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SIA and Announce Collaborative Effort

SIA and Announce Collaborative Effort
Enhancing awareness of technology, visibility of consultants and designers

January 30, 2012

Rob Traister
Security Industry Association
(703) 647-8585

Alexandria, VA -- The Security Industry Association (SIA) and today announce their working relationship to co-promote their organizations' goals and activities.

Don Erickson, CEO of SIA, said "SIA endorses the efforts of in promoting awareness and understanding of products and technologies of the security industry manufacturer community and in enhancing the visibility of security consultants and designers within the industry."

Erickson is on the Advisory Board, which provides strategic direction and guidance to the organization and includes several of the industry’s most notable consultants, integrators and other professionals.

“SIA has consistently been in the forefront of the security industry as an advocate of standards, knowledge, and professionalism,” said Ray Coulombe, Managing Director and Founder of “They are the unified voice of the industry, and we are proud to be associated with them.”

Coulombe is developing and moderating the “Crunch n' Learn” sessions at the ISC West conference on March 27. He will also be moderating the "Business Model Solutions for Hosted Video and Video Surveillance as a Service Deployment" session on March 29. The conference is scheduled for March 27-30 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. was founded in 2010 as the definitive on-line resource for security designers, consultants, and specifiers, and for those in the security industry who interact with the design community. maintains a searchable directory of nearly 1400 independent consultants and engineers and a searchable manufacturer directory including all SIA manufacturer members and covering over 100 different product areas of interest to system designers.

The Security Industry Association ( is the leading trade group for businesses in the electronic and physical security market. SIA protects and advances its members' interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation on Capitol Hill and throughout the 50 states; producing cutting-edge global market research; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; opening global market opportunities; and providing sole sponsorship of the ISC Expos, the world's largest security trade shows and conferences.