Residential

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.

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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,…

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Alarm Systems
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SIA Supports Common Sense Alarm Legislation in Maryland

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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 Maryland’s HB 645 would update long-outdated local regulations by providing a statewide exemption for wireless, low-voltage alarm systems from electrical permitting requirements.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…

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A Chat About ISC West 2018 With Will Wise of Reed Exhibitions

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SIA sat down with Will Wise, Group Vice President of the Security Events Portfolio at Reed Exhibitions, about what’s new at this year’s upcoming, highly anticipated ISC West 2018 event, the first and largest go-to converged security event of the year. Explore ISC West and register at http://www.iscwest.com. SIA: What new and exciting updates can…

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SIA Opposes Right to Repair Legislation

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Recently, the Security Industry Association (SIA) expressed opposition to legislation that requires original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of digital electronic products to disclose proprietary diagnostic, source code and repair information to independent repair shop owners (IRO) under a concept known as “Right to Repair.” So far in 2018, lawmakers in five states have introduced Right to…

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SIA Calls for Senate Action on PASS Act

An industry coalition led by the Security Industry Association (SIA) yesterday strongly urged U.S. Senate leaders to ensure swift passage of H.511/S. 190, the Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act, before an important regulatory exemption for external power supplies expires July 1. Click here to read the industry letter. ​Power supplies used in security and…

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SIA New Member Profile: Kwikset

The Security Industry Association (SIA) welcomes aboard residential lock manufacturer Kwikset headquartered in Lake Forest, California! SIA caught up with Nick English, North American Sales Manager, Residential Access Solutions, for Kwikset about the company’s recent activities in smart locks and their overall relationship to smart homes. “Multiple studies have shown that the most popular entry…

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How SIA Helped to Oppose Problematic IoT Legislation

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On Friday, June 1, California Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson ordered CA S.B. 327 to be placed on the inactive file, which means the bill will not receive further consideration for the remainder of 2017, but could be pursued again next year. (Read a news article on the bill’s withdrawal from the Northern California Record.) S.B. 327,…

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Why Secure Buildings Matter to Future Smart City Planners

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At ISC East, Doug Haines, MPSE, presented a session for SIA Education@ISC, Why Secure Buildings Matter to Future Smart City Planners. In this blog, he summarizes one of the talking points of his presentation in New York City from November. By shaping the built environment, smart city planners can create neighborhoods where people want to…

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The Ever-Expanding Role of Mobile in Access Control

It’s a safe bet to assume that at any given time, your smartphone is within arm’s reach. For many—if not most—of us, these devices keep us connected to our work from anywhere, remind us of appointments, provide occasional entertainment and much more. Now, mobile technology is also playing a key role in critical security functions,…

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