The National Infrastructure Protection Plan, developed by the Department of Homeland Security, recognizes identifies 16 specific sectors of critical infrastructure in American society. The Plan provides guidance for the public and private sectors to work together to ensure their security. SIA participates in the planning for security as the face of the private sector industry.

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The Still Essential 90-Year-Old Technology: Radar Can Do What Visual Security Solutions Alone Cannot

Since 1934, when radio detection and ranging was introduced to the U.S. military, radar has added value to numerous applications across a wide range of industries. Utilizing microwaves to determine the range, angle and velocity of objects, radar’s dynamic ability to map human and vehicle movement and deliver early warnings of intruder activity has made…

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Illumination for Safety, Security…and Crop Growth: The Right Lighting Systems Can Serve Multiple Purposes in Agriculture

Potential vulnerabilities in the United States’ critical infrastructure have come under increasing scrutiny in the two decades since 9/11. When most people think of “critical infrastructure facilities,” transportation, telecommunications and municipal utilities usually come to mind first. The food and agriculture sector, though, represents one of the most important resources for public health and welfare.…

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SIA Tech Brief: Upgrade Path to AI –Video Over IP, Sensor Fusion and Aggregation of AI Processors

Introduction Many market researchers (Forbes, Gartner, Deloitte) predict the biggest growth in artificial intelligence (AI) will be in workforce augmentation, not automation. AI algorithms train with data sets to recognize a threat and run a series of repetitive tasks, check outcome effectiveness, then optimize the process and repeat. Many employers (including Amazon) are requiring managers…

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What the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Means for Security and Life Safety Companies

Dear Security Industry Association (SIA) members, On Nov. 15, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law. This infrastructure bill is the most significant U.S. investment in infrastructure in decades and includes $550 billion in funding far above baseline for many existing highway, transit, rail and other programs. SIA commends the president…

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Security Policy Brief: How a Proposed Houston Electrical Code Would Harm Integrators and Installers

In this video, learn about how a proposed amendment to Houston’s electrical code provisions would limit the work done by low-voltage workers and how SIA is engaging on behalf of members on this issue. The Houston Public Works Department has proposed an amendment to the City of Houston 2020 Administrative Code Provisions for the National…

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The Impact of Reliable Wireless Infrastructure on Advanced Security Technologies

How network connectivity fills the space between man and machine for public safety Outdoors, indoors, above ground and below, in suburbs and cities, machines will act as 24/7 sentinels. In performing this task, they will require continuous network connections. Wearable high-tech devices, meanwhile, will be common accessories for public safety officers and citizens alike. The…

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