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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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Calls to End Biometrics for Air Traveler Verification Are Misguided, Put Americans at Risk

In a recent letter to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), several U.S. senators have called for ending the successful and popular use of facial recognition technology for traveler verification at TSA screening checkpoints. Unfortunately, the senators’ demand is based on mischaracterizations despite visible information provided by TSA on how the technology is used. It’s always…

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Omnibus Funding Package for 2023: What’s Relevant for the Security Industry

Inside the $1.7 trillion funding bill: technology upgrade money, grants funding, dollars for school safety, standards projects, even new headquarters for FBI and DHS In the final weeks of 2022, Congress unveiled, and quickly passed, a $1.7 trillion omnibus package to fund the government through September 2023. The sweeping spending package is comprised of 12…

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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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California Enacts Unique Video and Audio Surveillance Requirements for Firearms Dealers

The latest in California’s comprehensive approach to laws aimed at gun violence prevention is Senate Bill 1384, which was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on September 30, 2022. This particular measure seeks to prevent unlawful firearms sales and reduce gun violence as well as aid law enforcement investigations by creating digital surveillance requirements…

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