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Access Control

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.

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Introduction to Cloud-Based Access Systems

As the security industry expands to keep up with modern businesses’ needs, new technology is modernizing and improving access control. While current access control solutions are still satisfactory for many companies, cloud-based access control systems are steadily growing in popularity. Many access control experts are predicting a sharp increase in the number of customers who…

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Overview of Access Control Systems

Basic Access Control Access control is modernizing security for businesses everywhere. As companies grow and expand, it becomes more important for them to develop complex security systems that are still easy to use. Access control can solve these issues and streamline daily processes that often cause unnecessary headaches in the workplace. This article will provide…

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OSDP boot camp
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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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GSA Reverse Industry Day 2018
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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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Intelligent Building Systems - Building Automation & Control Systems: An Investigation into Vulnerabilities, Current Practice and Security Management Best Practice
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Intelligent Building Management Systems Report on Building Automation and Control Systems

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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.

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