The new comprehensive testing program validates device conformance to the SIA Open Supervised Device Protocol standard and aims to boost confidence in integrators, specifiers and practitioners.
SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has introduced SIA OSDP Verified, a new comprehensive testing program that validates a device’s conformance to the SIA Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) standard and related performance protocols. Products that are OSDP Verified will be displayed in the OSDP Verified Product List and be able to use the SIA OSDP Verified mark in their product marketing materials.
SIA OSDP is an access control communications standard developed by SIA to improve interoperability among access control and security products. Already in use by many leading manufacturers, the standard is recommended for access control installations that require advanced security or will be used in government and other higher-security settings.
“SIA OSDP has been steadily gaining momentum as the standard for secure access control, and SIA is pleased to present the OSDP Verified program, which will provide an authoritative listing of OSDP solutions and reduce confusion in the access control ecosystem,” said Joe Gittens, director of standards at SIA. “Becoming SIA OSDP Verified and displaying the SIA OSDP Verified mark on your company’s product will instill confidence in integrators, specifiers and practitioners that the device will work as intended for its access control use cases and provide an interoperable, high-security access control solution.”
Benefits of SIA OSDP Verified include an authoritative listing of OSDP solutions; a consultative process that provides vendors with implementation and remediation guidance; a lightweight, nonpunitive program with no annual membership fees; and continuous access to open-source testing tools and community feedback that promotes device conformance through the product life cycle.
SIA is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with over 1,000 innovative member companies representing thousands of security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. SIA protects and advances its members’ interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels, creating open industry standards that enable integration, advancing industry professionalism through education and training, opening global market opportunities and collaborating with other like-minded organizations. As the premier sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities. SIA also enhances the position of its members in the security marketplace through SIA GovSummit, which brings together private industry with government decision makers, and Securing New Ground, the security industry’s top executive conference for peer-to-peer networking.