SIA Adopts New Ethics Principles

Members of the security industry, from manufacturers to distributors to integrators, hold a unique position in the business community. While they design, sell and install products like firms in countless other sectors, the nature of their work means that they bear responsibilities that most others do not. They are, in a sense, businesses of trust.…

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Does True Crime Content Lead to Better Security?

Many Americans are apparently worried about life imitating art that recreates life. A major residential security company recently found in a survey of 1,001 consumers of true crime content that 69 percent think the events they watch or read about could happen to their families, prompting them to take countermeasures such as checking locks and…

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Development of Artificial Intelligence, Facial Recognition Should Not Be Impeded, White House Official Says

One of the top science advisors in the White House cautioned at a recent event in Washington, D.C., against tightly restricting the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology. “I’m a firm believer that it is unethical to not use AI if it can lead to important benefits,” Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer Lynne Parker said.…

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Lawmakers Note Agreement, Differences on Data Privacy

At a Jan. 28 event in Washington, D.C., a Republican senator said that data privacy is his “favorite issue,” two Democratic congresswomen said there is “a sense of urgency” regarding the topic and a Republican congresswoman said a bipartisan bill “needs to happen.” But none of the lawmakers indicated that a bill is likely to…

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