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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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Event Report: Security Industry Leaders Take Their Stories to Capitol Hill on Security Hill Day

The Security Industry Association (SIA), with support from the Electronic Security Association (ESA), hosted the 2024 Security Hill Day March 5-6, bringing together nearly 50 security industry executives in Washington, D.C., to promote industrywide policy priorities on Capitol Hill. For this year’s Security Hill Day, which was generously sponsored by Alcatraz, Allstate Security Industries, Allegion,…

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2024 SIA Legislators of the Year: Rep, Jared Moskowitz (D-Fla.) Rep, Jay Obernolte (R-Calif.)
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Security Industry Association Announces 2024 Winners of the SIA Legislator of the Year Award

Reps. Jared Moskowitz and Jay Obernolte will be recognized for their policy leadership on key issues in artificial intelligence and school security at SIA’s Security Hill Day event. SILVER SPRING, Md. –  The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Reps. Jared Moskowitz (D-Fla.) and Jay Obernolte (R-Calif.) as the 2024 recipients of the SIA Legislator of the Year…

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2024 National Defense Authorization Act: What It Means for the Security Industry
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Highlights From the 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and What It Means for the Security Industry

On Dec. 22, 2023, President Biden signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2024. Approved annually, the NDAA primarily authorizes appropriations and sets policy requirements for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), while also addressing U.S. Department of Energy national security programs, U.S. Department of State activities, the intelligence community…

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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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Maryland Set to Enact Nation’s Strongest Regulations for Law Enforcement Use of Facial Recognition Technology

SILVER SPRING, Md. – On April 8, 2024, during its last day of regular session, the Maryland General Assembly unanimously passed House Bill 338/Senate Bill 182 to regulate the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement across the state, which will now be sent to Gov. Wes Moore for his signature. Currently there are…

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Security Industry Association Creates New and Updated Government Relations Guides for SIA Members   

New SIA publications offer a state-by-state reference guide to biometric information privacy legislation, key information on federal grants that can be used for funding of security projects, a guide to facial recognition laws and important details on school security funding and cannabis security requirements. Updated Dec. 7, 2023 SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA)…

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