Issues & Policy Priorities



Video: It’s Time to Act on School Security

To stress the importance of investing in K-12 school safety, SIA produced a video with partners from the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools and from Safe and Sound Schools. Learn why it’s time to act.

SIA is actively tracking a wide range of issues for our members. Pressing topics to include border security, IoT regulations, regulatory relief related to power requirements of life-safety and security systems, and the ongoing issue of funding for airport security, school security, and body-worn camera systems.

Regulatory Relief

External power supplies (EPS) used in security and/or life safety systems, due to the “always on” nature of such equipment, must be exempted from federal energy efficiency standards for standby mode. Learn why SIA supports S. 190/H.R. 511 the Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act.

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School Safety

SIA is committed to promoting safe and secure learning environments for our children, where technology is a vital component.

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Critical Infrastructure Protection

SIA opposes cuts to non-disaster FEMA grants. Learn why such grants are instrumental in protecting America’s critical infrastructure.

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The security industry fulfills a crucial role in cybersecurity and national security by providing systems that manage credentials for federal workers and contractors and control access to federal facilities and computer networks.

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Tax Reform

SIA supports comprehensive tax reform that helps businesses and encourages economic growth, including changes to the tax code that would allow businesses to fully expense the cost of implementing safety and security measures that benefit their customers and employees.

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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.

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Airport Security

Safe and secure air travel is the expectation of every passenger, and it is critical that airports are able to update security strategies in response to evolving threats.

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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.

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SIA advocates that the federal government should play a key role in fostering investment in the communications infrastructure that supports IoT and collaboration between the public and private sectors to eliminate barriers to deployment.

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Body Worn Camera Systems

SIA supports efforts to provide assistance to law enforcement agencies for the implementation of body-worn camera systems. Learn more about this timely issue.

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Our active committees help SIA members like you shape public policy and be the first to know about regulations and legislation that could impact your business.

Security Industry Association Announces Secure Schools Roundtable at GovSummit 2018

Government, Education Groups and Private-Sector Experts Will Discuss School Safety Best Practices, Funding and Coordination SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced that its upcoming GovSummit will feature an expanded, half-day format for the popular Secure Schools Roundtable on Thursday, June 28. This session will be held in cooperation with the…

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Security Industry Association Announces 2018 Legislator of the Year and Statesman Award Winners

Sens. Orrin Hatch, John Thune and Gary Peters, Reps. Dan Donovan and John Rutherford and Security Industry Veteran Rob Reiter Will Be Honored at SIA GovSummit SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the recipients of its Legislator of the Year and Statesman Awards for 2018. The awardees will be honored…

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Security Industry Association Announces Keynote Speakers for GovSummit 2018

Christopher Krebs and Soraya Correa of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to Give Remarks at Event Connecting Government, Security and Technology SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the keynote speakers for its annual public policy and government security technology conference, SIA GovSummit. Christopher Krebs, undersecretary (nominee) for the U.S. Department…

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SIA Commends Department of Commerce and Department of Homeland Security on Botnet Report

Report follows Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure SILVER SPRING, Md. – On May 30, 2018, the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security released an action-oriented report on how the private sector and government can collaborate to mitigate against the threat of botnets and automated distributed attacks. The…

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