SIA’s Education Interest Group to become SIA PASS

Thursday, November 6, 2014

SILVER SPRING, Md.—SIA announced that its Education Interest Group, formed in 2013 to address school security issues, is now the SIA Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS).

This effort will combine the subject matter experts and symposium developed by the National Systems Contractors Association to develop a coordinated approach to protecting students, staff and visitors.

“By drawing upon the insights and expertise of security suppliers, security practitioners, school administrators and law enforcement, the SIA PASS recommendations will enable education officials to maximize the effectiveness of their security solutions,” SIA CEO Don Erickson said in a prepared statement.

The SIA PASS alliance is developing guidelines for the use of electronic security and life safety equipment in schools that will provide recommendations based on resources available. The PASS objectives, initial document and related educational sessions are scheduled to be released at ISC West, which will take place on April 14-17, 2015, at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas.