Boost Your Knowledge With These Free April & May Webinars


Looking for something to learn? The Security Industry Association (SIA) webinar series delivers interactive briefings on emerging trends and industry best practices within a wide range of security topics appealing to manufacturers, specifiers, integrators, dealers, security practitioner, consultants, engineers and investors. Each SIA webinar is free to attend, an hour long or less, interactive (featuring polls and Q&A), non-commercial and designed to improve your knowledge!

Mark your calendars for these upcoming webinars in April and May! (Missed a webinar? Visit the event page to watch the recording on demand.)

MarketingShare: How to Manage Sales, Marketing & Communications During Uncertain Times

Monday, April 20, 2:00 p.m. EDT
Wondering how to navigate sales, marketing and communications during a pandemic? So are your fellow security industry sales and marketing leaders! To help you steer your ship, we’re gathering in this live discussion format for SIA members to talk through how to handle sales, business development and marketing aspects of your business.

Discussion Leaders:

  • Janet Fenner, experienced security industry chief marketing officer
  • Kevin Friedman, principal, Maize Marketing
  • Jody Ross, vice president, sales, AMAG Technology

Securing Schools & Campuses During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, April 21, 3:00 p.m. EDT
Hosted in partnership with ASIS International’s school safety and security community, this comprehensive panel discussion will address the landscape of school and campus security during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Discussion Leaders:

  • Mark Berger, president, Securitech Group
  • Mark Concordia, associate professor, Roberts Wesleyan College
  • Kevin Davis, assistant director, Harding University
  • Rick Gilbert, senior director, campus safety and security, Milton Hershey School
  • Guy Grace, chairman, Partner Alliance for Safer Schools; director, security, Littleton Public Schools
  • Kenna Powell, director, safety, security and emergency management, Providence Day School
  • John Scully, City University of New York

Return on Security: The New Norm in Touchless Access Control

Wednesday, April 22, 2;00 p.m. EDT
In this webinar, learn how security solutions are providing value to the entire enterprise and, in turn, getting budget buy-in from non-traditional business units. This presentation will explore how to offer ancillary benefits to an enterprise at any time, but specifically when businesses as a whole are focused on reducing the spread of illness and coordinating the promotion of health throughout the enterprise.

Discussion Leader:

  • Larry Reed, CEO, ZKTeco

Startup Company Roundtable: Collaborate, Activate & Optimize Your Business

Wednesday, April 22, 3:00 p.m. EDT
Join SIA for a lively roundtable discussion amongst start-up companies as they share challenges and lessons learned in activating security channels and attracting new customer bases. This webinar will provide insights from security industry leaders with experience in launching new businesses and product lines within a competitive business landscape.

Discussion Leaders:

  • Keith Metcalfe, CEO, Traction Guest
  • James Segil, president and co-founder, Openpath Security Inc.
  • Lee Odess, CEO, Inside Access Control and Group337

Organizational Preparedness & Resiliency: Virtualizing Security Control & Command Center Operations

Thursday, April 23, 2:00 p.m. EDT
SIA has teamed up with the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security at the University of Southern Mississippi to present a timely webinar on organizational preparedness and the lessons learned – thus far – in the crisis response to disruptions caused by COVID-19. This panel of industry experts will present the perspectives of security practitioners, risk managers and technology integrators as we all come together to work through these unprecedented times.

Discussion Leaders:

  • Melissa Lesperance, MLD, CSSP, director, District Command Center, Ilitch Holdings Inc.
  • Ryan Schonfeld, founder and CEO, RAS Watch
  • Nigel Waterton, chief revenue officer, Arcules

How Intelligent Robotics Can Contribute to Health Compliance & Safety

Tuesday, April 28, 1:00 p.m. EDT
Robots are now front and center to address the challenging conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic by reducing human interaction, capturing human temperature ranges, alerting to anomalies and delivering cost savings in difficult economic times. This panel discussion will feature experts from several leading security robotics companies who will provide information about leveraging robotics technology and enhancing situational awareness.

