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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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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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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