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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Physical Security Vertical Market Assessment: U.S. Cannabis

This 2022 vertical market report, produced by Omdia exclusively for SIA, provides research and statistics on the market for physical security equipment and solutions in the United States cannabis sector. It examines key market drivers and barriers for the cannabis security vertical, key state regulations on recreational and medicinal cannabis use and how to win business with cannabis end users.

 

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Leveraging AI for People Screening: Millimeter Wave Tech and Deep Learning Can Produce Effective, Automated Virtual Searches

Despite advancements in security technologies across nearly every industry, options for screening people have largely remained the same for more than a decade. People screening for loss prevention, data center security, high-value manufacturing, event security and other use cases generally relies upon low-tech and personnel-intensive measures like physical searches, pat-downs and metal detection systems. Some…

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Cybersecurity Outlook for 2022: Four Trends to Drive the Protection of Online Systems

During the past year, it has been commonplace for organizations across the globe to face increasing cyber threats. No business is immune. In fact, Gartner reports that, by 2025, 70% of CEOs will mandate a culture of organizational resilience to combat threats from cybercrime, as well as severe weather events, civil unrest and political instability.…

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SIA Tech Brief: Upgrade Path to AI –Video Over IP, Sensor Fusion and Aggregation of AI Processors

Introduction Many market researchers (Forbes, Gartner, Deloitte) predict the biggest growth in artificial intelligence (AI) will be in workforce augmentation, not automation. AI algorithms train with data sets to recognize a threat and run a series of repetitive tasks, check outcome effectiveness, then optimize the process and repeat. Many employers (including Amazon) are requiring managers…

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SIA Tech Brief: The Case for Sensor Fusion –Monitoring Spaces for Real-Time Change Detection and Immersive UX

IP video is joined by thermal imaging, radar, LiDAR and 3D imaging to support better decisions by neural networks Introduction Sensor fusion is the ability to bring together inputs from multiple radar, LiDAR, thermal imaging, 3D imaging and visible light cameras into a single model. This could be images or video streams of the environment…

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SIA Tech Brief: Applying Digital Twins to the Built Environment

Introduction Digital twins turn the physical world into computable objects that track assets, people and processes. But what exactly is a digital twin? Defined by the Digital Twin Consortium, a digital twin is “a virtual representation of real-world entities and processes, synchronized at a specified frequency and fidelity.” Digital twins must have three characteristics: Why:…

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Three ISC West Sessions That Will Help You Keep an Eye on Tech Trends

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ISC West 2022 is coming up March 22-25 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 60+ sessions on the most current business trends, technologies and industry developments. Among the robust lineup of…

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