SIA Expresses Deepest Concern For People Of Japan

The Security Industry Association has released the following statement concerning the situation in Japan:

The Board members and staff of the Security Industry Association express their deepest concern for those affected by the recent events in Japan.

Like the rest of the world, we have watched in horror as the earthquake and tsunami claimed thousands of lives, in fear as a potential nuclear accident threatened to take many more and in awe as countless people became heroes, risking their own well-being that others may live. From the average person offering a stranger food, water or shelter to the search and rescue teams pulling survivors from the water and the rubble to the power plant workers braving high levels of radiation to prevent an atomic disaster, the worst of times has brought out the best of men and women.

Many of SIA’s members have operations in Japan, and our thoughts are with those companies’ employees and their families as they confront difficulties beyond our comprehension.

As Japan works to rebuild, SIA is supporting the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Business Civic Leadership Center as it directs relief efforts from American businesses. In particular, SIA wishes to highlight the center’s three tips for “do no harm” assistance:

  • Allow first responders to do their job: Do not send unrequested materials or people that would only get in the way.
  • Work only with credible humanitarian organizations: The center provides guidance through its Disaster Help Desk for Businesses.
  • Distinguish between a pledge and a donation: Recovery is a long-term project, and pledging now to donate later will help to sustain the process when the rush of donations that immediately follows a disaster has ended.

The people of Japan have already shown remarkable resilience these past few weeks. As we marvel at their strength and mourn for their losses, we at SIA will continue to look for ways to help them to move on.

 

Featured

  • Maximizing Your Security Budget This Year

    The Importance of Proactive Security Measures: 4 Stories of Regret

    We all want to believe that crime won’t happen to us. So, some business owners hope for the best and put proactive security measures on the back burner, because other things like growth, attracting new customers, and meeting deadlines all seem more pressing. Read Now

  • New Uses for AI

    New applications of AI in IP cameras are delivering precise detection, robust search capabilities, elevated data analysis and enhanced image quality. When combined with built-in analytics, AI can help streamline forensic investigations and also supports several mission-critical business functions. Read Now

  • The Critical Missing Piece

    As technology advances, security programs have invested heavily in advanced systems and sensors. These sensors generate massive amounts of data, often overwhelming the security teams tasked with monitoring them. AI technology promises to sift through this data, using logic and reasoning to differentiate potential threats from non-threats. Read Now

  • Computers Beginning to Come Back Online After CrowdStrike Caused Crash Friday

    Computers around the world are beginning to come back online after a defective update to Windows machines from cybersecurity provider CrowdStrike Friday affected almost 9 million machines. Read Now

Featured Cybersecurity

Webinars

New Products

  • Unified VMS

    AxxonSoft introduces version 2.0 of the Axxon One VMS. The new release features integrations with various physical security systems, making Axxon One a unified VMS. Other enhancements include new AI video analytics and intelligent search functions, hardened cybersecurity, usability and performance improvements, and expanded cloud capabilities 3

  • EasyGate SPT and SPD

    EasyGate SPT SPD

    Security solutions do not have to be ordinary, let alone unattractive. Having renewed their best-selling speed gates, Cominfo has once again demonstrated their Art of Security philosophy in practice — and confirmed their position as an industry-leading manufacturers of premium speed gates and turnstiles. 3

  • AC Nio

    AC Nio

    Aiphone, a leading international manufacturer of intercom, access control, and emergency communication products, has introduced the AC Nio, its access control management software, an important addition to its new line of access control solutions. 3