Archive for September 2017

2017 Lippert Award Presented to John Stroia
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John Stroia of Hamilton Security to Receive the Lippert Award

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SIA to salute immediate past chairman at SIA Honors Night on Nov. 15. Silver Spring, Md. —The Security Industry Association (SIA) today announced the selection of John Stroia, President, Hamilton Security, a Gunnebo Company, to receive the 2017 George R. Lippert Memorial Award. Since 2008, Stroia has held various volunteer leadership positions with SIA—most importantly…

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SIA Unveils Comprehensive Plan to Grow Security Talent Pipeline

SIA’s umbrella plan consists of wide-ranging initiatives to assist its members in identifying and hiring qualified personnel. Silver Spring, Md. —The Security Industry Association (SIA) today unveiled a comprehensive plan to assist its members to “Grow the Security Talent Pipeline.” By grouping resources for workforce development under one umbrella plan, SIA intends to augment its…

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Helping Hurricane Irma Victims

Colleagues, In a short two weeks, we have seen two massive hurricanes strike the United States. A short time ago, we lamented the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana, and now Hurricane Irma has left a path of destruction through Florida, the US Virgin Islands, and surrounding areas. To again assist with…

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Crucial Power Supply Exemption One Step Closer to Enactment

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Despite the July 1 expiration of an energy efficiency exemption for security/life-safety power supplies, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently confirmed it will not take any related enforcement actions in light of action in Congress on H.R. 511/S.190, the Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act. In the latest action, the U.S. Senate passed S.…

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The Not So Friendly Skies

Drones represent a rapidly growing and evolving threat Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), better known as drones, are making headlines frequently. Drones drop grenades on Coalition Forces. Drones land radioactive material on the roof of the Japanese prime minister’s home. Drones steal industrial trade secrets by hovering outside a 30th-floor window while spoofing a printer’s MAC…

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The Rise of the Machines

Robots can terminate tedious tasks for security personnel Suppliers of air, land and sea robots appear to be in full agreement that these technologies will liberate people from routine guarding tasks, which are repetitive, mundane and at times dangerous, so they can shift their attention to more critical, intelligence-based work. Who would not rally around…

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