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Celebrating 50 Years of Security Industry Leadership

In 2019, the Security Industry Association (SIA) is celebrating 50 years of security industry leadership, but we wouldn’t be here without the direct contributions of our nearly 1,000 member companies. The story of these last 50 years is the story of dedicated individuals who donate their time, expertise and energy to build a better security industry. Thank you, SIA members, for all you do – and here’s to the next 50 years!

Photos From SIA's 50th Birthday Party at ISC West

Happy Birthday, SIA!


The Early History of SIA


Perspectives on SIA's 50 Years

SIA 50th Anniversary Les Gold and Sandy Jones
Longtime SIA champions Les Gold and Sandy Jones walk us back through the years. Wondering about the early days of SIA? We were, too, so we sat down with longtime SIA volunteers and board members Les Gold (Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP) and Sandy Jones (Sandy Jones and Company) to hear about significant milestones in…
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security market
As the Security Industry Association (SIA) continues its 50th-anniversary celebration, let’s take a look at how the security industry has changed over 50 years overall. When SIA was founded in 1969 (as the Security Equipment Dealers Association (SEDA) and the Security Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA)), commercial and industrial security products were a $320-million industry, according…
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SIA member directory
Announcing a New SIA Member Benefit: The SIA Members Guide at ISC West For the very first time, and in celebration of the Security Industry Association’s (SIA’s) 50th anniversary, SIA will be producing a membership directory distributed at ISC West. This new publication, SIA Select: The Guide to SIA Members, will highlight ALL SIA members, and…
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SIA 50th anniversary
The Security Industry Association (SIA) turns 50 in 2019. Which of the following was SIA’s original name when it was established? Security Equipment Distributors Association Security Equipment Manufacturers Association Security Equipment Industry Association The correct answer is…all of the above! SIA originated as two separate associations, the Security Equipment Distributors Association (SEDA) and the Security…
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SIA 50th Anniversary
  The Security Industry Association was built by combining two security associations that were formed in 1969 – 50 years ago! They were the Security Equipment Distributors Association (SEDA) and the Security Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA). These new associations were created to give voice and connect the manufacturing and distributing businesses and to solve pressing…
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SIA's Logos Over the Years

The Security Industry Association has changed a lot in 50 years, and its logo is no exception. Check out SIA's many logos throughout the years!

Photo Highlights: SIA Through the Years

Contribute to SIA's 50th Anniversary Project

Be a Part of SIA's 50th Anniversary

SIA wants to hear your stories and memories. Use the form below to contribute to our 50th anniversary project. You can even send in photos (.jpg, .gif and .png formats) and files and documents (.pdf format).  We'll be picking some of these to showcase throughout 2019 in our SIA Update newsletters. Thanks for contributing!

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