SIAC Advisory Council Empowers Industry Leaders

SIAC Advisory Council Empowers Industry Leaders
Electronic Security Association — May 14, 2024

The electronic security industry faces a unique challenge. Whether you are a local or regional provider or a national organization your business is governed by tens of thousands of local communities at the city and county level. These governing bodies control many aspects of your business including whether public safety agencies will respond to alarms, an issue that is critically important to the lives and properties our industry protects. The Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) is comprised of four major North American security associations-Canadian Security Association (CANASA), Security Industry Association (SIA), The Monitoring Association (TMA), and the Electronic Security Association (ESA).

SIAC represents one voice for the electronic security industry on alarm management issues by communicating solutions and enhancing relationships with law enforcement at the local, state and national levels.

In 2020, SIAC established an Advisory Council introducing a significant enhancement to its organizational structure through amended by-laws. This amendment introduced an “Advisory Council,” which includes all “for-profit” entities making a minimum contribution, currently set at $25,000 as determined by the board.

Members of the Advisory Council play a pivotal role in selecting two of their own as voting representatives to the SIAC Board of Directors, serving a term of one year. This strategic initiative ensures that our most substantial contributors have a direct voice and representation at the board level, fostering a collaborative and inclusive decision-making process.

Our 2024 Advisory Council members are Johnson Controls, Resideo, NetOne, ADT, Comcast, Digital Monitoring Products and

“We are seeing a huge turnover in public safety leadership, funding and staffing challenges for departments large and small and the need to introduce new technology,” says Stan Martin, SIAC executive director. “Dealer contributions to SIAC are more critical than ever as we help law enforcement face many new challenges.

Either our industry takes the lead in educating and assisting law enforcement on these matters or others will take control of issues important to our industry and its customers,” added Martin.

For more information on how to help fund SIAC’s work or to participate in the Advisory Council please contact our Board Chairman, Timothy M. Creenan at:
[email protected]