Letter from the Chairman
Dear Industry Colleague,
In 2016, the Security Industry Association (SIA) made significant strides in implementing the four tenets of the SIA Strategic Plan. Adopted by the SIA Board in the latter half of 2015, the SIA Strategic Plan calls for advocacy, collaboration, engagement and technical resourcefulness to improve the posture of SIA members. Here's how you helped to achieve those goals.
Chairman, SIA Board of Directors
PUBLISHED AT THE END OF 2015, ELECTRONIC SECURITY PRODUCTS, A SPECIAL RESEARCH REPORT PUBLISHED BY THE FREEDONIA GROUP AND THE SECURITY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (SIA), FORECAST 7 PERCENT GROWTH FOR THE SECURITY INDUSTRY THROUGH 2019.
While new priorities under a new administration may shift projections in the future, developments in the year 2016 backed up the findings of the SIA/Freedonia report.
Alarm systems, the largest industry segment, experienced innovations in personal emergency response service (PERS), growing the market. PERS alarms integrated mobile technology and expanded “the potential market beyond those who are home-bound. PERS alarm sales will be further aided by the increasing number of people over 65 years of age and widespread interest in aging in place,” said Electronic Security Products.
At ISC West 2016 in April, SIA Education delivered 63 sessions at Sands Expo in Las Vegas. The final conference evaluation scores revealed a 2.43-point increase in the average session rating (85.36 vs. 82.93 in 2015) and a 2.95-point increase in the average speaker rating (87.52 vs. 84.57 in 2015).
The year 2016 marked the third successful year for the SIA Standards InteropFest at ISC West. The event showcased the growth of the access control standard Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDPTM).
SIA Government Relations had a successful year advocating for security industry initiatives in residential and school security marketplaces. The SIA Government Relations Committee Chair testified before Congress on airport worker vetting and credentialing.
In 2016, SIA corporate membership increased 12 percent over 2015. A full 92 percent of SIA Members would recommend SIA to an industry colleague, according to the SIA 2016 Member Satisfaction Survey.
AT ISC WEST 2016, SIA PRESENTED THE 37TH ANNUAL EDITION OF THE SIA NEW PRODUCT SHOWCASE (NPS).
TIGER by LYNX TFG Ltd. won Best New Product in the 2016 SIA New Product Showcase (NPS) in an awards ceremony on April 6, 2016, at ISC West. A total of 99 companies entered the SIA NPS Awards program at ISC West 2016.
The balance sheet and statement of activities shown in the SIA Annual Report have been audited and are accurate depictions of the financial position of the Security Industry Association as of Dec. 31, 2016. The information that follows illustrates the major categories of revenues and expenses related to SIA’s activities. The association’s operations for fiscal year 2016 conformed to the Strategic Plan approved by the SIA Board of Directors and showed another strong year end with revenues over expenses.
Audited by Tate & Tryon, CPAs.
ADMINISTRATION & OPERATIONS
- Donald Erickson
Chief Executive Officer
- Rand Price
Chief Operating Officer
- Frank McDonough
Director of Information Systems
- Bryan Miller
Manager of Operations
- Ronald Hawkins
Director of Industry Relations
EDUCATION & TRAINING
- Kimberly Roberts
Director of Education & Training
- Kelly Sims
- Jake Parker
Director of Government Relations
- Joseph Hoellerer
Manager of Government Relations
- Geoff Kohl
Senior Director of Marketing
- Mickey McCarter
Manager of Communications
- Kim Landgraf
Manager of Design & Production
- Byron Haugabook
Digital Marketing & Web Content Manager
- Kevin Murphy
Director of Member Services
- Marc Benson
Associate Director of Membership
- Frans Kemper
Director of SIA Brazil
- Joe Gittens
Director of Standards
- Mia Smith
Manager of Standards
Education continues to be a lynchpin for SIA events and activities going into 2017. Although this year is yet young, we already foresee strong industry-building developments taking shape in the months ahead.
Education and lifelong learning continue to provide the lifeblood of operations across the security industry. SIA is proud to be a source for learning and growth opportunities for everyone in the industry.
SIA MEMBERSHIP BROKE NEW BOUNDARIES IN 2016, AND SIA WILL DIVERSIFY AND EXPAND EVEN MORE IN 2017.
Join us in D.C. for SIA GovSummit 2017 in June. Then make plans for Securing New Ground 2017 in October and ISC East 2017 in November, both in New York.
At these conferences, you’ll see how SIA events and activities build knowledge and forge new connections throughout the security industry with the power of education.