The security week that was: 10/14/11 (The perception of crime)

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Mass shooting in California, new service offerings, more

Eight people were killed this week when a man walked into a salon in Southern California and opened fire on customers and employees. … Huffmaster, a Michigan-based company known for providing uniformed security officers, has launched a new service offering called “VirSec” that provides end-users with remote and hosted security services. … Also looking to get into the hosted video business, wireless and surveillance solutions distributor Moonblink will soon be rolling out a new Video Surveillance as a Software (VSaaS) offering that it will be bringing to market through a reseller program.

Looking to bring retailers up to speed on how to handle flash mobs and other organized events that could disrupt the holiday shopping season; the National Retail Federation has released its 2011 Crowd Management Guidelines. … A “go-slow” work action by screeners at a Toronto airport has caused massive security delays for passengers. In response, the company that employs the screeners, Garda, has suspended 74 of its security officers and has also started legal action against them. … A new study conducted by Siemens shows that community colleges are the least likely to have integrated, multi-modal mass notification systems.