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Why Your AI Application Needs Better Lighting

There is no question that artificial intelligence (AI) is on the rise. In 2018, the U.S. National Defense Strategy identified AI as one of the key technological advancements that will “ensure the United States will be able to fight and win the wars of the future.” This reflects the explicit, executive objective to invest in AI as a national security interest – though shareholders…

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How Video, Big Data and Analytics Are Providing Insights and Driving Efficiency in the Retail Sector

It’s no secret that the retail industry is growing more competitive by the day as brick-and-mortar store owners attempt to hold their own against online behemoths offering reduced prices and fast shipping. In this environment, customer experience is becoming increasingly intertwined with sales. Thanks to recent advancements in video capture and data management, retailers are…

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Technology Recommendations for Incident Monitoring and Investigations in Retail

The Security Industry Association’s Public Safety Working Group and Retail Security Interest Group have collaborated to develop detailed information on recommended technologies supporting incident monitoring and investigations in the retail sector. Here you will find a list of security solutions aiming to improve security for retail owners and assist law enforcement in conducting investigations against petty…

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Securing New Ground Panel to Highlight Shift From Smart Cities to Conscious Cities


It’s almost time for Securing New Ground (SNG), the annual executive conference  hosted by the Security Industry Association (SIA), and we’re looking forward to an exciting lineup of discussions on the security business trends that matter most. In one of the event’s featured discussions – The Smart City of the Future Will Be Conscious – a…

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SIA Member Exchange: Providing Business Solutions with Panasonic

Andre Greco, Michelle Chapin and Paul Schomburg of Panasonic visit the Security Industry Association. In only eight years, Panasonic underwent an exciting transformation. In 2008, the company once known for its televisions and telephones sold 51 percent to consumers and 49 percent to business. Last year, Panasonic was 95 percent a business-to-business company and only 5…

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SIA Establishes Public Safety Working Group

New council to be chaired by Steve Surfaro of Axis Communications Silver Spring, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA) announced today its establishment of the SIA Public Safety Working Group, chaired by Steve Surfaro, industry liaison, Axis Communications. SIA stands up the SIA Public Safety Working Group to develop recommendations to improve the safety,…

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Fact Sheet: FTA Waiver and Security Cameras

The Security Industry Association (SIA) shares this information in response to recent member inquiries on the topic. In response to a request from SIA on behalf of its members last year, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a clarification concerning whether IP security cameras qualify for a waiver of FTA-specific Buy America requirements. This general…

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Examining Video Surveillance Total Cost of Ownership


How do you calculate the total cost of ownership (TCO) for video surveillance, and why is it important to communicate to your customers? Join Dean Drako, President and CEO of Eagle Eye Networks, at ISC West, April 6, 2017, from 10-11 a.m. for a discussion on video surveillance TCO, including the framework and core financial…

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