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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 and NCS4 to Present Scott Dunn With 2019 Sports Security Innovator Award

Dunn to Be Honored for Innovation in Solving Sports Safety and Security Challenges SILVER SPRING, Md. – The National Center for Spectator Sport Safety and Security (NCS4) and the Security Industry Association (SIA) have named Scott Dunn – senior director of business development, solutions and services for Axis Communications, Inc. – as the 2019 recipient of…

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ISC West Session Preview: The Stadium of the Future

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ISC West 2019 is quickly approaching! In addition to great networking, special events and new products and technologies, attendees have access to 85+ top-quality training sessions through SIA Education@ISC. One key session to add to your calendar: The Stadium of the Future on Thursday, April 11! This session seeks to share the latest updates and findings regarding…

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Overview of Intelligent Building Management Systems Guidance

The Security Industry Association recently partnered with the ASIS Foundation and the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International to release groundbreaking, first-of-its-kind guidance for practitioners in the security and building management fields. Intelligent Building Management Systems (IBMS): Guidance for Protecting Organizations provides a framework to help decision makers assign a risk-based criticality or impact to their…

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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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Federal Funding Bill Advances, Including Funding Increase for School Violence Prevention Programs

On May 22, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved its Fiscal Year 2020 Commerce-Science-Justice funding bill, which would provide $125 million for programs authorized by the STOP School Violence Act, an overall increase of $25 million or 25% compared to 2019. The programs include Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) grants for mental health training and…

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State Contractor Monitoring and School Security Legislation Updates

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has joined an industry-led coalition expressing concerns about legislation proposed in more than 25 states to impose onerous new requirements on state contractors that could compromise employee privacy and cybersecurity while unnecessarily increasing costs, particularly for security integrators.  Lawmakers in several states filed bills that would impose a new requirement…

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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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State Contractor Monitoring and School Security Legislation Updates

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has joined an industry-led coalition expressing concerns about legislation proposed in more than 25 states to impose onerous new requirements on state contractors that could compromise employee privacy and cybersecurity while unnecessarily increasing costs, particularly for security integrators.  Lawmakers in several states filed bills that would impose a new requirement…

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How the New Appropriations Bill Impacts Security Companies

President Trump has signed an appropriations bill funding several government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Justice. Security Industry Association (SIA) members who actively participate in or are considering participation in the federal marketplace should pay close attention to funding amounts since it could impact future procurement opportunities.…

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State Bills on the Move Enabling Use of Security Technology to Protect Students, Children and the Elderly

Lawmakers in Hawaii (HI HB 736), Minnesota (MN HF 146/SF 11), Missouri (MO HB 719), North Dakota (ND SB 2113) and South Dakota (SD HB 1268) have all introduced legislation that would require nursing homes and assisted living facilities to allow residents and their families to install video surveillance and electronic monitoring equipment in their…

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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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Audio for Alarm Verification

Police departments across the nation have become overwhelmed by false alarms triggered by malfunctioning security systems. According to city statistics, of the 62,500 alarms the Memphis Police Department responded to in 2016, 99.2 percent were deemed to be false, as reported by Security Sales & Integration. In the end, it amounted to $1.7 million and…

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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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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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Technology Recommendations for Incident Monitoring and Investigations in Retail

The Security Industry Association’s Public Safety Working Group and Retail Security Interest Group have collaborated to develop detailed information on recommended technologies supporting incident monitoring and investigations in the retail sector. Here you will find a list of security solutions aiming to improve security for retail owners and assist law enforcement in conducting investigations against petty…

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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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A Solution to Funding Security Needs of American Airports

While many assume U.S. airports are funded primarily through taxpayer dollars, the truth is that it is a combination of local user-fees called the Passenger Facility Charges (PFC) and airport-generated revenue from tenant rents and fees, in addition to federal grants through the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program. Airports often turn to capital markets…

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