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Observe and Report: Considerations for Evaluating Drone Detection Systems


Identifying and locating drones and their pilots can mitigate threats Consumer-grade unmanned aerial systems (UAS), also known as drones, promise to enhance lives and operations in significant ways. As with many new technologies, though, safety and privacy concerns abound. Inexpensive and widely available, drones flown by clueless or careless pilots can create public safety hazards.…

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In Memoriam: Jack Taylor

The security industry recently mourned the loss of Jack Taylor, visionary and founder of Safety Technology International (STI), an early member of the Security Industry Association. Jack, along with his late wife Bernadine, owned STI, which has remained family-owned and operated for almost four decades. Mr. Taylor, in response to a call from a Detroit,…

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Hiring Tip: Evaluating Company Values, Culture and Internalization of Culture


The security industry, like any other, faces hiring challenges, and identifying, engaging, recruiting and hiring the best talent available is critical to fueling future strategic growth plans. A key component of the hiring process, before even seeking new candidates, is cultivating your company’s core values and culture and making sure they are internalized across the…

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In Memoriam: Allen Fritts

This week, the security industry mourned the loss of Allen Fritts, who dedicated more than 30 years to the security and fire professions. Fritts, who spent more than two decades in three operating divisions or Pittway Corp., served as president of Notifier and eventually became president of Honeywell Fire Systems – a role from which…

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SIA Encourages Security Integrators to Submit Entries to 2019 Top 75 Market Leaders

Entries are now open for the Security Sales & Integration (SSI) Top 75 Market Leaders Listings, which highlight dealers and integrators that epitomize the go-to-market model and are pacing the competition in their respecitve market niches. The Security Industry Association (SIA) encourages companies to boost their reputations and validate their standings as industry leaders by…

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A Look at the Security Industry’s Growth From 1969 to Now

As the Security Industry Association (SIA) continues its 50th-anniversary celebration, let’s take a look at how the security industry has changed over 50 years overall. When SIA was founded in 1969 (as the Security Equipment Dealers Association (SEDA) and the Security Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA)), commercial and industrial security products were a $320-million industry, according…

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