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The Hidden Value in Store Security Systems

Managers of a candy store in San Francisco were puzzled by the poor sales of a product they introduced in 2014. What explained the lack of interest from customers? Did the recipe need to be tweaked? Was the price point off? As it turned out, the proble…

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SIA New Member Profile: Cobalt Robotics

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Few technologies capture the imagination like robots, and Cobalt Robotics is a new company that manufactures robot patrol guards! The company, based in Palo Alto, California, is a new member of the Security Industry Association (SIA), and we were pleased to catch up with CEO and Co-founder Travis Deyle to discuss why patrol robots offer…

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SIA Opposes Right to Repair Legislation

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Recently, the Security Industry Association (SIA) expressed opposition to legislation that requires original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of digital electronic products to disclose proprietary diagnostic, source code and repair information to independent repair shop owners (IRO) under a concept known as “Right to Repair.” So far in 2018, lawmakers in five states have introduced Right to…

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Touring the Javits Center Security Command Center

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Inside the command center for security operations of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, a digital screen on a side wall reminds personnel of the sort of threats they could face at the cavernous convention center. A screen represents a timeline of recent terror attacks; observations and suspects related to local New York City crimes…

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Now Available: Fall 2017 SIA Technology Insights Journal

SIA’s Technology Insights journal for Fall 2017 is available for you to read or download. Written by SIA members and providing vendor-neutral analysis of emerging technology applications, the Fall 2017 edition takes on emerging topic areas of unmanned security solutions with a strong emphasis on drones and robotics.

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Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Our Bad Habits
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Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Our Bad Habits

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SIA Education@ISC West will provide conferees with more than 70 sessions of valuable information on important topics in the security industry at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas on April 10-12. Jerry Bowman, RCDD, RTPM, CISSP, CPP, CDCDP, President of Square Mile Systems LLC, will present one such session, Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Our Bad…

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The Security Buzz: January 5, 2018

2018 cybersecurity trends and predictions As we enter 2018, the security industry is buzzing with predictions of new challenges and opportunities in cybersecurity. See what made the top trends lists below. According to CSO Online, top predictions for the industry include: AI-powered attacks, reduced sandboxing technologies effectiveness, cyberhijacking, more compliance regulations, cyberinsurance policies, cyberwar, and…

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SIA New Member Profile: VuTeur

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VuTeur, based in Austin Texas, offers internal real-time intelligence software using two-way communication and analytics in coordination with existing physical security systems including access control, video surveillance, intercoms, intrusion detection, emergency management systems and more. The software, like the company, is called VuTeur. To learn more about it, SIA caught up with VuTeur CEO Jana Rankin. Visit the company’s…

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There are many opportunities to contribute independent, non-commercial content to SIA’s online Knowledge Center as well as to our blog and to our SIA Technology Insights journal.

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The Details on New Federal School Security Grants

Congress has provided significant New funding for school security. Here’s what it means for the security industry. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 included legislation known as the STOP School Violence Act, representing the primary Congressional response so far to the tragic attack on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day, and authorizing nearly $1…

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Security Industry Association Applauds Funding of School Safety Grants Program

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President’s signing of Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 provides $25 million immediately, and $33 million annually. Silver Spring, Maryland (March 23, 2018) – President Donald Trump today signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 which among other provisions would reauthorize and restore funding for school safety grants administered by the U.S. Department of…

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Parents, Educators, Emergency Preparedness Groups Release Statement on House Passage of “STOP School Violence Act of 2018”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – MARCH 14, 2018 – A diverse group of parents, educators, emergency preparedness and industry groups released the following statement on this week’s passage of H.R. 4909, the “STOP School Violence Act of 2018,” by the U.S. House of Representatives: “We applaud Congress’ efforts to address the important issue of school and student…

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Lead the Industry: Volunteer for Technology Committees

SIA volunteers lead many committees focused on security solutions, including access, intrusion, video and more. The power of being involved is that you’re shaping the industry and staying ahead of the curve. Interested? We want you.

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Policy Briefing: Preventing Vehicular Attacks
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Security Industry Association Supports Legislation to Address Vehicular Terrorism

SIA to hold Capitol Hill policy briefing on the prevention of vehicular attacks; briefing is scheduled for May 10, 2018. Silver Spring, Maryland (March 13, 2018) – The Security Industry Association (SIA) applauds the recent approval by the House Homeland Security Committee of H.R. 4227, the Vehicular Terrorism Prevention Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by…

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Security Industry Association Opens Registration for SIA GovSummit 2018

SIA GovSummit to be held in Washington, D.C., June 27-28, 2018; event adds half-day Secure Schools Roundtable to agenda. Silver Spring, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA) has opened registration for its annual public policy and government security technology conference, SIA GovSummit. At the 2018 SIA GovSummit, security industry leaders and government officials meet…

