Security Industry Association News

Security Industry Association Announces Its Opposition To Bicameral Facial Recognition And Biometric Technology Moratorium Act

The Security Industry Association (SIA), the trade association representing security solutions providers, announced its strong opposition to the introduced bicameral Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act. The bill would impose a blanket ban on most federal use of nearly all biometric and related image analytics technologies, incorrectly labeling all such technologies as surveillance regardless of application, while forcing essentially all state and local governments to do t...

ISC West 2020 Canceled Owing To Uncertain Industry Scenario

ISC West 2020, scheduled to take place from October 5th to October 8th 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, has been canceled due to industry and market circumstances. While the organizers cannot convene in person in 2020, Reed Exhibitions, along with Premier Sponsor, SIA (Security Industry Association), will transform ISC West 2020 into an all-virtual event that has been scheduled for October 5th to October 7th, 2020 to serve the security and public safety community. ISC West 2020 event canceled During...

Partnership For Priority Verified Alarm Response (PPVAR) Announces ADT’s Tom Nakatani As President

The Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response (PPVAR) is pleased to announce Tom Nakatani, IT VP of Customer Monitoring Technology for ADT, has been elected President. Nakatani officially began his two-year term at the June 10th PPVAR member’s meeting after serving as Vice President. He succeeds Joey Rao-Russell, President and CEO for Sonitrol-Kimberlite, who will now serve on the PPVAR Board as an immediate past President and Treasurer. “I am honored to take on the role of P...

Security Industry Association Organizes A Virtual Conference AcceleRISE 2020 To Encourage Young Security Talent

The Security Industry Association (SIA) announces the details for AcceleRISE 2020 – a virtual conference created by SIA’s RISE community for young professionals in the security industry – taking place July 27-31. AcceleRISE is an essential experience designed to help tomorrow’s security leaders get a leg up in their career development and industry knowledge and connect with other rising stars in the industry. Young security talent “I could not be more excited abo...

SIA OSDP Gets Approved As An International Standard By The International Electrotechnical Commission

The SIA Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) standard – developed by the Security Industry Association (SIA) – has been approved by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) technical committee on alarm and electronic security systems as an international standard. The latest version of SIA OSDP will be listed as IEC 60839-11-5 and be available in the IEC Webstore. SIA OSDP is an access control communications standard developed by SIA to improve interoperability among acc...

SIA And SecureIDNews To Honor The Women Who Contributed To The Biometrics And Security Industries

The Security Industry Association (SIA) and SecureIDNews have selected five distinguished biometrics and security experts as the 2020 winners of the Women in Biometrics Awards – a globally recognized program co-founded by SIA and SecureIDNews and co-presented with sponsors IDEMIA, Biometric Update and the SIA Women in Security Forum. The honorees will be recognized during the 2020 SIA GovSummit, SIA’s annual government security conference, which will be hosted as a free virtual even...

Security Industry Association Announces SIA Women In Security Forum Scholarship Program

The Security Industry Association (SIA) is now accepting applications for its new scholarship program, the SIA Women in Security Forum Scholarship program. This initiative, developed  by the SIA Women in Security Forum, which offers programs, professional development opportunities and networking events to support the involvement of women in the security industry, will offer multiple scholarships worth at least US$ 3,000 each to further educational opportunities for awardees and help them t...

Nedap Identification Systems’ Long Range RFID Portfolio Upgraded With The Latest OSDP Standards

Nedap Identification Systems is excited to share the upcoming OSDP upgrade within Nedap’s long-range RFID reader portfolio for automatic vehicle identification. The portfolio will be upgraded and compatible with V.2.1.7 of the Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) standard. This upgrade supports the interoperability of the company’s reader portfolio with a growing number of access control and security products. Over the last few years, an increasing number of access control panel m...

Security Industry Association Announces The Agenda And Speaker Lineup For The Virtual 2020 SIA GovSummit

The Security Industry Association (SIA) announces the agenda and speaker lineup for the 2020 SIA GovSummit, its annual public policy and government security technology conference, taking place June 1-4. Due to concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic, SIA GovSummit will be held as a virtual event in 2020, and for the first time ever, the conference will be entirely free to all attendees from industry and government. Offering additional sessions “SIA GovSummit 2020 will explore how security...

Security Industry Association Introduces OSDP Verified Program For Devices To Meet OSDP Standard

The Security Industry Association (SIA) introduces SIA OSDP Verified, a new comprehensive testing program that validates a device’s conformance to the SIA Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) standard and related performance protocols. Products that are OSDP Verified will be displayed in the OSDP Verified Product List and be able to use the SIA OSDP Verified mark in their product marketing materials. Access control communications SIA OSDP has been steadily gaining momentum as the stan...

Biosite Systems, SIA And CEA Call For Tightening Of Security Measures At Sites Owing To Surge In Crime During COVID-19 Pandemic

Following a reported 50 per cent surge in construction crime rates since the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown, the industry is being urged to tighten security measures to defend sites from opportunistic criminals. Increase in security incidents  The Construction Equipment Association (CEA) announced the significant increase in raids on vehicles and sites and theft of plant equipment and tools, which is in stark contrast to overall crime rates, which dropped by up to 40 per cent in March ....

LifeSafety Power Releases NetLink NLX Network Communication Module For Enterprise Applications And Specifications

LifeSafety Power continues to show its leadership in the intelligent networked power category, unveiling the NetLink NLX Network Communication Module, a remote monitoring device engineered to handle enterprise applications and specifications which require large numbers of network-managed outputs. NLX Network Communication Expanding the NetLink family, NLX is the next generation of network communications from LifeSafety Power, offering eight Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) ports instead of fo...