Archive for January 2017

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Why Secure Buildings Matter to Future Smart City Planners

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At ISC East, Doug Haines, MPSE, presented a session for SIA Education@ISC, Why Secure Buildings Matter to Future Smart City Planners. In this blog, he summarizes one of the talking points of his presentation in New York City from November. By shaping the built environment, smart city planners can create neighborhoods where people want to…

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SIA to Launch Data Privacy Advisory Board

Panel to promote privacy best practices for security equipment Silver Spring, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA) is proud to announce the creation of the SIA Data Privacy Advisory Board. SIA times this announcement in recognition of Data Privacy Day on Jan. 28. The board, which will include representatives from both within and outside the…

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SIA New Member Profile: Razberi Technologies Inc.

Razberi Technologies is now bringing its advanced solutions to the marketplace as a new member of the Security Industry Association (SIA)! Razberi Technologies Inc., Farmers Branch, Texas, develops and manufactures intelligent surveillance appliances that provide a better option to general-purpose servers, switches, storage and power for IP video surveillance, per the company. SIA Update exchanged…

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SIA Applauds House Adoption and Senate Action on PASS Act and Urges Swift Approval in Advance of July 1 Deadline

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Disruption of exemption for energy use requirements could create unsafe conditions and prompt unnecessarily high costs for the security industry. Silver Spring, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA) today hails swift passage of the Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act (H.R. 511) by the House of Representatives Monday and the subsequent introduction of a…

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SIA New Member Profile: IDTECK Global Inc.

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Not too long ago, IDTECK Global Inc., with U.S. offices in Gardena, California, expanded its footprint in North America. Now, IDTECK Global has extended its influence even further by joining the Security Industry Association (SIA). SIA Update chatted with Frederick R. Trujillo, Sales Manager for the Americas, IDTECK Global, to learn more about his background…

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SIA New Member Profile: StellNet Systems Integration

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The Security Industry Association (SIA) welcomes aboard StellNet Systems Integration, Elmhurst, N.Y., as a new member of the association. We exchanged email with Mark Dziwirek, Stellnet Systems Integration President, to learn more about his background and his company. How did you get into the security industry? Having a knack for technology, I went on to…

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SIA Renews Support for Bipartisan DIGIT Act

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Private sector input essential to guiding policy on the Internet of Things, says SIA. Silver Spring, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA) today announced its continued support of the bipartisan Developing and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act, reintroduced in the Senate Tuesday in the U.S. Senate by the Internet of Things (IoT)…

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SIA Opposes Use of Classroom Barricade Devices

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Door blocks raise the risk of fire code violations, misuse by bullies, the association says. Silver Spring, Md.  — Classroom barricade devices can cause more harm than they prevent, the Security Industry Association (SIA) is warning in support of an effort launched by the Door Security & Safety Foundation. As school administrators consider ways to…

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SIA RISE Profile: Brendan McFall of Northland Controls

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Read our interview with Brendan McFall, Project Manager, Northland Controls, as the Security Industry Association (SIA) spotlights a young professional on the RISE! Are you a young security professional under 40? We want your story! Contact Bryan Miller at bmiller@securityindustry.org to be featured in a monthly profile! What first got you interested in security and…

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