Life Safety

Buildings incorporate life safety systems to protect human life during an emergency. They include fire suppression systems like sprinklers, smoke removers, emergency detection and notification, emergency communications systems, and emergency power systems. SIA works with partners like the National Electrical Manufacturers Association to advocate for the adoption of smart policies for life safety systems.

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New Member Profile: Crotega

New Security Industry Association (SIA) member Crotega – based in Minneapolis, Minnesota – was started after the Sandy Hook shooting by founder and CEO Jody Allen Crowe. As a former school administrator who had spent 25 years in school buildings, most of that time in high-risk schools, Crowe saw the need to protect school children…

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Tax Incentives for Security Systems and Fire Protection Systems
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SIA Explains Tax Incentives for Security and Fire Protection Systems in New Fact Sheet

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The Security Industry Association (SIA) today released a fact sheet, “New Tax Incentives for Security and Fire Protection Systems,” to explain how new U.S. tax reforms allow many businesses to deduct the full cost of security and fire protection systems as an expense for the tax year in which they are placed in service. Under…

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SIA to Testify Against Vermont Right to Repair Bill

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Montpellier, VT—SIA Government Relations Manager Joe Hoellerer will appear before the Vermont Senate on Wednesday, Feb. 7, as a witness in opposition to S. 180, the Vermont Fair Repair Act. The Security Industry Association (SIA) has concerns that requirements in the legislation would harm companies in the security industry, where SIA represents more than 800…

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SIA Opposes Right to Repair Legislation

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Recently, the Security Industry Association (SIA) expressed opposition to legislation that requires original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of digital electronic products to disclose proprietary diagnostic, source code and repair information to independent repair shop owners (IRO) under a concept known as “Right to Repair.” So far in 2018, lawmakers in five states have introduced Right to…

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Power supply energy efficiency regulations
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SIA Applauds Enactment of Power and Security Systems Act

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Association led a yearlong effort to preserve an important provision in federal energy efficiency requirements critical to the operation of security systems. Silver Spring, Md. —President Donald Trump recently signed into law the Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act, P.L. 115-78, culminating a year-long effort led by the Security Industry Association (SIA) to preserve an…

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Legislation to Extend Life-Safety Power Supply Exemption Pending President’s Signature

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On Oct. 24, Congress presented to President Donald Trump a bill to enact the Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act (S. 190), culminating a year-long effort led by the Security Industry Association (SIA) to preserve an important provision in federal energy efficiency requirements critical to the operation of security and fire alarm systems. Drafted with…

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Crucial Power Supply Exemption One Step Closer to Enactment

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Despite the July 1 expiration of an energy efficiency exemption for security/life-safety power supplies, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently confirmed it will not take any related enforcement actions in light of action in Congress on H.R. 511/S.190, the Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act. In the latest action, the U.S. Senate passed S.…

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