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What’s public relations and why is it so important for security?

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11/15/2019

When talking about marketing in the security industry, public relations (PR) is probably the least understood tool in the box—and this is to the industry’s detriment.

Physical security governance guidelines

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10/31/2019

At the core of the Physical Security Governance conversation is the ability or inability of organizations to collaborate and communicate between silos such as Operations, Human Resources, Finance, etc. Often, the best practices, policies and procedures are thwarted by ineffective collaboration and management within the enterprise.

News Poll: M&A activity stays strong in 2019

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10/30/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine—Over the last few years, Security Systems News has covered hundreds of mergers and acquisitions, and it seems M&A in the security industry is still as hot as ever.

SIA, other organizations urge Congress to consider facts, benefits of facial recognition

Favorable uses for public safety, national security and fighting fraud
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10/21/2019

SILVER SPRING, Md.—As part of a coalition of organizations and trade associations, the Security Industry Association (SIA) issued a letter to Congress outlining its concerns regarding potential bans on public-sector uses of facial recognition technology.

Sarah Flanagan returns to SSN as publisher

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10/16/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine—Sarah Flanagan returns to United Publications and Security Systems News as publisher, where she will oversee sales, marketing, audience development and circulation.

U.S. Commerce Dept. adds 28 Chinese organizations to its Entity List

Dahua, Hikvision and several AI and voice recognition companies named
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10/15/2019

WASHINGTON—The Bureau of Industry and Security of the Department of Commerce announced that it will add 28 Chinese governmental and commercial organizations to the Entity List for engaging in or enabling activities contrary to the foreign policy interests of the United St

SIA announces Securing New Ground 2019 speakers

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10/11/2019

SILVER SPRING, Md.—Top c-level executives and security directors will headline at Securing New Ground (SNG) 2019, October 29-30 in New York City at the Grand Hyatt New York in Manhattan, with topics ranging from the humanity of security to consumer trends to managing corp

CONSULT 2019 set for New Mexico

Top consultants to meet for technical security symposium
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10/10/2019

ANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M.—Approximately 76 consultants, representing 59 companies, as well as representatives from 27 manufacturers, and select integrators and guest speakers, are set to converge here, Oct. 19-22, for CONSULT 2019.

Steve Van Till to receive SIA’s 2019 Lippert Award

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10/08/2019

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) selected Steve Van Till, co-founder, president and CEO of Brivo, as the 2019 recipient of the George R. Lippert Memorial Award.

State of the physical access control market, part II

Market gaps and strengths, and a future look into physical access control
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10/02/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security brands and companies offer varying technologies, products and services within the physical access control (PAC) market today; therefore, all security companies and professionals must work extra hard to stay relevant.

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SSN News Poll January 2020

The Security Industry Association (SIA) recently identified the key “megatrends” that are impacting the security industry as we move into 2020. This month’s News Poll looks at the state of the industry for 2020, including which trends and technologies will dominate the headlines.