Archive for June 2017

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SIA New Member Profile: Kwikset

The Security Industry Association (SIA) welcomes aboard residential lock manufacturer Kwikset headquartered in Lake Forest, California! SIA caught up with Nick English, North American Sales Manager, Residential Access Solutions, for Kwikset about the company’s recent activities in smart locks and their overall relationship to smart homes. “Multiple studies have shown that the most popular entry…

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SIA to Host Expert Panel on Securing America’s K-12 Schools with Congressional School Safety Caucus

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Rep. Susan Brooks, co-chair of the Congressional School Safety Caucus, to speak on school security initiatives. Silver Spring, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA), in cooperation with the Congressional School Safety Caucus, will host a critically important panel discussion on “Securing America’s K-12 Schools” at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, HVC-201, at 12 p.m.…

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Can’t Go It Alone: How Industry Partnerships Make Impacts Securing the Homeland

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As the research and engineering arm of the 22 organizations making up the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), DHS Science and Technology (S&T) has developed close working relationships with the private sector in order to effectively respond to emerging threats and to keep pace with rapid advances in technology. Our relationships with the SIA community…

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How SIA Helped to Oppose Problematic IoT Legislation

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On Friday, June 1, California Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson ordered CA S.B. 327 to be placed on the inactive file, which means the bill will not receive further consideration for the remainder of 2017, but could be pursued again next year. (Read a news article on the bill’s withdrawal from the Northern California Record.) S.B. 327,…

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SIA New Member Profile: Gemalto

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The Security Industry Association (SIA) welcomes aboard digital security giant Gemalto, with U.S. headquarters in Austin, Texas. We chatted with Amy McKeown, U.S. Field Marketing Manager, Biometrics, Gemalto, about her role at the company and Gemalto’s engagement with SIA activities and events. For more info, visit the company’s website at www.gemalto.com​. How did you get…

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SIA to Present Inaugural Sports Security Innovator Award at NCS4 Conference

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Dave Tynan of Axis Communications to be honored. Silver Spring, Md. — Dave Tynan of Axis Communications will be honored in July as the inaugural recipient of the Sports Security Innovator Award, to be presented by the Security Industry Association (SIA) at the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) annual conference. Tynan,…

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SIA to Honor Teresa Wu of Oberthur Technologies-Morpho, Holly Borgmann of ADT with Statesman Awards at SIA GovSummit

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The 2017 Statesman Awards, presented at SIA GovSummit, represent outstanding contributions to advocating for the security industry before government decision makers. Silver Spring, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA) will honor two of its members with the SIA Statesman Award during a dinner event at SIA GovSummit on June 28, 2017, SIA announced today.…

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SIA Member Exchange: Securing Data Centers with DIRAK

A classified military command center in the Washington, D.C. area faced challenges in securing its data centers. It could not remodel or build more room, so it required a security solution that fit within its current footprint. The command turned to DIRAK, a German company with U.S. headquarters in Sterling, Virginia, to solve the problem.…

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