A key segment of the security industry, access control solutions include those technologies and measures that control access and enable legitimate entry to a physical or logical resource. Many SIA members manufacture, integrate, distribute or service access control technologies, and as such the association places a high priority on following trends, developments and innovations in the area.
Provided to SIA members as a review of current market conditions, the September 2018 Security Market Index shows that confidence within the security industry seems to be somewhat volatile, with a 6 percentile point decrease since July.Keep Reading »
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…Keep Reading »
Could the phone replace your access control card or fob? Moore’s Law notwithstanding, technology advances have always outpaced our ability to adopt and consume them. This has been and remains the case with even the least complicated aspects of technology like electronic access control (EAC). At their most basic level, EAC systems lock and unlock…Keep Reading »
Co-presented by the ASIS Foundation, BOMA International (BOMA) and the Security Industry Association (SIA), these report and research materials provide groundbreaking, first-of-its-kind guidance for practitioners in the security and building management fields. Intelligent Building Management Systems: Guidance for Protecting Organizations provides a framework to help decision-makers assign a risk-based criticality or impact to their building and asks relevant security questions to develop appropriate mitigation strategies. It also serves to establish a common language between the many intelligent building stakeholders.Keep Reading »
The paradigm has shifted to intelligent networking solutions In the past, power wasn’t smart. It was simply a static piece of hardware – still necessary but not connected or integrated with other physical security components and certainly unable to tap into analytics, predictive data or history reporting. That’s no longer the case. Now, the paradigm…Keep Reading »