adams, Knightscope, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), New York Police Department (NYPD), robot


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NY Governor Hochul announces formation of JSOC to oversee cyber across the state

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NY Governor Hochul announces formation of JSOC to oversee cyber across the state

February 23, 2022Cory Harris, Editor

ALBANY, N.Y.—New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced on Feb. 22, 2022, the creation of a Joint Security Operations Center (JSOC) in the New York City borough of Brooklyn that will serve as the nerve center for joint local, state and federal cyber efforts, including data collection, response efforts and information sharing.  In a partnership launched with New York City Mayor Eric Adams, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh, Buffalo Mayor...

Antoinette King, Ben Walsh, Byron Brown, Credo Cyber Consulting, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Eric Adams, Jackie Bray, Jen Easterly, Joint Security Operations Center, Kathy Hochul, Kathy Sheehan, Malik Evans, Mike Spano


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