Police Dispatch Quality Award Now Open for Entries

Entries for the annual PDQ Award program, which honors excellence in false alarm management, are due by April 30.

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Nominations are being accepted for the 15th Annual Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award presented by the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), SSI, Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response (PPVAR) and Installation Quality (IQ) Certification Program.

Established in 2005, the PDQ Award promotes partnerships in public safety by recognizing how a company works with local law enforcement to best manage their alarm systems and reduce false alarms. The PDQ Award helps the winners promote their companies in a positive manner by demonstrating their commitment to high quality alarm reduction programs and best practices.

We are looking for installing and/or monitoring alarm dealers in the United States and Canada that exemplify an all-out effort to reduce false alarms, such as implementing Enhanced Call Confirmation (ECC), training customers and working closely with law enforcement.

The winning security company will be honored June 18 at the SIAC Breakfast, held during the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) in Nashville. Outstanding program ideas will also be featured in SSI, in security association publications and their websites.

The PDQ program’s mission is to raise industry-wide awareness, promote partnering with responding agencies for public safety, motivate alarm companies to be proactive and provide workable models. Applicants participate at no charge and are evaluated by three judges in a thorough process that analyzes 14 areas.

Past PDQ Award winners include EPS SecurityAmherst AlarmHabitec SecurityMonitronicsHS TechnologyCustom AlarmBroadview SecurityAtronic Alarm Systems, two-time winners Vector Security and Alarm Detection Systems, and Guardian Protection.

Applications must be postmarked by April 30. For more information or to download the entry form, go here.

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