Resources for COVID-19 and Business Continuity

COVID-19 Resources

In light of the evolving situation with the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Security Industry Association (SIA) wants to express our concern to all SIA members and to the broader security industry, particularly any individuals and companies being directly impacted by the coronavirus. This message from SIA CEO Don Erickson highlights SIA’s promise to do all we can to support your business during these uncertain times.

SIA recognizes that the spread of this virus could affect employee health and your business’ continuity. As such, we have provided a selection of public informational resources below that anyone can access to prepare for this public health emergency. Our thoughts are with all those persons directly impacted by and those responding to this global public health situation, and SIA will continue to guide members to additional resources.

[To submit resources to this page for consideration, please email SIA's Geoff Kohl at]

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In this on-demand session from the 2020 SIA GovSummit, Zane Arp, director of the Division of Biomedical Physics at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and Jason Ouellette, head of technology business development at Johnson Controls, explore different applications of fever detection, thermal imaging systems and camera technology during COVID-19 recovery.


SIA, the Electronic Security Association (ESA) and The Monitoring Association (TMA) conducted a nationwide survey of members in order to better gauge the impact COVID-19 has had on electronic security and life safety businesses. The results of this survey confirm the electronic security and life safety industry is being negatively impacted despite its role as an essential service in our economy.

Guide to State and Local COVID-19 Programs

Guide to State and Local COVID-19 Programs

This Guide to Local and State COVID-19 Programs has been compiled as part of the SIA and ASIS International partnership to create response-related resources and direct both organizations’ members to current information. The document is a state-by-state guide to programs, with web links and additional notes.


SIA Summary Report on $484 Billion Replenishment Package: Explore this summary produced by SIA's government relations team for SIA and ASIS International members on what the $484 billion in funding from HR 266 can mean for businesses.

SIA Summary Report on COVID-19 “Phase 3” Stimulus Law: This summary on stimulus offerings focuses on those of particular relevance for businesses and SIA and ASIS International members.

SIA Summary Report on COVID-19 “Phase 2” Stimulus Law: SIA Government Relations has provided this summary on what provisions from HR 6201 can benefit businesses.

Details on benefits to small businesses in COVID-19 stimulus bill now signed into law

SIA-ESA-TMA Letter to Public Safety Leaders on Importance of Security, Fire, Life Safety and Monitoring Services

The Security Industry Association, the Electronic Security Association and The Monitoring Association, in partnership with hundreds of industry executives, are calling state leadership to ensure that essential emergency services are not suspended or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The organizations have drafted a letter that has been signed by nearly 500 leaders of industry businesses.

The electronic security and life safety industry associations also partnered to create a letter from the three associations sent directly to federal, state and local officials.


SIA and ASIS International are partnering to jointly provide resources for security professionals and security industry businesses and organizations. Key focuses of the partnership will include business continuity, government advocacy and the collaborative creation of educational resources and informational content.

ASIS International COVID-19 Resources Page: ASIS International has actively collected a number of resources to aid their members and the public, which includes link to key informational resources and educational content.

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What the New Stimulus Package Means for Businesses

By Joe Hoellerer, Senior Manager, Government Relations, Security Industry Association | December 22, 2020

Congress and the Trump administration recently approved another round of federal stimulus to aid small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The measure, H.R. 133, is a $2.3 trillion spending bill that includes $900 billion in COVID-19 relief funds. For small business owners, here is a partial breakdown of the $900 billion relief package: An additional $284…

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SIA Submits Letter to FDA Addressing Thermographic Systems

By Geoff Kohl, Senior Director of Marketing, Security Industry Association | November 4, 2020

Letter intended to raise awareness that some systems are being delivered or marketed in manners that do not follow FDA’s guidelines around the use of thermal imaging systems during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nov. 4, 2020 – SIA recently submitted a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Stephen Hahn with a focus on…

SIA Letter to FDA on thermographic cameras

SIA Letter to FDA on Thermographic Systems

By Geoff Kohl, Senior Director of Marketing, Security Industry Association | November 4, 2020

SIA provided the following letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in response to member input related to the use of thermographic systems (thermal cameras) for the control and mitigation of COVID-19.

