Iconic residential security companies are a pillar of SIA membership, and SIA works with them to advocate for favorable regulatory and legislative environments for their customers. SIA also administers CP-01, the False Reduction Alarm Standard, to minimize inconvenience to public safety and security customers. Find SIA Education programming on the latest developments in residential security at our conferences.
When I Say Security Tech, Proptech Says…What?
Here is my thesis: The security industry is way off on what it thinks the proptech value creation story is. It has changed dramatically in the past three years, and we need to reset how we collectively position our industry. We believe we are telling a complete and compelling value story around safety and it…Keep Reading »
What Is Proptech, and Why Should I Care?
The Security Industry Association (SIA) recently announced the Proptech Advisory Board, as you may be aware. The mission of this group is to foster engagement between the proptech community and the global security industry through partnerships, education and thought leadership. I believe it is one of those moments we look back as an industry and…Keep Reading »
Pandemic Changes in Building Access Are Here to Stay: Moving Toward Mobile Access and Touchless Sensors
Security in multitenant buildings and condominium complexes has been evolving for many years. Property managers continuously look for ways to ensure the safety and security of individual living spaces, as well as common and shared areas, and the events of the past two years increased the already existing demand for comprehensive and efficient access control…Keep Reading »
SIA Technology Insights – Summer 2021
In every issue of SIA Technology Insights, we try to look to the cutting edge (and sometimes even to the bleeding edge) of security technology, to ensure you stay current with the steady whir of technology change. This edition examines the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on security operations, from touchless access control to temperature screening, as well as topics like how security technology is evolving from detection to intervention and prevention.Keep Reading »
Video Intercoms in a Post-Pandemic World: How Residential Security Systems Have Taken On New Functions
During the past year and a half, our homes have become much more than living spaces. They are schools, gyms, workspaces and so much more. Investing in a comprehensive security solution is as important as ever, and providers and integrators should be ready to discuss a system that not only enhances security but also offers…Keep Reading »
Alarm Science: Our Industry Cannot Make Assumptions When It Comes to Life Safety
No fire alarm notification by the remote station after receiving fire alarm signal(s) and then a cancel abort signal needlessly increases risks to consumers, alarm companies and central stations It is better to explain to a client why the remote station notified the fire department than to have to tell them why the remote station…Keep Reading »
Women’s History Spotlight on Marie Van Brittan Brown
Do you know the origin story of residential security? A great place to start is with Marie Van Brittan Brown, the inventor of the first modern home security system. In 1966, Brown was a 43-year-old woman living in New York City and working long hours as a nurse; her husband, Albert, was also away many…Keep Reading »
Does True Crime Content Lead to Better Security?
Many Americans are apparently worried about life imitating art that recreates life. A major residential security company recently found in a survey of 1,001 consumers of true crime content that 69 percent think the events they watch or read about could happen to their families, prompting them to take countermeasures such as checking locks and…Keep Reading »
The Security Buzz: March 2, 2018
Industry News The Security Industry Association (SIA), PSA Security Network and ISC Security Events opened registration for Cyber:Secured Forum. This inaugural event will feature top experts on cyber-hardening of security systems, cyberstandards and global cybercrime on June 4-6 in Denver, Colorado. MONI Smart Security announced an exclusive, long-term trademark licensing agreement with The Brink’s Company,…Keep Reading »
SIA Supports Common Sense Alarm Legislation in Maryland
The Security Industry Association (SIA) recently testified in support of two bills before the Maryland General Assembly—Maryland House Bill (HB) 645 and Maryland HB 1117. Maryland’s HB 645 would update long-outdated local regulations by providing a statewide exemption for wireless, low-voltage alarm systems from electrical permitting requirements. These requirements were established when wired systems were…Keep Reading »