Public Safety

Through the SIA Public Safety Working Group, SIA develops recommendations to improve the safety, security, and sustainability of cities and communities using technology. SIA serves as the voice of the security industry in appropriate adoption and deployment of security tech alongside active practitioners in police, fire, emergency medical services and other disciplines.

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Security Industry Association Announces Secure Schools Roundtable at GovSummit 2018

Government, Education Groups and Private-Sector Experts Will Discuss School Safety Best Practices, Funding and Coordination SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced that its upcoming GovSummit will feature an expanded, half-day format for the popular Secure Schools Roundtable on Thursday, June 28. This session will be held in cooperation with the…

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Security Industry Association Announces 2018 Legislator of the Year and Statesman Award Winners

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Sens. Orrin Hatch, John Thune and Gary Peters, Reps. Dan Donovan and John Rutherford and Security Industry Veteran Rob Reiter Will Be Honored at SIA GovSummit SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the recipients of its Legislator of the Year and Statesman Awards for 2018. The awardees will be honored…

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Preventing Vehicular Attacks: Highlights from SIA’s Policy Briefing

On May 10, the Security Industry Association (SIA) hosted a policy briefing on Capitol Hill on how safety and security in public spaces can be enhanced through protections for pedestrians and crowds. The briefing, held at the Hart Senate Office Building, was attended by policymakers, federal agency personnel, project designers and other stakeholders and highlighted…

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Security Industry Association Reveals Agenda for GovSummit 2018

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Summit to Highlight Top Security Issues Facing Government Agencies Silver Spring, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the agenda for its annual public policy and government security technology conference, SIA GovSummit. This event – held June 27 and 28 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C. – will bring together government security…

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Safe and Sound Schools Releases State of School Safety Report

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Safe and Sound Schools – a national resource for school safety established following the Sandy Hook tragedy – marked its fifth anniversary by issuing the State of School Safety Report for 2018. This first-ever report highlights perceptions of school safety among parents, middle- and high school students, educators and the public and explores topics like…

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Security Industry Association Supports Michigan Legislation to Bolster School Security Safeguards

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MI HB 5828 and HB 5830 recognize the importance of safe schools Silver Spring, MD (May 2, 2018) – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has expressed strong support for MI HB 5828 and HB5830, two bills designed to improve school security across the state of Michigan. In a letter to Michigan House of Representatives Committee…

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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…

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