Quiz: What Was SIA’s Original Name?

SIA 50th anniversary

The Security Industry Association (SIA) turns 50 in 2019. Which of the following was SIA’s original name when it was established?

  • Security Equipment Distributors Association
  • Security Equipment Manufacturers Association
  • Security Equipment Industry Association

The correct answer is…all of the above!

SIA originated as two separate associations, the Security Equipment Distributors Association (SEDA) and the Security Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA). In 1972, SEDA and SEMA merged and became the Security Equipment Industry Association (SEIA). Finally, in 1988, the organization was renamed SIA.

Learn more about SIA’s 50 years of industry leadership on the Celebrating 50 Years page.