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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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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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Securing New Ground Panel to Highlight Embracing Change and Creating Value in Home Monitoring

It’s almost time for Securing New Ground (SNG), the annual executive conference  hosted by the Security Industry Association (SIA), and we’re looking forward to an exciting lineup of discussions on the security business trends that matter most. In one of the event’s featured discussions – Monitoring and the Home: Embracing Change and Creating Value – a…

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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 Maryland’s HB 645 would update long-outdated local regulations by providing a statewide exemption for wireless, low-voltage alarm systems from electrical permitting requirements.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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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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Security Industry Association Announces Denis R. Hebert Identity Management Scholarship Opportunity

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$10,000 in scholarship awards available to help in reaching professional development goals SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) is now accepting applications for the new Denis R. Hebert Identity Management Scholarship. Each year, this program will offer two $5,000 scholarships for security professionals specializing in the field of identity management. The scholarship…

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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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New Global Research Shows That Digital Transformation Heightens Risk of Costly Cyberattacks

ESI ThoughtLab has partnered with the Wall Street Journal, the Security Industry Association and other industry coalition members to release cybersecurity analysis and benchmarks covering 1,300 companies. SILVER SPRING, Md. –  A  comprehensive study about cybersecurity from leading research firm ESI ThoughtLab, together with research partner the Wall Street Journal’s WSJ Pro Cybersecurity and a…

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Security Industry Association Forecasts 2019 Security Megatrends

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Key Trends Shaping the Industry Led by a Focus on Cybersecurity SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has identified and announced the 2019 Security Megatrends – the foundation of SIA’s signature yearly report defining the major trends and forces at play in the global security industry. Forecasting of 2019’s top 10 Security…

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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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New Security Industry Association Report Examines Opportunities in the Robotic Security Market

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White paper produced exclusively for SIA members highlights how modern robotics can extend the capabilities of human security officers SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has released a new report for SIA members examining the opportunities, benefits and reasons for growth presented by the robotic security market. Market Spotlight: Extending the Capabilities…

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Security Matters Podcast Episode 2: The Rise of Drones

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In every episode of Security Matters, we’re bringing you stories of security, profiles of leaders, and discussions of business issues facing our industry. In episode 2 of Security Matters, the Security Industry Association (SIA) speaks with member companies to explore how drones can be used for commercial security – and how drones are creating security…

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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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Securing New Ground Panel to Highlight Shift From Smart Cities to Conscious Cities

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It’s almost time for Securing New Ground (SNG), the annual executive conference  hosted by the Security Industry Association (SIA), and we’re looking forward to an exciting lineup of discussions on the security business trends that matter most. In one of the event’s featured discussions – The Smart City of the Future Will Be Conscious – a…

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Security Organizations’ Dual Responsibility Under GDPR

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GDPR affects security technologies like video surveillance systems. Here’s what you need to know to improve your GDPR compliance. Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was implemented on May 25, much of the information has been focused on how organizations can – and must – approach their data practices to not only become compliant…

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Lighting the Way to a Smarter, Safer City

The Importance of External Illumination Systems When Lighting for Video Surveillance Demand for video surveillance systems has continued to surge throughout the years, with its market share expected to reach $40 billion by 2019 according to TrendForce’s market data. While there is no doubt that cameras keep us safer and aid in law enforcement efforts,…

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