For years now, amateur photographers have been gathering at airport perimeters to take pictures of incoming and outgoing planes. Recently, Miami International Airport has decided to tap into these enthusiasts and solicit their help with security. A new program, Miami Airport Watch, asks pre-screened volunteer photographers to put their hobby to work, serving a greater cause. These volunteers keep their cameras poised to record any and all unusual or suspicious activities witnessed.
The group has already noticed a few incidents that are out of the ordinary, one being a man in a nearby parking lot in full costume dressed like Rambo. While it was ultimately determined by police that the man was attending a nearby comic book convention, airport security was alerted to a possible threat. More...
Another year is coming to a close which is most certainly a reason to celebrate. This is the time to get together with friends and family and look back on the previous year and make resolutions for the New Year. sci-Shot wishes everyone a safe 2014 and as we prepare to launch our public safety social movement app here are a few public safety tips we would like to share:
- Keep your phones charged- You may need to call a cab, answer a call from a friend or family member in need, or take a picture with our mobile app, etc.
- Be aware of distracted and drunk drivers- Remember leave enough space between your car and the cars around you to have the time to react to sudden lane changes, quick stops, etc. More...
The Holiday Season is in full force which means travelling, present wrapping, tree trimming and much more. While this may be the most wonderful time of the year it’s important to keep safety in mind so here are a few tips and tricks to avoid a not-so-magical holiday.
- Shopping-If you can’t shop during daylight hours bring a friend or family member with you and park your car in a well-lit area. Do not carry a purse or a wallet, if possible. Make sure to always have your ID with you and avoid carrying a large amount of cash. Make trips to your car to drop off packages so that you are not overloaded with bags and boxes which would make you an easy target for a criminal. Don’t leave any valuable items in plain site in your car. Either lock them up or stow them away in your trunk so they are not visible. More...