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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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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SIA GovSummit 2018 Highlights

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GovSummit 2018 was a huge success; check out this report for summary findings, session notes and perspectives from the event.

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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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SIA Technology Insights Spring 2018 issue
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SIA Technology Insights – Spring 2018

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. In that spirit, we start this issue off with two technologies – social media and facial recognition – that are seeing great adoption in the consumer space and poised to be adopted for security and safety applications.

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24-Hour Perimeter Protection

Relentless defense for critical infrastructure The challenges to perimeter protection seem to grow more nefarious every day. The bad news is that intruders are increasingly inventive and unscrupulous. The good news is that the security operators are leveraging more innovative technologies to mitigate and deter these threats. Effective perimeter protection on a 24/7 basis is…

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The Puppy Movement: A New Vision for Security

When we think of security, we often think of products. We think of fences with concertina wire on top, big bold cement blocks, or at the very minimum a jersey barrier to prevent vehicular threats. We think of armed soldiers walking the streets in Europe and stationed in “places of interest” here in major U.S.…

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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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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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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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