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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.

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At House Committee Hearing, SIA Shares How Effective and Responsible Use of Facial Recognition Makes the Nation Safer

SIA Testifies on Benefits of Facial Recognition Before House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform SILVER…

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Security Industry Association Applauds Senate Passage of Bipartisan DIGIT Act

The SIA-supported bill will facilitate the growth of Internet of Things technologies in the United States. SILVER…

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Altronix and Rep. Yvette Clark

SIA Grows Government Awareness of Pressing Issues in the Security Industry

SIA Organizes Congressional Visit to Member Company Altronix On Jan. 3, as part of a visit organized…

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SIA Applauds Next Step Towards USMCA Ratification

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) commends members of the administration and the U.S.…

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Emerging Uses of Facial Recognition Technology in the Private Sector panel

Emerging Uses of Facial Recognition Technology in the Private Sector: Highlights From ITIF Briefing

The rapid improvements in the accuracy of facial recognition technology over the past few years have opened…

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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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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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