SIA Members Make an Impact on First-Ever Security Industry Community Service Day

Security Industry Community Service Day 2024

#SecurityGivesBack with a new day focused on community service projects

On June 7, 2024, the Security Industry Association (SIA) was proud to present the first-ever Security Industry Community Service Day, an initiative created by the SIA Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Advisory Board to rally the entire security industry to give back and make the world a better place.

The inaugural Security Industry Community Service Day – supported by event sponsors ASSA ABLOY and HID – stemmed from a day of service that volunteers from Zenitel and Convergint pioneered and spreads this commitment of service to the entire security industry.

Convergint’s staff across its locations globally had the opportunity to volunteer as part of Security Industry Community Service Day and Convergint’s 23rd annual Convergint Social Responsibility Day.
HID HID Global team members participated in a variety of events throughout their communities.
Bayne Consulting and Search volunteered with Clothes to Kids of Denver and sorted gently used clothing for families and children in need.
Bayne Consulting and Search volunteered with Clothes to Kids of Denver and sorted gently used clothing for families and children in need.
Boon Edam USA delivered lunch with Cabarrus Meals on Wheels.
Brivo team members volunteered at Camp Schade, a Boys and Girls Club camp in Connecticut, to clean the fence line and paint in an effort to reopen the camp soon.
Cypress Integration Solutions coaches and mentors help robotics students learn hands-on skills such as electronics, engineering, mechanical skills., programming and business skills, as well as community citizenship.
Fracktional Solutions volunteers with the Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Co. #1 as first responders.
OpenEye participated in Convergint’s STEP Up initiative benefiting schools in Colorado.
Resideo team members volunteered in a variety of locations, including the Martha O’Bryan Center and its program Hands On Nashville.
Utility Security Magazine’s Kurt Moreland volunteered at the Henson Robinson Zoo.
Windy City Wire volunteered alongside Convergint at the Gresham Barlow School District in Gresham, Oregon.
Zenitel’s team volunteered with the KC Pet Project in Kansas City, Missouri.
ZKTeco USA made their community better with a summer clothing drive.
SIA team members participated in a volunteer cleanup day at a local park in the D.C. area.
SIA’s Geoff Kohl volunteered with the Mobile Hope food pantry in Leesburg, Virginia.
Holmes Security Systems marked the day by giving away free fire spray and first aid kits.
IK Systems’ team rallied to support The Arc Ontario with their landscaping efforts at the Eberhardt Center.

Thank you to all the industry organizations that participated in this inaugural community service initiative! SIA member companies gave back by facilitating team and/or individual volunteer efforts with local food pantries and meal providers, clothing drives, parks, schools and student outreach programs, zoos, animal shelters and rescues and more.

“The security industry’s record of community service is exceptional. There is more that can be collectively accomplished and the industry to make an impact in our communities. We appreciate the efforts of the ESG Advisory Board to drive this initiative forward and, and we encourage our members and the broader industry to participate,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “We are grateful to sponsors ASSA ABLOY and HID for supporting this day of service in its inaugural year and thank Dan Rothrock for bringing this cause to SIA, championing it, and helping us to organize this effort. SIA looks forward to seeing the impact this industrywide day will have in 2024 and in the years to come.”

Going forward, SIA’s Security Industry Community Service Day will be held the first Friday in June each year. Missed it this year? SIA encourages security companies and professionals to give back whenever your schedule allows.

Did you participate in the 2024 Security Industry Community Service Day? Tell us about it! SIA encourages all participants of Security Industry Community Service Day to share about their efforts on social media using the hashtag #SecurityGivesBack. Please share your photos, experiences and successes using this hashtag and tag the Security Industry Association on social platforms including LinkedIn, Facebook and X. Learn more about the day and how you can get involved here.