Security Industry Association (SIA)

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The Security Industry Association ( is the leading trade group for businesses in the electronic physical security industry. SIA protects and ­­advances its members’ interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation on Capitol Hill and throughout the 50 states; producing cutting-edge global market research; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; and opening global market opportunities. As the sole sponsor of the ISC expos and conferences, SIA ensures that its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers as well as unparalleled learning and networking opportunities.

Products and Press Releases

Security Executives

SIA opens nominations for the 2024 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards

Feb. 13, 2024
The SIA Women in Biometrics Awards recognize top women leaders in the biometric identity and security industry.
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ISC West announces dynamic lineup of keynote speakers

Feb. 7, 2024
The 2024 keynote speakers will highlight topics from across the security industry, including current threats and solutions, security in major league sports, and emerging tech....
Industry Trade Associations

Security Industry Association names Bill Brennan to SIA Executive Advisory Board

Feb. 6, 2024
Bill Brennan, President of i-Pro Americas, will join the association's panel of executive thought leaders from SIA member companies.
Industry News

SIA announces commitment to expand outreach to Native American communities

Jan. 30, 2024
SIA to promote and expand eligibility for its training, scholarship, mentorship, and community offerings and foster greater engagement with security industry and Native American...
Industry News

SIA and ISC West call for 2024 SIA New Products and Solutions Awards entries at ISC West

Jan. 16, 2024
The SIA NPS Awards at ISC WEST recognize the industry's leading security products, services and solutions.
Industry News

ASIS International and SIA announce details and open call for proposals for 2024 Security LeadHER Conference

Jan. 11, 2024
The 2024 Security LeadHER event, designed to advance, connect and empower women in security, will gather hundreds of industry leaders June 24-25 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Industry Trade Associations

SIA names Renee Thompson as Chair of Environmental, Social and Governance Advisory Board

Jan. 2, 2024
Thompson has led the global Sustainability and Environmental Compliance team at Wesco since 2020, helping evolve the company’s approach to compliance, sustainable practices and...
Industry Trade Associations

Security Industry Association announces the 2024 Security Megatrends

Dec. 12, 2023
The 2024 report revealed that there is no trend larger or more impactful to the security industry than artificial intelligence (AI).
Industry News

Security Industry Association announces 2024 SIA RISE Scholarship awardees

Nov. 29, 2023
Each awardee will receive a $3,000 scholarship to use toward continuing education and professional development courses, SIA program offerings and/or other academic or education...

SIA appoints Kenia Caballero as Industry Affairs Manager

Nov. 7, 2023
Kenia Caballero comes to SIA with 15+ years of marketing and events experience in a variety of industries, including pharma, insurance, IT, security and life sciences.

Articles & News

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Strategies for secure integration of advanced automated systems

Nov. 13, 2023
Balancing the need for security in robotic systems with the constraints of a budget can be a challenge. But it's possible to strike a successful balance between cost-effectiveness...
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After breaking ground on privacy regulation with GDPR, the European Union has shifted its focus to Artificial Intelligence, and there is plenty of security tech in the crosshairs.

Tech Trends: The Far-Reaching Implications of the EU’s AI Act

Oct. 12, 2023
After breaking ground on privacy regulation with GDPR, the European Union has shifted its focus to Artificial Intelligence, and there is plenty of security tech in the crosshairs...
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Access Control

OSDP Update: Is True Interoperability Just a Dream?

