Proptech Advisory Board

SIA Proptech Advisory BoardThe Security Industry Association (SIA) Proptech Advisory Board was created to foster engagement between the proptech community and the global security industry through partnerships, education and thought leadership. The group’s objectives are:

  • Education: Developing educational content such as presentations, collectively researched papers, webinars, informative newsletters and curated resources and making them available
  • Thought Leadership: Commenting on and providing feedback on initiatives inside and outside of SIA that focus on proptech, including standards activities, legislation, position papers and requests from the media
  • Networking: Partnering and collaborating with companies and organizations on proptech-related activities
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Audio & Intelligent Communications Working Group

As the vendor-neutral technology working group representing the entire audio and intelligent communications ecosystem, our mission is to educate the industry to the importance of audio and communications and aid in growing this technology segment by providing business insights into the importance of audio for safety and security applications. We believe audio will be the central hub and is critical for control and intelligence within safety and security ecosystems.

The Audio and Intelligent Communications Working Group is intended to bring together stakeholders within the audio and communications sectors and is currently seeking volunteers from SIA’s membership. Please contact staff liaison Cameron Walker-Miller at to volunteer.

Goals for the working group include:

  • Provide researched information to our audience (SIA members initially) on the role of audio communications within a risk, resilience, and security program and the leverage audio, audio analytics and intelligence communications have in crossing over into the operations of the building, campus, and community.
  • Identify the stumbling blocks to overcome the adoption of the integration of audio & intelligent communications more fully into the security landscape. Roadblocks can go from a simple lack of understanding of the intent of the federal and state laws to articulation of the value proposition to decision-makers.
  • Identify the stakeholders in the industry ecosystem that can help drive the advancement of audio communications within the industry. Deliver a compelling value proposition and leverage it to seek their interest and involvement. From this, create a guiding coalition that reflects the diversity of the members and the influencers.
  • Create a process for understanding the industry potential of audio and intelligent communications. Identify where the industry is today. Provide a reasoned analysis of the constraints or gaps between the promise and the current state. Develop a plan for closing the gaps. This could include the identification of current standards and needed future standards in the deployment of voice and audio within the industry.
  • Identify current integration approaches/scenarios, and future expanded integration approaches to integrating audio as a vital part of mission-critical technologies in security and the enterprise.
  • Leverage the above information gathered to advocate at the State and Federal government for appropriate updates to legislative changes to capture the value proposition for the constituents  thereby ensuring market adoption.
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Perimeter Security Subcommittee

The Perimeter Security Subcommittee guides the Security Industry Association’s (SIA’s) support for nationwide and international efforts to prevent hostile vehicle attacks. From crowded public spaces or critical infrastructure sites to government facilities, the subcommittee works to identify best practices, assess current threats and solutions and provide stakeholders with the latest on safety and security standards from governments and industry.

The Perimeter Security Subcommittee has also established the following working groups:

Threat, Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Working Group

Purpose: Guide and draft a document to provide relevant guidance on conducting security threat, vulnerability and risk assessments (TVRAs.) The project includes the following deliverables:

  • A primer for leaders and non-security professionals on security TVRAs
  • TVRA for non-security practitioners (security checklist)
  • TVRA for security practitioners (security TVRA)
  • Planned TVRA vs. urgent/crisis assessment
  • Security TVRA terminology consistent with guidance from DHS and other agencies
  • Cross-discipline consistency

Perimeter Security Terminology Working Group

Purpose: Review terms used in the fencing and related industry specialties such as “anti-climb,” “anti-cut” and “anti-scale” and consider recommending performance requirements to better define and clarify assessing perimeter security products. It was suggested to consider reviewing ASTM-F2781 as a possible source of guidance.

Temporary Barrier Working Group

Purpose: Review requirements surrounding temporary barrier usage and portable barrier deployments and consider harmonizing guidance on  safety and best practices within North America.

Installation, Repair and Maintenance Guideline Working Group

Purpose: Develop a guideline to help educate end users and specifiers on the importance of professional and certified installation services as well as continual maintenance and repair of perimeter security products over the lifecycle of the solution. Emphasis includes standardizing guidelines for manufacturing and an overview of factors that might compromise the crash rating of an installed product over time.

Industry-Supported Product Listing Solution Working Group

Purpose: Review current solutions of lists of perimeter security products with accurate reporting of third-party tested products and certifications. End users, specifiers, and manufacturers are encouraged to participate and  provide their feedback on current practices and ideal solutions.

International Partnership Working Group

Purpose:  Assist SIA to establish national and international partnerships with other organizations or associations to meet the strategic priorities of the Perimeter Security Subcommittee.

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Standards Committee

The SIA Standards Committee serves as the guiding body of SIA standards programs. Its members work together to develop, promote and advocate industry standards in a coordinated effort with other standards and specification writing bodies. The SIA Standards Committee is chaired by a member of the committee and comprised of Standards Subcommittee Chairs and participants with specific interest areas from the security industry. SIA also acts as the secretariat for the Security Industry Standards Council (SISC) with the support of the Standards Committee. The SISC serves as the guiding body for standards activities of two major Security Industry SDOs – The Monitoring Association (formerly the Central Station Alarm Association) and SIA.

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Architectural Graphics and CAD Working Group

The Architectural Graphics and CAD Working Group focuses on the revision of AG-01 Architectural Graphics and CAD Symbols for the Security System Standard. SIA and the International Association of Professional Security Consultants are partnering together on this effort to revise this useful standard.

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Video and Vision Subcommittee

SIA’s Video and Vision Subcommittee reviews, develops, promotes and advocates the adoption of relevant industrywide standards relating to video. The subcommittee represents all ecosystem stakeholders that provide security, operational and intelligent video solutions. Our scope includes domestic and international video standards activity.

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Intrusion Subcommittee

The Intrusion Subcommittee maintains and promotes standards dealing with residential and commercial intrusion panels and communication between protected premises and monitoring stations. CP-01 and the SIA DC family of standards is maintained and new intrusion standards are developed and published under this subcommittee.

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Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Subcommittee

The SNMP Subcommittee covers activities related to how traditional security products communicate over an IP network. The initial project within this subcommittee focuses on defining a set of standardized management information bases (MIBs) for security products using SNMP, which is used to actively monitor device status and alert administrators of the health of their networks.

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