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State of the Industry: ‘It’s an exciting time’

May 22, 2024Cory Harris, Editor

DALLAS—The regulation of artificial intelligence (AI), the evolution of technology adoptions, and the growth in M&A were among the topics addressed during the State of the Industry panel discussion at PSA TEC 2024.   Moderated by Matt Barnette, CEO, PSA Security Network, the panelists for one of the more popular sessions at PSA TEC were: Don Erickson, CEO, Security Industry Association (SIA); John Mack, executive VP, co-head of investment banking, head of mergers & acquisitions,...

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Leire Arbona Puértolas, Arielle Thomas named 2024 SIA Industry Advocate Award Honorees

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Leire Arbona Puértolas, Arielle Thomas named 2024 SIA Industry Advocate Award Honorees

May 21, 2024SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has recognized two industry leaders – Leire Arbona Puértolas and Arielle Thomas – as the 2024 winners of the SIA Industry Advocate Award. SIA presents the award to individuals who make an extraordinary contribution of professional time, leadership, and resources to position SIA and its members to address the public policy challenges impacting the security industry. Arbona Puértolas and Thomas were recognized...

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SIA announces first Security Industry Community Service Day

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SIA announces first Security Industry Community Service Day

May 13, 2024SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the first-ever Security Industry Community Service Day, an initiative created by the SIA Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Advisory Board to rally the entire security industry to give back and make the world a better place. The 2024 Security Industry Community Service Day, supported by event sponsors ASSA ABLOY and HID – will take place on Friday, June 7, and the event will be held on the first Friday...

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SIA launches new community for veterans in security

May 8, 2024SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the launch of the SIA Veterans in Security Forum, an all-new community focused on the issues and concerns of veterans and active military members who are in, or are interested in joining, the security industry. SIA has appointed Jeff Huggins of ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions as chair of the new group. The SIA Veterans in Security Forum is the newest SIA community and will focus on providing resources,...

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Don Erickson

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SIA announces 2024 winners of the Women in Biometrics Awards

May 7, 2024SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named four women biometrics leaders as recipients of the 2024 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards. The 2024 awardees, who will be honored at SIA GovSummit, SIA’s annual government security conference, are: Leire Arbona Puértolas, legal and compliance director, Veridas; Melissa Conley, executive director, capability management and innovation, requirements and capabilities analysis, Transportation Security...

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A two-headed fight for facial recognition

May 1, 2024Cory Harris, Editor

The issue of whether to ban facial recognition technology has reared its ugly head again, and this time, the Security Industry Association (SIA) has an ally to help its cause. SIA joined forces with the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) – an international trade group that represents the identification technology industry – to compose a letter dated April 15, 2024, encouraging Congress to oppose a provision in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization...

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Don Erickson

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SIA, IBIA urge Congress to reject provision prohibiting TSA use of facial biometrics

April 30, 2024SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) and International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) have urged Congress to oppose a provision in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill prohibiting the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA’s) use of facial recognition technology. In an April 15, 2024, letter to Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) of the Senate Committee on Commerce Science...

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Eagle Eye Camera Direct wins SIA New Product Award

April 22, 2024SSN Staff

AUSTIN, Texas – Cloud video surveillance provider, Eagle Eye Networks (EEN), announced that its Eagle Eye Camera Direct won the SIA New Products and Solutions (NPS) Award in the Video Management Surveillance System category. “We brought Eagle Eye Camera Direct to market to deliver the ideal solution for businesses looking for a high-performance cloud video management system with no extra hardware, the ability to cloud sync edge storage, and flexible purchasing options,” said...

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Mary Beth Shaughnessy

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ISC West 2024 grows attendance, offers most expansive lineup yet

April 16, 2024SSN Staff

NORWALK, Conn.—ISC West 2024 delivered another year of successful programming and welcomed more than 29,000 security industry professionals to The Venetian Expo in Las Vegas, show officials announced. ISC West elevated the customer experience by hosting both fan-favorite and brand-new offerings throughout the four-day event, which featured over 750 exhibitors, over 220 speakers and over 110 education sessions covering the latest trends and solutions across the security industry.  “This...

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SIA announces new Board of Directors chair, board members, executive committee

April 12, 2024SSN Staff

LAS VEGAS—The Security Industry Association (SIA) announced its new Board of Directors chair – Scott Dunn of Axis Communications – and presented four new members to the SIA Board of Directors at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership gathering, held April 9 during ISC West. The new SIA Board of Directors members, who will serve an initial two-year term from 2024 to 2026, are: Andrew Elvish, vice president of marketing, Genetec Brian Harrell,...

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