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Latin American Security Association joins Global Security Industry Alliance

Latin American Security Association is now part of SIA
ALAS was formed to raise the level of professionalism in the Latin American security market
The Global Security Industry Alliance has announced that the Latin American Security Association (ALAS) has joined the organisation.

The alliance, also known as GSIA, is a coalition of security trade associations from several nations that aims to build and maintain an international resource network dedicated to the advancement of international technology standards, productive trade policies, education and certification programmes and market research.

"ALAS is the leading organisation for electronic security companies in Latin America, and we are excited to have them as members of the GSIA," said Dean Russo, Chief Programming Officer for the Security Industry Association (SIA) and the organisation's representative to the GSIA. "As with many other businesses, the security market is now global, making cooperation and coordination across national borders crucial. The participation of ALAS in the alliance will help us to move closer to achieving our goals and is good news for security companies not just in Latin America, but around the world."

ALAS was founded in 1997 to educate Latin American security engineers and technicians and raise the level of professionalism in the Latin American security market. Today ALAS has more than 380 members from across Latin America.

In addition to ALAS and SIA, the GSIA includes the China Security and Protection Industry Association, the Russian Association of Security Industry and the Brazilian Electronics and Electrical Industry Association.

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