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Security industry seeks access to disaster areas

Proper credentialing key for security personnel to access emergency zones to restart critical security/life safety systems
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02/01/2012

IRVING, Texas—In the aftermath of a tornado, hurricane, flood or other disaster, the security and life safety systems of everything from homes to banks to medical facilities need to be quickly restored to aid in the recovery. But without official procedures in place to ensure they have the proper credentials to enter emergency zones, critical security industry personnel may be unable to gain access to rewire and restart their customers

New TechSec sessions announced

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01/11/2012

TechSec organizers have released details on several new educational sessions that will cover trends pushing strong authentication into the private sector, new and emerging video surveillance technology, and innovations in sport stadium security.

SIA's popular Train-the-Trainer course back this fall

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07/28/2011

MONROE, La.—A new security industry venture, Central Station University, is bringing back a popular training program that was last offered in 2009. Interested central station managers will be able to take the SIA-APCO Central Station Operator Instructor (CSOI) Course—more popularly known as the Train-the-Trainer course—in both Costa Mesa, Calif. and Orlando, Fla. from Sept. 12-16.

SIA CEO search for Chace replacement continues

Resumes solicited, deadlines set
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07/11/2011

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Security Industry Association Executive Committee on June 7 announced it had stepped up its chief executive officer search activities and is accepting resumes to find a replacement for former CEO Richard Chace.

Standards bodies making progress

News from SIA, PSIA and ONVIF speak of strides being made
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06/21/2011

YARMOUTH, Maine—The security industry bodies that have stepped forward to advocate for a standardized future for physical security have all made moves and issued press releases recently that tout progress being made. SIA, PSIA and ONVIF all say that in the short time since ISC West, more and more compliant products have been released and have been demonstrated to work seamlessly together.

Security Industry Association CEO resigns

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04/28/2011

WASHINGTON—Security Industry Association COO Rand Price will temporarily manage day-to-day operations of the Security Industry Association, following the April 21 resignation of SIA’s longtime chief executive officer, Richard Chace, the organization told Security Director News, sister publication of Security Systems News in an email interview.

ISC West growth good economic sign

The fact that exhibit space is nearly sold out means industry is rebounding from recession
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02/17/2011

LAS VEGAS—It’s a good economic indicator for the security industry that show floor space for ISC West, which takes place here this year April 6-8, is 95 percent sold out, according to Ed Nichols, VP, strategic accounts, ISC.
Nichols expects all 300,000 square feet of the show’s available exhibit space at the Sands Expo & Convention Center to be totally sold out when the show starts. That means that ISC will be the same size that it was before the economic downturn, a good sign for the industry, Nichols said.

Keeping central station employees in the know through extensive training

Many different options abound
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02/10/2011

The controversy surrounding Article 6-E—proposed legislation in New York that looks to vet and license central station employees according to statewide standards—has many in the industry talking about central station employee training. There are plenty of virtual and classroom training options provided by industry associations like CSAA and SIA. And, many monitoring companies take full control and create their own training programs for employees.

Panasonic’s Taylor elected, Brivo’s Van Till re-elected to SIA board

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12/14/2010

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Security Industry Association Board of Directors has seen some elections and re-elections lately. Panasonic System Networks Company of America announced Dec. 9 that its president, Bill Taylor, has been elected to the Board, while Brivo on Dec. 14 announced the re-election of its president and CEO Steve Van Till.

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