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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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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SIA Technology Insights – Spring 2020

In every issue of SIA Technology Insights, we try to look to the cutting edge (and sometimes even to the bleeding edge) of security technology, to ensure you stay current with the steady whir of technology change. This edition examines the new world of security, where everything is online, machines are learning to perform tasks and threats can come from anywhere in the world.

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SIA Technology Insights – Fall 2019

In every issue of SIA Technology Insights, we try to look to the cutting edge (and sometimes even to the bleeding edge) of security technology, to ensure you stay current with the steady whir of technology change. This edition examines the new world of security, where everything is online, machines are learning to perform tasks and threats can come from anywhere in the world.

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3 Smart City Technologies Improving Security and Transportation

Smart cities offer solutions to our greatest urban challenges. Rising crime rates, traffic congestion and inefficient utility use are all issues that smart cities seek to address. For these metropolises, the goal is to gather both real-time information and trends over time that can inform business, operations and tactical decisions. There are several factors driving…

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