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SANTA ANA, CA, July 10, 2008 - The Security Industry Association (SIA), the largest international trade association representing electronic and physical security product manufacturers, specifiers, and service providers, recently honored Rob Zivney, vice president of marketing, Hirsch Electronics, with the SIA Statesman Award for his work on Personal Identity Verification (PIV) related issues and recent congressional testimony, as well as his leadership role in SIA webinars and the SIA Government Summit.

"Rob has been instrumental in support of SIA's government relations programs and initiatives," said Richard Chace, executive director, SIA. "His extraordinary leadership has positioned SIA to address the public policy challenges impacting the electronic physical security industry."

The SIA Statesman Award was presented during SIA's 2008 Government Summit in Washington, DC. The award recognizes Mr. Zivney's continued efforts on behalf of the industry and SIA to educate and establish working relationships with the federal government and industry leaders.

Mr. Zivney has spent more than thirty years in the security and building controls industries with expertise in access control and intelligent building systems. He serves on the SIA Board of Directors; chairs SIA's PIV Working Group, and represents SIA to the Smart Card Interagency Advisory Board (IAB) Physical Access Committee. Further, he is active in standards activities with SIA, ASHRAE/BACnet, OASIS/oBIX, NMSAC and RTCA. A sought-after industry speaker, his opinions and market outlook are often quoted in the industry trade.

Control Solutions, Inc The award recognizes and reinforces Hirsch Electronics' commitment to the industry and consistent contribution of resources for the overall good of the security industry. Hirsch Electronics' senior management, technologists and other professionals are active in many security-related associations and serve in leadership roles on many leading committees and councils.

"We believe that a strong, healthy security industry is critical to homeland security," said Mr. Zivney. "The involvement of Hirsch's leadership and expertise contributes to the industry's strength and ultimately provides our clients with insight into evolving security standards, regulations, development, technologies and innovative applications."

About The Security Industry Association
The Security Industry Association (SIA) is a nonprofit international trade association representing electronic and physical security product manufacturers, integrators, specifiers, and service providers. SIA advocates for and supports the industry by providing education, research, technical standards and representation and defense of its members' interests. SIA is sole sponsor of the International Security Conference and Exhibitions (ISC EXPOs). Learn more at www.siaonline.org.

About Hirsch Electronics
Hirsch Electronics manufactures physical security systems for worldwide markets. Hirsch is a recognized leader in IP-based security solutions that interoperate with other networked databases, devices and systems. Hirsch's award-winning role-based access control (RBAC), identity management, and security management systems integrate access control, digital video, alarm monitoring, smart cards and biometrics. Hirsch security solutions are IT-centric, highly secure, and scalable to even the largest organizations. Website: www.HirschElectronics.com .

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