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SIA Seeks Member Opinions About Fever Detection Systems

By SIA | September 29, 2020

In response to the Covid-19 global pandemic, the security industry has sought to provide customers with solutions to assist with responsible recovery and reopening. Recently, however, it has become increasingly clear that there have been some products introduced during this time that are missing the mark when it comes to enhancing public safety. Specifically, there…

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How Security Industry Companies Are Returning to Work and Working from Home

By Geoff Kohl, Senior Director of Marketing, Security Industry Association | August 25, 2020

Lessons from our respondents: Be flexible. Use technology. Watch for burnout. Be connected. The Security Industry Association recently surveyed the industry, along with the support of the Electronic Security Association and The Monitoring Association, to find out how firms were managing remote work and thinking about returning to the office following the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s…

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Physical Security Vertical Market Assessment: U.S. Power Generation, Oil & Gas and Water Treatment Sectors

By Kara Klein, Manager of Communications, Security Industry Association | August 24, 2020

This report created by Omdia in partnership with SIA assesses the U.S. market for physical security equipment in critical infrastructure in the power generation, oil and gas and water treatment sectors.

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Security Market Index: July/August 2020 Edition

By Kara Klein, Manager of Communications, Security Industry Association | July 31, 2020

The July/August 2020 Security Market Index (SMI) shows that after May and June’s low SMI in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the industry is seemingly seeing the light at the end of the tunnel as they now report increasing confidence in conditions.

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What COVID-19 & Masks Mean for the Security Industry

By Ron Hawkins, Director of Industry Relations, Security Industry Association | July 16, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is continuing to present new challenges and opportunities for the security industry. Facial recognition is a part of some security solutions, but with so many people wearing masks now, the technology’s effectiveness can be reduced. As a result, several companies are revising their algorithms to focus more on the eyes and upper…

Joint Support Letter for the Paycheck Protection Program Small Business Forgiveness Act

By Kara Klein, Manager of Communications, Security Industry Association | July 9, 2020

The Security Industry Association joined a multi-association coalition in expressing support for S. 4117, which would simplify forgiveness of PPP small business loans.



COVID-19 Resources
COVID-19 Resources
COVID-19 Resources

  • State and Local COVID-19 Response Information: This state-by-state guide from MultiState Associates provides state of emergency and executive order status for all 50 states, in addition to links to state health websites on COVID-19.
  • Summary of CARES Act SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) & Loan Forgiveness Program: This document summarizes key provisions of the CARES Act, the new U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) PPP and loan forgiveness program and answers key questions on who is eligible, allowable uses for PPP loans, application requirements and more.
  • SBA PPP Frequently Asked Questions: This PDF resource from the U.S. Department of the Treasury provides timely additional guidance regarding the SBA's Paycheck Protection Program, including answers to common questions about lender requirements, small business borrower eligibility, the scope of PPP loan coverage and more.
  • Guide to State Executive Orders: The Council of State Governments has collected all executive orders in a single page.
  • COVID-19 2020 State & Local Government Report: Policy tracking firm Stateside delivered this PDF document that tracks executive actions, legislatures affected, worker protection, mass gathering limitations, retail closures, and orders related to non-essential businesses and workers.


Webinars and Training Content


  • PSA Security Network COVID-19 Resources: PSA Security Network has developed resources of value for their network of security and AV integrators; many resources linked are also relevant to the broader security industry.
  • Teleworkr Service from TekMonks: SIA member company Tekmonks is offering its cybersecurity-focused teleworking solution, Teleworkr, to SIA member companies at no cost. To learn more about it, visit or email Komal Dureja, global director of sales and marketing, at to set up a quick demo or to help you get this implemented today.
  • Tips for Remote System Design & Virtual Site Surveys: This webinar training (available on-demand and in scheduled live formats) from SIA member company System Surveyor covers how to use virtual tools like web and video conferencing along with the firm’s digital system design platform, enabling your design, surveying and sales teams to stay productive while on limited travel.
  • COVID-19 Situational Report From AS Solution: AS Solution has compiled this information page that tracks statistics and significant developments in the spread of COVID-19 in a format particularly useful for global risk and security managers.
  • Identiv COVID-19 Tips and Solutions: Identity solutions firm Identiv provides product recommendations and deal on remote authentication solutions. The firm also provides guidance on keeping data and remote employees secure.
  • Iomniscient Automated Fever Detection Product: Member firm iOmniscient reports that it has launched an automated technology solution for fever detection.