New SIA CAD Symbol Standard Now Available

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This standards document is published by the Security Industry Association (SIA) and was developed and adopted by a consensus of industry volunteers in accordance with SIA's standards development policies and procedures. It is intended to facilitate product compatibility and interchangeability in order to reduce misunderstandings between implementers and other parties, as well as to assist purchasers in obtaining the proper products to fulfill their particular needs. For more details, contact Mia Smith, SIA Manager of Standards at or (301) 804-4727.
SIA member price is $50; non-member price, $275. However, security consultant and engineering firms may join SIA at the special rate of $250 and receive the CAD Symbols standard at no additional charge.
Through SIA Membership, A&E and security consulting firms have the best opportunity to understand emerging technologies in security products and services. This directly impacts design elements and how security solutions can be part of the overall construction design plans. Further, SIA continues working in the area of industry standards (AG-01 being the latest) and professional training to educate architects, engineers and design professionals.
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Division 28 Update

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SecuritySpecifiers and the Security Industry Association (SIA) have taken the lead in working with the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) to recommend updates for the 2016 MasterFormat, to be issued in Q1 2016. MasterFormat is CSI's master list of titles and numbers used to organize specifications and other project information for most commercial building design and construction projects in North America. Recommended changes primarily affect MasterFormat Division 28, Electronic Safety and Security, but other divisions are also impacted. Nearly 100 volunteers - consultants, integrators, manufacturers, have been somehow involved in this effort. CSI has approved our recommendations. SIA will maintain the Division 28 Update Committee going forward as a vehicle for making future recommendations.
Current Division 28 Numbers

ISC West Customized Booth Visit Plan

ISC West

Select the companies you want to see at the upcoming ISC West show in Las Vegas on April 6-8. Create a customized show guide and make better use of your time at the show. Companies are selected by product categories of interest and displayed numerically by booth number, providing your path through the show.

Training and Education Events through 3/14/2016


2016 Great Conversation in Security (Seattle)

3/7/2016 - 3/8/2016    Meeting


Axis Communications Academy Courses

Ongoing    See Axis Website for dates and descriptions.

Today's Featured Consultant - 2/13/2016

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Howard Feingold
Technology Plus Inc.

Howard has more than 30 years of experience in the engineering, design and implementation of engineered solutions. Howard’s experience includes building automation systems, voice systems, data infrastructure and security solutions. He spent 15 years with Bell Laboratories in the design and implementation of PBX systems. His technology design experience includes voice and data solutions, security systems, infrastructure design, redundant power systems and integration of these systems into the overall facility engineering solution.

Phone: +1 303-340-8228

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