Archive for November 2017

Member Benefit Spotlight: Complimentary Office Space for Your Meetings

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Traveling to the Washington, D.C., area and in need of meeting space? SIA members can take advantage of our complimentary training room facility and board room at SIA’s headquarters. Our convenient location offers everything you need. All our meeting rooms offer free Wi-Fi, conference-ready phone systems, power for laptops, hard-wired ethernet (upon request), on-site tech…

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Touring the Javits Center Security Command Center

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Inside the command center for security operations of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, a digital screen on a side wall reminds personnel of the sort of threats they could face at the cavernous convention center. A screen represents a timeline of recent terror attacks; observations and suspects related to local New York City crimes…

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Growing the Security Talent Pipeline Through Corporate Social Responsibility

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It isn’t just about a paycheck for employees anymore. Today’s employees, particularly Millennials, are attracted to companies that demonstrate a commitment to philanthropy and giving back to local communities—and this provides a “win-win relationship” for employers who seek a competitive advantage in hiring with a commitment to foster a workplace environment with engaged employees. In…

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Welcome to the New SIA Website!

The Security Industry Association is proud of the many accomplishments it has achieved for its membership over the years. Yet, we have been less effective in communicating these achievements, as well as its member benefits, in a clear and simple manner. To dramatically improve SIA’s communication with its membership, at all levels, required a complete…

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Applying Indoor Positioning Systems: A Primer for Integrators and Security Specialists

This paper reports on modern indoor positioning system (IPS) technologies that utilize personal smart mobile devices, or non-personal non-smart mobile devices (object tags and beacons),for purposes of locating and tracking people and objects. The greatest attention is given to technologies that incorporate smartphones. Smartphones are of special interest to IPS manufacturers, because smartphone users are…

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Cloud-Based and Hosted Access Control: Opportunities for Dealers and Integrators

The cloud access control market is seeing strong growth, according to market research firm IHS Markit, which forecasts global sales of cloud-based access control to exceed $530 million in 2018 and to reach $1.8 billion by 2025. Sources interviewed for this report estimate that 5 percent to 12 percent of new access control jobs are…

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IP Connectivity Over Non-Category Cables

​Th​e Impact of IP and PoE on Electronic Security Installations The internet protocol (IP) evolution in electronic security installations continues to accelerate. The major manufacturers in our industry are producing innovative new products and services, with most of these new technologies using IP connectivity to provide communications and control of security systems over LAN and…

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