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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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Capitol Hill Symposium on Vehicular Terrorism: Highlights From SIA’s Second Annual Event on Hostile Vehicle Attacks

On Oct. 17, the Security Industry Association (SIA) hosted a free symposium on preventing vehicular terrorism. This event, held at the Reserve Officers Association on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., brought together policymakers, federal agency personnel, state and local government leaders, public safety personnel, project designers, security industry solution and service providers, and other stakeholders…

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SIA-Supported Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Bill Passes U.S. House of Representatives

H.R. 1618 will provide assistance for purchasing and installing residential carbon monoxide detectors. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives’ passing of H.R. 1618, the Nicholas and Zachary Burt Memorial Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2019 – a bipartisan bill sponsored by Rep. Ann Kuster (D-N.H.). SIA…

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Twin Cities Marathon Team to Explore Race-Day Security Operations at AcceleRISE 2019

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Security and event leaders from Twin Cities in Motion will highlight how securing road races has evolved since the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings at SIA’s inaugural conference for young professionals.   SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the addition of the Twin Cities in Motion (TCM) race management team to…

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Audio for Alarm Verification

Police departments across the nation have become overwhelmed by false alarms triggered by malfunctioning security systems. According to city statistics, of the 62,500 alarms the Memphis Police Department responded to in 2016, 99.2 percent were deemed to be false, as reported by Security Sales & Integration. In the end, it amounted to $1.7 million and…

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Stephanie Mayes, Synectics
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New Member Profile: Synectics

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New Security Industry Association (SIA) member Synectics, founded in 1987 as a surveillance technology research and development house, designs end-to-end integrated security and surveillance solutions for challenging environments in the banking, critical infrastructure, gaming, oil and gas, transportation, marine and public space markets. The company – headquartered in the United Kingdom and with offices throughout…

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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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Security Matters podcast from Security Industry Association
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Security Matters Podcast Episode 2: The Rise of Drones

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In every episode of Security Matters, we’re bringing you stories of security, profiles of leaders, and discussions of business issues facing our industry. In episode 2 of Security Matters, the Security Industry Association (SIA) speaks with member companies to explore how drones can be used for commercial security – and how drones are creating security…

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