Archive for March 2017

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Fact Sheet: FTA Waiver and Security Cameras

The Security Industry Association (SIA) shares this information in response to recent member inquiries on the topic. In response to a request from SIA on behalf of its members last year, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a clarification concerning whether IP security cameras qualify for a waiver of FTA-specific Buy America requirements. This general…

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SIA New Member Profile: STid

STid is an internationally recognized company and one of the leading developers of contactless identification solutions using RFID, NFC and Bluetooth® Smart technologies. For over 20 years, STid has been inventing smart solutions designed for secure access control and to provide tracking for assets in extreme environments such as the aerospace, energy and defense industries.…

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SIA and University of Phoenix Announce Inaugural SIA Scholarship Recipients

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Eleven employees of SIA member companies received full-tuition scholarships for a graduate or undergraduate program at the University of Phoenix. SILVER SPRING, Md., and PHOENIX, Ariz. — The Security Industry Association (SIA), the nonprofit association representing global security companies, and University of Phoenix have awarded full-tuition scholarships to 11 full-time employees from SIA member companies.…

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How Hackers Attack Physical Access Control Systems

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As physical access control system (PACS) technologies continue to advance, so do attackers. While card cloning can be effective, entry isn’t always gained with this method alone. Attackers are beginning to move beyond the card to the technology that supports it. At ISC West on April 6 from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Valerie Thomas, Executive Security Consultant…

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SIA New Member Profile: Sharp Electronics Corp.

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The Security Industry Association (SIA) is pleased to welcome Sharp Electronic Corp. as a new member! SIA caught up with Alice DiSanto, Director of Marketing, Sharp Robotics Business Development (located in Montvale, New Jersey), to discover more about Sharp Robotics, the Robolliance and the Unmanned Security Expo at ISC West. Visit Sharp at ISC West…

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Can Your Security System Be Used Against You?

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As of 2015, nearly 300 million IP cameras have been installed around the world. Many of these cameras have been installed with default usernames and passwords and can be accessed from anywhere in the world. For years, the question has been: How secure is the video that a system produces? But, that question is changing.…

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StoneLock Delivers Speed and Agility Through Innovation

StoneLock Brings Speed and Agility Through Innovation StoneLock, an innovative designer, and manufacturer of secure facial-recognition access control solutions, marked 2016 as a pivotal year for the company. The year was characterized by their entry into new markets, including government, and the forging of new partnerships and integrations with nearly all the leading physical access…

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SIA Establishes International Relations Committee to Educate Government and Industry

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New committee to be chaired by Richard Brent, CEO, Louroe Electronics Mexico City, Mexico — The Security Industry Association (SIA) announced today its establishment of the SIA International Relations Committee, chaired by Richard Brent, CEO, Louroe Electronics. The announcement of SIA’s International Relations Committee was announced from Mexico City in conjunction with the opening day…

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5 Questions That Cybercriminals Don’t Want You to Ask

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All leadership in business has a fiduciary responsibility to protect their company, its shareholders, employees and customers. Part of this responsibility includes detecting cyber-risks and mitigating those risks. To protect your organization, you must take a proactive and comprehensive approach to this quickly increasing risk. At ISC West, a panel discussion led by PSA’s Cybersecurity…

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