SIAC Teams Up With Stateside Associates for New Local Government Monitoring Program

The new program will enhance the electronic security industry’s ability to identify potential problem areas or opportunities to work in collaboration with jurisdictions.

FRISCO, Texas – The Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) and Stateside Associates, a state and local government affairs firm, have teamed up to develop a program that will monitor local governments nationwide for ordinances or policy discussions that could impact the electronic security industry.

“This new program will enhance our ability to identify potential problem areas or opportunities to work in collaboration with jurisdictions to develop effective policies that allow us to serve the people and businesses that depend on us for their safety and security,” SIAC Executive Director Stan Martin says.

SIAC Director Ron Walters will work with Stateside Associates to report potential issues to Electronic Security Association (ESA) state chapters for items of interest identified in their respective states.

“There are thousands of bills and ordinances introduced at the local and state level every year,” Walters explains. “This new service helps us identify legislation through key word searches and with a staff of professionals who review the search information for relevance. We repeat the process before sending the information to ESA chapters or utilizing it in our own government relations efforts.”

Stateside Associates’ local government monitoring service cover more than 4,200 localities nationwide daily. By combining search technology with client-centric analysis by the Local Government staff, SIAC now has an extensive Local Government alert system e to protect consumers from adverse public policy, according to a press release.

“Accurate information from our industry is the key to helping lawmakers make good decisions,” Martin says. “Providing that information in a timely manner when it is a matter of interest is a benefit for our industry and those we serve.” 

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