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.

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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SIA RISE Profile: Kristina Carson of Allegion

Read our interview with Kristina Carson, Channel Marketing Manager–Wholesale, Allegion, as the Security Industry Association (SIA) spotlights a young professional on the RISE!   Are you a young security professional under 40? We want your story! Contact Bryan Miller at bmiller@securityindustry.org to be featured in a monthly profile! What first got you interested in security…

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Collaborating for the Future of Smart Buildings

Collaborate, so you can innovate More than one hundred years ago, in 1885, Warren Johnson, a university professor in Wisconsin, invented the first electric room thermostat. The building controls industry was born, and our ability to construct and build vertically was born. Our city skylines today—in some respects, our way of life3have grown from this…

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