• Single Suspect Tied to Locker Room Thefts at TCU, SMU

    by Paul Steinbach September 2018

    Police in Fort Worth, Texas, believe one man is on a collegiate locker room crime spree after items were stolen from football lockers at Southern Methodist University on Sept. 4 and then Texas Christian University one week later.

    Other schools in the state have been put on alert since thousands of dollars worth of electronics were taken from TCU football lockers Sept. 11 as the Horned Frogs practiced. A man wearing a backpack can be seen on security cameras in the Meyer-Martin Athletic Complex, seemingly avoiding eye-contact when in the presence of others. 

    “He’d walk to the locker room and if someone came out, he would just turn around and get on his phone,” TCU police detective Mike McCormack told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, adding that the person of interest didn't loiter. “He was in and out of there in 10 minutes. He knows what he’s doing.”

    TCU police released still images from the security cameras Monday, along with phone numbers to call with information on the suspect.

  • District Pilots 'Clear Bag or No Bag' Entry Procedure

    by Charleston Post & Courier September 2018

    Charleston County School District's "clear bag or no bag" entry procedure initiative is intended to enhance the safety of the thousands of spectators who will attend contests at the facility.

  • Employee: Fired for Reporting Steam Room Incident

    by Kathianne Boniello September 2018

    An Equinox receptionist who tattled on an alleged steam-room masturbator at his Wall Street gym says he got fired for going public about the tawdry touching incident.

  • How Turnstiles Control Access at College Rec Centers

    by Andy Berg September 2018

    Controlling access to today's palatial college rec centers is a challenge. Effective monitoring and control of traffic into the facility requires a balance between security, providing a great guest experience and ensuring a complete picture of who is in the facility at all times and what they're doing there. One of the surest ways of maintaining that balance is through the use of a tried-and-true staple of facility access control — the turnstile. A deceptively simple but effective solution, today's turnstiles have come a long way, enabling integration with pretty much any management software, while employing a variety of identification types, from mag-stripe to biometrics. Here's a refresher on turnstiles, as well as a quick look at how two major universities have employed these automated sentinels in their facilities.

  • HS Football Game Cancelled After Fight Sparks Panic

    by Andy Berg August 2018

    The annual Salt Bowl between Benton and Bryant (Ark.) high schools drew more than 38,000 fans to Little Rock’s War Memorial Stadium on Saturday, but the game was doomed to an abrupt end.

  • Police Investigate Gropings at Water Park

    by Robert Brodsky August 2018

    The Riverhead Town police chief said his department is investigating allegations that as many as four preteen girls were "inappropriately touched" by at least two men on Tuesday in the wave pool at Splish Splash Water Park in Calverton.

  • Raiders Mull Jail, Courtroom for New Las Vegas Stadium

    by Andy Berg August 2018

    When the Oakland Raiders move to their new home in Las Vegas, they’ll have special accommodations for rowdy fans.

  • Security Changes Coming After HS Stadium Shooting

    by Sonja Isger August 2018

    The security playbook for Palm Beach County high school football will be rewritten this week in the aftermath of the shooting on the outskirts of a high school football stadium Friday night.

  • How Biometrics are Addressing Challenges in Ticketing and Access Control

    by Andy Berg August 2018

    After covering the wireless communications industry for 10 years, I've seen a lot of empty promises made on half-baked technology. The so-called mobile wallet, as pushed by Google, Apple and others, has been touted as the next big thing since 2009, but the majority of retail transactions are still made using plastic cards pulled from good old-fashioned leather wallets. Surprisingly, dependence on a smartphone is probably the one thing keeping the digital wallet from really gaining traction with consumers, which is precisely why biometrics hold such promise as a solution for ticketing and access control at sports venues: a device isn't necessary.

  • PSU Investigating Threat of Mass Shooting at Stadium

    by Andy Berg August 2018

    Penn State University police and the FBI are investigating a tweet that warned of an impending mass shooting at Beaver Stadium.