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SIA Government Relations -- through the work of staff and volunteers -- works diligently on efforts that matter to our members and to the safety of our citizens.

Video: 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 our position statements and watch our video on school security.

Latest posts in ADVOCACY

Why SIA Opposes Massachusetts’ Far-Reaching Facial Recognition Technology Prohibition Bill

Massachusetts’ Joint Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing on Oct. 22, 2019, to consider S. 1385/H.…

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Opinion: Impact Expected From Commerce Department’s Rules on Largest Chinese Video Surveillance and AI Providers

Contributing author Steve Surfaro notes potential effects upon chip makers, investments in artificial intelligence. On Oct. 9,…

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Capitol Hill Symposium on Vehicular Terrorism: Highlights From SIA’s Second Annual Event on Hostile Vehicle Attacks

On Oct. 17, the Security Industry Association (SIA) hosted a free symposium on preventing vehicular terrorism. This…

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SIA and Other Organizations Urge Congress to Consider Facts and Benefits of Facial Recognition

Groups outline concerns with blanket prohibitions or moratoriums on the technology, citing beneficial uses for public safety,…

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U.S. Commerce Department Places Restrictions on Chinese Video Surveillance and AI Firms

Chinese firms placed on “Entity List” due to implication in human rights violations On Monday, the U.S.…

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SIA-Supported Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Bill Passes U.S. House of Representatives

H.R. 1618 will provide assistance for purchasing and installing residential carbon monoxide detectors. SILVER SPRING, Md. –…

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Our new tracking tool allows you to follow current legislation occurring at the state and federal levels that has the potential to affect your company. Get access to this tool (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.


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

In 2017, 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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