May 10, 2023
While Wiegand still rules the day, SIA’s access control standard continues to make inroads
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ISC West

Can't-Miss ISC West 2023 Events and Educational Sessions

March 13, 2023
Get involved at the show with charity, fundraising, networking, education and much more
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Industry News

SIA responds to lawmaker demands to halt facial recognition technology at TSA checkpoints

Feb. 10, 2023
The Security Industry Association issued a statement Friday in response to several U.S. Senators calling for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to halt the use of...
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Industry Trade Associations

The Role of Standards in the Security Industry

Feb. 10, 2023
A Security Industry Association online panel examines the progress of interoperability standards, the role of standards creators, and what the future holds.
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SIA will develop the curriculum for its new apprenticeship program and connect job seekers with security systems integrators for paid apprenticeships featuring on-the-job training, learning and preparation for careers in the industry.
Associations, Research & Training Organizations

A closer look at SIA's new Apprenticeship Program

Nov. 9, 2022
SIA director of learning and development Dr. Elli Voorhees outlines the early goals for the 2023 program, including potential curriculum, recruitment, job placement, integrator...
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John Loud, right, with Kirk MacDowell and outgoing ESA Chairman Jamie Vos during the ESA Board Meeting at ESX.

Security Business Exclusive Q&A: New ESA Chairman John Loud

Nov. 8, 2022
Coming off a long-awaited victory against false alarm fines in Georgia, the renowned security business owner looks ahead to two years at the helm of the Electronic Security Association...
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Industry Trade Associations

Security Industry Association welcomes Peter Boriskin as chair of SIA Standards Committee

Oct. 17, 2022
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Peter Boriskin, chief technology officer at ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions, as the new chair of SIA’s Standards Committee.
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While the American Data Privacy and Protection Act is still in the relatively early stages in Congress, it could have a major impact on security businesses – from manufacturer to integrator to end-user.
Information Security

Analysis: The Potential Impact of a National Privacy Law

Oct. 12, 2022
While the American Data Privacy and Protection Act is still in the relatively early stages in Congress, it could have a major impact on security businesses – from manufacturer...

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Industry News

SIA NDAA Section 889 update: grant funding eligibility for equipment replacement

Oct. 30, 2023
As SIA has previously reported, in addition to prohibiting federal grant and loan funds from being used to purchase covered equipment, Section 889 directed agencies to prioritize...
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SIA names Dan Moceri as 2023 George R. Lippert Memorial Award honoree

Oct. 26, 2023
Moceri will be presented with the award on Wednesday, Nov. 15, during the 2023 SIA Honors Night reception – and will accept it on behalf of Convergint colleagues around the world...
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Security Executives

Security Industry Association announces 2023 SIA Women in Security Forum scholarship winners

Oct. 20, 2023
Each honoree will be awarded $7,500 to use toward continuing education and professional development courses, conferences or webinars, SIA program offerings, repayment of student...
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Industry News

SIA creates new and updated government relations guides for SIA members

Oct. 17, 2023
SIA’s Guide to Biometric Privacy Laws shares state-by-state details on active and pending legislation governing biometric information privacy.
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Industry Trade Associations

SIA Women in Security Forum announces 2023 CAN DO Challenge to combat food insecurity

Oct. 16, 2023
CAN DO – spearheaded by the SIA WISF UpliftHER Subcommittee (formerly called the Charitable Giving Subcommittee) – is about alleviating hunger as part of our industry’s collective...
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Associations, Research & Training Organizations

SIA appoints John Nemerofsky as Chair of SIA Member Engagement and Experience Committee

Oct. 13, 2023
With over 25 years of experience in the security industry, John Nemerofsky’s leadership attributes include but are not limited to relationship development, performance expectations...
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SIA names Brian Harrell as 2023 SIA Insightful Practitioner Award honoree

Oct. 12, 2023
SIA’s Insightful Practitioner Award was created to honor security practitioners who demonstrate leadership and excellence in promoting the implementation of innovative security...
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SIA Launches SIAcademy, a new learning management system for SIA members

Oct. 2, 2023
The new LMS offers a modern, simple and centralized place to access role-based training, certification prep materials and other relevant educational content anytime, anywhere ...
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Security Industry Association announces inaugural 25 on the RISE honorees

Sept. 28, 2023
This new initiative honors 25 security leaders of today and tomorrow for their impactful contributions to advancing the security industry, and the 2023 class of awardees will ...