Archive for May 2019

Jack Taylor

In Memoriam: Jack Taylor

The security industry recently mourned the loss of Jack Taylor, visionary and founder of Safety Technology International (STI), an early member of the Security Industry Association. Jack, along with his late wife Bernadine, owned STI, which has remained family-owned and operated for almost four decades. Mr. Taylor, in response to a call from a Detroit,…

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SIA New Member Profile: Consolidated Glass Holdings

New Security Industry Association (SIA) member Consolidated Glass Holdings (CGH) provides high-quality architectural glass and security glazing products and solutions. The company, whose glass ships all over the world and is featured in many embassies, federal and state office buildings, schools, colleges, arenas and stadiums, is headquartered in Pedricktown, New Jersey. SIA spoke with Ben…

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Hiring Tip: Evaluating Company Values, Culture and Internalization of Culture


The security industry, like any other, faces hiring challenges, and identifying, engaging, recruiting and hiring the best talent available is critical to fueling future strategic growth plans. A key component of the hiring process, before even seeking new candidates, is cultivating your company’s core values and culture and making sure they are internalized across the…

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Federal Funding Bill Advances, Including Funding Increase for School Violence Prevention Programs

On May 22, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved its Fiscal Year 2020 Commerce-Science-Justice funding bill, which would provide $125 million for programs authorized by the STOP School Violence Act, an overall increase of $25 million or 25% compared to 2019. The programs include Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) grants for mental health training and…

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Network Solutions and Technology

SIA Member Profile: Network Solutions and Technology

Security Industry Association (SIA) member Network Solutions and Technology (NST) provides fully unified physical security environments, including IT services, cloud computing solutions, cybersecurity services, website and application development, managed print services and business technology consulting. The company – headquartered in East Northport, New York, with additional locations in New York City, Atlanta, Georgia, and Knoxville,…

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SIA Center of Excellence

Announcing the SIA Center of Excellence

A top priority of the Security Industry Association (SIA) is helping to develop a skilled and knowledgeable security workforce. Finding the most relevant and effective learning tools and resources to support continuing education and professional development can be a challenge in such a broad industry that encompasses many different categories of business. To address this,…

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