Historically, physical security systems and information technology systems dwelt in different silos. Chief security officers and chief information officers ran their respective domains without input from the other. But rapid adoption of IP-based security devices spurred the convergence of physical and information security, bringing the two spheres together. SIA is dedicated to managing disciplines within this convergence.

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SIA Technology Insights – Summer 2021

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In every issue of SIA Technology Insights, we try to look to the cutting edge (and sometimes even to the bleeding edge) of security technology, to ensure you stay current with the steady whir of technology change. This edition examines the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on security operations, from touchless access control to temperature screening, as well as topics like how security technology is evolving from detection to intervention and prevention.

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What Recurring Monthly Revenue Means for Integrators: As Use of the Cloud Expands, So Do Opportunities for RMR

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The recurring monthly revenue concept in the security industry was once defined as integrators monitoring and managing monthly contracts with end users. With the increase of cloud-based technology, however, the RMR definition has expanded. Companies no longer just sell systems, they also provide services. With these advancements in cloud technologies, not only do integrators benefit,…

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Moving Video Security to the Cloud: How Cloud Technology Can Offer Functionality and Flexibility

The use of the cloud is increasing globally as more organizations look to reap the benefits of this flexible and scalable service-based business model. The growth of cloud-based business functions allows for security-as-a-service (SaaS) options that had previously been unavailable, especially for small to medium-sized businesses. A recent global video surveillance-as-a-service (VSaaS) report by Data…

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Four Can’t-Miss Cybersecurity & IT Sessions Coming to ISC West

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ISC West 2021 is coming up July 19-21 in Las Vegas, and the Security Industry Association (SIA) and ISC West recently revealed full conference details for the SIA Education@ISC West program, including keynote presentations from top luminaries and 65+ sessions on the most current business trends, technologies and industry developments. Among the robust lineup of…

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Security Industry Association Releases Privacy Code of Conduct

The publication is designed to help security technology companies enhance their management of personal information.   SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has released its new Privacy Code of Conduct, a resource designed to guide security technology companies in implementing privacy programs and protecting personal data. The document was created by SIA’s Data Privacy…

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