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SIA provides a virtual library of information for its members to keep track of the latest trends and insights in the security industry.

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SIA has created five mini-webinars designed to enhance members' knowledge of key privacy issues and concepts, including best practices, risk management, legislation, GDPR and PII.

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SIA New Member Profile: Windy City Wire

New Security Industry Association (SIA) member Windy City Wire is a leader in low-voltage wire innovations; the…

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SIA Adopts New Ethics Principles

Members of the security industry, from manufacturers to distributors to integrators, hold a unique position in the…

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SIA New Member Profile: Calipsa

New Security Industry Association (SIA) member Calipsa offers a cloud-based false alarm filtering platform uniquely designed for…

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Security Industry Association Strongly Opposes the Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act Citing Immeasurable Benefits of the Proven Technology

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA), the leading trade association representing security solutions providers,…

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Security Industry Association Announces Virtual 2020 AcceleRISE Conference for Young Security Talent

AcceleRISE – an experience hosted by SIA’s RISE community for young security professionals – will take place…

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SIA Open Supervised Device Protocol Approved as an International Standard

The International Electrotechnical Commission-approved access control communications standard will be published as IEC 60839-11-5 in July 2020.…

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The Sharing Economy: Why Integrators and Manufacturers Must Work Together to Improve Customer Care

For the past 30 years, a core set of assumptions has remained the same in the security…

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The Heat Is On: How High-Quality Thermal Cameras See Threats That Other Solutions Cannot

Thermal sensors capture something that the naked eye cannot see: heat. What distinguishes thermal cameras from other…

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The Keys to Electronic Access Control: How Security and Convenience Can Increase With Modern Lock Technology

Electronic access control is growing at a rate that outpaces other security technologies. This growth is driven…

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Physical Security Market Overview: Q3 2020

This two-page brief created for SIA members by Omdia in partnership with SIA  highlights the impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. physical security equipment market, predictions and member perspectives and more.

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Enhancing Security & Reducing Expenses With Robotics

Security robots can help deter bad actors and effectively perform monotonous or dangerous tasks, and their abilities extend beyond security, making them multi-functional, autonomous remote services platforms.

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Security Market Index: May 2020 Edition

The May 2020 Security Market Index, contrary to March’s SMI, which stayed mostly unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic at 50, showed the effects of the pandemic and shelter-in-place orders, leading to a SMI of 30.

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Physical Security Market Overview: Q3 2020

This two-page brief created for SIA members by Omdia in partnership with SIA  highlights the impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. physical security equipment market, predictions and member perspectives and more.

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Security Market Index May 2020 report

Security Market Index: May 2020 Edition

The May 2020 Security Market Index, contrary to March’s SMI, which stayed mostly unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic at 50, showed the effects of the pandemic and shelter-in-place orders, leading to a SMI of 30.

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Security Market Index: March 2020 Edition

Provided to Security Industry Association (SIA) members as a review of current market conditions, SIA’s March 2020 Security Market Index (SMI) is staying steady at 50 — not much of a change from January’s SMI of 55, despite the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

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Letter Expressing Concerns With Proposed Boston Facial Recognition Ban

On June 10, 2020, SIA CEO Don Erickson wrote to Boston City Council President Kim Janey to express SIA’s concerns with a proposed ordinance banning facial recognition technology in Boston and prohibiting city government officials from leveraging the technology or any information obtained using it.

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SIA and ESA Joint Letter of Support for the Skills Renewal Act

SIA and ESA have expressed strong support for S. 3779 and H.R. 7032, which would create a flexible skills training credit to cover costs associated with training and education programs for those who lost jobs as a result of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.

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Washington Facial Recognition Law FAQ

On March 31, 2020, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law legislation (SB 6280) that requires state and local agencies, including law enforcement, that use or plan to use facial recognition technologies to meet certain reporting and deployment requirements. This FAQ is intended to help both agencies and vendors in the state understand the law’s requirements, with the caveats that ambiguities remain and additional legislative and/or regulatory changes and clarifications are possible.

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Security Market Index: March 2019 Edition

New product introductions, product and service sales and new orders are driving overall confidence in the security industry.