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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Security Industry Association Applauds Passage of Chips Bill

Provisions Support Security Supply Chain, U.S. Competitiveness On July 27, the Chips and Science Act of 2022…

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As Cities Face Violent Crime Surge, Tide Is Changing on Use of Facial Recognition

New Orleans Reverses Decision to Ban Facial Recognition as Law Enforcement Faces High Murder Rate Updated July…

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SIA and ESA Express Support for the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

The Electronic Security Association (ESA) and the Security Industry Association (SIA) are part of a community of…

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SIA 2022 Legislators of the Year: Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Fairfax)

Security Industry Association Announces 2022 Winners of the SIA Legislator of the Year Award

Virginia Del. Jay Leftwich and Virginia Sen. Scott Surovell will be honored for their leadership in advancing…

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SIA 2022 Industry Advocate Award: David Ray, Rank One; Joseph Hogan, Johnson Controls

Security Industry Association Announces 2022 Winners of the Industry Advocate Award

Joseph Hogan and David Ray will be honored for their leadership and support of SIA’s government relations…

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U.S. States and Cities Rethinking Bans, Setting Rules for Law Enforcement Use of Facial Recognition

On April 27, 2022, a bill was enacted in Virginia to replace the state’s complete ban on…

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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.

State legislative watch 2022

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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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