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SIA Explores Drones, Robots and Counter-Drone Systems at ISC West

With drones and ground-based robots (along with counter-drone systems) becoming a growing part of the security industry, ISC West – April 9-12 in Las Vegas, Nevada – will once again dedicate a portion of the show floor to the Unmanned Security Expo. This year’s expo will feature exhibits (of course), technology demonstrations (watch an early…

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Littleton, Colo., Schools Show Power of Electronic Security Solutions

Guy Grace and colleagues observe a school security monitoring center last month at Littleton Public Schools in Colorado. While in Colorado recently, I had the opportunity to visit with Guy Grace, the director of security & emergency preparedness for Littleton Public Schools and a member of the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) Steering Committee.…

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Security Tech and Critical Infrastructure Protection

Security Industry Association Director of Industry Relations Ron Hawkins recently delivered a presentation on critical infrastructure protection at the Energy, Utility & Environment Conference. Here is a condensed version of his remarks. The risks and security challenges that utilities must manage have increased substantially in recent years. Electricity, obviously, has always been part of the…

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Counterfeit Goods Could Be Threatening Your Brand; SIA Launching Committee to Help

​​SIA will be launching an anti-counterfeiting committee in the coming months, and as part of the preparation for that project, SIA CEO Don Erickson and I attended the UL Brand Protection Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on June 11-12. The conference, while not focused on security products, provided a good overview of the counterfeiting/brand theft…

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