Posts by Kara Klein, Manager of Communications, Security Industry Association

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Overview of Intelligent Building Management Systems Guidance

The Security Industry Association recently partnered with the ASIS Foundation and the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International to release groundbreaking, first-of-its-kind guidance for practitioners in the security and building management fields. Intelligent Building Management Systems (IBMS): Guidance for Protecting Organizations provides a framework to help decision makers assign a risk-based criticality or impact to their…

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Quiz: What Was SIA’s Original Name?

The Security Industry Association (SIA) turns 50 in 2019. Which of the following was SIA’s original name when it was established? Security Equipment Distributors Association Security Equipment Manufacturers Association Security Equipment Industry Association The correct answer is…all of the above! SIA originated as two separate associations, the Security Equipment Distributors Association (SEDA) and the Security…

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Security Cornerstones Learning Series

SIA Launches Security Cornerstones Learning Series

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has released Security Cornerstones, a new series of e-learning modules that provide a fundamental overview of the business practices and technologies used within today’s physical security industry. The series is designed primarily for novice security professionals but can also help career veterans get a greater understanding of technical concepts and aspects…

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Security Industry Association Names New Director of Education and Training


Elli Voorhees will lead the SIA Education@ISC conference programs and key certification, education, training and career development initiatives. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Dr. Elizabeth (Elli) Voorhees as its new director of education and training. In this role, Voorhees – who previously served as director of certifications and compliance…

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SIA New Member Profile: UniKey

New Security Industry Association (SIA) member UniKey is a leading smart access control platform provider. UniKey was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Orlando, Florida. SIA spoke with Phil Dumas, founder and CEO at UniKey, about the company, the security industry and working with SIA. SIA: Tell us the story of your company. Phil…

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SIA Launches AcceleRISE, a New Event for Young Professionals in the Security Industry

AcceleRISE 2019 will ignite new thinking, strengthen leadership skills and sharpen business acumen in young talent SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced AcceleRISE, a new conference for tomorrow’s security leaders featuring top-quality idea sharing, coaching, business skills development, networking and inspiration. AcceleRISE 2019 will be held Aug. 14-16 at the…

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SIA Member Profile: Dahua Technology

Security Industry Association (SIA) member Dahua Technology is a global provider of total security solutions. Headquartered in Hangzhou, China, Dahua has 54 subsidiaries and representative offices globally, including its North America headquarters in Irvine, California. SIA spoke with Tim Shen, director of marketing at Dahua Technology USA , about the company, the security industry and…

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Modern Robotics in the Security Industry: Top Statistics From SIA’s Report

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The Security Industry Association (SIA) has released a new report for SIA members examining the opportunities, benefits and reasons for growth presented by the robotic security market. Market Spotlight: Extending the Capabilities of Human Security Officers With Modern Robotics – produced exclusively for SIA by research firm IDC in partnership with SIA’s Autonomous Security Robotics Working Group – highlights the following…

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SIA Member Profile: IPVideo Corporation

Security Industry Association (SIA) member IPVideo Corporation is a leading manufacturer of IP-based video surveillance and audio/video recording solutions, passive visual weapons detection systems and Internet of Things (IoT) sensor technology. The company is headquartered in Bay Shore, New York, and has a second facility in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and field offices in New Jersey, Colorado…

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