Asset Tracking

As enterprises grow, they must manage their assets, whether inside their expanding facilities or across supply chains stretching around the world. Asset tracking solutions empower owners and operators to locate their property on demand, thus facilitating security through identifying locations.

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SIA Working Group Contributions Reflected in CSI MasterFormat

Panel’s recommended overhaul of Division 28 included in document Silver Spring, Md. — The 2016 edition of MasterFormat from the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and Construction Specifications Canada (CSC), which contains extensive recommendations from a Security Industry Association (SIA) working group, is now available. MasterFormat provides an organizational structure that is an important tool in…

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SIA Group to Focus on Retail Security

Stakeholders seeking to develop vendor-neutral analyses and recommendations Las Vegas, NEV. — The Security Industry Association (SIA) today launched a working group that will bring together stakeholders to develop solutions to security challenges in the retail sector. The SIA Retail Security Interest Group will include security industry professionals, security practitioners and other stakeholders who will…

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New Symbols Add More Security to Architectural Designs

AG-01 V.3.0 addresses some of the industry’s latest technologies, including IP cameras, advanced intrusion sensors, Power over Ethernet and biometric devices, among others. SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA), along with the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC), today released AG-01 Architectural Graphics Standard–CAD Symbols for Security System Layout Standard 3.0.…

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SIA New Product Showcase Winners Honored

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The Security Industry Association (SIA) named the winners of the 2014 SIA New Product Showcase (NPS) Wednesday, April 2, at ISC West, awarding 24 specialized product awards in addition to the top two prizes of Best New Product and the Judge’s Choice Award. The top NPS prize of Best New Product went to Building Intelligence…

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Counterfeit Goods Could Be Threatening Your Brand; SIA Launching Committee to Help

​​SIA will be launching an anti-counterfeiting committee in the coming months, and as part of the preparation for that project, SIA CEO Don Erickson and I attended the UL Brand Protection Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on June 11-12. The conference, while not focused on security products, provided a good overview of the counterfeiting/brand theft…

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RFID and a Layered Security Approach

“In today’s climate, one would be hard pressed to argue that the safety and security of the children and educators in our public school system is not a compelling governmental interest. Mandatory identification badges issued to all students, staff and visitors further the school’s interest in providing a safe and secure environment for everyone on…

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Security Industry Association Opposes Texas RFID Legislation

Proposed legislation does not consider student safety, state economic concerns SILVER SPRING, MD – Don Erickson, CEO of the Security Industry Association (SIA), sent a letter to legislators in the Texas House and Senate in opposition to proposed legislation that would amend the Education code to prohibit the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology…

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SIA Member Profile: Laurie Aaron, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Building Intelligence Inc.

How did you get into the Security Industry? I took the long way home when it came to getting my college degree. I was working as a Project Engineering Associate at United Technologies Space & Sea Systems and going to school nights to get my Engineering degree. Although coordinating projects for the space shuttle was…

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