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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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Announcing the SIA OSDP Boot Camp

The Security Industry Association (SIA) is pleased to announce the first-ever Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) Boot Camp! Primarily designed for teams of integrators that are deploying OSDP systems, this one-day course will provide in-depth training on how to design, configure and deploy modern, interoperable, OSDP-compliant access control systems. Why attend? OSDP is an access…

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Physical Access Control Systems: Highlights From GSA’s Reverse Industry Training

On Sept. 17, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) held a physical access control system (PACS) reverse industry day training featuring remarks from industry, government and members and staff representing the Security Industry Association (SIA) and the Secure Technology Alliance (STA). The daylong event hosted at GSA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., was designed to improve contract…

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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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Audio for Alarm Verification

Police departments across the nation have become overwhelmed by false alarms triggered by malfunctioning security systems. According to city statistics, of the 62,500 alarms the Memphis Police Department responded to in 2016, 99.2 percent were deemed to be false, as reported by Security Sales & Integration. In the end, it amounted to $1.7 million and…

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Offering More With Your Security Installs

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Most dealers are familiar wireless intrusion detection devices – motion detectors and door/window transmitters, and the like – and understand the advantages of wireless. Because wireless eliminates the labor costs running of cable and trenching, the economic advantages are clear. Likewise, wireless avoids the difficulties presented by traditional hardwiring. Wireless devices can be simply mounted…

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Technology Recommendations for Incident Monitoring and Investigations in Retail

The Security Industry Association’s Public Safety Working Group and Retail Security Interest Group have collaborated to develop detailed information on recommended technologies supporting incident monitoring and investigations in the retail sector. Here you will find a list of security solutions aiming to improve security for retail owners and assist law enforcement in conducting investigations against petty…

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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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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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Robot Evolution: How Security Robots Can Enhance Security Programs

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New technologies are enhancing the security teamwork between man and machine In many industries, the introduction of machine learning, computer vision and robotics is changing the paradigm of security and facility management. Robots are more than a compilation of sensors and computation. They offer both innovation and adaptability, and they are, quite literally, computers that…

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Observe and Report: Considerations for Evaluating Drone Detection Systems

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Identifying and locating drones and their pilots can mitigate threats Consumer-grade unmanned aerial systems (UAS), also known as drones, promise to enhance lives and operations in significant ways. As with many new technologies, though, safety and privacy concerns abound. Inexpensive and widely available, drones flown by clueless or careless pilots can create public safety hazards.…

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Security Matters Podcast Episode 3: Here Come the Robots

In episode 3 of the Security Matters podcast, the Security Industry Association (securityindustry.org) speaks with experts in the fields of using robots for security applications. These companies, including Cobalt Robotics and Robotics Assistance Devices, discuss the challenges of putting robots in commercial environments, how such technology can be used to work with existing guard forces,…

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Winners Announced for the 2019 Women in Biometrics Awards

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The Security Industry Association and SecureIDNews will honor four female leaders in biometrics and security for their contributions at SIA GovSummit in Washington, D.C. SILVER SPRING, Md. – Four distinguished leaders in the biometric identity and security industry have been selected as the winners of the 2019 Women in Biometrics Awards, co-founded by the Security…

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Nominations Open for the 2019 Women in Biometrics Awards

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The Security Industry Association and SecureIDNews will honor top female biometrics and security leaders at the 2019 SIA GovSummit. SILVER SPRING, Md. – Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Women in Biometrics Awards, co-founded by the Security Industry Association (SIA) and SecureIDNews and co-presented with sponsors Biometric Update, IDEMIA and SIA’s Women in…

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ISC West Session Preview: The Great Biometric Debate

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ISC West 2019 is quickly approaching! In addition to great networking, special events and new products and technologies, attendees have access to 85+ top-quality training sessions through SIA Education@ISC. While panels are common at ISC West, on Thursday, April 11, attendees can attend a session with a twist that hasn’t been done before. Instead of featuring panelists…

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Moving to the Cloud: Key Questions for Integrators to Ask Cloud Providers

Off-premises solutions can provide multiple advantages to integrators When systems integrators embrace cloud technology, they enable a long-term solution that allows a transitional approach with many options available to customers. While preparing an integration business to provide cloud services for video, access control and other solutions can be a challenging and uncomfortable transformation, it is…

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#DataDoneRight: Highlights From the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Data Privacy Conference

On July 11 in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted Data Done Right, a summit for all things related to data privacy. The conference featured discussions of the policy issues surrounding consumer data and the businesses that use it, the future of tech innovation and ways to protect individual privacy while promoting innovation…

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Featured Session at Cyber:Secured Forum: Technologies Transforming Cyber-Physical Security

Cyber:Secured Forum is coming soon! ISC Security Events, PSA Security Network and the Security Industry Association (SIA) have come together to create an educational two-day event connecting the worlds of cybersecurity, physical security and systems integration. This second annual cybersecurity educational summit will take place July 29-31 at the Westin Dallas Park Central in Dallas,…

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All in One Security: Introducing the Intelligent Security Operations Center

An intelligent security operations center can enhance situational awareness and effectiveness The threat landscape is changing rapidly, becoming more sophisticated and complex with each incident. Those responsible for keeping people, property and assets safe need a comprehensive and cohesive approach to security. To protect what matters most, organizations of all sizes and industries must take…

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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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All in One Security: Introducing the Intelligent Security Operations Center

An intelligent security operations center can enhance situational awareness and effectiveness The threat landscape is changing rapidly, becoming more sophisticated and complex with each incident. Those responsible for keeping people, property and assets safe need a comprehensive and cohesive approach to security. To protect what matters most, organizations of all sizes and industries must take…

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