PDQ Award Program Seeks Entries

TORRANCE, Calif. – The 2007 Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) award program is accepting entries through Dec. 31. The prized honor recognizes alarm installing and monitoring companies for establishing practices that help prevent false alarms. Pittsburgh-based Vector Security captured the 2006 award (see May 2006 issue of Security Sales & Integration).

Security Sales & Integration and Honeywell Security are co-sponsors of the PDQ Award, along with the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) and the False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA).

Examples of police department and security company cooperation are being collected to help create best practices guidelines in the PDQ program, and dealers and integrators are invited to share their winning stories. The best overall collaboration will be honored with the North American PDQ Award for 2007.

The winning alarm company will be recognized in a hometown ceremony along with a local law enforcement representative and receive $1,000 to travel to Las Vegas for next year’s ISC West to receive their award at the 2007 SAMMY Awards. SSI will also honor the victorious company with an article in the magazine.

For more information and to download an application and the “Getting Started” guide, visit www.siacinc.org, www.faraonline.org or www.securitysales.com.

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