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The Security Buzz: February 16, 2018

Florida’s governor and lawmakers joined together in a call for change to prevent future tragedy after the recent school shooting. The incoming Senate president is proposing $100 million for mental health programs for schools and more to harden them against attacks. SIA supports efforts to improve the safety and security of U.S. K-12 schools. To learn…

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SIA New Member Profile: HSI Sensing

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The Security Industry Association (SIA) is pleased to welcome aboard HSI Sensing, Chickasha, Oklahoma, as a new SIA Member! We caught up with Travis Posey, HSI Sensing Vice President of Business Development, to learn more about the sensor manufacturer. Are you at ISC West? Visit HSI Sensing at Booth 047. Or visit the company’s website at…

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Policy Briefing: Preventing Vehicular Attacks
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Security Industry Association Supports Legislation to Address Vehicular Terrorism

SIA to hold Capitol Hill policy briefing on the prevention of vehicular attacks; briefing is scheduled for May 10, 2018. Silver Spring, Maryland (March 13, 2018) – The Security Industry Association (SIA) applauds the recent approval by the House Homeland Security Committee of H.R. 4227, the Vehicular Terrorism Prevention Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by…

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Body-Worn and Mobile Video and Sensor Networks

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SIA Education@ISC West will provide conferees with more than 80 sessions of valuable information on important topics in the security industry at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas on April 10-12. Robert Ehlers, Vice President of Business Development, RGB Spectrum, will present Body-Worn and Mobile Video and Sensor Networks on Thursday, April 12, at 9:45…

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Security Matters Podcast Episode 1: An Interview with Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly

We’re pleased to announce the first podcast from the Security Industry Association (SIA) — Security Matters. In every episode of Security Matters, we’re bringing you stories of security, profiles of leaders, and discussions of business issues facing our industry. This episode, our very first, begins with the story of Ray Kelly. The two-time leader of…

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The Security Buzz: March 2, 2018

Industry News The Security Industry Association (SIA), PSA Security Network and ISC Security Events opened registration for Cyber:Secured Forum. This inaugural event will feature top experts on cyber-hardening of security systems, cyberstandards and global cybercrime on June 4-6 in Denver, Colorado. MONI Smart Security announced an exclusive, long-term trademark licensing agreement with The Brink’s Company,…

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SIA Supports Common Sense Alarm Legislation in Maryland

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The Security Industry Association (SIA) recently testified in support of two bills before the Maryland General Assembly—Maryland House Bill (HB) 645 and Maryland HB 1117. Maryland’s HB 645 would update long-outdated local regulations by providing a statewide exemption for wireless, low-voltage alarm systems from electrical permitting requirements. These requirements were established when wired systems were…

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A Chat About ISC West 2018 With Will Wise of Reed Exhibitions

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SIA sat down with Will Wise, Group Vice President of the Security Events Portfolio at Reed Exhibitions, about what’s new at this year’s upcoming, highly anticipated ISC West 2018 event, the first and largest go-to converged security event of the year. Explore ISC West and register at http://www.iscwest.com. SIA: What new and exciting updates can…

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Applying Indoor Positioning Systems: A Primer for Integrators and Security Specialists

This paper reports on modern indoor positioning system (IPS) technologies that utilize personal smart mobile devices, or non-personal non-smart mobile devices (object tags and beacons),for purposes of locating and tracking people and objects. The greatest attention is given to technologies that incorporate smartphones. Smartphones are of special interest to IPS manufacturers, because smartphone users are…

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How Does a Company and Individual Recover from an Active Shooting?

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Recovery from an active shooter event is not an afterthought or a topic that is last on the minds of a business or individual, but it is a component for survival for a business and those employees who devote their lives to the company. At ISC West, one session will explore how recovery consists of…

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SIA New Member Profile: HSI Sensing

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The Security Industry Association (SIA) is pleased to welcome aboard HSI Sensing, Chickasha, Oklahoma, as a new SIA Member! We caught up with Travis Posey, HSI Sensing Vice President of Business Development, to learn more about the sensor manufacturer. Are you at ISC West? Visit HSI Sensing at Booth 047. Or visit the company’s website at…

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Our World in 360 Degrees: Benefiting from Panoramic Technology

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It’s no secret that video camera technology is advancing. The rate at which surveillance systems are adopted increases end over end each year, and in the world of panoramic camera technology, that growth is even more significant. IHS Markit projects that global shipments of 180- and 360-degree cameras will see an increase of 60 percent…

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A Sound Solution in Transportation Security

Audio monitoring can enhance situational awareness, reduce crime In 2014, the transportation sector contributed $1.45 trillion to the U.S. economy and represented 8.3 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP). While transportation is paramount to a thriving economy, it also presents some of the greatest security challenges. Millions of people rely on transit systems to…

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