2019

Annual

Report

GROWING TOMORROW'S SECURITY WORKFORCE

Engaging Women, Young People and Companies in Fostering the Industry's Talent Pipeline

In 2019, the Security Industry Association (SIA) led the industry in proactive efforts to grow the next-generation security workforce. SIA spearheaded a number of initiatives to support the advancement of women and young professionals in the industry, engaged students in understanding what security careers have to offer and helped companies learn how to better recruit and retain talent.

This annual report details the most substantial of these accomplishments and how SIA and its members and partners collaborated to advance the security industry through conferences, thought leadership, award programs and more – all while substantially growing SIA’s membership.

Letter from the 2019 Chairman

Scott Schafer

Dear SIA members and industry colleagues,

Although 2020 has already been a year of challenges, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, this report looks back to 2019 – a year in which the security industry experienced the best performance in its history. Our industry grew in all segments. New, compelling technologies made a positive impact: artificial intelligence, analytics, facial recognition, cloud, the Internet of Things, software as a service, robotics, drones and new services all improved security solutions globally. 2019 marked SIA’s 50th anniversary, and it will be recorded as the year in which your association made tremendous progress to advance the security industry.

Scott Schafer
Chairman, SIA Board of Directors, April 2018-March 2020
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Advancing the Next-Generation Security Workforce

Across the security industry, there is a need for more skilled workers, and the convergence of cybersecurity and physical security has brought along a demand for more technical professionals as well. In SIA’s 2020 Megatrends report, 73 percent of poll respondents said they had added cybersecurity specialists to their organizations’ ranks, with 21 percent planning for it now, and 46 percent had already enlisted data privacy specialists, with 33 percent planning to do so now.

One of the biggest challenges the industry faces is attracting, onboarding and retaining quality talent. SIA noted the importance of addressing workforce development challenges in the 2020 Megatrend report – with workforce development ranking eighth on the list of top trends facing the industry – and has taken major steps toward growing and diversifying the talent pipeline over the last year.

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Standards

In 2019, SIA’s standards efforts continued along the path of achieving higher security, functionality and interoperability, particularly in access control, with several SIA Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) initiatives. The 2019 SIA InteropFest – a special event highlighting interoperability among security solutions – showcased the demand of OSDP in innovative environments as Jimmie Lee of Facebook Global Security discussed the importance of efforts like SIA OSDP.

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Education &
Certification

At ISC West 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, SIA Education delivered 84 sessions at the Sands Convention Center April 9-11. Key ISC West session topics included smart cities and converged security, artificial intelligence in physical security, emerging leaders in the security industry and cybersecurity maturity metrics for security organizations.

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Government Relations

Fulfilling a SIA policy priority, Congress increased funding for key federal school security grants for fiscal 2020 that were established through the STOP School Violence Act. Funding was doubled to provide $50 million for U.S. Department of Justice grants to school districts and communities under the School Violence Prevention Program focused on security measures, and bringing total funding for programs under the Act to $125 million.

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Industry Relations

In 2019, SIA Industry Relations looked toward the future, with projects to help the physical security technology sector manage emerging challenges and prepare themselves for changes to come. The SIA Data Privacy Advisory Board led the security industry to a better understanding of the increasing importance of proper management of personal information – and the opportunities and threats that accompany increasing regulation.

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Membership

In 2019, SIA corporate membership increased 13 percent over 2018. A full 96 percent of members would recommend SIA to industry colleagues, according to SIA’s 2019 Member Satisfaction Survey.

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NETWORKING & EVENTS

Throughout the year, SIA continued a successful series of networking events under the banner of SIAThere!

SIA hosted cocktail receptions and networking and professional growth gatherings in cities around the United States, providing security professionals with the chance to network, hear insights from industry leaders and learn more about SIA. SIAThere! gatherings, occasionally hosted with partner organizations, provide SIA members and guests with informal forums for learning more about the work of their peers and clients. Attendees of SIAThere! events do not have to be members of SIA, which sponsors the happy hours for the benefit of the security industry.

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Industry Partners

ISC
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ALEC
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ASIS
AUVSI
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boma-international
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CABA1
CTEC
CDA
compTIA
Consumer Technology Association
Document Security Alliance
Door and Hardware Institute
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find-biometrics
•Fraternal Order of Police
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IAHSS Foundation
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
IACLEA
International Association of Chiefs of Police
International Biometrics + Identity Association
partner12
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partner3
Major County Sheriffs Association
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partner14
National Capital Region Security Forum
National School Boards Association
National Sheriffs Association
NSCA1
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Partner Alliance for Safer Schools
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partner19
safeschools
Safe Schools for Alex
SSA
Secure Our Schools Parkland
Secure Technology Alliance
SecurityBusinessLogo
SecureIDNews
Secure Schools Alliance
partner21
SSN1
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partner22
partner20
partner24
partner23
Security Today
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wicys

New Product Showcase

AT ISC WEST 2019, SIA PRESENTED THE 40TH ANNUAL EDITION OF THE SIA NEW PRODUCT SHOWCASE AT ISC WEST.

