Security Industry Association

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Security Industry Association
Headquarters Alexandria, VA
Products Advocacy association for businesses in the electronic and physical security market, reports, publications, conferences
Key People Richard Chace, CEO; Rand Price, COO
Web site

The Security Industry Association is a trade group for businesses in the electronic and physical security market.

SIA protects and advances its members' interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation on Capitol Hill and throughout the 50 states. The organization also produces market research, creates open industry standards that enable integration and promotes professionalism through education and training. SIA also is the sole sponsor of the ISC Expos, the world's largest security trade shows and conferences.

SIA Government Relations Mission statement[edit]

To educate government entities about applied security technologies and influence the development of government policies that will strengthen the electronic physical security industry


  • Influence legislation in a manner that creates financial opportunities for member companies protecting critical infrastructure and high-value commercial assets in various vertical markets including health care, maritime, public transportation; education, and nuclear and chemical plants and refineries
  • Inform members of significant public policies that may impact the conduct of business
  • Interact and coordinate with end user organizations on common public policy priorities
  • Establish a reliable team of legislators who advocate policies that advance the interests of the electronic physical security industry;
  • Strengthen and leverage the SIA Political Action Committee;
  • Liaison with media representatives, think tanks, and other stakeholders to further awareness of SIA’s mission, activities, and its members

SIA Research Products[edit]

SIA's Research keeps members informed of market trends and industry advances by delivering news, information, data and analysis. This competitive market intelligence helps members build and sustain profitable, growth-oriented businesses.

SIA Research Products

  • Product Trends Dashboard - track security and life safety technologies in the United States in various markets and geographic sectors online and at your convenience
  • Security Industry Market and Policy Overview - reviews of timely events on Capitol Hill that affect your business
  • Quarterly Research Update - learn what has happened in the industry over the last quarter
  • Quarterly Technical Update - in depth, focused assessments of issues and technologies that affect the industry.
  • End-User Insights Report - what motivates end users to buy life safety equipment?
  • E-mail News Service - have information and articles on the subjects you choose delivered to your inbox on a daily basis
  • The SIA Convergence Uptake Study being developed in conjunction with Lund University, will be available Q3 2009

SIA International Security Market Reports[edit]

These reports include a definitive analysis of the economic, legal, political and business environment in the country of study.

Quantification, forecast and definition of the electronic security market is the core of each report, revealing drivers and restraints and identifying opportunities. The reports also include profiles of the top players making these documents a prerequisite to exploring opportunities in these countries. Click on a link below to review an executive summary and table of contents.

  • Brazil Security Market Report
  • China Security Market Report
  • China Update 2007 Security Market Report
  • China Olympic Update Security Market Report
  • China 2010 World Expo Security Market Report
  • India Security Market Report
  • Russia Security Market Report
  • United States Security Market Report and Economic Impact Study - a pioneering look at the domestic market
  • Coming soon: the Latin America Security Market Report

Administration and Operations[edit]

  • Richard Chace, CEO
  • Rand Price, COO
  • Jennifer Crier Johnston, Assistant to the Executive Director
  • Wanda Brown, Acting Manager, Events and Operations

Education & Training

  • Arminda Valles-Hall, Director of Education and Training
  • Florence Dennis-Huskin, Manager of Education and Training
  • Kimberly Roberts, Manager of Education and Training

Government Relations

  • Donald Erickson, Director of Government Relations
  • Tom O'Connor, Government Relations Representative

Research and Technology

  • Mark A. Visbal, Director of Research and Technology
  • Jerry Mazzuchi, Managing Director, Sales

Technical Standards

  • Monica M. Rigano, Director of Standards
  • Joe Gittens, Manager of Standards

Marketing and Communications

  • Ray Wisniewski, Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications
  • Patricia Sherwood, Marketing Manager
  • Ronald Hawkins, Communications Manager


  • Chrissy Bagby, Acting Director of Membership
  • Cindy Haimowitz, Associate Director of Membership
  • Lacy Stewart, Coordinator of Membership