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.

Upcoming SIAcademy LIVE! Courses

SIAcademy LIVE! Technical Track: Access Control and Identity Management June 6-22Course Description

In this technical learning series, we cover essential aspects of digital identity, access management and systems integration. Learn about the move to mobile credentialing and how the evolution of property technology (proptech) is reimagining security with the user experience at the forefront. This course provides technical insights on artificial intelligence and biometrics technology and cloud-based access control models and explores the role Web3 plays in the next generation of access and identity management solutions.

This six-course series begins June 6, 2023, and occurs on Thursdays and Thursdays from 3-4 p.m. EDT each of those days. Course dates are June 6, 8, 13, 15, 20 and 22.

This series is ideal for:

  • Dealers/installers/integrators
  • Project managers
  • Security consultants
  • Customer success managers/sales teams
  • Engineers (systems, application and IT), designers and integration specialists
  • Security sales engineers and account managers who need to be knowledgeable about video security system operations and applications


Registration for each course series is $199 (SIA members)/$249 (non-members).


Contact for discount code or to inquire about corporate group pricing.

Course Schedule

Session 1: Cloud Access Control and the Importance of API Integrations (June 6, 3:00- 4:00 p.m. EDT)

Instructor: Mike Maxsenti, general manager, access control, Genea

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover why many IT and security teams are replacing on-premises access control systems with cloud-based solutions
  • Discuss how API integrations between access control, video surveillance and identity management are helping organizations save time and cut costs
  • Identify what organizations should look for when considering a cloud-based access control provider

Session 2: The Move to Mobile (June 8, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT)

Instructor: Robert Lydic, president, Wavelynx

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the rapid advancement of mobile access control and mobile credentials as a viable and efficient technology solution
  • Understand how to create an outstanding customer experience by learning what challenges are facing end users today and how meeting these needs is critical to mobile gaining adoption
  • Learn how companies can leverage mobile technology to create a seamless and unified user experience

Session 3: Proptech Explained (June 13, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT)

Instructor: Lee Odess, CEO, Access Control Executive Brief

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what proptech is
  • Understand why it matters
  • Learn what you can do about it

Session 4: TBA (June 15, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT)

Session 5: Decentralized Identity and Web3-Based Access Control (June 20, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT)

Instructor: Kabir Maiga, co-founder and CEO, PassiveBolt

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about Web3 technology and cryptographic credentials
  • Discuss how decentralized digital identity has the potential to disrupt the security industry
  • Identify opportunities for new Web3 applications in the security industry

Session 6:  Why Access Control Professionals Need to Move From Wiegand to OSDP (June 22, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT)

Instructor: Rodney Thayer, consultant, Smithee Solutions LLC

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to align access control solutions with modern information security requirements
  • Become prepared for client demands for access control add-on solutions that require more sophisticated door access offerings
  • Identify ways to evolve your technical approach to leverage industrial Internet of Things solutions


Next SIAcademy LIVE! Series:

SIAcademy LIVE! Technical Track: Access Control and Identity Management June 6-22

Access Control and Identity Management

June 6-22, 2023

Purchase Access to SIAcademy LIVE! Learning Programs

  • Individual Access: Purchase your access to a SIAcademy LIVE! series for just $199 ($199 for SIA members; non-member rate is $249). 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 $699 ($699 for SIA members; non-member corporate package is $899 for 5 employees).

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