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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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Tax Incentives for Security Systems and Fire Protection Systems
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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 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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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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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 Maryland’s HB 645 would update long-outdated local regulations by providing a statewide exemption for wireless, low-voltage alarm systems from electrical permitting requirements.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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Tax Incentives for Security Systems and Fire Protection Systems
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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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Now Available: Fall 2017 SIA Technology Insights Journal

SIA’s Technology Insights journal for Fall 2017 is available for you to read or download. Written by SIA members and providing vendor-neutral analysis of emerging technology applications, the Fall 2017 edition takes on emerging topic areas of unmanned security solutions with a strong emphasis on drones and robotics.

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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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The Standards Driving Biometric Adoption in Physical Security

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SIA Education @ISC West will provide conferees with more than 70 sessions of valuable information on important topics in the security industry at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas on April 10-12. John Santini Jr., Chief Engineer, Princeton Identity, based in Stonington, Connecticut, will team up with Blaine Frederick, Vice President of Product Management, EyeLock,…

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Security Megatrends Panel SNG 2017
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Security Megatrends: The Forces Transforming Our Future

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Security market leaders took to the stage at Securing New Ground (SNG) 2017 to discuss Security Megatrends™, overarching developments directing the progress of the security industry, in panel discussions on Thursday. Some of the best minds in the industry convened for the first panel, Security Megatrends™: The Forces Transforming Our Future, assessing four market forces…

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2017 Women in Biometrics Awards
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Winners Announced for 2017 Women in Biometrics Awards

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Annual program honors five individuals for their contributions to biometrics and security during SIA Honors Night. Silver Spring, Md. —Five deserving individuals will be honored as the Women in Biometrics Awards winners for 2017 during SIA Honors Night on Nov. 15, 2017, announced the Security Industry Association (SIA) and SecureIDNews. Registration is now open for…

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New Member Profile: Manything

Manything developed an app that empowers security professionals with remote viewing and offsite cloud storage to camera installations. With Manything Pro, practitioners can set up remote viewing of their security cameras in less than five minutes, according to the company, which has U.S. offices in San Francisco. Manything recently joined the Security Industry Association (SIA),…

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The Security Buzz: February 16, 2018

Florida’s governor and lawmakers joined together in a call for change to prevent future tragedy after the recent school shooting. The incoming Senate president is proposing $100 million for mental health programs for schools and more to harden them against attacks. SIA supports efforts to improve the safety and security of U.S. K-12 schools. To learn…

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Body-Worn and Mobile Video and Sensor Networks

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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 in Las Vegas on April 10-12. Robert Ehlers, Vice President of Business Development, RGB Spectrum, will present Body-Worn and Mobile Video and Sensor Networks at Thursday, April 12, at 9:45…

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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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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 Member Exchange: Bolstering Education with Axis Communications

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In a recent visit to the headquarters of the Security Industry Association (SIA), James Marcella, Director of Industry Associations, Axis Communications Inc., emphasized the importance of partnerships to his company. Axis Communications values long-term loyal partnerships, which it views as the backbone to its success, in part because its sales strategy involves two-tiered distributions. Axis…

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Tax Incentives for Security Systems and Fire Protection Systems
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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 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 New Member Profile: Cobalt Robotics

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Few technologies capture the imagination like robots, and Cobalt Robotics is a new company that manufactures robot patrol guards! The company, based in Palo Alto, California, is a new member of the Security Industry Association (SIA), and we were pleased to catch up with CEO and Co-founder Travis Deyle to discuss why patrol robots offer…

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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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Manything
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New Member Profile: Manything

Manything developed an app that empowers security professionals with remote viewing and offsite cloud storage to camera installations. With Manything Pro, practitioners can set up remote viewing of their security cameras in less than five minutes, according to the company, which has U.S. offices in San Francisco. Manything recently joined the Security Industry Association (SIA),…

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Tax Incentives for Security Systems and Fire Protection Systems
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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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The Security Buzz: February 16, 2018

Florida’s governor and lawmakers joined together in a call for change to prevent future tragedy after the recent school shooting. The incoming Senate president is proposing $100 million for mental health programs for schools and more to harden them against attacks. SIA supports efforts to improve the safety and security of U.S. K-12 schools. To learn…

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