IPVideo Corporation received the Best New Product honor for its HALO IOT Smart Sensor, submitted in the Environmental Monitoring Systems category.

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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, 2019. The information that follows illustrates the major categories of revenues and expenses related to SIA's activities. The association's operations for fiscal year 2019 conformed to the strategic plan approved by the SIA Board of Directors and revealed another strong year end with revenues over expenses.

Audited by Tate & Tryon, CPAs.

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2019 Board of Directors

Executive Committee

  • Chairman:
    Scott Schafer
    SMS Advisors
  • Chairman Elect: Pierre Trapanese
    Northland Control Systems
  • Vice Chairman:
    Scott Dunn
    Axis Communications
  • Secretary:
    Lynn de Séve
    GSA Schedules, Inc.

Directors

  • Janet Fenner
    ISS (Intelligent Security Systems)
  • Greg Hill
    Johnson Controls
  • Martin Huddart
    ASSA ABLOY
  • Kim Loy
    ACRE
  • John E. Mack III
    Imperial Capital
  • Ken Mills
    Dell EMC
  • Tom Nakatani
    ADT Security
  • John Romanowich
    SightLogix Inc.
  • Jody Ross
    AMAG Technology
  • James Rothstein
    Anixter
  • Brian Wiser
    Bosch Security Systems, Inc.

NON-VOTING DIRECTORS

  • Les Gold
    Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
  • John Stroia
    Hamilton Safe

STAFF

ADMINISTRATION & OPERATIONS

  • Don Erickson
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Robin Smith
    Managing Director, Operations
  • Walter Kunkle
    Coordinator, Operations

EDUCATION & TRAINING

  • Elli Voorhees
    Director of Education & Training
  • Katie Greatti
    Associate Director of Certification

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

  • Jake Parker
    Director of Government Relations
  • Joe Hoellerer
    Senior Manager of Government Relations
  • Drake Jamali
    Manager of Government Relations

INDUSTRY RELATIONS

  • Ronald Hawkins
    Director of Industry Relations

MARKETING

  • Geoff Kohl
    Senior Director of Marketing
  • Byron Haugabook
    Digital Marketing & Web Manager
  • Kara Klein
    Manager of Communications
  • Kim Landgraf
    Manager of Design & Production
  • Sarah Schaffer
    Manager of Member Marketing & Engagement

MEMBERSHIP

  • Kevin Murphy
    Director of Member Services
  • Marc Benson
    Associate Director of Membership
  • John Coleman
    Manager of Member Services

STANDARDS

  • Joe Gittens
    Director of Standards
  • Cameron Walker-Miller
    Associate Director of Standards and Technology

COMMITTEES

LOOKING FORWARD

SIA is looking ahead to a number of exciting initiatives, programs and events in 2020 that will further its goal of growing tomorrow's security workforce. Here are just some of the many ways in which your association is working in support of the security industry in the year ahead.

SIA Education@ISC will produce more than 85 education sessions for ISC West 2020 – which will take place Oct. 5-8 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada – and SIA is expecting to deliver 30+ education sessions at ISC East 2020, Nov. 18-19 at the Javits Center in New York City.

In 2020, SIA is expanding on its series of “Good-Better-Best” guidance reports providing easy-to-follow best practices around the use of security technology. These guidance documents will be unique to specific vertical markets. The newest Good-Better-Best focuses on public transportation.

In 2020, SIA will release its Security Industry Wage & Benefits Benchmarking Study, a new benefit for members. This executive summary will review salary and benefits data for key jobs in the security industry and enable decision-makers to better assess the health of their businesses. This study is the first of its kind in the security industry, as it focuses on security manufacturers and integrators.

SIA will host its annual GovSummit June 1-4 as a virtual event entirely free to all industry and government attendees. This summit connecting government, security and technology will share insights into cutting-edge security issues and topics like security technology procurement strategies, evolving federal acquisition priorities and identity management and access control policies.

SIA's RISE community for young security professionals will host the second annual AcceleRISE, a gathering of tomorrow’s security leaders, as a virtual event from July 27-31. From creative professional development sessions to interactive evening hangout sessions, AcceleRISE promises to strengthen young leaders in the security industry.

SIA has and will continue to grow its webinars and virtual education content – many of which have already seen strong demand during the 2020 pandemic. Members have on-demand access to the archived webinar recordings.

SIA prides itself on its leadership in the effort to bring in a new generation of security professionals and diversify the industry’s talent pipeline. Collaboration between stakeholders has helped advance the industry through conferences, thought leadership, award programs, professional development and training offerings and more.

SIA membership continued to break records in 2019, as the association surpassed 1,000 members, and continues to grow in 2020.

Make plans for our big conferences of 2020! SIA GovSummit 2020 will be held June 1-4 as a free virtual event, followed by AcceleRISE July 27-31 also as a virtual event. ISC West is coming up Oct. 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada, followed by and ISC East Nov. 18-19, in New York City. Plans for Securing New Ground will be announced this summer.

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