Security Industry Association Outlines Security Considerations for School Boards Planning Infrastructure Improvements

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The National School Board Association Advocacy Institute Sunday hosted a SIA-sponsored panel on developments in school construction, security and financing.

The integration of modern security technology is an essential part of the solution for ensuring our kids are safe and should not be overlooked.

The Security Industry Association (SIA) on Sunday presented the latest on school security technology at the National School Boards Association (NSBA) Advocacy Institute in Washington, D.C., where more than 800 school board members gathered to discuss advocating for school issues on Capitol Hill.

April Dalton-Noblitt of Allegion, presenting on behalf of SIA, provided an overview of security technologies that address the need for mass notification, access control, systems integration and lockdown solutions.

The presentation was part of an SIA-sponsored panel discussing new developments in school construction, security and financing that school boards should consider when planning and advocating for infrastructure improvements.

“It was encouraging to see that school board members are engaged on this issue and want to make sure security vulnerabilities are addressed early in the planning stages for school construction and renovation,” said Dalton-Noblitt. “The integration of modern security technology is an essential part of the solution for ensuring our kids are safe and should not be overlooked.”

Also highlighted were SIA’s work to restore federal assistance to schools for security technology and the work of SIA’s Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS), a joint effort with the National Systems Contractors Association to develop assessments and best practices for affordable security solutions drawn from security practitioners, law enforcement officials and school administrators. The PASS alliance plans to release its report of recommendations at ISC West, April 15-17, in Las Vegas.

About the Security Industry Association

The Security Industry Association (SIA) (http://www.securityindustry.org) is the leading trade association for electronic and physical security solution providers, with more than 500 innovative member companies representing more than 300,000 security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. SIA protects and advances its members' interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; opening global market opportunities; and collaboration with other like-minded organizations. As a proud sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, and owner of the Securing New Ground® conference, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities.

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