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Public Transportation Surveillance Systems and Crime Deterrence

Public Transportation Surveillance Systems and Crime Deterrence

By: CaseGuard

  Institutions are required by law to cater to the safety of individuals and their belongings, so long as the individuals or property fall within the scope of the services the institutions provide. Since the invention of the digital world, one tool which has grown to be most useful to help achieve security is video surveillance. Functional video surveillance systems capture sensory information...

Jan 25, 2020
Video Surveillance for Airport Terminals

Video Surveillance for Airport Terminals

By: CaseGuard

  There is perhaps no location that perfectly illustrates the need for and use of video surveillance than airport terminals. Airports are multiple complex sites that require immense security and safety measures due to the combination of evolving threats to which they are vulnerable, such as terrorism and theft (of luggage and other high-value items), which is why they benefit most from the recent...

Jan 24, 2020
In Memory of Deputy Sheriff Sheldon Whiteman

In Memory of Deputy Sheriff Sheldon Whiteman

By: CaseGuard

  Long County is a rich, diverse and historical area near the eastern coast of Georgia. The Georgia constitution officially ratified the county on November 2, 1920. It was named after Dr. Crawford Long (1815-1878) who was an American physician, surgeon, innovator, and pharmacist. He was famous for inventing the use of anesthesia during surgery. Long County’s estimated population as of 2018, was...

Jan 23, 2020
Implications of FOIA on Public Health

Implications of FOIA on Public Health

By: CaseGuard

  For at least three reasons, FOIA is essential to public health practitioners: its capacity to support public health advocacy, its effect on government accountability and transparency, and its ability to promote public health practices and policy making. All states also have enacted laws governing open access to governmental information, many with provisions similar to the federal FOIA. Over the...

Jan 22, 2020
Protecting Teachers Under Attack by Students

Protecting Teachers Under Attack by Students

By: CaseGuard

  A crisis is being underreported in this country. Teachers and school staff members across the country are being assaulted by students in schools, classrooms, and hallways. Federal and state regulations are in place to protect student’s safety and privacy, but the policies regarding protecting educators are failing. Any time a student of any age, attempts to commit a battery, creates the threat...

Jan 21, 2020
In Memory of Police Officer Kaulike Kamala

In Memory of Police Officer Kaulike Kamala

By: CaseGuard

  Today’s police forces have become the front line for mental health problems in America. When the nation is unable to handle its health care crisis, leaving those with mental illness without treatment or options, many patients’ ability to continue to reason with reality falters. Studies have shown that on a yearly basis, more than 2 million mental health patients are jailed. That is over 2...

Jan 19, 2020
In Memory of Officer Tiffany-Victoria Bilon Enriquez

In Memory of Officer Tiffany-Victoria Bilon Enriquez

By: CaseGuard

  Officer Tiffany-Victoria Bilon Enriquez was one of the first to the scene on a call to an EDP, or Emotionally Disturbed Person. This was not her first encounter with the suspect, as she had previously been to calls to the address when this individual was making false 911 calls to the department. Today’s police force is often the first line in dealing with individuals who are in crisis due to...

Jan 19, 2020
Protecting Students and Teachers in Special Education Classrooms

Protecting Students and Teachers in Special Education Classrooms

By: CaseGuard

  We can’t go anywhere today without being caught on someone’s personal or corporate surveillance system. With concerns over both student and staff safety as well as disciplinary reasons, schools are no exception. Teachers and staff cannot be everywhere all at the same time, but cameras can be easily installed to capture footage to help when a security issue arises. When schools gather...

Jan 18, 2020
FERPA and Student Surveillance Systems

FERPA and Student Surveillance Systems

By: CaseGuard

  In the wake of mass shootings, schools all over the country are introducing school surveillance systems in the hopes to improve school security and student safety. With these new video surveillance systems there is a flood of new legal issues as to the implications these cameras have on student privacy laws. Parents, educators and communities alike are in favor of finding ways to reduce crime,...

Jan 17, 2020
Protecting Student Identity on School Bus Video Systems

Protecting Student Identity on School Bus Video Systems

By: CaseGuard

  In today’s world of data and computer systems, protecting the private personal information of individual citizens has become a major source of budgets and IT departments for many industries. When it comes to protecting the identity or Personal Identifying Information (PII) of a minor, in any circumstance, the law mandates that children’s privacy will be protected at all times. Schools and...

Jan 16, 2020

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