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.
On April 27, 2022, a bill was enacted in Virginia to replace the state’s complete ban on local law enforcement use of facial recognition technology with a comprehensive set of rules for its use. Virginia is only the latest and largest jurisdiction where policymakers are rethinking blanket bans and seeking to establish guardrails ensuring the…Keep Reading »
Despite advancements in security technologies across nearly every industry, options for screening people have largely remained the same for more than a decade. People screening for loss prevention, data center security, high-value manufacturing, event security and other use cases generally relies upon low-tech and personnel-intensive measures like physical searches, pat-downs and metal detection systems. Some…Keep Reading »
As demonstrated throughout its 30+-year history of development, facial recognition technology offers tremendous benefits to society when used effectively and responsibly. The benefits of facial recognition are proven and growing, through a wide range of vastly different applications. For example, in the United States, the technology has been used for more than a decade to detect…Keep Reading »
Updated May 6, 2022 On April 27, 2022, S.B. 741 was enacted in Virginia, replacing the state’s complete ban on local law enforcement use of facial recognition technology with the most stringent law in the country regulating its use. Introduced by Virginia Delegate Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake) and Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Fairfax), the measure to establish…Keep Reading »
Bouchard, sheriff of Oakland County, Michigan, discusses the top challenges he’s faced in his public safety career, investing in security technology and how law enforcement is addressing workforce development. ISC West is coming up March 22-25 in Las Vegas, and the Security Industry Association (SIA) and ISC West have revealed full conference details for the SIA Education@ISC…Keep Reading »
As part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Congress secured funding to protect pedestrians from vehicle attacks. The ongoing threat to public safety in crowded spaces, special events and street venues has received notice in H.R. 3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which was signed into law by President Biden in November 2021.…Keep Reading »
Steve Surfaro of SURFARO LLC is chair of the SIA Public Safety Working Group. Artificial intelligence (AI) is useful when applied to a given practice area like the recognition of known cyber intrusion attack profiles, for a market such as utilities, in a given global geographic region, over an identified cybersecurity program’s useful lifespan. When the…Keep Reading »
With a clear pattern of incidents, here’s why cities must pay attention – and what SIA is doing to drive awareness The road to Waukesha, Wisconsin, runs from Santa Monica, California. It runs from Stillwater, Oklahoma. It runs from Austin, Texas, and Charlottesville, Virginia. The road runs from New York City and New Orleans, Louisiana. …Keep Reading »
This 2021 vertical market report, produced by Omdia exclusively for SIA, assesses the U.S. market for physical security equipment in federal, state and local government. It examines key market drivers and barriers for the government security vertical, how federal versus state and local governments handle contractor selection and funding and how to win business with government entities.
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This 2021 vertical market report, produced by Omdia exclusively for the Security Industry Association (SIA), assesses the U.S. market for physical security equipment in K-12 school security applications. It examines key market drivers and barriers for the school security vertical, the role of security technology in helping administrators protect their students, teachers, staff and facilities. It also explores funding opportunities for school security projects.Keep Reading »