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Event Report: Security Industry Leaders Take Their Stories to Capitol Hill on Security Hill Day

The Security Industry Association (SIA), with support from the Electronic Security Association (ESA), hosted the 2024 Security Hill Day March 5-6, bringing together nearly 50 security industry executives in Washington, D.C., to promote industrywide policy priorities on Capitol Hill. For this year’s Security Hill Day, which was generously sponsored by Alcatraz, Allstate Security Industries, Allegion,…

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Counting Costs: The Impact of a Government Shutdown on the Security Industry

A federal government shutdown on Oct. 1, 2023, seems all but certain, as the expectation in Washington, D.C., is that Congress will be unable to pass the 12 annual appropriations bills that fund government operations – or even adopt an extension of current spending under a “continuing resolution for temporary relief” – before the beginning…

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California Enacts Unique Video and Audio Surveillance Requirements for Firearms Dealers

The latest in California’s comprehensive approach to laws aimed at gun violence prevention is Senate Bill 1384, which was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on September 30, 2022. This particular measure seeks to prevent unlawful firearms sales and reduce gun violence as well as aid law enforcement investigations by creating digital surveillance requirements…

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