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Police Dispatch Quality Award Now Open for Entries

Entries for the PDQ Award program, which honors excellence in false alarm management, are due by April 30. See the new, simpler entry process.

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Nominations are now being accepted for the 14th Annual Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award, which features a new easier, simpler entry process.

For the first time the Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response (PPVAR) joins the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), SSI and the Installation Quality (IQ) Certification Program in presenting the award.

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 U.S. 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 able to participate in the award ceremony during June’s Electronic Security Expo (ESX) in Indianapolis. 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 Security, Amherst Alarm, Habitec Security, Monitronics, HS Technology, Custom Alarm, Broadview SecurityAtronic Alarm Systems, and two-time winners Vector Security and Alarm Detection Systems.

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

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