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SIA honors Coulombe of SecuritySpecifiers


SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association will present the Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award to Ray Coulombe of SecuritySpecifiers at SIA Honors Night Nov. 18.

Lippert Award given to Frank De Fina posthumously


SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association today announced that Frank De Fina, former senior director, strategic sales, for Hikvision USA, will receive the 2015 George R. Lippert Memorial Award posthumously.

SIA opposes proposed changes in GSA pricing policy


WASHINGTON—A proposed fundamental change in GSA’s pricing policy would adversely impact the security industry, especially its small businesses, according to Jake Parker, SIA’s director of government relations.

State legislatures and security technology

LPR, body cams, data centers are topical in 2015

SILVER SPRING, Md.—Legislation dealing with security technology, most notably body-cams for law enforcement and data centers’ tax status, made an appearance at the state level this year, according to SIA.

SIA’s Security Advocates gives members stronger legislation voice


WASHINGTON—SIA has launched an interactive online advocacy program to help strengthen its impact in Washington and at state capitals.

Back at it: School security technology ‘main priority’


WASHINGTON—They’re not giving up. Advocates for federal funding for school security technology have taken their case to Congress for the past two years to no avail; a measure last year got caught up in the gun control debate and fell victim to politics. Now, the fight begins anew.

SIA Government Summit takes on convergence of cybersecurity, physical security, law enforcement tech trends and more


WASHINGTON—The convergence of cybersecurity and physical security, funding for safe schools and law enforcement technology trends, including body-worn cameras, will be among the topics featured at the SIA Government Summit in June.

Who will be the top twitterer at ISC West this year?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The top Twitterer of ISC West 2014, in terms of both quantity and quality, was the Security Industry Association.

Who will be the top Twitterer of 2015?

Once again Security Systems News is sponsoring a Twitter Wall at ISC West. This year it will be located near the ISC West Media stage, just outside the entrance to the show floor.

Stop by to check out real-time,140-character ISC West news and notes from a variety of sources. Better yet, join the conversation using this hashtag #ISCW15

Remember to turn out tweets that are newsy and original. Extra points for breaking news and also for making us laugh.

What's the reach of an ISC West tweet? Well, check out these stats:

Also tweeting  A LOT last year were: ISC West News, Microsoft Global Security, some of our friendly trade publication competitors, Identiv, Inovonics, Pelco, Tyco Security Products and yours truly @ssn_editor

If you're the Top Twitterer, you'll not only get your message out, you'll be the recipient of a Top Twitterer plaque. If you visit the SIA office, you can see their handsome "Top Twitterer" plaque in the office lobby.

SIA, NSCA to release school safety guidelines, tools at ISC West

Ronald L. Hawkins, manager of special projects and partnerships for SIA, talks about the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools

One of the members of the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) likens the effort to enhance school security to the move decades ago to establish fire prevention, alarm and suppression standards for schools.

CFATS reauthorization, at long last

Four-year extension will benefit industry

WASHINGTON—After a long wait for those in the industry, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) have been extended for four years.