Archive for February 2018

BQT Solutions
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New Member Profile: BQT Solutions

BQT Solutions America Inc., based in San Diego, California, develops, manufactures and supplies security card and biometric readers, electromechanical locks, and related electronic security products. And BQT Solutions recently joined the Security Industry Association (SIA)! To learn more about BQT Solutions, we chatted with Daniel DeBlasio, Vice President of Sales, North America. Find more details…

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Cyber:Secured Forum
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Cyber:Secured Forum Opens Registration, Reveals Agenda

Silver Spring, Md.—Registration is open for Cyber:Secured Forum, a cybersecurity educational summit focusing on integrated systems, in Denver, Colorado, on June 4-6, 2018. The event is being produced in partnership by PSA Security Network, the world’s largest systems integrator cooperative, ISC Security Events (Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading event organizer) and the Security Industry Association…

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Mobile Credentials
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Everything Changes: Integrating Mobile Credential with Push Notification

In 2018, what is one of the technologies in our industry that is ripe for “game change”? Where will we see the rules of the game change forever in access control and how? In a word:  Credentials. Why do we make this claim? Three main reasons: Smartphone-based credentials are inherently more secure. Smartphone-based credentials can…

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The Security Buzz: February 23, 2018

Industry News Joe Hoellerer, SIA manager of government relations, recently testified before the New Hampshire House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee in opposition to N.H. HB 1733, known as the Digital Electronic Repair Act. This bill requires original equipment manufacturers to disclose proprietary source code, diagnostic and repair information to non-certified independent repair providers. SIA…

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Alarm Systems
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SIA Supports Common Sense Alarm Legislation in Maryland

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The Security Industry Association (SIA) recently testified in support of two bills before the Maryland General Assembly—Maryland House Bill (HB) 645 and Maryland HB 1117. Maryland’s HB 645 would update long-outdated local regulations by providing a statewide exemption for wireless, low-voltage alarm systems from electrical permitting requirements. These requirements were established when wired systems were…

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New Member Profile: Manything

Manything developed an app that empowers security professionals with remote viewing and offsite cloud storage to camera installations. With Manything Pro, practitioners can set up remote viewing of their security cameras in less than five minutes, according to the company, which has U.S. offices in San Francisco. Manything recently joined the Security Industry Association (SIA),…

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School Security Resources from Security Industry Association
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How SIA Works to Enhance School Security

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[The following blog post, originally published Feb. 21, 2018, has been updated following the May 2018 shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas.] Approximately 50 million students attend 100,000 public schools in the United States. These schools are where young minds are sharpened and tomorrow’s leaders are forged, and the Security Industry Association (SIA)…

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Tax Incentives for Security Systems and Fire Protection Systems
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SIA Explains Tax Incentives for Security and Fire Protection Systems in New Fact Sheet

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The Security Industry Association (SIA) today released a fact sheet, “New Tax Incentives for Security and Fire Protection Systems,” to explain how new U.S. tax reforms allow many businesses to deduct the full cost of security and fire protection systems as an expense for the tax year in which they are placed in service. Under…

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The Security Buzz: February 16, 2018

Florida’s governor and lawmakers joined together in a call for change to prevent future tragedy after the recent school shooting. The incoming Senate president is proposing $100 million for mental health programs for schools and more to harden them against attacks. SIA supports efforts to improve the safety and security of U.S. K-12 schools. To learn…

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