Posts by Scott Schafer, Chairman, SIA Board of Directors

SIA 50th Anniversary

Celebrating 50 Years of Security Industry Leadership

  The Security Industry Association was built by combining two security associations that were formed in 1969 – 50 years ago! They were the Security Equipment Distributors Association (SEDA) and the Security Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA). These new associations were created to give voice and connect the manufacturing and distributing businesses and to solve pressing…

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David McDonald

In Memoriam: David McDonald, CEO, Pelco

Pelco’s former CEO was known for generous giving, a strong community commitment and building a company with legendary customer service This week, people in California will be celebrating the life of David McDonald, the former CEO of Pelco. Dave was a legend in the security industry and did many things that positively changed the industry.…

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2018 SIA Chairman of the Board Scott Schafer at Securing New Ground 2018

Lessons and Excitement From SNG 2018

SIA Chairman Scott Schafer shares his takeaways from SNG 2018 The 2018 Securing New Ground (SNG) conference was the best gathering of security industry executives this year. The top security drivers of business were engaged in important discussions about the near-term and long-term opportunities and challenges for 2019 and the future. The event started with…

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