Security Industry Association

The Security Industry Association (SIA) is a nonprofit international trade association representing electronic and physical security product manufacturers, specifiers and service providers. SIA promotes growth and professionalism within the security industry by providing education, research, technical standards and representation and defense of its members' interests. SIA is the sole sponsor of the International Security Conference and Exhibitions (ISC EXPOs).

SIA's members include professionals from every phase of the business from manufacture to installation, and their clients run the gamut of the economic sector: commercial, institutional, residential and government. Technology, products and services offered by members include, but are not limited to: access control; biometrics; surveillance cameras and systems; fire detection and suppression; home automation; intrusion; remote and wireless monitoring; personal security products and response systems; mobile security; lock hardware; and many specialized services.

For information visit SIA's web site at


National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association

NBFAA, a non-profit 501(c) 6 trade association, is the nation's oldest and largest organization dedicated to representing, promoting and supporting the electronic life safety, security and systems industry. More than 2,500 electronic life safety, security and systems businesses in all 50 states and four U.S. territories hold membership in NBFAA. Member companies specialize in a wide spectrum of services to commercial and residential consumers, including security and fire alarms, video surveillance, access control and monitoring. In cooperation with a federation of state associations, NBFAA provides government advocacy and delivers timely information, professional development tools, products and services that members use to grow and prosper their businesses. For more information: National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association; 2300 Valley View Lane, Suite 230; Irving, TX 75062; Phone: 214-260-5970; Toll Free: 888-447-1689; Fax: 214-260-5979;


American Correctional Association

The American Correctional Association (ACA) is an umbrella organization for all areas of corrections and the criminal justice system, representing professionals at county, state and federal levels. Comprised of nearly 70 chapters and affiliated organizations and more than 20,000 members, ACA helps give a collective voice to the corrections industry through publications, training, seminars and accreditation. Members receive the ACA publication Corrections Today, which has an estimated readership of 120,000. For more information: American Correctional Association; 206 North Washington Street, Suite 200; Alexandria, VA; 22314. The toll free number is 1-800-222-5646; local - 703-224-0000; fax - 703-224-0010.


Associated Locksmiths of America

The Associated Locksmiths of America Inc. (ALOA) is an international professional organization of highly qualified security professionals engaged in consulting, sales, installation and maintenance of locks, keys, safes, premises security, access controls, alarms and other security related endeavors. An ALOA membership assures consumers that a locksmith upholds the highest business and ethical standards of practice. Through the annual convention and security expo; the ALOA Training Center; and at educational events throughout the year, ALOA's Continuing Education (ACE) program enables locksmiths and security professionals to obtain a high degree of professional knowledge and skill in specific areas within the trade. The (ACE) program supports the Proficiency Registration Program (PRP), which is the locksmith industry's international certification standard. ALOA, "Locksmiths You Can Trust." For additional information visit ALOA's web site at or contact us at the ALOA International Headquarters - 3500 Easy Street, Dallas, TX 75247-6416; - (tel) 214-819-9733 (fax) 214-819-9736.


ASIS International

ASIS International (ASIS) ( is the preeminent organization for security professionals, with more than 35,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities and the public. By providing members and the security community with access to a full range of programs and services, and by publishing the industry’s number one magazine—Security Management—ASIS leads the way for advanced and improved security performance. For more information, please contact: ASIS International, 1625 Prince St., Alexandria, VA, 22314-2818; (tel) 703-519-6200; (fax) 703-519-6299.


Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA)

The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is a not-for-profit industry association dedicated to the advancement of intelligent home and intelligent building technologies.

The organization is supported by an international membership of nearly 400 companies involved in the design, manufacture, installation and retailing of products relating to home automation and building automation. Public organizations, including utilities and government are also members.

CABA's mandate includes providing its members with networking and market research opportunities. CABA also encourages the development of industry standards and protocols, and leads cross-industry initiatives.

The organization was originally founded in 1988 as the Canadian Automated Buildings Association. The founding members included Bell Canada, Bell-Northern Research, Ontario Hydro, Hydro-Quebec, Consumers Gas, Canadian Home Builders' Association, the Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers Association of Canada, Industry Canada, Minto Developments Inc. and the National Research Council of Canada.

In 2006, CABA acquired the Internet Home Alliance, an association of technology companies committed to research and development within the intelligent home sector.

Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA)

1173 Cyrville Road, Suite 210

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

K1J 7S6

Telephone: 613-686-1814

Toll Free: US/Canada: 888-798-CABA (2222)

Fax: 613-744-7833

Web site:


Henley-Putnam University

Henley-Putnam University is a leading educational institution in the field of Strategic Security. Henley-Putnam's degrees in Intelligence, Protection, and Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies prepare law enforcement, military, intelligence community, and private industry professionals with the network, skills, and insights to advance in their careers and protect the future. Henley-Putnam, an accredited member of DETC, offers Online BS/MS Degree Programs.

Phone: 888-852-8746

Web site:


International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety

The International Association For Healthcare Security & Safety is a not-for-profit professional organization of healthcare security and safety executives around the world. The I.A.H.S.S. was founded in 1968 by a group of concerned hospital security administrators, and has grown to be the largest association of its kind. It works to improve and professionalize security and safety in medical care facilities through the exchange of information and experience among hospital security and safety executives. It promotes cooperation among the members and provides hospital security and safety executives with current information through educational programs and publications designed to meet the challenges and complexities of protecting a modern medical facility.

P.O. Box 5038

Glendale Heights, IL 60139 USA

Phone: 630-529-3913

Fax: 630-529-4139



National Association of Security Companies

The National Association of Security Companies (NASCO) is the nation's largest and only trade association for contract security, representing private security companies that employ more than 450,000 of the nation's most highly trained security officers servicing every business sector. NASCO is leading efforts to set meaningful standards for the private security industry and for security officers by proactively advocating for the industry and facilitating networking between industry colleagues, government contacts and security practitioners. NASCO monitors and reports on state and federal legislation and regulations impacting private security services. NASCO maintains the only frequently updated database of state private security regulations; publishes the bi-monthly Security Executive magazine; and facilitates an Annual Contract Security Summit & Hill Day in Washington, D.C. For more information about NASCO advocacy activities and resources, visit, or 703-519-0912.


The World Institute for Security Enhancement (WISE)

The World Institute for Security Enhancement provides Homeland Security education and consultation, for Protection of the Nation's Critical Infrastructure, in a wide variety of disciplines to private industry and government agencies. Headquartered in Miami Lakes, Fla.; the Institute focuses on Specialized Training, promotes Life Safety & National Security issues, provides Research & Development and serves as a "Think Tank." Some areas of concentration include Life Safety, Homeland Security, Information Technologies, Telecommunications, Investigations and Loss Prevention.

Training is also offered internationally at sites designated by clients and at security conferences. Programs are conducted by experts in their fields from across the United States and throughout the world.

The Institute serves as a Homeland Security training school and has appointed a Board of Advisors, with a national and international reputation, to provide guidance and enhance the faculty. Members of the Board include individuals with a wide range of academic, technical and practical experience in the world of training, design, research, management and implementation of Safety & Security.

For information: World Institute for Security Enhancement, 201 Wilshire Blvd., Ste.#A-31, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 358-9906

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