Security Industry Association Releases Latest Version of Architectural Graphics Standard for Security System Layout

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Revisions add symbols that represent new and enhanced technologies such as imaging technology, HDMI ports, millimeter-wave detection and others.

Don Erickson

These critically important updates help to ensure that buildings are properly designed with all of the appropriate considerations for the latest security technology.

The Security Industry Association (SIA) today released the latest Architectural Graphics Standard CAD Symbols for Security System Layout, also known as AG-01, v. 3.1.

The standard comes as a joint effort between SIA and the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC). It is meant to be used by architects, engineers, building contractors and security managers to produce planning drawings for building projects.

“AG-01 v. 3.1 is the latest example of SIA providing products and programing that delivers value to industry stakeholders in architecture and engineering,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “These critically important updates help to ensure that buildings are properly designed with all of the appropriate considerations for the latest security technology. AG-01 also represented another great product of the strong partnership between SIA and the International Association of Professional Security Consultants, who provide invaluable insight to the security industry.”

This latest release is compatible with graphics programs including Visio, Auto CAD, PDF and DWG layers. The project was completed by the SIA Architectural Graphics Subcommittee, chaired by Andrew Sova of ASSA ABLOY.

Sova and about a dozen other volunteers added symbols that represent new and enhanced technologies such as imaging technology, HDMI ports, millimeter-wave detection and others. The working group also devised an editable attribute structure that enhances usability and supports proper spacing and facilitates simplification of plans.

The revised standard will be available in the SIA Store on Dec. 19. It includes the PDF standard with the symbols and guidelines for use and a zipped graphics package that contains the symbol files.

About the Security Industry Association

The Security Industry Association (SIA) (http://www.securityindustry.org) is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with more than 800 innovative member companies representing thousands of 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, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities. SIA also enhances the position of its members in the security marketplace through SIA Government Summit, which brings together private industry with government decision makers, and Securing New Ground®, the security industry’s top executive conference for peer-to-peer networking.

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