Archive for December 2017

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SIA Applauds Key Provision in Tax Reform Law for Security and Fire Protection Systems

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Silver Spring, Md.—On Dec. 22, President Donald Trump signed into law H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, P.L. 115-97, which implements tax reform to lower the after-tax cost of security and fire protection systems for small- and medium-sized businesses. The Security Industry Association (SIA) led a coalition of industry groups urging negotiators to…

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The Security Buzz: December 22, 2017

Industry News SIA Member, ASSA ABLOY’s, Director of Enterprise Partner Business Development, Chris Hobbs, discusses new approaches to physical security require an inside-out assessment. UPS announced that they will join the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), a group dedicated to utilizing blockchain tech in the trucking industry to secure data transfers and speed up transactions.…

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SIA Releases Latest Version of Architectural Graphics Standard for Security System Layout

Silver Spring, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) today released the latest Architectural Graphics Standard CAD Symbols for Security System Layout, also known as AG-01, v. 3.1. The standard comes as a joint effort between SIA and the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC). It is meant to be used by architects, engineers, building contractors…

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SIA Announces RISE Scholarship Winners

SIA Awards Scholarship Funds to 10 Rising Young Professionals with SIA RISE Silver Spring, Md.—Ten young professionals employed at SIA member companies were awarded funds from a pool of $30,000 in scholarships, the Security Industry Association (SIA) announced today. The 10 individuals successfully applied for the scholarships under the SIA RISE program, a networking group…

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The Security Buzz: December 15, 2017

Concerns about blockchain cybersecurity increase as the cryptocurrency market gains traction With no intermediary regulatory entity, the cryptocurrency market has gained traction in the financial industry, raising concerns about blockchain cybersecurity.  The increasing interest and popularity of Bitcoins was prevalent as Bitcoin futures surged 13 percent at the start of the week. However, the increased…

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SIA New Member Profile: Aventura Technologies Inc.

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Headquartered in Commack, New York, Aventura Technologies Inc. has a strong history as an innovative manufacturer of hardware and software products and peripheral solutions for government, military and enterprise. Aventura recently became a new member of the Security Industry Association (SIA)! So, SIA chatted with Jack Cabasso, Managing Director, Aventura Technologies, to discover more about…

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SIA Member Benefit Spotlight: Call for Webinar Proposals

Ready to position your company as an industry thought leader? If so, we invite you to contribute to our Call for Webinar Proposals. Exclusive to members, the Security Industry Association (SIA) delivers webinars and interactive briefings on emerging trends and industry best practices within a wide range of security topics appealing to manufacturers, specifiers, integrators,…

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SIA Invites Submissions for New Product Showcase at ISC West 2018

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All companies can enter products for consideration in the flagship awards program at the nation’s biggest security products trade show. Silver Spring, Md.—Submissions are open for the SIA New Product Showcase (NPS) at ISC West 2018, announced the Security Industry Association (SIA) today. For 2018, SIA refreshed categories open for consideration to include evolving technologies…

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