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Protection 1 Wins Big at 19th Annual SAMMY Awards

Learn which electronic security companies were honored for their sales and marketing efforts at the 19th annual SAMMY Awards.

Electronic security professionals arrived at SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION’s 19th Annual SAMMY Awards in Las Vegas on April 1, 2014 to honor the industry’s top sales, marketing, business and installation practices.


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LAS VEGAS — Protection 1 was the big winner at SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION’s 19th Annual SAMMY Awards here, taking home four trophies for its marketing efforts.

Held at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, the SAMMY Awards honor the electronic security industry’s top sales, marketing and business installation practices.

Protection 1 received the Installer of the Year (large company) award, as well as one for Best Overall Integrated Marketing Campaign — a category that the firm has dominated since 2012. Meanwhile, P1 tied with STANLEY Convergent Security Solutions, which earned kudos for its sales brochure and garnered the inaugural “Best Social Media Campaign” award, for Best Community Outreach.

Following is the complete list of this year’s winners:

Installer of the Year
(Small to midsize company — 150 or fewer employees)

  • Bates Security (Lexington, Ky.)
  • Low Voltage Contractors (Minneapolis)
  • Select Security (Lancaster, Pa.) — WINNER

(Large company — more than 150 employees)

  • Diebold (North Canton, Ohio)
  • Protection 1 (Romeoville, Ill.) — WINNER
  • Tech Systems (Duluth, Ga.)
  • Tyco Integrated Security (Boca Raton, Fla.)

Integrated Installation of the Year

  • Advanced Technologies (Baton Rouge, La.)
  • Atronic Alarms (Lenexa, Kan.) — WINNER
  • ISI Security (San Antonio)

Best Overall Integrated Marketing Campaign

  • Protection 1 — WINNER
  • SDA Security (San Diego)
  • STANLEY Convergent Security Solutions (Naperville, Ill.)

Best Sales Brochure

  • Atronic Alarms
  • Fleenor Security Systems (Johnson City, Tenn.)
  • STANLEY Convergent Security Solutions — WINNER

Best Online Broadcast Advertisement

  • Calamity Monitoring (Sydney, Australia)
  • Provident Security (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
  • SecurTek Monitoring Solutions (Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada)
  • Tyco Integrated Security — WINNER

Best Radio Broadcast Advertisement

  • Innovative Security Systems (Beltsville, Md.)
  • Protect America (Austin, Texas) — WINNER
  • Washington Alarm (Seattle)

Best TV Broadcast Advertisement

  • My Alarm Center (Newtown Square, Pa.)
  • The Protection Bureau (Exton, Pa.)
  • Protection 1 (Romeoville, Ill.) — WINNER

Best Vehicle Graphics Design

  • COP Security (Alexander, Ark.) — WINNER
  • Exeq Control (Northbrook, Ill.)
  • Keyth Technologies (Highland Park, Ill.)
  • Protection Networks (Farmers Branch, Texas)

Best Community Outreach Program

  • COP Security (Alexander, Ark.)
  • Protection 1 — WINNER (TIE)
  • Security101 in Utah (Murray, Utah)
  • STANLEY Convergent Security Solutions — WINNER (TIE)

Best Social Media Campaign

  • ASG Security (Beltsville, Md.)
  • Protect America
  • Protection 1
  • STANLEY Convergent Security Solutions — WINNER

Best Company Newsletter

  • ADS Security (Nashville, Tenn.)
  • Atronic Alarms — WINNER
  • SecureWatch24 (New York City)

Best Web Site Design

  • Aban Security Systems (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) — WINNER
  • Advance Technology (Scarborough, Maine)
  • Vector Security (Warrendale, Pa.)

Best Promotional Giveaway Item

  • ASG Security
  • SDA Security
  • Vector Security — WINNER

Best Display Advertisement

  • Maximum Security Alarm Systems (Palm Springs, Calif.)
  • Protection 1
  • Tyco Integrated Security — WINNER

SSI’s 2014 Hall of Fame class was inducted during the ceremony. Inductees include Tony Byerly, Pat Egan, Martin Gren, Jim Henry, Gordon Hope and Peder Kolind.

SSI would like to thank program sponsors ADI, Campus Safety Magazine, Electronic Security Association (ESA), Fire-Lite by Honeywell, G4S, Honeywell, ISC Expo and PSA Security Network for helping make the 2014 SAMMY Awards possible.


Article Topics
Business Management · News · ISC West · Sales & Marketing · SAMMY Awards · All Topics

About the Author
Ashley Willis
Ashley joined SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION in 2010. She has worked on many trade publications, including Auto Rental News, Business Fleet, Automotive Fleet, Work Truck and Government Fleet, to name a few. She earned her undergraduate degree in English with an emphasis on education from California State University, Northridge (CSUN). Based in California, she is also the Web Editor for Campus Safety magazine.
Contact Ashley Willis: awillis@ehpub.com
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