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.

BQT Solutions
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New Member Profile: BQT Solutions

BQT Solutions America Inc., based in San Diego, California, develops, manufactures and supplies security card and biometric readers, electromechanical locks, and related electronic security products. And BQT Solutions recently joined the Security Industry Association (SIA)! To learn more about BQT Solutions, we chatted with Daniel DeBlasio, Vice President of Sales, North America. Find more details…

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Mobile Credentials
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Everything Changes: Integrating Mobile Credential with Push Notification

In 2018, what is one of the technologies in our industry that is ripe for “game change”? Where will we see the rules of the game change forever in access control and how? In a word:  Credentials. Why do we make this claim? Three main reasons: Smartphone-based credentials are inherently more secure. Smartphone-based credentials can…

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Tax Incentives for Security Systems and Fire Protection Systems
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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 Opposes Right to Repair Legislation

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Recently, the Security Industry Association (SIA) expressed opposition to legislation that requires original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of digital electronic products to disclose proprietary diagnostic, source code and repair information to independent repair shop owners (IRO) under a concept known as “Right to Repair.” So far in 2018, lawmakers in five states have introduced Right to…

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Card reader in an access control system
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Cloud-Based and Hosted Access Control: Opportunities for Dealers and Integrators

The cloud access control market is seeing strong growth, according to market research firm IHS Markit, which forecasts global sales of cloud-based access control to exceed $530 million in 2018 and to reach $1.8 billion by 2025. Sources interviewed for this report estimate that 5 percent to 12 percent of new access control jobs are…

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SIA New Member Profile: American Direct

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American Direct, Lenexa, Kansas, has been providing architectural doors, frames, and hardware for commercial new construction, renovation, and remodel for more than 25 years. Recently, American Direct acquired AccessNsite access control solutions, combining its door expertise with integrated safety and security solutions. The Security Industry Association (SIA) is proud to welcome American Direct as a…

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Security Megatrends Panel SNG 2017
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Security Megatrends: The Forces Transforming Our Future

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Security market leaders took to the stage at Securing New Ground (SNG) 2017 to discuss Security Megatrends™, overarching developments directing the progress of the security industry, in panel discussions on Thursday. Some of the best minds in the industry convened for the first panel, Security Megatrends™: The Forces Transforming Our Future, assessing four market forces…

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