A physical security information system (PSIM) enables security directors and operators to manage a security enterprise from one central location. Integrators, a key SIA constituency, often hold responsibility for ensuring separate security system components work together through a PSIM or other means.

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On the Edge of Transformation: Securing a Connected Future with IoT

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SIA Education@ISC West 2020 KEYNOTE Description:

Today’s Internet of Things (IoT) solutions are changing the way we work, live and operate—across industrial, commercial, and consumer settings, and beyond.  The IoT space is growing fast: market intelligence firms, like IDC, estimate that by 2025, the world will have over 41 billion connected devices generating almost 80 zettabytes of data—if not higher.  With the proliferation and increasing relevance of IoT devices and solutions—how can you safeguard your customers, devices, and organizations?  In a rapidly evolving marketplace underscored by the convergence of our digital and physical worlds, building the foundation of your IoT ecosystem around security is more critical than ever.  Join this session to learn how AWS IoT enables organizations to protect that ecosystem today—in order to secure the connected world of tomorrow.

Presenter: Michael MacKenzie, GM, IoT Connectivity & Control Services, AWS IoT

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SIA Names Zenitel’s Dan Rothrock as Chair of New Audio & Intelligent Communications Working Group

Working group formed to develop informational and educational resources that will help increase the industry’s knowledge base on the application of audio and communications solutions within security. The Security Industry Association (SIA) is proud to announce that Dan Rothrock, president of Zenitel Americas, has been appointed as the first chair of SIA’s newly formed Audio…

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The Sharing Economy: Why Integrators and Manufacturers Must Work Together to Improve Customer Care

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For the past 30 years, a core set of assumptions has remained the same in the security industry, despite the fact that customer expectations, economic realities, technological complexities and the availability of skillful technicians have changed. The unchanged assumptions are that integrators “manage” and “control” the relationship with end users; manufacturers don’t have any direct…

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Smarter Cities Through Secure Data

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The first step to leveraging sensor and other information is ensuring that it is protected. Jason Bonoan As the world becomes increasingly urbanized, growing pains felt by large cities can be seen across a number of indicators, from rising crime rates to increased traffic to housing shortages. In 1950, only 29 percent of the global…

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Data, Data Everywhere: How Leveraging Information From Multiple Sensors Can Enhance Security and Efficiency

When thinking of data, it usually is not associated with anything of an artistic nature. Instead, images of spreadsheets, wires or dark server rooms often come to mind. However, true data integration must be more than that. It needs to combine pieces of information that come from a number of sources and display them in…

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You Say You Want an Evolution: How Built-In Intelligence Enables Security Devices to Expand Beyond Their Usual Functions

Safeguarding people and property remains the top priority for the security sector, but the industry is evolving into more than that. The Internet of Things and increasing connectivity are expanding the role of security devices, making them an integral part of the vast, connected digital infrastructure. This is possible through the expansion in intelligent security…

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