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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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New Solutions for Multifamily Access Control

Cloud platforms and mobile credentials offer convenience and security Access control systems for apartments, condominiums and gated communities have evolved from traditional methods such as keys, cards and fobs to more advanced solutions. Smart access control presents an opportunity to foster new client relationships, and security integrators who are serious about growing their business should…

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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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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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Guest Post: The Challenges of the GSOC

HiveWatch’s Ryan Schonfeld discusses some of the biggest challenges global security operations centers face and tech-driven approaches to addressing them. I get asked a lot about the future of the industry as I talk at conferences and to peers and educate those outside of security. When it comes to global security operations centers (GSOCs), change…

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Four Video Surveillance Trends Alarm Companies Need to Know

Emerging Technologies Can Strengthen Partnerships, Build RMR During the past two years, organizations around the globe have increased their reliance on video surveillance. The explanation as to why is both simple and intricate all at once: Video has become the source of advanced security and operational insights that enables leaders to adapt to the contemporary…

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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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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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Surveillance and Beyond: How Autonomous Indoor Drones Address Security and Operational Challenges

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The security industry finds itself at the heart of a technological renaissance. Indoor drones, in particular, herald a new era of security solutions. These aerial devices are redefining the boundaries of surveillance and safety in real time, showcasing the fusion of technology and practical application in meeting today’s security challenges. The Evolution of Indoor Drones…

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Guest Post: sUAS and the Urban Fight  

Building Intelligence’s Bill Edwards, Chair of the SIA Counter-UAS Working Group, Discusses How Tunnels Affect Drone Operations and Why Security Professionals Should Care Operating, detecting and mitigating drones in a dense urban environment is not only hard but extremely complex. This is not only true for combat zones but can also include large city environments.…

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Security Industry Association Announces 2024 Winners of the SIA Women in Biometrics Awards

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Leire Arbona Puértolas, Melissa Conley, Heather Haller and Caitlin Kneapler will be honored for their leadership and contributions in biometrics and security at the 2024 SIA GovSummit. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named four women biometrics leaders as recipients of the 2024 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards, a globally recognized program presented…

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Security Industry Association and International Biometrics + Identity Association Oppose Adding Extraneous Prohibitions on TSA Use of Facial Biometrics in Potential FAA Measure

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) and the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) have urged Congress to oppose inclusion in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization measure of an extraneous provision seeking to prohibit the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) from using facial recognition technology. In an April 15, 2024, letter to Sens. Maria…

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Maryland Set to Enact Nation’s Strongest Regulations for Law Enforcement Use of Facial Recognition Technology

Updated May 16, 2024 SILVER SPRING, Md. – On April 8, 2024, during its last day of regular session, the Maryland General Assembly unanimously passed House Bill 338/Senate Bill 182 to regulate the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement across the state. Gov. Wes Moore signed the bill into law on May 16.…

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At SIA GovSummit, Government Security Execs Share Tips on Going from Silos to Convergence

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Cyber and physical security leaders opened up about lessons they learned for converging systems across domains and how they evaluate and assess new technologies. At the 2024 SIA GovSummit, a 2-day government security conference held in Washington, D.C., May 21-22, the convergence of IT and OT and the creation of a unified cyber-physical approach to…

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Misgivings Cloud First-in-Nation Colorado AI Law: Implications and Considerations for the Security Industry

Governor Asks for Further Refinement and Federal Preemption On May 17, 2024, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed into law Senate Bill 205 (SB-205), making Colorado the first state in the nation to enact a measure regulating artificial intelligence (AI) that is applicable broadly. Following a winding path that started with importing a bill drafted in…

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How to Improve the Integrator-End User Relationship

A cloud-based business software solution ensures accuracy and accessibility In the world of physical security integration, simply installing equipment and providing passable customer service along the way is not enough. As integrated systems grow more complex and intelligent devices require more consistent lifecycle maintenance to perform at their best, it will be up to integrators…

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How AI Can Transform Integrated Security

The potential is great, though challenges remain The physical and cybersecurity world is dynamic and fast-paced, with security experts constantly looking for ways to automate, optimize and enhance their security efforts. In the rapidly evolving landscape of security services, one trend is clear: the move toward artificial intelligence (AI). Since the invention of the internet,…

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Event Report: Perimeter PREVENT – the Premier Perimeter Security Event

Highlights From SIA’s Gathering of Industry and Government to Address Critical Issues Related to Perimeter Defense for Physical Environments On Nov. 1, 2023, the Security Industry Association (SIA) hosted Perimeter PREVENT, a free daylong symposium examining critical issues related to perimeter defense for physical environments, including government and commercial facilities, critical infrastructure, events and more.…

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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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Security Shifts: The Technology Trends Creating a Safer World

Cloud and AI are remaking video surveillance It is quite clear that technology is undergoing significant changes, and it is largely thanks to major advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing. These developments are in line with what experts like Bill Gates have been predicting: a significant boom in technology over the next few…

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Tightening the Perimeter With Technology

Artificial intelligence and other solutions can turn security from reactive to proactive In recent months, there has been a noticeable evolution within the security sector, a transition from traditional physical defenses to technological solutions. This significant shift has greatly enhanced the scope and effectiveness of perimeter defense strategies, propelling solutions beyond the conventional reliance on…

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