Security Industry Association News

SmartWater launches revolutionary security product, SmartTag to help protect professional SIA accredited security officers

Following successful trials with police and security staff in South Yorkshire, SmartTag is now being made available to Security Industry Accredited (SIA) security officers, working in the wider Yorkshire area, in the United Kingdom. SmartTag The award-winning forensic scientists at SmartWater Group (SmartWater Technology Limited) created SmartTag, following the increase in attacks on frontline workers, during the COVID-19 lockdown. Each security officer will be equipped with a uniquely formul...

Security Industry Association appoints Kasia Hanson as the new chair of the SIA Women in Security Forum

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Kasia Hanson as the new chair of the SIA Women in Security Forum. Hanson – Global Director for IoT partner sales for digital safety and security in multiple areas, including creating safe cities and sports and entertainment, at Intel Corporation – will lead the forum in offering programs, professional development opportunities, and networking events to support the participation of women in the security industry. Global video industr...

Security Industry Association names Allegion and Feenics as 2021 SIA Member of the year

The Security Industry Association (SIA) is pleased to announce that Allegion and Feenics will each receive a 2021 SIA Member of the Year Award. SIA will present Allegion and Feenics with their awards at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership meeting, which will be hosted on March 23 as a virtual event. The SIA Member of the Year Award honours SIA member companies that have shown notable involvement in SIA committees and working groups, SIA events and the SIA Education@ISC conference program...

Security Industry Association names Craig Sharman as the 2021 recipient of the SIA Chairman’s Award

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Craig Sharman as the 2021 recipient of the SIA Chairman’s Award, an award presented annually and selected by SIA’s Board of Director's chair recognising SIA members’ diligent efforts in furthering the association’s mission and commitment to its future. SIA will present Sharman with the award at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership meeting, which will be held March 23 as a virtual event. Private-sector experience C...

Security Industry Association to present Tracy Larson with 2021 Sandy Jones Volunteer of the Year award at The Advance 2021

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Tracy Larson as the 2021 recipient of the Sandy Jones Volunteer of the Year award, which recognises SIA volunteers who have made tireless efforts to expand SIA’s programs and services. SIA will present Larson with the award at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership meeting, which will be held on March 23, 2021 as a virtual event. Security industry veteran Tracy Larson is President and a Founding Partner of WeSuite, LLC. A security ind...

Security Industry Association to honour Tony Diodato with 2021 SIA Standards Service Award at The Advance 2021

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Tony (Anthony) Diodato as the recipient of the 2021 SIA Standards Service Award, an honour presented to an individual demonstrating continued excellence and tireless service in volunteer efforts, related to the leadership, development, education and advocacy of SIA’s standards programs and services. 2021 SIA Standards Service Award Security Industry Association will present Diodato with the award at The Advance, SIA’s annual members...

Security Industry Association appoints Benji Hutchinson and Jim Black to lead the IBTAB advisory panel

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named a new chair and vice-chair to lead the SIA Identity and Biometric Technology Advisory Board (IBTAB), an exclusive advisory panel to the SIA Board of Directors comprised of biometric and digital identification experts. Benji Hutchinson –president of U.S. federal government business at NEC Corporation of America – will serve as SIA IBTAB chair, with Jim Black – director of security standards and controls within Microsoft’s...

Paige DataCom Solutions releases composite cable to support Open Supervised Device Protocol

Paige DataCom Solutions has released the first all-in-one cable designed specifically to support the Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP), a standard developed by the Security Industry Association (SIA) to improve security and interoperability among access control and security products.  “OSDP Access Control is the clear choice for those looking to make our buildings more secure and intelligent,” said David Coleman, VP of business development for Paige. “With more and m...

Security Industry Association announces the winners of the 2021 SIA RISE Scholarship

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named five young security professionals as the recipients of the 2021 SIA RISE Scholarship, a programme offered through SIA’s RISE community, which supports the education and career development goals of young industry talent. Through this scholarship programme, open to SIA student members and RISE members who are employees at SIA member companies each awardee will receive a $3,000 scholarship to use toward continuing education and professional d...

Security Industry Association releases version 2.2 of OSDP standard to provide enhanced method for file transfer

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has released version 2.2 of SIA Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP), an access control communications standard developed by SIA to improve interoperability among access control and security products. SIA OSDP version 2.2 features the messages and formatting that were included in the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 60839-11-5 standard released earlier in 2020 and addresses some of the minor errata within that document. SIA OSDP version 2...

Security Industry Association launches Talent Inclusion Mentorship Education program for security professionals

The Security Industry Association (SIA) and the SIA RISE Steering Committee are launching Talent Inclusion Mentorship Education (TIME) – a new mentorship program for early and mid-career professionals in the security industry. The TIME program is designed to promote diversity, equity and inclusion and empowerment of underrepresented identities in the security industry by creating a well-defined pathway for learning and development. Talented security industry “SIA’s new TIME...

SIA appoints Erin Mann and Kelsey Carnell as the new chair and vice chair to lead SIA RISE

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named a new chair and vice chair to lead SIA RISE, a community that fosters the careers of young professionals in the security industry. Erin Mann – strategy and marketing manager, multifamily at Allegion Canada Inc. – will serve as chair of the RISE Steering Committee, with Kelsey Carnell – regional sales manager, New England at Axis Communications – serving as vice chair. In these new roles, Mann and Carnell will help RISE de...