The security week that was: 03/04/11 (5 Ideas for Video Surveillance)

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Several high-profile incidents involving Transportation Security Administration officers made headlines this week. A behavioral detection officer with the agency in Buffalo, N.Y, was arrested and charged with helping a suspected pot trafficker make it through security. More than two dozen TSA workers in Honolulu, Hawaii, are reportedly under investigation for not properly searching checked baggage before it was loaded onto planes. Three screeners at New York’s JFK airport are being disciplined and sent to remedial training after authorities say a passenger was able to make it onto a jet with three box cutters in his carry-on luggage. … A group of armed robbers stormed a Unigen plant in Fremont, Calif., taking nearly $2 million worth of computer and other high-tech equipment. … Two U.S. airmen were killed and two other were wounded after a gunman opened fire on a bus outside an airport in Frankfurt, Germany. … The Electronic Security Association announced that it will be holding elections for the offices of vice president/president-elect, vice president and treasurer. … Systems integrator Adesta, which was acquired by G4S in late 2009, has officially changed its name to G4S Technology.