Archive for October 2017

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An Interview with Michael Durant: Inspiration for Academy Award-Winning Movie Black Hawk Down

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Michael Durant, retired Chief warrant officer four and inspiration for the Academy Award-winning movie Black Hawk Down, will keynote at the 2017 SIA Honors Night on Nov. 15. In a recent interview with Durant, he discussed how his experiences as a Black Hawk Pilot relate to business and leadership. The Security Industry Association (SIA) invites…

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SIA New Member Profile: Robotic Assistance Devices

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With recent growth in autonomous devices, the Security Industry Association (SIA) has seen an increase in member concerns over artificial intelligence and its capabilities to assist in guiding those devices. Enter Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD), a new SIA Member specializing in exactly that. RAD, based in Laguna Hills, California, is an innovator in the delivery…

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How Business Tax Reform Benefits the Security Industry

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Last month, Congressional Republicans and senior officials in the Trump Administration released their Unified Tax Reform Framework, and work on tackling a campaign pledge to overhaul the nation’s tax laws began in earnest. More details are expected from the Congressional tax committees as early as this week. Their goal is to enact the most sweeping…

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Legislation to Extend Life-Safety Power Supply Exemption Pending President’s Signature

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On Oct. 24, Congress presented to President Donald Trump a bill to enact the Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act (S. 190), culminating a year-long effort led by the Security Industry Association (SIA) to preserve an important provision in federal energy efficiency requirements critical to the operation of security and fire alarm systems. Drafted with…

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Security Megatrends Panel SNG 2017
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Security Megatrends: The Forces Transforming Our Future

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Security market leaders took to the stage at Securing New Ground (SNG) 2017 to discuss Security Megatrends™, overarching developments directing the progress of the security industry, in panel discussions on Thursday. Some of the best minds in the industry convened for the first panel, Security Megatrends™: The Forces Transforming Our Future, assessing four market forces…

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2017 Women in Biometrics Awards
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Winners Announced for 2017 Women in Biometrics Awards

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Annual program honors five individuals for their contributions to biometrics and security during SIA Honors Night. Silver Spring, Md. —Five deserving individuals will be honored as the Women in Biometrics Awards winners for 2017 during SIA Honors Night on Nov. 15, 2017, announced the Security Industry Association (SIA) and SecureIDNews. Registration is now open for…

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First-Ever School Security Construction Cost Estimates Rely on PASS Guidelines

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SIA and National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) developed PASS to produce guidelines for school security measures in K-12 schools. Silver Spring, Md. —The Secure Schools Alliance recently created the first-ever school security construction cost estimates, and to do so, it relied upon school security and safety guidelines produced by the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools…

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Great Networking at New York Athletic Club for SIAThere!

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Nearly 70 security industry professionals, from integrators, manufacturers and end users, came together to mingle and network with industry colleagues at the New York Athletic Club on Wednesday, Oct. 11. The Security Industry Association (SIA) hosted these friends and colleagues in a complimentary SIAThere! networking event in Manhattan. “SIA There! was quality networking at its…

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