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Best of the Best: ADS Security Stands and Delivers

As ADS Security moves into its third decade of excellence, it does so with the honor of being named a runner-up for SSI’s 2012 Installer of the Year (Large company, 150+ employees).



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With a consistent emphasis on integrity and relentlessly pursuing total customer satisfaction, Nashville, Tenn.-based ADS Security has raised the bar for professional installation and monitored security services businesses. As ADS Security moves into its third decade of excellence, it does so with the honor of being named a runner-up for SSI’s 2012 Installer of the Year (Large company, 150+ employees).

“Management’s keen eye for new opportunities has contributed to our success, including strategic acquisitions, entry into new markets, and adoption of new technologies,” says ADS Security President and COO John Cerasuolo. “Being part of an industry that is constantly evolving and changing, ADS firmly believes in keeping a constant eye toward the future in order to keep pace and succeed amid fierce competition.”

Factors contributing to ADS’ recognition: customer service includes thank you notes after service visits, care surveys and online account management; incentives, education/training and benefits that boosted employee morale and retention; a progressive portfolio with managed access, remote video, mobile management and identity theft protection; CEO Mel Mahler is an SSI Hall of Famer and past CSAA president; and charitable actions have won philanthropy awards.


Article Topics
Business Management · ADS Security · Best of the Best · Features · Installer of the Year · SAMMY Awards · All Topics

About the Author
Scott Goldfine
Scott Goldfine is Editor-in-Chief and Associate Publisher of Security Sales & Integration, directing all editorial aspects of the magazine brand in print, electronically, online and in person. The voluminous, innovative and award-winning body of work he has distinguished himself with since joining the publication in 1998 includes groundbreaking research, landmark features, leadership roundtables, high profile case studies, and many industry exclusives. Well versed in the technical and business aspects of electronic security (video surveillance, access control, systems integration, intrusion detection, fire/life safety), Goldfine is a nationally known figure in demand as an industry presenter and subject matter expert to mainstream media. He is responsible for developing many unique products and programs, including the SSI Industry Hall of Fame, Control Panel (industry’s first E-mail newsletter), Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ), Marketing Marvel, Installers of the Year, Integrated Installation of the Year, Security Industry Census, Systems Integration Study, Installation Business Report, Operations & Opportunities Report, Commercial End-User Study and Security’s Fantastic Fleets. Recognized for his relationship building, integrity and lead-by-example ethic, Goldfine is a solutions-oriented team player who advises and collaborates with industry dealer/integrator, consultant, distributor, central station and manufacturer icons, luminaries and executive business leaders on a daily basis. He is also actively involved in several security events and organizations, including the Electronic Security Association (ESA), Security Industry Association (SIA), Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA), PSA-Tec, SAMMY Awards, International Security Conference and Exhibition (ISC), Electronic Security Technology Summit (ESTS), Mission 500, Electronic Security Expo (ESX), ASIS Int’l, Honeywell CONNECT and other supplier conventions. Goldfine also serves on several boards, including the CSAA Marketing and Communications Committee and PSA Cybersecurity Advisory Council. A certified alarm technician, former cable-TV tech, audio company entrepreneur, and lifelong electronics and computers enthusiast, Goldfine graduated with honors from Cal State, Northridge with a management degree in Radio-Television-Film. His professional media endeavors have encompassed magazines, Internet, radio, TV, film, records, teletext and books. Goldfine resides in the Charlotte, N.C., area with his wife, son and three cats.
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