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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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New Member Profile: Synectics

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New Security Industry Association (SIA) member Synectics, founded in 1987 as a surveillance technology research and development house, designs end-to-end integrated security and surveillance solutions for challenging environments in the banking, critical infrastructure, gaming, oil and gas, transportation, marine and public space markets. The company – headquartered in the United Kingdom and with offices throughout…

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Security Organizations’ Dual Responsibility Under GDPR

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GDPR affects security technologies like video surveillance systems. Here’s what you need to know to improve your GDPR compliance. Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was implemented on May 25, much of the information has been focused on how organizations can – and must – approach their data practices to not only become compliant…

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Now Available: Spring 2018 SIA Technology Insights Journal

SIA’s Technology Insights journal for Spring 2018 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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New Member Profile: Synectics

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New Security Industry Association (SIA) member Synectics, founded in 1987 as a surveillance technology research and development house, designs end-to-end integrated security and surveillance solutions for challenging environments in the banking, critical infrastructure, gaming, oil and gas, transportation, marine and public space markets. The company – headquartered in the United Kingdom and with offices throughout…

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Securing New Ground Panel to Highlight Shift From Smart Cities to Conscious Cities

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It’s almost time for Securing New Ground (SNG), the annual executive conference  hosted by the Security Industry Association (SIA), and we’re looking forward to an exciting lineup of discussions on the security business trends that matter most. In one of the event’s featured discussions – The Smart City of the Future Will Be Conscious – a…

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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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Partner Alliance for Safer Schools Chairman to Receive 2018 SIA Insightful Practitioner Award

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Guy Grace of Littleton Public Schools to Be Recognized for Work Promoting Implementation of Innovative Security Solutions SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Guy M. Grace, Jr., as the 2018 recipient of the SIA Insightful Practitioner Award, an honor recognizing excellence in promoting the implementation of innovative security solutions. Grace,…

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SIA GovSummit 2018 Tackles Key Issues in School Security, Aerial Drones and More

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Leaders in the security industry, government and technology gathered June 27-28 in Washington, D.C., as the Security Industry Association (SIA) hosted its 2018 GovSummit. Each year, SIA GovSummit offers top-quality information sharing and education on security topics affecting federal, state and local agencies. This year’s summit tackled key security and policy issues like moving security…

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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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Securing New Ground Panel to Highlight Shift From Smart Cities to Conscious Cities

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It’s almost time for Securing New Ground (SNG), the annual executive conference  hosted by the Security Industry Association (SIA), and we’re looking forward to an exciting lineup of discussions on the security business trends that matter most. In one of the event’s featured discussions – The Smart City of the Future Will Be Conscious – a…

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Physical Access Control Systems: Highlights From GSA’s Reverse Industry Training

On Sept. 17, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) held a physical access control system (PACS) reverse industry day training featuring remarks from industry, government and members and staff representing the Security Industry Association (SIA) and the Secure Technology Alliance (STA). The daylong event hosted at GSA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., was designed to improve contract…

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Doing Business With the Federal Government: The Whys and Hows

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A Guide for Women in the Security Industry In 2016, the U.S. Department of Defense, the General Service Administration (GSA) and NASA adopted a final ruling amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement regulatory changes made by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) providing authority to award set-asides and sole source contracts to economically…

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Securing Health Care Facilities

Maintaining 24/7 parking lot security Many hospitals today currently have large parking garage complexes containing multiple levels of parking supported and protected by an extensive parking gate entry system and surveillance system; however, deploying these types of solutions in remote and outdoor parking lots can be a challenge. Unlike a retail environment, which has a…

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New Member Profile: Synectics

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New Security Industry Association (SIA) member Synectics, founded in 1987 as a surveillance technology research and development house, designs end-to-end integrated security and surveillance solutions for challenging environments in the banking, critical infrastructure, gaming, oil and gas, transportation, marine and public space markets. The company – headquartered in the United Kingdom and with offices throughout…

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Lighting the Way to a Smarter, Safer City

The Importance of External Illumination Systems When Lighting for Video Surveillance Demand for video surveillance systems has continued to surge throughout the years, with its market share expected to reach $40 billion by 2019 according to TrendForce’s market data. While there is no doubt that cameras keep us safer and aid in law enforcement efforts,…

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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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FAA Reauthorization: What You Need to Know

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On Oct. 5, President Trump signed into law a bill reauthorizing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs and setting other federal aviation-related policies for the next five years, following a much-anticipated bipartisan House/Senate agreement on the first long-term FAA reauthorization passed since 2012. The measure includes several provisions impacting the security industry specifically, provisions related to…

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New Member Profile: Synectics

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New Security Industry Association (SIA) member Synectics, founded in 1987 as a surveillance technology research and development house, designs end-to-end integrated security and surveillance solutions for challenging environments in the banking, critical infrastructure, gaming, oil and gas, transportation, marine and public space markets. The company – headquartered in the United Kingdom and with offices throughout…

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Security Industry Association Announces 2018 Legislator of the Year and Statesman Award Winners

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Sens. Orrin Hatch, John Thune and Gary Peters, Reps. Dan Donovan and John Rutherford and Security Industry Veteran Rob Reiter Will Be Honored at SIA GovSummit SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the recipients of its Legislator of the Year and Statesman Awards for 2018. The awardees will be honored…

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