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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.

Axis Communications visit with Rep. Lori Trahan
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SIA Grows Government Awareness of Workforce Development and School Safety Issues

SIA organizes congressional visit to member company Axis Communications On July 9, as part of a visit organized by the Security Industry Association (SIA), Rep. Lori Trahan (D-Mass.), freshman member of the House Committee on Education and Labor and and the House Committee on Armed Services, toured SIA member company Axis Communications’ Americas headquarters in…

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School Security Resources from Security Industry Association
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Federal Funding Bill Advances, Including Funding Increase for School Violence Prevention Programs

On May 22, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved its Fiscal Year 2020 Commerce-Science-Justice funding bill, which would provide $125 million for programs authorized by the STOP School Violence Act, an overall increase of $25 million or 25% compared to 2019. The programs include Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) grants for mental health training and…

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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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