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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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Vehicular Terrorism Bill Enacted

Unfortunately, public areas and places where crowds gather have become targets for vehicular attacks around the world, and recently in the U.S. In addition to purposeful attacks, accidents involving vehicles and buildings or crowded events injure thousands and kill hundreds of Americans every year. The strategic placement of security barriers and other systems in key…

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FAA Reauthorization: What You Need to Know

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On Oct. 5, President Trump signed into law a bill reauthorizing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs and setting other federal aviation-related policies for the next five years, following a much-anticipated bipartisan House/Senate agreement on the first long-term FAA reauthorization passed since 2012. The measure includes several provisions impacting the security industry specifically, provisions related to…

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Participate in the Security PAC

In 2017, 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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Right to Repair Bills, Data Privacy Acts Among Top State Legislative Agendas

With state legislatures actively preparing for the 2019 session, the Security Industry Association (SIA) is tracking movement on issues that could impact security systems integrators, security solution developers and product manufacturers, and other companies providing technology and services inside the industry. Within the broader picture of emerging legislation, one legislative topic likely to become a…

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SIA GovSummit 2018 Tackles Key Issues in School Security, Aerial Drones and More

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Leaders in the security industry, government and technology gathered June 27-28 in Washington, D.C., as the Security Industry Association (SIA) hosted its 2018 GovSummit. Each year, SIA GovSummit offers top-quality information sharing and education on security topics affecting federal, state and local agencies. This year’s summit tackled key security and policy issues like moving security…

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