Security Industry Association News

Security Industry Association appoints Edison Shen as the new Director of Standards and Technology

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Edison Shen as its new Director of Standards and Technology. In this role, Edison Shen, who previously served as a Programme Manager in the Building Infrastructure and Transportation Systems Divisions, at the National Electrical Manufacturer Association (NEMA), will manage and administer SIA’s standards and technical programme activities, and coordinate with other standards organisations that impact the SIA standards programme of work. Ne...

Security Industry Association issues a statement regarding the impact of infrastructure investment and jobs act

President Biden has signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law. This $550 billion infrastructure bill is the most significant U.S. investment in infrastructure in decades and includes funding far above baseline for many existing highway, transit, rail and other programs. The Security Industry Association (SIA) has issued the statement below regarding the impact of this legislation on the industry: SIA commends the president and Congress on the passage and signing of this importa...

Security Industry Association announces the speaker lineup for Securing New Ground Conference 2021

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the 2021 agenda and speaker lineup for Securing New Ground (SNG), the security industry’s executive conference, taking place on Oct. 28 as a virtual event. At SNG 2021, the security industry will gather for top-quality information sharing, networking, and business analysis. 2021’s Securing New Ground conference will drive industry trends and offer opportunities to connect directly with the leaders who are setting t...

SIA names Lynn de Séve as 2021 George R. Lippert memorial award winner

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Lynn de Séve, founder and president of GSA Schedules, Inc. as the 2021 recipient of the George R. Lippert Memorial Award, an honour presented annually to a distinguished individual for long-term, selfless service to the security industry and SIA. de Séve will receive the award on Nov. 17, during the 2021 SIA Honors cocktail reception. Lynn’s work experience In addition to her SIA membership, de S&eac...

Soloinsight to showcase their CloudGate VIAM platform at the CREtech New York 2021

Soloinsight Inc., a workflow automation platform company, will be featured at this year’s CREtech event in New York City. The company’s CEO, Carter Kennedy, will be a panelist for the show’s ‘The Ever-Evolving and Future of Access Control’ session on Wednesday, October 13th at 11 am EST. As a company that was recently awarded the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) new product showcase award in the hosted solutions/managed services category, Soloinsight is...

Security Industry Association announces Bonnie Michelman as the recipient of the 2021 SIA Insightful Practitioner Award

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Bonnie Michelman as the 2021 recipient of the SIA Insightful Practitioner Award, an honour recognising excellence in promoting the implementation of innovative security solutions. Bonnie Michelman is the Executive Director of Police, Security and Outside Services at Massachusetts General Hospital (Mass General) and for Mass General Brigham Corporation. SIA will present her with the award on Wednesday, Nov. 17, during the 2021 SIA Honors cocktail...

Security Industry Association opens applications for the SIA RISE Scholarship, aimed at young professionals and students

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has opened applications for the SIA RISE Scholarship, a programme, presented by the SIA RISE community, for young security professionals and students. Through this year’s SIA RISE Scholarship, selected candidates will receive US$ 3,000 cash awards that can be used towards continuing education, student loan repayment and professional development programmes, such as training and certifications. SIA RISE Scholarship “Applying for an SIA RISE Sc...

What are the new developments in facial recognition?

Facial recognition is a mature technology that continues to change and evolve. New innovations such as artificial intelligence (AI) are expanding facial recognition capabilities, even as privacy concerns, though often misguided, undermine wider acceptance in the market. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the new developments in facial recognition?

SIA recognises Gabrielle Shea as the 2021 recipient of the Industry Advocate Award

The Security Industry Association (SIA) names Gabrielle Shea – Public Policy Manager, government relations and public policy at NEC Corporation of America – as the 2021 recipient of the SIA Industry Advocate Award, which recognises leadership in public policy. Shea will be presented with the award on September 21 at Part 3 of the 2021 SIA GovSummit, SIA’s annual public policy and government security technology conference. The SIA Industry Advocate Award – formerly the SI...

Security Industry Association’s SIA GovSummit 2021 event returns on Sept 21 for part 3 hybrid conference

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the agenda, speaker line-up and programme for Part 3 of the 2021 SIA GovSummit, its annual public policy and government security technology conference. SIA GovSummit 2021 is being held as a three-part conference, the first and second of which took place on April 28 and June 9, 2021, and the third part is scheduled for Sept 21, 2021.   SIA GovSummit Part 3 Each year, SIA GovSummit brings together government security leaders with pr...

Foundation for Advancing Security Talent announces an extension of their free job listings for ESA and SIA

The Foundation for Advancing Security Talent (FAST) announces an extension of its free job listings for Electronic Security Association (ESA) and Security Industry Association members in an effort to aid in the industry’s economic recovery and workforce development efforts following challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. ESA and SIA members will now be able to list jobs on the FAST Jobs Board for free through August 31, 2022. SIA and ESA members can post jobs for free by taking th...

Representation at security events - A benchmark for progress and diversity

Everyone in security understands the significance of events, such as trade shows, road shows, seminars, galas and meet-and-greets. Whether virtual or in-person, these gatherings are important for a number of reasons. Role of security events For start-ups and high-profile manufacturers alike, security events have been the place to display new products, interact with key customers and strengthen existing partnerships. They serve as a forecast for evolution, showcasing the latest advancements in...

