The Security Industry Association (SIA) and ASIS International have released a joint statement on the events of Jan. 6, 2021, where a pro-Trump mob sieged the Capitol, leaving four dead.

“The Security Industry Association (SIA) and ASIS International have always believed that the safety and security of people and property is a necessity not only in America, but across the globe,” the statement reads. “The events of Jan. 6 only strengthen our resolve to provide our members and community with the tools and network to do so. We are grateful every day for the security professionals everywhere who work tirelessly to protect us.”

SIA headquarters are located in Silver Spring, M.D., just six miles away from Washington, D.C.; ASIS International’s headquarters are located 8 miles away from the capital in Alexandria, Va.

“Following tragic events, collaboration among membership organizations becomes even more essential," said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “SIA offers perimeter security education resources to the industry and recommends the resource provided by ASIS International that could be leveraged to help protect public buildings. We look forward to continued discussions with ASIS International and other organizations to help keep the public safe.”

For more information, visit the SIA and ASIS International sites.