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SSI Announces 18th Annual SAMMY Award Finalists

Find out what companies are in the running to take home SAMMY Awards during the April 9 ceremony.




TORRANCE, Calif.SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION proudly announces the finalists for the 18th annual SAMMY (Sales and Marketing) Awards. The SAMMY Awards is the industry’s only program of its kind to recognize and honor installing security dealers and integrators for their marketing, business, installation and overall excellence.

Bates Security is this year’s frontrunner with five nominations, including Installer of the Year (small to midsize company). Protection 1 and Protect America follow with three nods apiece.

SSI would like to thank the panel of judges who were tasked with evaluating the many entries that were submitted from across North America. These individuals are among the industry’s top marketing and PR professionals. They are: Bob Harris (owner and president, Attrition Busters), Jon Daum (co-founder, Daum Weigle Inc.) and Beverly Steinberg (owner, GBL Public Relations. Tom Brigham, principal of Brigham Scully Communications, and Richard Hahn of Richard Hahn & Associates, selected finalists for the best Web site design.

Following are this year’s finalists:

Installer of the Year

(Small to midsize company — 200 or fewer employees)

  • ADS Security (Nashville, Tenn.)
  • Advance Technology (Scarborough, Maine)
  • Bates Security (Lexington, Ky.)

(Large company — more than 200 employees)

  • Protection 1 (Romeoville, Ill)
  • TycoIS (Boca Raton, Fla.)
  • Vector Security (Warrendale, Pa.)
  • Vivint (Provo, Utah)

Integrated Installation of the Year

  • Conzer Security (Carmel, Ind.)
  • Diebold (North Canton, Ohio)
  • The Protection Bureau (Exton, Pa.)
  • Vector Security (Warrendale, Pa.)

Best Overall Integrated Marketing Campaign

  • Bates Security (Lexington, Ky.)
  • LOUD Security Systems (Kennesaw, Ga.)
  • Protection 1 (Romeoville, Ill.)

Best Sales Brochure

  • Bates Security (Lexington, Ky.)
  • Desert Security Monitoring (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
  • LifeLine Security & Automation (Sacramento, Calif.)

Best Company Logo

  • Bates Security (Lexington, Ky.)
  • Protect America Inc. (Austin, Texas)
  • Vision Security Technologies (Birmingham, Ala.)

Best Broadcast Advertisement

(TV, radio or online)

  • ADT (Boca Raton, Fla.)
  • SecureWatch 24 (New York)
  • SecurTek Monitoring Solutions (Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada)

Best Vehicle Graphics Design

  • Alarmco (Las Vegas)
  • Bates Security Solutions (Lexington, Ky.)
  • Stanley CSS (Naperville, Ill.)

Best Community Outreach Program

  • Protection 1 (Romeoville, Ill.)
  • The Protection Bureau (Exton, Pa.)
  • SDA Security (San Diego)

Best Company Newsletter

  • ADS Security (Nashville, Tenn.)
  • Protect America (Austin, Texas)
  • SecurTek Monitoring Solutions (Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada)

Best Web Site Design

  • Advance Technology (Scarborough, Maine)
  • ASG Security (Beltsville, Md.)
  • Per Mar Security Services (Davenport, Iowa)

Best Promotional Giveaway Item

  • ASG Security (Beltsville, Md.)
  • Per Mar Security Services (Davenport, Iowa)
  • SDA Security (San Diego)

Best Display Advertisement

  • Alarm Engineering (Salisbury, Md.)
  • LOUD Security Systems (Kennesaw, Ga.)
  • Protect America (Austin, Texas)

SSI will announce the winners at a free awards ceremony in Las Vegas on April 9 — the eve of opening day at ISC West. The event will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the Casanova Conference Room 602 at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino.

The program will also feature an induction ceremony for the newest SSI Hall of Fame members.


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