Advocacy

SIA's government relations staff and volunteers work diligently on efforts that matter to our members and to the safety of our citizens.

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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 Policy Brief: Background Check Legislation & the Security Industry

In this video, learn about recently introduced state bills related to background checks and identification, their impact…

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What Science Really Says About Facial Recognition Accuracy and Bias Concerns

Throughout the United States, a number of activists are demanding that lawmakers ban the use of facial…

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Most State Legislatures Have Rejected Bans and Severe Restrictions on Facial Recognition

Facial recognition technology and related legislation have been a hot topic in the media and in policy…

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Security Industry Association Opposes Reintroduction of Facial Recognition & Biometric Technology Moratorium Act

The legislation would impose an unnecessary blanket ban and prevent government from leveraging the proven benefits of…

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Security Industry Association Applauds Senate Passage and Prioritization of U.S. Innovation and Competition Act

The bipartisan bill promotes U.S. leadership in technological advancements, including biometrics, artificial intelligence and robotics.   SILVER…

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Baltimore City Council Votes to Approve Extreme Ban on Facial Recognition

SILVER SPRING, Md. – On June 8, the Baltimore City Council voted 13-2 to approve what would…

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This helpful tracking tool allows you to follow current legislation occurring at the state and federal levels that has the potential to affect your company. (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.

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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