SIA 50th anniversary

Quiz: What Was SIA’s Original Name?

The Security Industry Association (SIA) turns 50 in 2019. Which of the following was SIA’s original name when it was established? Security Equipment Distributors Association Security Equipment Manufacturers Association Security Equipment Industry Association The correct answer is…all of the above! SIA originated as two separate associations, the Security Equipment Distributors Association (SEDA) and the Security…

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Elli Voorhees

Security Industry Association Names New Director of Education and Training


Elli Voorhees will lead the SIA Education@ISC conference programs and key certification, education, training and career development initiatives. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Dr. Elizabeth (Elli) Voorhees as its new director of education and training. In this role, Voorhees – who previously served as director of certifications and compliance…

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SIA New Member Profile: UniKey

New Security Industry Association (SIA) member UniKey is a leading smart access control platform provider. UniKey was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Orlando, Florida. SIA spoke with Phil Dumas, founder and CEO at UniKey, about the company, the security industry and working with SIA. SIA: Tell us the story of your company. Phil…

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SIA Launches AcceleRISE, a New Event for Young Professionals in the Security Industry

AcceleRISE 2019 will ignite new thinking, strengthen leadership skills and sharpen business acumen in young talent SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced AcceleRISE, a new conference for tomorrow’s security leaders featuring top-quality idea sharing, coaching, business skills development, networking and inspiration. AcceleRISE 2019 will be held Aug. 14-16 at the…

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SIA Member Profile: Dahua Technology

Security Industry Association (SIA) member Dahua Technology is a global provider of total security solutions. Headquartered in Hangzhou, China, Dahua has 54 subsidiaries and representative offices globally, including its North America headquarters in Irvine, California. SIA spoke with Tim Shen, director of marketing at Dahua Technology USA , about the company, the security industry and…

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IPVideo executive team

SIA Member Profile: IPVideo Corporation

Security Industry Association (SIA) member IPVideo Corporation is a leading manufacturer of IP-based video surveillance and audio/video recording solutions, passive visual weapons detection systems and Internet of Things (IoT) sensor technology. The company is headquartered in Bay Shore, New York, and has a second facility in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and field offices in New Jersey, Colorado…

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SIA 50th Anniversary

Celebrating 50 Years of Security Industry Leadership

  The Security Industry Association was built by combining two security associations that were formed in 1969 – 50 years ago! They were the Security Equipment Distributors Association (SEDA) and the Security Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA). These new associations were created to give voice and connect the manufacturing and distributing businesses and to solve pressing…

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David McDonald

In Memoriam: David McDonald, CEO, Pelco

Pelco’s former CEO was known for generous giving, a strong community commitment and building a company with legendary customer service This week, people in California will be celebrating the life of David McDonald, the former CEO of Pelco. Dave was a legend in the security industry and did many things that positively changed the industry.…

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Jeff Doria, Cardinal Peak

New Member Profile: Cardinal Peak

New Security Industry Association (SIA) member Cardinal Peak is a contract engineering firm specializing in video management systems (VMS), digital signal processing, the Internet of Things, embedded electronics, cloud infrastructure and mobile app development. Founded in 2002, Cardinal Peak is headquartered near Boulder, Colorado, and serves clients throughout North America. SIA spoke with Jeff Doria,…

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SIA RISE Chair Matt Feenan

SIA RISE Welcomes Matt Feenan as New Committee Chair

Read our interview with the RISE Committee’s new chair, Matt Feenan, as the Security Industry Association (SIA) spotlights a young professional on the rise! Matt Feenan of Axis Communications has been named the chair of SIA RISE, a networking group that fosters the careers of young professionals in the security industry. Matt joined Axis –…

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