User-level membership provides entry-level participation in global standards organization

Las Vegas – March 24, 2010 – The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (, a global consortium of physical security providers focused on promoting the interoperability of IP-enabled devices, has added an entry-level membership level. “This membership level provides emerging companies with a cost-effective option to join PSIA and contribute to the mission of promoting interoperable IP solutions worldwide,” said Rob Hile, Chairman, PSIA. “By joining PSIA, emerging companies can influence the specifications that will expand the use of IP technology in the industry.”

The User membership, which costs $1,000 annually, provides members with the opportunity to take advantage of one functional set of compliance tools, PSIA’s base service-model specification, the benefit of being listed on the PSIA Web site, and the option of participating in PSIA events and technology demonstrations. Additional compliance tools are available to User members at a cost of $1,000 each. Participation in PSIA Working Groups will continue to only be available to Board, Associate and Venture members. If a User member is interested in joining a Working Group, upgrading to a top tier membership is available.

“We are pleased to be able to bring this new membership option to the industry,” said David Bunzel, Executive Director, PSIA. “This will not only enable us to grow, but it will help propel participation from emerging technology providers that develop a variety of security solutions.”

About PSIA

The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance is a global consortium of physical security manufacturers and integrators focused on promoting the interoperability of IP-enabled security devices across every segment of the industry. PSIA supports license-free standards and specifications, which are vetted in an open and collaborative manner to the industry as a whole. Specifications are developed through member and industry participation in five active working groups: IP Video, Video Analytics, Recording and Content Management, Area Control and SystemsTo date, more than 1,200 industry professionals have downloaded PSIA’s specifications. For more information, visit

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