Securities Industry Association

Securities Industry Association

The Security Industry Association (SIA) is a nonprofit international trade association representing electronic and physical security product manufacturers, specifiers, and service providers. SIA provides education, research, technical standards and representation and defense of its members’ interests. SIA is the sole sponsor of the International Security Conference and Exhibitions (ISC EXPOs).

Mission and Activities

SIA activities fall into four core concentrations: government relations, research & technology, education & training, and standards.

Government RelationsSIA's GR team keeps members informed and engaged in policy initiatives, federal regulations, and appropriation activities impacting the electronic security industry. In addition, each year SIA hosts a Government Summit where industry executives gather to hear from the Congressional leaders, government officials, and policy experts driving federal procurement policies and regulations. At this event, SIA presents Global Security Leadership Awards to members of Congress for their support of key industry initiatives.

Education & TrainingSIA offers a wide range of education and training programs for security professionals who install and service electronic security equipment and systems. Most courses are delivered online, though some are delivered by an instructor in a traditional classroom setting. Qualified security professionals may obtain two certifications through SIA — Central Station Operator Instructor (CSOI) or Certified Security Project Manager (CSPM). SIA is also very proud of the work it has done in conjunction with NICET, a nationally recognized certification organization, to build a series of professional video certifications. In support of SIA's goal to advance development and professionalism across the industry, SIA hosts and maintains an e-learning web portal (, which includes information on and links to a host of training opportunities in the security industry.

Research & TechnologyMarket and technology news, trends and information are vital to SIA members and the business and investment communities today. In addition to providing daily news feeds, SIA produces two quarterly publications — Quarterly Research Update and Quarterly Technical Update. These publications address the trend issues from both a technological and business perspective. SIA also offers comprehensive international security market reports and other research vital to the growth and development of the industry and SIA’s members.

StandardsSIA is an ANSI-approved Standards Development Organization. As such, SIA leads the development of systems integration and equipment performance standards. Standards staff also serves in an external liaison capacity, partnering with federal agencies, law enforcement, and other related associations to develop and advance standards.

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