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As a founder of the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools, SIA is active in promulgating best practices for K-12 public schools. SIA also supports the Congressional School Safety Caucus and advocates for more federal funding in support of school security initiatives and related matters.

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How SIA Works to Enhance School Security

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Approximately 50 million students attend 100,000 public schools in the United States. These schools are where young minds are sharpened and where tomorrow’s leaders are forged, and the Security Industry Association (SIA) is dedicated to working to enhance the safety and security of the students, staff and faculty at these learning environments. In the wake…

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The Security Buzz: February 16, 2018

Florida’s governor and lawmakers joined together in a call for change to prevent future tragedy after the recent school shooting. The incoming Senate president is proposing $100 million for mental health programs for schools and more to harden them against attacks. SIA supports efforts to improve the safety and security of U.S. K-12 schools. To learn…

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First-Ever School Security Construction Cost Estimates Rely on PASS Guidelines

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SIA and National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) developed PASS to produce guidelines for school security measures in K-12 schools. Silver Spring, Md. —The Secure Schools Alliance recently created the first-ever school security construction cost estimates, and to do so, it relied upon school security and safety guidelines produced by the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools…

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Know a Lot About History, Know a Lot About Security

Data from cameras and other systems can increase understanding of events and contribute to a holistic approach to school security Safeguarding campuses is a complex, multi-faceted process. The stringent requirements and security challenges of higher education and K-12 facilities propel users to seek out advanced insights to facilitate quick responses and more informed decision-making. It…

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Indiana Offered State School Security Model During SIA GovSummit

Tim Eckersley of Allegion discusses school safety at SIA GovSummit. ​Officials shared perspective on emergency preparedness measures adopted by the state of Indiana for school security in a panel discussion presented by the Security Industry Association (SIA) and the Congressional School Safety Caucus during the 2017 SIA GovSummit last month. Introducing speakers at the Summit,…

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SIA Names Legislators of the Year

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Sen. Cory Gardner and Reps. Mike Coffman and Peter Welch have fought to prevent restrictions on security product power supplies and to restore school safety grant funding. Silver Spring, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA) today announced it would recognize three Members of Congress as SIA Legislators of the Year for their work on…

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SIA to Host Expert Panel on Securing America’s K-12 Schools with Congressional School Safety Caucus

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Rep. Susan Brooks, co-chair of the Congressional School Safety Caucus, to speak on school security initiatives. Silver Spring, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA), in cooperation with the Congressional School Safety Caucus, will host a critically important panel discussion on “Securing America’s K-12 Schools” at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, HVC-201, at 12 p.m.…

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