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The Hidden Value in Store Security Systems

Managers of a candy store in San Francisco were puzzled by the poor sales of a product they introduced in 2014. What explained the lack of interest from customers? Did the recipe need to be tweaked? Was the price point off? As it turned out, the proble…

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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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New Member Profile: BQT Solutions

BQT Solutions America Inc., based in San Diego, California, develops, manufactures and supplies security card and biometric readers, electromechanical locks, and related electronic security products. And BQT Solutions recently joined the Security Industry Association (SIA)! To learn more about BQT Solutions, we chatted with Daniel DeBlasio, Vice President of Sales, North America. Find more details…

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Women in Security Invited to Write for SIA Technology Insights

Fall 2018 issue of SIA Technology Insights Journal to be entirely female authored.

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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 Maryland’s HB 645 would update long-outdated local regulations by providing a statewide exemption for wireless, low-voltage alarm systems from electrical permitting requirements.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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SIA Explains Tax Incentives for Security and Fire Protection Systems in New Fact Sheet

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The Security Industry Association (SIA) today released a fact sheet, “New Tax Incentives for Security and Fire Protection Systems,” to explain how new U.S. tax reforms allow many businesses to deduct the full cost of security and fire protection systems as an expense for the tax year in which they are placed in service. Under…

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There are many opportunities to contribute independent, non-commercial content to SIA’s online Knowledge Center as well as to our blog and to our SIA Technology Insights journal.

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Applying Indoor Positioning Systems: A Primer for Integrators and Security Specialists

This paper reports on modern indoor positioning system (IPS) technologies that utilize personal smart mobile devices, or non-personal non-smart mobile devices (object tags and beacons),for purposes of locating and tracking people and objects. The greatest attention is given to technologies that incorporate smartphones. Smartphones are of special interest to IPS manufacturers, because smartphone users are…

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SIA New Member Profile: Gemalto

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The Security Industry Association (SIA) welcomes aboard digital security giant Gemalto, with U.S. headquarters in Austin, Texas. We chatted with Amy McKeown, U.S. Field Marketing Manager, Biometrics, Gemalto, about her role at the company and Gemalto’s engagement with SIA activities and events. For more info, visit the company’s website at www.gemalto.com​. How did you get…

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Lead the Industry: Volunteer for Technology Committees

SIA volunteers lead many committees focused on security solutions, including access, intrusion, video and more. The power of being involved is that you’re shaping the industry and staying ahead of the curve. Interested? We want you.

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24-Hour Perimeter Protection

Relentless defense for critical infrastructure The challenges to perimeter protection seem to grow more nefarious every day. The bad news is that intruders are increasingly inventive and unscrupulous. The good news is that the security operators are leveraging more innovative technologies to mitigate and deter these threats. Effective perimeter protection on a 24/7 basis is…

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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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SIA Offers “Cyber Office Hours” to Help Members Enhance Their Cyber Readiness

Monthly program offers members an opportunity to address cyber questions with the help of cybersecurity researcher and ethical hacker Rodney Thayer. SIA members continue to dedicate significant time and resources to enhance their cyber readiness. To support member company cyber strategies, SIA is offering its members the opportunity to have key questions asked and answered…

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Cyber:Secured Forum Opens Registration, Reveals Agenda

Silver Spring, Md.—Registration is open for Cyber:Secured Forum, a cybersecurity educational summit focusing on integrated systems, in Denver, Colorado, on June 4-6, 2018. The event is being produced in partnership by PSA Security Network, the world’s largest systems integrator cooperative, ISC Security Events (Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading event organizer) and the Security Industry Association…

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SIA Announces Security Project Management Resources at ISC West 2018

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Las Vegas, Nevada—Project managers attending ISC West 2018 in Las Vegas on April have multiple opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skills in the security industry with education and information provided by the Security Industry Association (SIA). “SIA’s security project manager offerings are the only education and certification resources tailored specifically for project managers in…

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New Member Profile: Crotega

New Security Industry Association (SIA) member Crotega – based in Minneapolis, Minnesota – was started after the Sandy Hook shooting by founder and CEO Jody Allen Crowe. As a former school administrator who had spent 25 years in school buildings, most of that time in high-risk schools, Crowe saw the need to protect school children…

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SIA Explains Tax Incentives for Security and Fire Protection Systems in New Fact Sheet

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The Security Industry Association (SIA) today released a fact sheet, “New Tax Incentives for Security and Fire Protection Systems,” to explain how new U.S. tax reforms allow many businesses to deduct the full cost of security and fire protection systems as an expense for the tax year in which they are placed in service. Under…

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SIA to Testify Against Vermont Right to Repair Bill

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Montpellier, VT—SIA Government Relations Manager Joe Hoellerer will appear before the Vermont Senate on Wednesday, Feb. 7, as a witness in opposition to S. 180, the Vermont Fair Repair Act. The Security Industry Association (SIA) has concerns that requirements in the legislation would harm companies in the security industry, where SIA represents more than 800…

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SIA GovSummit 2018 Tackles Key Issues in School Security, Aerial Drones and More

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Leaders in the security industry, government and technology gathered June 27-28 in Washington, D.C., as the Security Industry Association (SIA) hosted its 2018 GovSummit. Each year, SIA GovSummit offers top-quality information sharing and education on security topics affecting federal, state and local agencies. This year’s summit tackled key security and policy issues like moving security…

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New Member Profile: ROG Security

New Security Industry Association (SIA) member ROG – based in Los Angeles, California – is a software technology company that develops artificial intelligence (AI) for the security guard industry. ROG provides its software as a service to security personnel anywhere in the world with its cloud delivery. SIA spoke with Jordan Lippel, ROG’s chief operating…

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Drone Use and Defense by Security Organizations

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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 on April 10-12. Three experts will team up to present Drone Use and Defense by Security Organizations on Tuesday, April 10, at 1:30 p.m. SIA’s blog chatted about the session…

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New Member Profile: ROG Security

New Security Industry Association (SIA) member ROG – based in Los Angeles, California – is a software technology company that develops artificial intelligence (AI) for the security guard industry. ROG provides its software as a service to security personnel anywhere in the world with its cloud delivery. SIA spoke with Jordan Lippel, ROG’s chief operating…

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24-Hour Perimeter Protection

Relentless defense for critical infrastructure The challenges to perimeter protection seem to grow more nefarious every day. The bad news is that intruders are increasingly inventive and unscrupulous. The good news is that the security operators are leveraging more innovative technologies to mitigate and deter these threats. Effective perimeter protection on a 24/7 basis is…

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