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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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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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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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SIA Takes Action on School Security and Mobile Driver’s License Technologies

Association advocates for increased school security funding; supports bills introducing new technology solutions for mobile IDs The Security Industry Association (SIA) recently weighed in to support to advance legislation impacting systems integrators, security solution developers and product manufacturers. Supporting proven, effective school safety programs and practices at the state level is a key policy priority…

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Right to Repair Bills, Data Privacy Acts Among Top State Legislative Agendas

With state legislatures actively preparing for the 2019 session, the Security Industry Association (SIA) is tracking movement on issues that could impact security systems integrators, security solution developers and product manufacturers, and other companies providing technology and services inside the industry. Within the broader picture of emerging legislation, one legislative topic likely to become a…

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Partner Alliance for Safer Schools Chairman to Receive 2018 SIA Insightful Practitioner Award

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Guy Grace of Littleton Public Schools to Be Recognized for Work Promoting Implementation of Innovative Security Solutions SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Guy M. Grace, Jr., as the 2018 recipient of the SIA Insightful Practitioner Award, an honor recognizing excellence in promoting the implementation of innovative security solutions. Grace,…

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Federal School Security Grants From the School Violence Prevention Program

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Information on School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) grants, including program eligibility, application process, uses and funding amounts Updated April 16, 2019 The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced the School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP), created through the 2018 enactment of the STOP School Violence Act, which Congress authorized to provide $33 million in grant assistance for…

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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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