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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.

SIA Guide to 2021 Cannabis Security Requirements

Discover the policy landscape for allowed use and production of cannabis and access summaries of state-specific mandatory security requirements for marijuana establishments, resources and more.

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New Course Coming Soon: Learn How to Apply for and Win Grants for Security Projects

This fall, the Security Industry Association (SIA) is launching the first-ever industry training program designed to help…

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SIA New Member Profile: SecureBI

New Security Industry Association (SIA) member SecureBI specializes in business and strategic advisory for companies in the…

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IntelligentSIA: 11 Ways to Get Involved With SIA This Month

Hey SIA members! Here are the top things you need to know about our latest activities and…

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SIA 2021 Progress Award: Elaine Palome, Director of Human Resources, Axis Communications, Inc.

Security Industry Association to Present Elaine Palome With 2021 SIA Progress Award

Palome will be recognized for her leadership in advancing women in the security industry and building a…

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SIA 2021 Insightful Practitioner: Bonnie Michelman, Executive Director of Police, Security and Outside Services, Massachusetts General Hospital

Security Industry Association to Present Bonnie Michelman With 2021 SIA Insightful Practitioner Award

Michelman will be recognized for her industry expertise and leadership in corporate and health care security at…

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Security Industry Association Opens Applications for SIA RISE Scholarship Opportunity

SIA invites members of the SIA RISE community for young security professionals and its student members to…

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Each SIA webinar is archived for a minimum of one year to provide you free access to some of our best programs and seminars. View these programs on demand at your convenience.

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Cybersecurity Tips: IIoT and Cybersecurity Convergence

As our world becomes “smarter” and more connected, it becomes more important for physical security devices, systems…

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Cybersecurity Tips: Risk and Vulnerability Management

Managing cybersecurity risks and vulnerabilities is a critical activity for any robust security program. Risk management and…

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Developing the Security Solutions of the Future: Focusing on Intervention and Prevention to Add Value and Effectiveness

Traditional professional and do-it-yourself (DIY) alarm systems are too limited to address today’s challenges of protecting people…

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Contribute to the SIA Center of Excellence

The SIA Center of Excellence helps organizations keep at the forefront of ever-changing market demands by fostering knowledge and expertise among employees, contractors and clients. This online repository of vendor-neutral, vetted information includes on-demand training courses, e-learning modules, webinars, articles and more.

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Security Market Index: August/September 2021 Edition

Provided to SIA members as a review of current market conditions, the August/September 2021 Security Market Index showed strong industry confidence with a SMI of 64, despite new shutdowns and fear over the delta variant of COVID-19.

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Physical Security Vertical Market Assessment: Federal, State & Local Government

This 2021 vertical market report, produced by Omdia exclusively for SIA, assesses the U.S. market for physical security equipment in federal, state and local government. It examines key market drivers and barriers for the government security vertical, how federal versus state and local governments handle contractor selection and funding and how to win business with government entities.

 

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SIA Technology Insights – Summer 2021

In every issue of SIA Technology Insights, we try to look to the cutting edge (and sometimes even to the bleeding edge) of security technology, to ensure you stay current with the steady whir of technology change. This edition examines the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on security operations, from touchless access control to temperature screening, as well as topics like how security technology is evolving from detection to intervention and prevention.

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SIA Security Market Index August-September 2021 report cover

Security Market Index: August/September 2021 Edition

Provided to SIA members as a review of current market conditions, the August/September 2021 Security Market Index showed strong industry confidence with a SMI of 64, despite new shutdowns and fear over the delta variant of COVID-19.

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Omdia Physical Security Vertical Market Assessment: Federal, State and Local Government report cover

Physical Security Vertical Market Assessment: Federal, State & Local Government

This 2021 vertical market report, produced by Omdia exclusively for SIA, assesses the U.S. market for physical security equipment in federal, state and local government. It examines key market drivers and barriers for the government security vertical, how federal versus state and local governments handle contractor selection and funding and how to win business with government entities.

 

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Security Market Index: June/July 2021 Edition

Provided to SIA members as a review of current market conditions, the June/July 2021 SMI shows that the security industry’s outlook is on the rise, with a SMI of 67, up from 54 in April/May.

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Coalition White House Letter Opposing a Blanket Moratorium on Facial Recognition

SIA joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a group of other associations in sending a letter to President Biden expressing concern with blanket moratoriums on facial recognition and advocating for a combination of technological safeguards and policy measures to effectively mitigate any risks associated with the technology and ensure that it is developed and used responsibly.

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Coalition Letter Expressing Concerns With Banning Consumer Use of Facial Recognition

SIA and other associations expressed concerns with a proposal that would ban nearly all applications of facial recognition technology in Baltimore.

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SIA Letter to POTUS VPOTUS on Biometrics

SIA Letter to President and Vice President on Facial Recognition

On March 17, 2021, the Security Industry Association (SIA) provided a letter to the President and Vice President of the United States addressing the importance of biometrics in government and commercial applications – in particular, the use of facial recognition technology. The letter encouraged the administration and Congress to create legislation and policies that would provide a constructive framework for how facial recognition can be used responsibly.

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Security Cornerstones Learning Series

SIA’s Security Cornerstones Learning Series provides a fundamental overview of the business practices and technologies used within today’s physical security industry.  Designed primarily for novice security professionals, the series includes e-learning modules which drive a go-at-your-own-pace understanding of the technology-based approaches that enhance physical security.