SIA position on Portland, Oregon, facial recognition ordinance ban
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Security Industry Association Says Portland, Ore., Facial Recognition Bans Are Shortsighted

City council’s decision to prohibit the technology’s use by businesses impacts companies’ ability to secure their facilities and property and protect their people and customers. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) says that the decision by the city council of Portland, Ore., to ban facial recognition technology use by businesses in places…

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How Security Industry Companies Are Returning to Work and Working from Home

Lessons from our respondents: Be flexible. Use technology. Watch for burnout. Be connected. The Security Industry Association recently surveyed the industry, along with the support of the Electronic Security Association and The Monitoring Association, to find out how firms were managing remote work and thinking about returning to the office following the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s…

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SIA, ASIS International Develop COVID-19 Webinar Programs; Seeking Speakers/Experts

Organizations seeking content and speaking proposals on topics that can educate and inform practitioners, integrators, business operators and employees The Security Industry Association (SIA) and ASIS International are co-developing a webinar series to provide essential training and informational content on COVID-19 responses for security practitioners, systems integrators and employees of companies providing solutions and services…

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Information on Accessing Small Business Administration Disaster Recovery Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced it will provide disaster recovery loans to small businesses impacted by coronavirus-related disruptions. “Our agency will work directly with state governors to provide targeted, low-interest disaster recovery loans to small businesses that have been severely impacted by the situation,” said SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza in a prepared…

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Resources for COVID-19 and Business Continuity

In light of the evolving situation with the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Security Industry Association (SIA) wants to express our concern to all SIA members and to the broader security industry, particularly any individuals and companies being directly impacted by the coronavirus. This message from SIA CEO Don Erickson highlights SIA’s promise to do all we…

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U.S. Commerce Department Places Restrictions on Chinese Video Surveillance and AI Firms

Chinese firms placed on “Entity List” due to implication in human rights violations On Monday, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a rule that places Dahua and Hikvision among eight Chinese companies and 20 Chinese public security bureaus on the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security “Entity List.”   The Entity List imposes certain export…

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