The SIA Retail Security Interest Group unites retailers in one place where they can exchange best practices as well as concerns for protecting their property. SIA retail partners have developed tactics for maximizing their security investment, including deploying video surveillance to optimize customers experience through observing their behavior.

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State of New York Provides Retailers with Tax Credit for Security Improvements

What Retailers Need to Know About Using New York’s Retail Security Tax Credit On April 20, the New York State legislature passed its annual budget measure for fiscal year 2025 which addresses multiple priorities and enacts key proposals from Governor Kathy Hochul. Of significance to New York business owners, workers and consumers, the measure included…

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How the 7-Eleven Storefront Crash Settlement Highlights the Importance of Retail Safety and Perimeter Security

Taking precautions like installing safety bollards and protective barriers can not only help prevent hostile attacks, but also guard against commonplace accidents. On Feb. 6, a Chicago-area man received a record-breaking $91 million settlement from 7-Eleven after losing both his legs in an accidental crash outside one of the company’s stores in Bensenville, Illinois, in…

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California Enacts Unique Video and Audio Surveillance Requirements for Firearms Dealers

The latest in California’s comprehensive approach to laws aimed at gun violence prevention is Senate Bill 1384, which was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on September 30, 2022. This particular measure seeks to prevent unlawful firearms sales and reduce gun violence as well as aid law enforcement investigations by creating digital surveillance requirements…

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SIA GovSummit Tackles Top Issues in Perimeter Security and Combating New and Enhanced Threats

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The Security Industry Association put together an excellent industry/government/researcher event in the form of the 2022 SIA GovSummit, held May 25-26 in Washington, D.C. Pulling together more than 50 speakers on dozens of topics, this year’s GovSummit featured presentations on standards, budget trends, new initiatives and all manner of topics covering everything from how SIA can…

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Physical Security Vertical Market Assessment: U.S. Cannabis

This 2022 vertical market report, produced by Omdia exclusively for SIA, provides research and statistics on the market for physical security equipment and solutions in the United States cannabis sector. It examines key market drivers and barriers for the cannabis security vertical, key state regulations on recreational and medicinal cannabis use and how to win business with cannabis end users.

 

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The Unique Benefits of CCTV Towers: Overt Security Has Its Advantages

Retailers have had cameras, both inside and outside their stores, since the VCR made it economical. Traditionally, the cameras have been hidden in corners, mounted on light poles, or attached to the sides of buildings. But that is changing. Now when visiting retailers, customers might actually notice the cameras because they are not subtly installed…

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