The Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) is supporting the industry and the millions of businesses and people it protects by communicating directly with law enforcement leaders during the Covid-19 crisis.
“Our long-standing relationships with law enforcement leaders built from over a decade of interaction at the national, state and local level mean we are a credible source of information at this challenging time,” said Stan Martin, SIAC Executive Director.
“This is a critical time and like many industries we are trying to make sure that executive orders are worked so that they provide our industry the opportunity to continue to protect the public,” said Martin.
SIAC as well as the Electronic Security Association, Security Industry Association and The Monitoring Association are working together on this important issue. “With so many businesses forced to close, the importance of electronic security is emphasized as owners attempt to protect their assets for the future,” said Martin.
The SIAC letter to law enforcement is drawn from the letter sent by the three major alarm associations to U.S. governors.
The members and supporters of our respective organizations, Security Industry Alarm Coalition, Electronic Security Association, Security Industry Association and The Monitoring Association play a vital role by providing critical intrusion, fire and emergency medical monitoring for American families and businesses. We are also committed to doing our part to help fight the coronavirus pandemic during this extraordinary time.
As state and local governments are promulgating quarantine orders, mandatory business closures and urging citizens to “shelter-in-place” to limit the spread of the coronavirus, it is critical that these measures do not inadvertently limit essential businesses and services that support the critical infrastructure needed to successfully fight the pandemic. Hospitals, banks, pharmacies, utilities, government buildings and homes with personal emergency response systems (PERS) are just a few examples of the infrastructure our members service with intrusion, fire and medical monitoring.
On March 28, 2020 the U.S Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Administration (CISA) released the Administration’s updated “Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce” for identifying “essential critical infrastructure workers.” We ask that you help us communicate to state and local officials, as appropriate, that any orders issued in your respective jurisdictions follow this guidance in identifying essential services and workers that should remain available.