Proptech Advisory Board
The 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
Audio & Intelligent Communications Subcommittee
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 Subcommittee 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 email@example.com to volunteer. Goals for the subcommittee 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 and 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.
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.Keep Reading »
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.Keep Reading »
SIA Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) Technical Subcommittee
The SIA OSDP Technical Subcommittee is made up of access control manufacturers, integrators and end users implementing OSDP whose responsibilities include the following:
- Act as the primary editors of the OSDP standard
- Vote and approve draft OSDP revisions prior to submission to the SIA Standards Committee
- Coordinate and review research projects related to OSDP
- Provide technical guidance on issues related to OSDP
- Address request for interpretation on issues related to OSDP
Architectural Graphics Working Group
The Architectural Graphics 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.Keep Reading »
Video and Vision Subcommittee
SIA’s Video and Vision Subcommittee reviews, develops, promotes and advocates for 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.Keep Reading »
The Intrusion Subcommittee maintains and promotes standards dealing with residential and commercial intrusion panels and communication between protected premises and monitoring stations. This subcommittee serves as the primary editor of CP-01 and the SIA DC family of standards.Keep Reading »
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.Keep Reading »