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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Advocacy Starts With You: Highlights From Security Industry Leaders Taking Their Stories to Capitol Hill

With a new congress come new opportunities for engagement. The 2022 midterm elections changed the landscape of…

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SIA 2023 Industry Advocate Award: Lisa Shoemaker, Matthew Starr

Security Industry Association Names Lisa Shoemaker and Matthew Starr as 2023 SIA Industry Advocate Award Honorees

Shoemaker and Starr were honored for their leadership and support of SIA’s government relations initiatives at the…

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First in the Nation New York Right to Repair Law Appropriately Exempts Security Devices and Alarm Systems

SILVER SPRING, Md. – On March 3, 2023, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed into law a…

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Calls to End Biometrics for Air Traveler Verification Are Misguided, Put Americans at Risk

In a recent letter to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), several U.S. senators have called for ending…

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Omnibus Funding Package for 2023: What’s Relevant for the Security Industry

Inside the $1.7 trillion funding bill: technology upgrade money, grants funding, dollars for school safety, standards projects,…

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Want to Grow Your Government Business? Participate in an “Industry Day”

Industry Days (and Reverse Industry Days) are a great way for those in the security industry to…

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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.


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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