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Lessing Gold

SSI Hall Of Fame: 2004

Career Highlights

  • Began 45-year-plus association with alarm industry through Southern California Burglar Alarm Association in 1958
  • Represented NBFAA for 25 years
  • Represented industry in its dealings with local, state and federal government agencies, and labor unions

Why He’s on The List

  • Introduced Secom Co. to U.S. security market and involved in its acquisitions of Valley Alarm and Westec Security
  • Introduced James Covert to purchases in Australia and New Zealand
  • Involved in Signature Security’s acquisition of Ameritech
  • Participated in formation of Protection One
  • Helped California Alarm Association (CAA) prevail over Public Utilities Commission for lower telephone rates
  • Got Senate to pass legislation limiting telephone companies’ entry
  • Authored first state law regulating alarm companies
  • Represented Greater Los Angeles Alarm and Security Association (GLAASA) in verified response conflict

Comments & Reaction: “I am very honored and gratified. I would like to be remembered as a person who was instrumental in helping the industry gain recognition, credibility and respect, while being respected by his peers.”

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