Discussion Leaders:

  • Alice DiSanto, associate vice president of marketing, Rajant
  • Mark McCourt, advisor to the CEO, Cobalt Robotics (moderator)
  • Steve Reinharz, founder and CEO, Robotic Assistance Devices
  • Stacy Stephens, executive vice president and chief client officer, Knightscope

Business Continuity & Supply Chain Management Issues During the COVID-19 Crisis

Wednesday, April 29, 11:00 a.m. EDT
Presented by SIA and ASIS International, this roundtable discussion will address the challenges of managing physical security during the COVID-19 crisis. Panelists will explore the business continuity and supply chain issues faced by security practitioners, end users, dealers and integrators.

Discussion Leaders:

  • Rob Colon, global head of physical security and business continuity, Shearman & Sterling
  • Matt Barnette, vice president, HID Mercury
  • Glen Thomas, vice president, Corporate Real Estate, Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, Inc.
  • Mohammed Atif Shehzad, managing director, Atriade (moderator)

Privacy & Video Surveillance: Advanced Technology & Best Practices Protecting People, Property & Personal Data

Thursday, April 30, 2:00 p.m. EDT
In this webinar co-presented by Axis Communications, and produced in partnership with Security Systems News, attendees will gain a more comprehensive knowledge about the effects of privacy on the surveillance industry and what manufacturers are doing about it.

Discussion Leaders:

  • Antoinette King, account manager, Axis Communications
  • Sal D’Agostino, CEO, IDmachines

Security as a Service: The Move Toward Recurring Revenue Models During the COVID-19 Crisis

Tuesday May 5, 12:00 p.m. EDT
The purpose of this webinar is to give security integrator leadership teams the blueprint for making the pivot to managed services models. In an industry that has traditionally relied on project-based cash sales, there is a growing business need to transition to a subscription-style of thinking and selling. The challenge and the opportunity faced by security integrators is how to initiate the change to a managed services model. This session will focus on the eight pillars to drive that change and inspire leaders to build a more sustainable business model that will increase the company’s resiliency and increase business continuity.

Discussion Leaders:

  • Paul Metzheiser, managing partner, TAMCO
  • James Segil, president, Openpath Security
  • Will Duke, CEO, 360Integrated
  • Lee Odess, CEO, Inside Access Control (moderator)

Automating Security, Preserving Health: The Role of Drones During & After the Pandemic

Tuesday, May 5, 1:00 p.m. EDT
The role of drones in security has been growing for several years, and the challenging conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic highlight additional benefits of incorporating automation into security solutions. This webinar will highlight the value of drones during a pandemic, how security personnel can use the technology as a force multiplier and the continuing value of drones after the virus is contained.

Discussion Leaders:

  • Michael Lichko, vice president of sales, Asylon
  • Nathan Ruff, managing director, Coalition of UAS Professionals
  • Mark Schreiber, principal consultant, Safeguards Consulting
  • Jack Wu, CEO, Nightingale Security

Security on the Front Lines: Evolving Legal Issues

Tuesday, May 5, 3:00 p.m. EDT
COVID-19 response has forced a dynamic and fast-paced change in every work setting. Keeping pace with potential liability issues is one of many important priorities for any security professional. This webinar, sponsored by ASIS International, will address critical legal topics such as personal risk/duty of care, managing essential employees, when security officers work outside of their scope and hiring and new employee onboarding.

Discussion Leaders:

  • Brian Finch, partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Eddie Sorrells, chief operating officer and general counsel, DSI Security Services

How AI-Driven Behavioral Recognition Can Help in Fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday, May 6, 10:00 a.m. EDT
Monitoring and enforcing public compliance during the COVID-19 pandemic pose a daunting challenge to governments, public authorities, and workplaces. Join us for an informative session of the strategic use of AI-driven behavioral recognition technology for real-time video analytics.

Discussion Leaders:

  • Asaf Birenzvieg, CEO, viisights
  • Menashe Rothschild, chief product officer, viisights

Leveraging U.S.-Israel Funding for Homeland Security Partnerships With Israeli Companies

Wednesday, May 6, 2:00 p.m. EDT
Interested in learning how to partner with Israeli security companies and explore future grant opportunities? This webinar aims to educate interested members by providing an overview of the U.S. Israel Binational Industrial Research & Development Homeland Security (BIRD HLS) grant program, funding amounts and eligibility criteria for BIRD HLS grant consideration.

