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SIA-Led Coalition Urges Congress to Include Business Expensing Reforms in Tax Overhaul

Eight associations call upon tax committees to allow small and medium businesses to deduct the total cost of security and life safety systems as a business expense​ in the year incurred. Silver Spring, Md. —The Security Industry Association (SIA) recen…

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SIA and ESA Express Support for the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

The Electronic Security Association (ESA) and the Security Industry Association (SIA) are part of a community of security professionals unified by the mission of keeping people and property safe. Following inexplicable and senseless school security tragedies that occur far too often in this nation, most recently in Uvalde, Texas, we commit ourselves to support reasonable…

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Security Industry Association Expresses Support, Feedback on Senate and House Innovation and Competition Legislation Ahead of Conference

USICA and the COMPETES Act are both bipartisan bills that will bolster U.S. leadership in technological advancements and emerging technologies, including biometrics, artificial intelligence and robotics. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has expressed its support for and feedback on S. 1260, the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA), and H.R. 4521, the America…

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How the FY22 Appropriations Bill Impacts Security Companies

President Biden has signed an appropriations bill funding several government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice. Security Industry Association (SIA) members who actively participate in or are considering participation in the federal marketplace should pay close attention to funding amounts since it could impact future…

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SIA launched the Security PAC to help fund political action advancing the needs of SIA members. We’re looking for help from members like you.

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SIA 2022 Legislators of the Year: Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Fairfax)
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Security Industry Association Announces 2022 Winners of the SIA Legislator of the Year Award

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Virginia Del. Jay Leftwich and Virginia Sen. Scott Surovell will be honored for their leadership in advancing landmark biometrics legislation at the 2022 SIA GovSummit. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Virginia Del. Jay Leftwich, Jr. (R-Chesapeake) and Virginia Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Fairfax) as the 2022 recipients of the SIA Legislator of…

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U.S. States and Cities Rethinking Bans, Setting Rules for Law Enforcement Use of Facial Recognition

On April 27, 2022, a bill was enacted in Virginia to replace the state’s complete ban on local law enforcement use of facial recognition technology with a comprehensive set of rules for its use. Virginia is only the latest and largest jurisdiction where policymakers are rethinking blanket bans and seeking to establish guardrails ensuring the…

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Examples of Successful Use of Facial Recognition in Virginia

As demonstrated throughout its 30+-year history of development, facial recognition technology offers tremendous benefits to society when used effectively and responsibly. The benefits of facial recognition are proven and growing, through a wide range of vastly different applications. For example, in the United States, the technology has been used for more than a decade to detect…

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