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Maine joins list of states to ban facial recognition technology

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Maine joins list of states to ban facial recognition technology

July 9, 2021SSN Staff

AUGUSTA, Maine—Maine recently passed a bill into law creating one of the strictest statewide regulations on the use of facial recognition technology, as it joins several states to ban the technology just in the last few months. Many within the security industry, including the Security Industry Association (SIA), have lobbied strongly against such bans, mainly in an effort to bring greater awareness of the benefits and security, especially in regard to privacy, when using the...

facial recognition technology, privacy, Security Industry Association (SIA)


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Digital transformation fueling spending on cloud, AI, robotics, security and SaaS

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Digital transformation fueling spending on cloud, AI, robotics, security and SaaS

July 7, 2021SSN Staff

NEEDHAM, Mass.—All aspects of how people and organizations work is evolving, enabled by technologies such as cloud and mobile computing, and accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. A new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Future of Work (FoW) Spending Guide estimates FoW spending will be nearly $656 billion this year, an increase of 17.4 percent over 2020. The new Future of Work mindset is a fundamental shift in the work model to one that fosters human-machine...

AI, Cloud, IDC, robotics, software as a service (SaaS)


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SIA announces agenda, speakers for AcceleRISE virtual conference

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SIA announces agenda, speakers for AcceleRISE virtual conference

June 25, 2021SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the 2021 agenda and speaker lineup for AcceleRISE: The Challenge, an essential experience hosted by SIA’s RISE community for young professionals in the security industry. The 2021 AcceleRISE event – taking place virtually Aug. 23-25 – will challenge tomorrow’s security leaders to test their limits, escape their comfort zones and grow their industry expertise. “AcceleRISE is a unique learning...

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SIA releases Privacy Code of Conduct

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SIA releases Privacy Code of Conduct

June 22, 2021SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) announced that it has released its new Privacy Code of Conduct, a resource designed to guide security technology companies in implementing privacy programs and protecting personal data. The document was created by SIA’s Data Privacy Advisory Board, a group of SIA members that produces resources and events aimed at promoting a better understanding of the role of privacy in the security industry. SIA’s...

Don Erickson, Erik Jones, Security Industry Association (SIA)


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SIA New Product Showcase Awards announced

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SIA New Product Showcase Awards unveiled

June 17, 2021SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the 2021 winners of the SIA New Product Showcase Awards, the flagship awards program presented in partnership with ISC West recognizing innovative security products, services and solutions. Top among the winners, who were recognized June 17 during a virtual awards show, was Lumeo, receiving the 2021 Best New Product Award and Teleportivity which received the Judges’ Choice Award. Since its inception in 1979, the...

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ASIS unveils program for hybrid GSX 2021

June 16, 2021SSN Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—ASIS International, a global association for security management professionals, has announced its programming lineup for the hybrid Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2021, with in-person and digital experiences taking place Sept. 27-29 at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla. and via the online GSX event platform. Encompassing 80-plus sessions tackling vital issues in the security profession, the GSX education lineup will be staged across six learning theaters...

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ESX 2021 Innovation Award winners announced

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ESX 2021 Innovation Award winners announced

June 15, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

CHICAGO—The 2021 Electronic Security Expo (ESX), presented by Electronic Security Association (ESA), kicked off its ESX 2021 Virtual Experience today with excellent content, top-notch speakers and sessions, all on a virtual platform that connected attendees and created opportunities for networking. ESX and ESA also announced the category winners in the 2021 ESX Innovation Award competition. These products and services were selected by an independent panel of judges based on a set of criteria...

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New report from NFPA and Fire Protection Research

June 14, 2021SSN Staff

QUINCY, Mass.—Much has changed in the nearly four decades since the America Burning report was issued in 1973 and revisited in 1980. The number of fires and fire deaths in the United States has reduced dramatically and that progress has unfortunately led to fire safety taking a back seat to other societal concerns that seem more pressing. “Increasing the understanding of what has impacted fire safety can help identify what needs to be done to further reduce death and destruction,”...

Fire Protection Research Foundation, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), NFPA


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ESX announces OpenXchange panelists from Brilliant, RapidSOS and RSPNDR

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ESX announces OpenXchange panelists from Brilliant, RapidSOS and RSPNDR

June 11, 2021SSN Staff

CHICAGO—The 2021 Electronic Security Expo (ESX), presented by Electronic Security Association (ESA), has released ESX announces OpenXchange panelists, including Aaron Emigh, co-founder and CEO of Brilliant, Michael Martin, co-founder and CEO of RapidSOS, and Mark Zimmerman, CEO of RSPNDR. “ESX is proud to announce that three visionary leaders will participate in a panel discussion in the OpenXchange – The Changing Competitive Landscape session at the ESX 2021 Virtual Experience,”...

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Baltimore second major city to ban facial recognition this week

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Baltimore joins list of major cities to ban facial recognition

June 11, 2021SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—On June 8, the Baltimore City Council voted 13-2 to approve what would be the most extreme ban by a local jurisdiction on personal and business applications of facial recognition technology.  While the Security Industry Association (SIA) supports a related measure introduced in the Council today to establish a task force to examine the technology and make legislative recommendations, we agree with Councilmember Yitzy Schleifer, who stated during the vote that “this...

Don Erickson, facial recognition technology, Security Industry Association (SIA)


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