HID Global announces HID Signo readers, Aero and Mercury controllers are the industry’s first SIA OSDP verified access control products

HID Global, a worldwide renowned company in trusted identity solutions, has announced that a selection of its reader and controller offerings have been tested and verified to meet the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) communications standard for access control security and interoperability. HID Global is the first manufacturer to have completed testing in the OSDP Verified Certification for Access Control Units (ACUs). The HID Aero and HID Mercur...

Security Industry Association names six recipients for the 2021 SIA Women in Security Forum scholarship

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named six recipients for the 2021 SIA Women in Security Forum scholarship – a program developed by the SIA Women in Security Forum to further educational opportunities and promote advancement for the widest spectrum of people possible in the security industry. In the 2021 scholarship program – open to employees of SIA member companies and SIA student members – each honouree will be awarded $10,000 to use toward continuing education a...

ISC West 2021 returns to Las Vegas, as the first major in-person security & public safety event held successfully in 2021

ISC West 2021, in collaboration with premier sponsor, Security Industry Association (SIA), took place last week from July 19-21, 2021, at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, in Las Vegas, serving to accelerate market recovery and re-define the roadmap ahead for the security & public safety industry, after a year-plus hiatus of large scale, in-person events. ISC West 2021 Noting the buzz of positive energy, enthusiasm and excitement throughout the three-day event, ISC West customers tes...

Allegion returns as trusted partner in seamless access control solutions at ISC West 2021

Allegion, a globally renowned provider of security products and solutions, will be demonstrating new seamless access products and services at ISC West 2021 (booth #16059), the security industry's one of the most comprehensive and converged trade show, taking place from July 19 – 21, 2021. “With businesses returning to full-scale operations, following the easing of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, Allegion is committed to helping security integrators and PACs partners better serve the...

Soloinsight to showcase their CloudGate SmartSpace solution at ISC West 2021

Soloinsight, the security workflow automation platform company, will showcase its CloudGate SmartSpace solution during ISC West at booth #9100. ISC West is held at the Sands Convention Centre in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 19 - July 21. CloudGate SmartSpace, which is a comprehensive space management platform that automates space usage and employee occupancy, was recently named an SIA New Product Showcase Award winner in the hosted solutions/managed services category. Intuitive analytics dashboards...

3xLOGIC to exhibit innovative security products and host session on benefits of natively developed cloud solutions at ISC West 2021

3xLOGIC, Inc., a globally renowned provider of integrated, intelligent security solutions, will be attending ISC West 2021, taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, from July 19-21, 2021. The company will be demonstrating its innovative security solutions, including its new Gunshot Detection Solution, which was named best new product in the Law Enforcement/Public Safety/Guarding Systems category of the 2021 SIA New Product Showcase. Self-contained gun detection device Rather than utilising micropho...

Baltimore is the latest U.S. city to target facial recognition technology

The city of Baltimore has banned the use of facial recognition systems by residents, businesses and the city government (except for police). The criminalisation in a major U.S. city of an important emerging technology in the physical security industry is an extreme example of the continuing backlash against facial recognition throughout the United States. Facial recognition technology ban Several localities – from Portland, Oregon, to San Francisco, from Oakland, California, to Boston &n...

Security Industry Association announces the 2021 agenda and speaker lineup for AcceleRISE event

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the 2021 agenda and speaker lineup for AcceleRISE: The Challenge, an essential experience hosted by SIA’s RISE community for young professionals in the security industry. The 2021 AcceleRISE event – taking place virtually August 23-25 – will challenge tomorrow’s security leaders to test their limits, escape their comfort zones and grow their industry expertise. “AcceleRISE is a unique learning experience for up-...

Security Industry Association announces winners of the 2021 SIA New Product Showcase Awards

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the 2021 winners of the SIA New Product Showcase Awards, the flagship awards program presented in partnership with ISC West recognising innovative security products, services, and solutions. Top among the winners – who were recognized June 17 during a virtual awards show – was Lumeo, receiving the 2021 Best New Product Award. SIA New Product Showcase Since its inception in 1979, the SIA New Product Showcase has been the securit...

Security Industry Association announces Women in Security Forum Keynote at ISC West 2021, featuring NASCAR racer - Julia Landauer

The Security Industry Association (SIA), as part of its Women in Security Forum initiative, will host a complimentary keynote event during ISC West, featuring remarks from two-time racing champion Julia Landauer, on risk analysis and working with fear, the importance of STEM education, women’s empowerment and leadership. ISC West 2021 ISC West 2021 will take place from July 19 to July 21, 2021, at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The SIA Women in Security Foru...

Security Industry Association announces the agenda, schedule and speaker lineup for SIA GovSummit 2021 Part 2 virtual event

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the agenda and speaker lineup for Part 2 of the 2021 SIA GovSummit, its annual public policy and government security technology conference. SIA GovSummit 2021 is being held as a three-part virtual conference, the first of which took place on April 28, with Parts 2 and 3 taking place on June 9 and Sept 21, 2021, respectively. SIA GovSummit 2021 Part 2 Each year, SIA GovSummit brings together government security leaders with private industry...

Which security technologies will be useful in a post-pandemic world?

In the past few weeks, the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel has brightened, providing new levels of hope that the worst of the pandemic is behind us. Dare we now consider what life will be like after the pandemic is over? Considering the possible impact on our industry, we asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: Which security technologies will be most useful in a post-pandemic world?