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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Counting Costs: The Impact of a Government Shutdown on the Security Industry

A federal government shutdown on Oct. 1, 2023, seems all but certain, as the expectation in Washington,…

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California Approves Right to Repair Legislation – Security Products Exempt

With final passage of Senate Bill 244 by the state legislature Sept. 13, 2023, California will become…

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Security Products Exemption in California Right to Repair Legislation a Key Trend Nationally

SILVER SPRING, Md. – Following final passage of Senate Bill 244 by the state legislature on Sept.…

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The FCC’s “U.S. Cyber Trust Mark” Proposal: What It Means for the Security Industry

In July 2023, the Biden administration announced the creation of a voluntary cybersecurity labeling program for smart…

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Security Industry Association Expands Government Relations Team to Better Serve Its Members

George Sewell – government relations coordinator – supports the development and execution of SIA’s legislative and regulatory…

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New Atlanta Law Requires Security Cameras at Gas Stations

Learn about the new legislation, approved by the Atlanta City Council and requiring gas stations to install…

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Key State Legislation to Watch

From biometric information protections to school security, here are six key policy and legislative topics that SIA is watching for our members.

Current Legislation Impacting Security Industry

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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

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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