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Security Industry Standards Council (SISC)

The SISC was formed to provide a forum for the various facets of the security industry. It has two main areas of responsibility. The responsibilities of the SISC as a "Balanced Consensus Body" for standards production are distinct and separate from the additional function of the SISC to act as an umbrella organization that co-ordinates, evaluates, and delegates standards production tasks to the best qualified participating Standards Development Organization (SDO). ANSI looks upon co-ordination and harmonization as positive and necessary elements of any standards program. These additional and separate functions of the SISC therefore enhance standards production efforts and reflect the industry's will to comply with ANSI's National Standards Strategy. SIA is the Secretariat for this Council.

The SISC will be the Balanced Consensus body that votes on proposed standards that are being considered from the following ANSI Accredited SDOs:

News and Announcements:

Policies and Procedures:


  • To oversee electronic security industry standards activities, including those activities related to all products and services associated with the design, production, distribution, installation, monitoring, maintenance, and other treatment of electronic security equipment, including alarm and non-alarm equipment.
  • Review and coordinate the standards activities of member SDOs.
  • Vote on draft standards submitted by organizationally accredited, member SDOs.
  • Review proposed new, revised, or withdrawn standards and their associated development documentation to approve (or disapprove) actions on ANSI accredited standards.
  • Identify and include any additional Interest Segments in the security industry or Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs) developing standards for the industry.
  • Identify related organizations with relevant expertise for SDO assistance and coordination in their individual standards projects.
  • Maintain relationships with organizations that could affect the security industry and participate in their standards activities; such as UL and ASIS International.


  • Increase overall effectiveness and efficiency of standardization in the security industry.
  • Enhance industry standards activities with shared perspectives among industry SDOs.
  • Produce, thorough coordination of industry SDOs, high-level standards that harmonize the individual standards activities of the SDO's and optimize the utility of those activities.
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