Industry Standards

SIA develops ANSI-accredited standards that promote interoperability and information sharing in the industry. Our members collaborate and volunteer expertise, feedback, and commentary on standards and other technology development activities.

OSDP Open Supervised Device Protocol security standard

ODSP: Interoperability and Security for Access Solutions

SIA’s Open Supervised Device Protocol brings higher security and ease of interoperability to access control solutions. And as a FICAM-compliant protocol, it’s ideal for PACS applications at federal facilities.


Alarm Systems
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SIA Supports Common Sense Alarm Legislation in Maryland


The Security Industry Association (SIA) recently testified in support of two bills before the Maryland General Assembly—Maryland…

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The Standards Driving Biometric Adoption in Physical Security

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SIA Education @ISC West will provide conferees with more than 70 sessions of valuable information on important…

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SIA Releases Latest Version of Architectural Graphics Standard for Security System Layout

Silver Spring, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) today released the latest Architectural Graphics Standard CAD Symbols for…

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Architectural Graphics Collection Available

This collection of security-focused architectural graphics is used by architects, contractors, integrators and CAD designers who produce construction drawings and security systems layouts.

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