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.

Policy Briefing: Preventing Vehicular Attacks
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Security Industry Association Supports Legislation to Address Vehicular Terrorism

SIA to hold Capitol Hill policy briefing on the prevention of vehicular attacks; briefing is scheduled for May 10, 2018. Silver Spring, Maryland (March 13, 2018) – The Security Industry Association (SIA) applauds the recent approval by the House Homeland Security Committee of H.R. 4227, the Vehicular Terrorism Prevention Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by…

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Body-Worn and Mobile Video and Sensor Networks

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SIA Education@ISC West will provide conferees with more than 80 sessions of valuable information on important topics in the security industry at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas on April 10-12. Robert Ehlers, Vice President of Business Development, RGB Spectrum, will present Body-Worn and Mobile Video and Sensor Networks on Thursday, April 12, at 9:45…

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Security Matters podcast from Security Industry Association
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Security Matters Podcast Episode 1: An Interview with Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly

We’re pleased to announce the first podcast from the Security Industry Association (SIA) — Security Matters. In every episode of Security Matters, we’re bringing you stories of security, profiles of leaders, and discussions of business issues facing our industry. This episode, our very first, begins with the story of Ray Kelly. The two-time leader of…

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The Security Buzz: February 2, 2018

Industry News Motorola Solutions announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Avigilon in an all-cash transaction that will enhance Motorola Solutions’ portfolio of communications technologies. Motorola’s acquisition of Avigilon will bring advanced video surveillance and analytics platforms to the rapidly evolving public safety workflow. Fitness tracking app Strava may have revealed sensitive…

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SIA Establishes Public Safety Working Group

New council to be chaired by Steve Surfaro of Axis Communication Silver Spring, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA) announced today its establishment of the SIA Public Safety Working Group, chaired by Steve Surfaro, Industry Liaison, Axis Communications. SIA stands up the SIA Public Safety Working Group to develop recommendations to improve the safety,…

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SIA Applauds House Adoption and Senate Action on PASS Act and Urges Swift Approval in Advance of July 1 Deadline

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Disruption of exemption for energy use requirements could create unsafe conditions and prompt unnecessarily high costs for the security industry. Silver Spring, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA) today hails swift passage of the Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act (H.R. 511) by the House of Representatives Monday and the subsequent introduction of a…

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