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.
$25 Million in New Grant Funding Established for Safety and Security Barriers
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 »
SIA Tech Brief: When Should Artificial Intelligence, Convoluted Neural Networks and Deep Neural Networks Be Used in Public Safety?
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 »
Why Hostile Vehicle Incidents Can’t Be Ignored
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 »
Physical Security Vertical Market Assessment: Federal, State & Local Government
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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Physical Security Vertical Market Assessment: K-12 Education
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 »
Planning and Preparation in Protecting Buildings Against Unrest
In this video, learn about the importance of planning in protecting public buildings and preparing to manage incidents of violent civil unrest. On April 28, the Security Industry Association (SIA) hosted Part 1 of the 2021 SIA GovSummit, the nation’s premier government security conference connecting government, security and technology. This daylong virtual conference featured insights…Keep Reading »
The Impact of Reliable Wireless Infrastructure on Advanced Security Technologies
How network connectivity fills the space between man and machine for public safety Outdoors, indoors, above ground and below, in suburbs and cities, machines will act as 24/7 sentinels. In performing this task, they will require continuous network connections. Wearable high-tech devices, meanwhile, will be common accessories for public safety officers and citizens alike. The…Keep Reading »
Ensuring Connectivity to Enhance Security
I recently conducted an interview with security industry veteran Michael Kemp about connectivity issues for the Security Industry Association (SIA). Many people may be familiar with initiatives, such as FirstNet, which bring public safety systems into the Internet of Things through a single wireless broadband connection. Still, they may not understand the other wireless options…Keep Reading »
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…Keep Reading »
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…Keep Reading »