SIAcademy LIVE!

SIAcademy LIVE!

NEW! Instructor-Led Virtual Courses to Help You Grow Your Business and Technical Know-How

SIAcademy LIVE! e-learning programs are presented as tracks with 4-7 hours of training each. These live virtual courses are designed to accelerate your business growth, covering topics like how to do business with the government, how to optimize challenging parts of your integration business and cybersecurity for physical security pros and even technical training on video and access control systems.

The Basics

  • Instructor-led live online programming: Just like SIA’s popular Security Project Management courses, our SIAcademy LIVE! programs are all led by SIA-selected expert instructors in a small-group type format (maximum class size is 25 students). Expect lots of interaction; come ready to ask questions, bring your problems and share collaboratively with other students.
  • 4+ hours of training per course: You'll attend weekly classes covering important topics with each series.
  • 100% virtual! Our e-learning format makes it convenient to fit this into your busy schedule.
  • Missed a class? Don’t worry; all sessions will be recorded for your on-demand access.
  • Certificate of Completion: Once you complete a series, you will receive an official SIA Certificate of Completion, attesting your knowledge in this area.
  • SIA Center of Excellence quality content: Each SIAcademy LIVE! learning series is approved as SIA Center of Excellence content, ensuring it is thorough, vendor-neutral and highly informative.

2023 SIAcademy LIVE! Courses

SIAcademy LIVE! Video Surveillance Analytics and Advanced Applications, Course Begins Feb. 21

About the Course

In this technical learning series, we cover essential aspects of video surveillance systems as an integrated security solution. Learn about basic video networking, cloud infrastructure and virtual architecture and take a deep dive into device hardening, cybersecurity controls and data protection for IP video equipment. By taking this course, you will learn about analytics and AI integration capabilities and be able to advise customers on video system solutions based upon intended use, system requirements and operational controls.

This series is ideal for:

  • System installation technicians
  • Project managers
  • Quality technicians
  • Engineers (systems, application & IT), designers and integration specialists
  • Security sales engineers and account managers who need to be knowledgeable on video security system operations and applications


Registration for each course series is $199 for SIA members and $249 for non-members. Contact for discount code or to inquire about corporate group pricing.


Course Schedule

Session 1: The Importance and Impact of Virtualization on Physical Security (Feb. 21, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST)


  • Darren Giacomini, director of business development, advanced systems, BCD

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe what distinguishes virtual architecture from other forms of video surveillance architecture, as well as define the best use case scenarios for implementation
  • Discuss the impact virtualization has on the physical security industry in terms of TCO, resource consumption, usability and other facets
  • Identify crucial aspects of implementation and design for virtualized systems and how it differs from designing and implementing traditional infrastructures

Session 2: Designing and Deploying Video Networks With Customer IT Departments (Feb. 23, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST


  • Jim Cooper, systems engineer, ADC2S at Amazon Web Services

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to effectively with customer IT departments on designing and deploying video networks
  • Discuss appropriate cybersecurity controls for video systems, both on-premises and cloud
  • Review reasonable expectations to discuss with the customer during system design phase to ensure deliverables are met

Session 3: Video Surveillance in Smart Cities – An Integrated Approach (Feb. 28 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST)

Instructor: Kevin Taylor, segment development manager, smart cities, Axis Communications

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the current state of smart-cities and the role of video technology
  • Leveraging integration capabilities to enhance video system deployment
  • Consulting with end-users to identify needs, evaluate capabilities and select products based on intended use
  • Explore the future smart-city landscape what is coming in 2023 and beyond?

Session 4: Understanding Deep Learning and AI Capabilities for Next-Gen Video Analytics (March 2, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST)


  • Matthew Cirnigliaro, regional marketing manager – video analytics, Bosch Security and Safety Systems

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how deep learning is opening new possibilities for video-based detection and data solutions
  • Understand that AI-driven video analytics can transform a task from requiring human input to a successfully automated one and tackle more complex tasks faster, easier, and with greater accuracy
  • Share examples of how AI-driven video analytics can be used in a variety of industries and to solve common pain points

Session 5: Cloud-Based Video Surveillance (VSaaS) for Unified Security Integration (March 7, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST)


  • Michael Sherwood, vice president, customer experience, Arcules

Session 6: The Ethical Use of Video Surveillance Data and Analytics (March 9, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST)


  • Teresa Wu, vice president, innovation and client engagement, IDEMIA
  • Sal D'Agostino, founder, IDmachines; co-founder, OpenConsent

Upcoming Courses

Video Surveillance: Analytics and Advanced Applications (Starting Feb. 21)


Purchase Access to SIAcademy LIVE! Learning Programs

  • Individual Access: Purchase your access to a SIAcademy LIVE! series for just $149 ($149 for SIA members; non-member rate is $199). Your ticket includes access to all sessions/dates within that course.
  • Corporate Access Package: Purchase access to any SIAcademy LIVE! series for any 5 employees for just $499 ($499 for SIA members; non-member corporate package is $699 for 5 employees).

Past Courses Available for Self-Directed, On-Demand Access

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