SIA Technology 'Insights'

By John Honovich, Published Jun 30, 2013, 12:00am EDT (Info+)

There's a new 'journal' out from the Security Industry Association, aka the manufacturer's trade group, called SIA Technology Insights that describes itself as "provid[ing] original, exclusive, vendor-neutral analyses of the latest security technologies written by industry leaders."

SIA has released a preview / excerpt of the first edition [link no longer available]. Here's the beginning of the table of contents:

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Comments (3)

In my defense, the article I submitted was intended to be more informational, and is/was not just a "stock marketing article", it was something I wrote specifically for this request.

Brian, good to know. That would differ then from the lead Axis post which clearly repurposes significant content from other contributed trade magazine articles and website documentation.

My overall point, though, its that it is strange to market it as 'original, exclusive, vendor-neutral analysis' when most of the submissions are from vendors, promote the vendor's viewpoint, and are very similar to what those vendors have published elsewhere.

I just got my issue in the mail. I was on vacation in beautiful Brooklyn Michigan and totally unplugged last week so not sure when it came in. I will peruse it over the next week or so, but the only two articles that look interesting are Fredrik’s and one about the slow transition to IP in fire and life safety devices.

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