Police Dispatch Quality Award Now Accepting Entries

Entries for the PDQ Award program, which honors excellence in false alarm management, are due by April 27.

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Nominations are being accepted for the 13th Annual Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award presented by the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA), SSI, Honeywell Security 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.

PDQ AwardPast PDQ Award winners include EPS Security, Amherst Alarm, Habitec Security, Monitronics, HS Technology, Custom Alarm, Broadview SecurityAtronic Alarm Systems, Alarm Detection Systems Inc. and Vector Security Systems (two-time winner).

The winner will receive $1,000 for hotel and airfare to attend the 2018 Electronic Security Expo (ESX). Additionally, the award recipient will be featured in an issue of SSI.

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.


Applications must be postmarked by April 27. For more information or to download the entry form, go here.


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