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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SIA Calls for Senate Action on PASS Act

An industry coalition led by the Security Industry Association (SIA) yesterday strongly urged U.S. Senate leaders to ensure swift passage of H.511/S. 190, the Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act, before an important regulatory exemption for external power supplies expires July 1. Click here to read the industry letter. ​Power supplies used in security and…

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Security Monitoring Trends to Watch in 2017

As a company that integrates with a wide variety of security monitoring solutions—traditional physical security devices to business risk systems—SureView Systems obtains a unique perspective of the trends in the security monitoring arena. Looking ahead in 2017, here are five security monitoring trends we foresee. VMS Move to the Cloud Each of the major video…

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SIA Applauds House Adoption and Senate Action on PASS Act and Urges Swift Approval in Advance of July 1 Deadline

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Disruption of exemption for energy use requirements could create unsafe conditions and prompt unnecessarily high costs for the security industry. Silver Spring, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA) today hails swift passage of the Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act (H.R. 511) by the House of Representatives Monday and the subsequent introduction of a…

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SIA Hails Passage of Power and Security Systems Act

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The Revised law would extend the exemption for certain security and life safety products from “no-load” requirements in power supply energy standards. Silver Spring, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA) today praised House adoption of the bipartisan Power and Security Systems Act, H.R. 6375, introduced by Reps. Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, and Peter Welch, D-Vermont.…

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Industry Associations Endorse New House Bill Addressing Power Requirements of Security and Life-Safety Systems

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Legislation proposed by U.S. Rep. Michael Pompeo recognizes unique requirements of such systems SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA), along with the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and the Electronic Security Association (ESA), jointly commend U.S. Rep. Michael Pompeo, R-Kansas, for introducing a bill (H.R. 6214) last night in the U.S. House…

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SIA Working Group Contributions Reflected in CSI MasterFormat

Panel’s recommended overhaul of Division 28 included in document Silver Spring, Md. — The 2016 edition of MasterFormat from the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and Construction Specifications Canada (CSC), which contains extensive recommendations from a Security Industry Association (SIA) working group, is now available. MasterFormat provides an organizational structure that is an important tool in…

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SIA Supports Alarm Companies in Maryland Legislative Debate

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H.B. 439 to exempt fire alarm systems from home improvement requirements Annapolis, MD. — Joe Hoellerer, an SIA manager of government relations, testified before the Maryland Senate Finance Committee on March 30 in support of an amendment to protect fire alarm companies from unnecessary regulation. Under proposed legislation H.B. 439, Maryland residents would receive an…

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SIA Examines Use of Safety Tech to Facilitate Productive and Safe Schools

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​Content from school safety sessions to be released for assessment by schools SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) took part in a roundtable discussion held at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy on Nov. 20 by Congressman Todd Rokita, R, Ind., Chairman of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary…

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