Advocacy

SIA's government relations staff and volunteers work diligently on efforts that matter to our members and to the safety of our citizens.

Explore SIA’s Position on School Safety and Security

SIA supports efforts to improve the safety and security of U.S. K-12 schools. Learn more about SIA's school security recommendations, get resources and watch our video on school safety.

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SIA seeks member input on fever detection technologies

SIA Seeks Member Opinions About Fever Detection Systems

In response to the Covid-19 global pandemic, the security industry has sought to provide customers with solutions…

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SIA position on Portland, Oregon, facial recognition ordinance ban

Security Industry Association Says Portland, Ore., Facial Recognition Bans Are Shortsighted

City council’s decision to prohibit the technology’s use by businesses impacts companies’ ability to secure their facilities…

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UPDATE: New Compliance Deadline for Sec. 889 (a)(1)(B) – Sept. 30, 2020

On Aug. 12, U.S. Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe issued a memorandum to the U.S…

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facial recognition use

Security Industry Association Releases Policy Principles to Guide the Use of Facial Recognition Technology

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA), the leading trade association representing security solutions providers, has released…

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Here’s What NDAA Section 889 Really Means for Federal Grants

New Federal Regulation Answers Key Questions on How Section 889 Applies to Federal Grant Funds The Office…

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Facial Recognition Success Stories Showcase Positive Use Cases of the Technology

New: Introducing SIA’s Core Principles for Facial Recognition Technology Use SIA believes facial recognition must be used…

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This helpful tracking tool allows you to follow current legislation occurring at the state and federal levels that has the potential to affect your company. (SIA members only)

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Our Policy Priorities

SIA closely monitors issues that matter to our members and to the safety of our citizens.

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SIA policy priorities

Border Security

SIA believes that between points of entry, security technology can play a key role in providing persistent surveillance at the border, detecting breaches of physical barriers and promoting a rapid response to border incursions, especially in areas that are otherwise difficult for the U.S. Border Patrol to monitor and protect.

Cybersecurity

SIA members play an important role in helping the federal government achieve the key cybersecurity and national security protections called for in Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12, and SIA supports the development of a federal IT modernization fund.

Patent Reform

SIA supports legislation that cracks down on abuses by patent trolls, which thwart technological innovation and cost manufacturers millions of dollars each year.

Participate in the Security PAC

SIA launched the Security PAC to help fund political action advancing the needs of SIA members. We’re looking for help from members like you.

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