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Education Builds Bridges Within Industry

Growing the Security Industry Through Education

The year 2016 marked a year of growth for all segments of the security industry. All initiatives of the Security Industry Association (SIA) across advocacy, standards, and of course education and training offered lifelong learning opportunities for its members to come together and learn of the latest developments in alarm systems, video surveillance, and access control through conferences, networking opportunities and webinars. These educational opportunities helped to forge stronger connections between the various segments of the security industry.

Letter from the Chairman

Denis Hébert, 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.

Denis Hébert
Chairman, SIA Board of Directors

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Growth Through Education

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.
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Education &
Certification

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).

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Standards

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).
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Government Relations

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.

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Industry Relations

In 2016, the SIA Industry Relations Department expanded its outreach and increased connections between the security industry, end users and other stakeholders.

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Membership

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.

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NETWORKING & EVENTS

SIA Extended its reach in 2016 with more regional events.

The association formalized regional gatherings of SIA members and partners with SIAThere! events. And the 2016 edition of ISC West attracted the largest attendance and hosted the largest number and square feet of exhibits in the long history of ISC West.

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   Industry Partners

New Product Showcase

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.

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Financials

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.

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Board of Directors

Executive Committee

  • Chairman:
    Denis Hébert
    Feenics Inc.
  • Vice Chairman:
    John Romanowich
    SightLogix Inc.
  • Vice Chairman:
    Rich Cillessen
    Siemens Industry
  • Treasurer:
    Scott Schafer
    Arecont Vision
  • Secretary:
    Herve Fages
    MultiSight
  • Immediate Past Chairman:
    John Stroia
    Hamilton Safe

Directors

  • Richard Brent
    Louroe Electronics
  • Pat Comunale
    Tri-Ed Distribution
  • Lynn de Séve
    GSA Schedules Inc.
  • Tim Eckersley
    Allegion
  • Martin Huddart
    Assa Abloy
  • Kirk MacDowell
    Alarm.com
  • Ken Mills
    Dell EMC
  • Dan Moceri
    Convergint Technologies
  • Steve Shapiro
  • Nigel Spinks
    Tyco Security Products
  • Pierre Trapanese​
    Northland Control Systems Inc.

NON-VOTING DIRECTORS

  • Les Gold
    Mitchell, Silberberg & Knapp
  • Gordon Hope
    Applied DNA Sciences
  • Mike Howard
    Microsoft Global Security
  • Sandra Jones
    Sandra Jones & Company

STAFF

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
    Education Coordinator

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

  • Jake Parker
    Director of Government Relations
  • Joseph Hoellerer
    Manager of Government Relations

MARKETING

  • Geoff Kohl
    Senior Director of Marketing
  • Mickey McCarter
    Manager of Communications
  • Kim Landgraf
    Manager of Design & Production
  • Byron Haugabook
    Digital Marketing & Web Content Manager

MEMBERSHIP

  • Kevin Murphy
    Director of Member Services
  • Marc Benson
    Associate Director of Membership
  • Frans Kemper
    Director of SIA Brazil

STANDARDS

  • Joe Gittens
    Director of Standards
  • Mia Smith
    Manager of Standards

COMMITTEES

LOOKING FORWARD

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.

SIA Education@ISC West prepared for continued growth in attendance at the education conference. Attendance at both ISC West 2016 and ISC East 2016 pointed toward more records in 2017, and SIA is adapting to those numbers with more offerings and more diversity. Registrants for SIA Education@ISC West 2017 conference sessions tracked ahead of 2016 leading into the show.

SIA Standards formally entered Education curriculum planning with ISC West 2017, stressing the importance of standards and specifications that promote interoperability and the power to empower industrywide innovation. SIA Standards, ONVIF and others joined the SIA Education program to assess the impact of the Internet of Things on the security industry, among other topics

Speaking of SIA Standards, SIA InteropFest broke new ground in 2017 by offering a daylong plugfest after the SIA InteropFest networking event at ISC West. SIA Standards attracted a robust number of corporate participants to demonstrate interoperability through deployment of SIA OSDP.

SIA Government Relations is planning its 2017 SIA GovSummit with an emphasis on tactical opportunities. A day of SIA visits to Capitol Hill became a formal part of the program last year, and SIA will build upon that this year. Meanwhile, SIA has condensed the conference program to one day at The Liaison Capitol Hill on June 29 with a focus on security solutions and the policy landscape, developments in federal acquisition, research and development partnership opportunities, and next steps in infrastructure protection.

SIA Government Relations has begun 2017 with a strong relationship with Congress, where advocates continue to present considerations for the security industry. Early this year, SIA renewed support for the bipartisan Developing and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act, placing the security industry in a seat at the table in determining policy to guide development of the Internet of Things.

SIA created the SIA Data Privacy Advisory Board, which will include representatives from both within and outside the security industry, to develop and promote guidelines related to enhancing the security of personally identifiable information, protected health information and other sensitive data. The board will work with manufacturers, integrators, end users and other stakeholders to promote the use of best practices at all levels.

SIA also established the SIA International Relations Committee to serve three main purposes: The first goal is to engage with government international trade officials and educate agency international trade subject matter experts about global security market trends, security technologies, and barriers to entry experienced by SIA member exporters. The second goal of the committee is to facilitate education for SIA members on topics related to U.S. trade/export programs, and the third goal is to collaborate with global security trade associations in efforts which align with the SIA membership's strategic goals.

Industry leaders have begun planning for Securing New Ground 2017, the security industry's top executive conference, in New York City on Oct. 26-27, to be held at Edison Ballroom in Manhattan.

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.

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Security Industry Association 2016 Annual Report

Security Industry Association 2016 Annual Report