How His Security Won the 2021 SAMMY Award for Best Community Outreach Program

His Security & Technology Co-Owner Scott Brockamp raised more than $50,000 for his local American Cancer Society.

Knoxville, Tenn.’s His Security & Technology (HST) may be a small, local integrator, but it has come to be known as a giant when it comes to raising money for the American Cancer Society in East Tennessee.

Co-owner Scott Brockamp has been one of the Knoxville “Real Men Wear Pink” candidates for four years now. HST says Brockamp is always at the top of the list for fundraising locally, placing first in three out of four years. This past year he not only raised the most locally, but made it into the top 10 of the entire country.

Despite the pandemic forcing changes to planned events and opportunities, Brockamp was able to raise more than $50,000 to help keep local services and research funded for his local American Cancer Society (ACS).

His leadership and encouragement also helped the entire Knoxville Real Men Wear Pink contingent to set records for fundraising this year, surpassing goals and raising over $115,000 as a team.

“It was especially critical because the pandemic restrictions and safety considerations had seriously diminished the opportunities for the local ACS office to raise money for the fight against breast cancer as they have in the past. This year, especially, it was important to make a way for people in our community to work together to save lives,” says Brockamp.

To help raise money, Brockamp used his connections in the residential construction industry to coordinate events and radio appearances during the local Home Builders Association of Greater Knoxville’s Parade of Homes to talk about breast cancer and ACS’ purpose and mission. He also took the opportunity at the annual meeting of the Tennessee Network of Security Integrators (TNSI) to get the word out.

“In 2020, this Real Men Wear Pink effort was focused on concentrating combined resources to saving lives. It was definitely a different year which required a lot of changed thinking and being able to make changes on the fly throughout planning and execution of this annual campaign,” adds Brockamp. “Being the leader of a small customer service-oriented technology business, with daily constant decision making and inherent adjustments, certainly helped make this annual community service event more successful. But, the key element this year was the support and outpouring of encouragement received from the low voltage/security industry.”

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