The SIA Ethics in Security Technology Working Group focuses on providing guidance to members of the security industry on issues related to the ethical uses of physical security technology. By gathering input from industry leaders across all segments, the working group aims to address challenging questions that grow out of the increasing role that technology has in society and the potential for it – and security technology, in particular – to be used for good or ill.

The working group, among other things, seeks to develop recommendations for ethical deployments of security equipment, identify ethical standards from other industries and organizations that may be applicable to the security sector, promote awareness of ethical concerns through educational projects and comment on legislative and regulatory matters where appropriate.


  • Drafted guidelines for ethical operations and deployments in the security industry (in progress)