Discussion Leaders:

  • Joe Hoellerer, senior manager of government relations, SIA (moderator)
  • Andrea Yonah, director of business development, BIRD Foundation
  • Megan Mahle, director of industry partnerships, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate
  • Steve Lindsey, chief technology officer/chief information officer, LiveView Technologies and BIRD HLS grant recipient

Wellness Webinar Series, Part 1: Wellness & Your Environment

Thursday, May 7, 1:00 p.m. EDT
The first webinar in this three-part series hosted by the SIA Women in Security Forum and Women in International Security will share real examples of how an active wellness program can make you a better security professional and small ways you can get started on improving your resiliency and response in the workplace. You’ll learn about how your environment impacts your ability to perform well and get expert insights on implementing practical and innovative solutions to transform your space and improve your overall well-being.

Discussion Leaders:

  • John Braley, vice president, business development, Delos
  • Dr. Whitney Austin Gray, executive director, research and innovation, Delos
  • Maxinne Leighton, associate, AIA; director, marketing, communications, and business development, JB&B; vice president WIIS-NY (Women in International Security)
  • Elisa Mula, president EMD; co-president, Women in International Security/researcher
  • Lynn de Séve, president, GSA Schedules, Inc.; member, SIA Women in Security Forum steering committee

Connecting Through Crisis

Tuesday, May 12, 1:00 p.m. EDT
Join SIA RISE and the ASIS Young Professionals Working Group for a webinar on the ways up-and-coming security professionals can take forward strides in their personal and professional development even amid a global pandemic. Learn strategies for relationship management during crises and re-imagining professional value in changing market conditions, as well as other skills that can ensure young security professionals emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic as the best possible version of themselves.

Discussion Leaders:

  • Jon Harris, senior consultant, Guidepost Solutions, LLC
  • Marc Facca, business development consultant, Allegion

Developing Women Leaders in the Workplace

Wednesday, May 13, 3:00 p.m. EDT
Having a gender-diverse workforce has been shown to increase productivity, innovations, and revenue. This webinar will provide insight on creating a leadership program within your company and provide tips and strategies for how to foster effective leaders. In this webinar presented by the SIA Women in Security Forum and Axis Communications, attendees will gain insight on creating a leadership program within your company and provide tips and strategies for how to foster effective leaders.

Discussion Leader:

  • Elaine Palome, human resources executive director, Axis Communications; chair, SIA Women in Security Forum Professional Development Subcommittee

Wellness Webinar Series, Part 2: Wellness in the Security Industry

Thursday, May 14, 1:00 p.m. EDT
The second webinar in this three-part series hosted by the SIA Women in Security Forum and Women in International Security will share real examples of how an active wellness program can make you a better security professional and small ways you can get started on improving your resiliency and response in the workplace. You’ll learn from companies who have wellness programs, hear from leaders trying to tackle the issue of wellness for their employees, discuss employee wellness changes both mentally and physically, learn steps for implementing a wellness program and more.

Discussion Leaders:

  • Mary Kay Conley, U.S. benefits manager, Allegion
  • Ashlee Burke, HR associate, total rewards, Axis Communications
  • Gloria Salmeron, director of human resources, Brivo

SIA Perspectives With Allied Universal CEO Steve Jones

Monday, May 18, 2:00 p.m. EDT
Designed for executives in the security industry, SIA’s Perspectives webinar series is intended to help you understand the strategy, vision and challenges facing leaders today. This session brings the renowned CEO of Allied Universal, Steve Jones, to Perspectives for an interview-style discussion with immediate past SIA chairman Scott Schafer and an interactive Q&A session. This is your chance to pick up strategy and insights from a true industry leader!

Fundamentals of Thermal Temperature & Fever Screening Solutions

Monday, May 18, 3:30 p.m. EDT
In this SIA webinar, researchers from IPVM will offer attendees a fast-paced educational session on thermal temperature screening solutions, sometimes called fever detection cameras. In this 30-minute session, you’ll learn the fundamentals of how these systems work,the factors that impact accuracy and actionable tips and best practices for deploying such solutions.

