The Security Industry Association (SIA) has kicked off the 2021 legislative cycle by testifying at public hearings on biometric and facial recognition technologies in three states and the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. SIA supports safeguards ensuring responsible use and sensible privacy protections, while rejecting blanket bans or unbalanced restrictions of these technologies. Introduced in the…Keep Reading »
In this video, learn about BIPA laws and how SIA is engaging on behalf of members on this issue. Biometric Information Protection Acts, or BIPA-style legislation, mandate written consent and notice requirements for private entities, including individuals, who use products that include biometric information, such as an individual’s retina, iris, face or fingerprints. The Security…Keep Reading »
In 2020, the security industry strove to innovate, adapt and overcome the challenges presented by COVID-19 and proved resilient in continuing to provide solutions and services to help keep people safe and secure. Consistent with our core mission – to be a catalyst for success within the global security industry through information, insight and influence…Keep Reading »
68% of Americans Say Facial Recognition Technology Can Make Society Safer SILVER SPRING, Md. – Leading independent polling firm Schoen Cooperman Research recently conducted a nationwide poll on Americans’ views of facial recognition technology. The survey of 1,000 adults found that most Americans support the use of facial recognition across a wide range of applications.…Keep Reading »
City council’s decision to prohibit the technology’s use by businesses impacts companies’ ability to secure their facilities and property and protect their people and customers. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) says that the decision by the city council of Portland, Ore., to ban facial recognition technology use by businesses in places…Keep Reading »
SIA is pleased to introduce the SIA Guide to Cannabis Security Requirements in response to the need for more centralized information regarding the state-by-state requirements in the cannabis industry where applicable.Keep Reading »
SIA is pleased to introduce the SIA Guide to School Security Funding in response to the need for more centralized information on the variety of sources of funding available specifically for K-12 school security solutions.Keep Reading »
On March 31, 2020, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law legislation (SB 6280) that requires state and local agencies, including law enforcement, that use or plan to use facial recognition technologies to meet certain reporting and deployment requirements. This FAQ is intended to help both agencies and vendors in the state understand the law’s requirements, with the caveats that ambiguities remain and additional legislative and/or regulatory changes and clarifications are possible.Keep Reading »
This guide to local and state COVID-19 programs has been compiled as part of the SIA and ASIS International partnership to create response-related resources and direct both organizations’ members to current information.
The document is a state-by-state guide to programs, with web links and additional notes.
Special thanks to Ntiva for their research and efforts in compiling this information.Keep Reading »
The electronic security and life safety industry associations, in partnership with hundreds of industry executives, are calling state leadership to ensure that essential emergency services are not suspended or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.Keep Reading »