Verifying user access to resources in a system involves the use of a strong identity management system. Identity management is the process of ensuring only authorized individuals obtain access to specific assets for appropriate uses. Enterprises can apply identity management across alarm, access control and video surveillance systems to speed recognition of sanctioned personnel.

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Highlights From SIA’s Identity & Biometrics Kickoff Virtual Luncheon With DHS-CBP

On Feb. 24, the Security Industry Association‘s (SIA’s) newly created Identity and Biometric Technology Advisory Board (IBTAB) hosted a kickoff virtual luncheon with industry leaders specializing in producing biometrics and digital identification solutions. The event featured remarks from Diane J. Sabatino, deputy executive assistant commissioner, Office of Field Operations at U.S. Customs and Border Protection…

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Physical Security Vertical Market Assessment: Health Care

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This vertical market report, produced by Omdia exclusively for SIA, assesses the U.S. market for physical security equipment in health care, examining market drivers and barriers for the health care vertical, the role of security technology and biometrics in helping health organizations combat the pandemic and legislation and regulations impacting the health care sector.

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SIA Weighs In on Biometrics and Facial Recognition Legislation

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has kicked off the 2021 legislative cycle by testifying at public hearings on biometric and facial recognition technologies in three states and the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. SIA supports safeguards ensuring responsible use and sensible privacy protections, while rejecting blanket bans or unbalanced restrictions of these technologies. Introduced in the…

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Security Policy Brief: What BIPA-Style Legislation Means for the Security Industry

In this video, learn about BIPA laws and how SIA is engaging on behalf of members on this issue. Biometric Information Protection Acts, or BIPA-style legislation, mandate written consent and notice requirements for private entities, including individuals, who use products that include biometric information, such as an individual’s retina, iris, face or fingerprints. The Security…

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Looking for Guidance on Facial Recognition Policies & Deployment? Check Out These New Resources From ALEC & BSIA

The Security Industry Association (SIA) believes all technology products, including facial recognition, must only be used for purposes that are lawful, ethical and nondiscriminatory. As demonstrated throughout its 30+-year history of development, facial recognition technology offers tremendous benefits to society when used effectively and responsibly. Industry has a duty to ensure that advanced technologies, particularly those enabled…

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Security Industry Association Strengthens Identity Expertise Through Addition of IdTA Members

IdTA to cease operations; leading members to join SIA and guide its new Identity and Biometric Technology Advisory Board effective Jan. 1, 2021 Silver Spring, MD, Dec. 3, 2020 – The Security Industry Association (SIA) and the Identification Technology Association (IdTA) announced today that leading IdTA members will become members of SIA and guide a…

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U.S. Public Opinion Research on the Support of Facial Recognition

Most Americans support facial recognition according to new research. Leading independent polling firm Schoen Cooperman Research recently conducted the most extensive nationwide poll yet on Americans’ views of facial recognition technology. The August 2020 survey of 1,000 U.S. adults found majority support for use of the technology across a wide range of public safety, security and convenience applications.

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