Discussion Leaders:

  • Ethan Ace, technical lead, IPVM
  • Sean Patton, researcher, IPVM

Teleconference With Confidence: Managing Home Network Security During Remote Work

Tuesday, May 19, 10:00 a.m. EDT
In recent weeks, our homes have become our offices. Unfortunately, as COVID-19 has become a global concern, cybercriminals have been leveraging this crisis to spread their own kind of virus and digital attacks — and remote workers are a prime target. In this webinar, learn important ways to keep your data safe while working from home.

Discussion Leader:

  • Chuck Davis, MSIA, CISSP-ISSAP, senior director of cybersecurity, Hikvision

SIA and SecuritySpecifiers Present: The Prognosis for Large Security Projects

Wednesday, May 20, 2:00 p.m. EDT
Construction, architect billings and security design work have all taken a hit during this pandemic crisis. Architectural and security design billings are leading indicators of security project work to come, or at least those projects which result from such design services. This webinar will feature a panel of noted security design consultants’ insights on COVID-19’s effect on company workloads, billings and receivables; how various market sectors are faring; predictions on the recovery and more.

Access Control 2020: The State of the Industry

Thursday, May 21, 2:00 p.m. EDT
A new study of security directors, managers and consultants finds access control infrastructure is deteriorating, as is the confidence that the access control systems in place are up for the job. How is the industry changing and adapting to this landscape? This webinar will address the trends and insights uncovered by this research comparing two years of data.

Discussion Leaders:

  • Matt Winn, director of marketing communications, physical access control, HID Global
  • Luc Merredew, director of PACS product marketing, HID Global

Leveraging Technology to Enhance Public Safety During the Pandemic

Wednesday, May 27, 1:00 p.m. EDT
The coronavirus outbreak has created new challenges for public safety and security professionals. In this webinar, members of the SIA Public Safety Working Group will examine how video surveillance cameras, electronic access control systems, automated security devices and other technologies can serve as force multipliers during this time of social distancing and help agencies and institutions be better prepared for future contingencies.

Discussion Leaders:

  • Donna Chapman, director, security consultant relations, ASSA ABLOY
  • Sal D’Agostino, founder, IDmachines
  • Jack Hanagriff, public safety liaison/technology coordinator, City of Houston
  • Steve Surfaro, chair, SIA Public Safety Working Group
  • Kelly Watt, CEO, and founder, Visual Plan security and facility management

The Role of Physical Access & Identity Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday, May 27, 3:00 p.m. EDT
As COVID-19 continues to reshape our daily business operations and influence future planning for returning to work, consideration must be given to how companies and organizations can safely and securely reopen their facilities. Physical access control systems will play a major role in the gradual occupancy of offices, retail shops, residential properties, health care facilities and other shared spaces. This webinar will present best practices on access control, identity management, visitor management, touchless access and integrated solutions for building management. 

Discussion Leaders:

  • Jasvir Gill, CEO, AlertEnterprise
  • Jeff Nielsen, chief technology officer (CTO), Brivo
  • Sheldon Gabriel, CTO, Ai-tronics Systems

SIA Perspectives With Ojo Technology CEO Angie Wong

Thursday, May 28, 2:00 p.m. EDT
Designed for executives in the security industry, SIA’s Perspectives webinar series is intended to help you understand the strategy, vision and challenges facing leaders today. This session brings Angie Wong, the CEO of systems integration firm Ojo Technology, to Perspectives for an interview-style discussion and Q&A. You’ll hear how Wong is leading Ojo Technology through these challenging times and how she’s grown her business over the last 17 years.

Facilities Management: Reopening Concerns for COVID-19 Recovery

Thursday, May 28, 3:00 p.m. EDT
With planning beginning for returning to work and reopening facilities, consideration must be given as to what physical security measures are necessary and beneficial to protect the health and safety of employees, visitors and others. This presentation, hosted jointly by SIA and ASIS International, will discuss a risk-based approach to infectious didisease response planning and propose a series of enhanced physical security measures that can assist organizations in protecting key areas of their facilities.

Discussion Leaders:

  • Mark Schreiber, CPP, CPD, president and principal consultant, Safeguards Consulting, Inc.
  • Akmal Ali, J.D., founder and CEO, Aluma Risk
  • Susan Kohn Ross, partner, through her professional corporation, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP  

For more information about the SIA webinar series, please contact Ron Hawkins, SIA director of industry relations, at (301) 804-4713 or