ESA Hosts Inaugural SECURE+ Awards

ORLANDO, Fla. — During the inaugural ESA Secure+ Awards, the Electronic Security Association (ESA) recognized ADT, Moon Security and Point Protects for their contributions to make customers’ more secure and energy efficient.

Hosted during a special presentation at the ESA Leadership Summit on Feb. 19, the awards program is part ESA’s SECURE+ Initiative to help dealers market security and home control services.

“Across the nation, people in growing numbers are turning to their security services provider as the trusted source for the installation, monitoring, service and maintenance of systems that are at the heart of the connected home,” ESA Executive Director and CEO Merlin Guilbeau says. “The SECURE+ Awards are especially meaningful because they provide real life examples of how SECURE+ integrators are delivering these systems.”

ADT took home the Peace of Mind Award for introducing interactive services to its customer, Kyle Luckie of Leesburg, Ga. Luckie, who has two small children, and uses an enhanced home control system to remotely arm and disarm his security system, turn on and off small appliances and access real-time video.

“The ADT system gives me the ability to see all the cameras in my home from the 7-inch touch screen keypad that sits next to my bed,” he says. “The system is programmed so if someone were to break in, all of the lights throughout the house would come on immediately. It’s reassuring to know that if there were intruders, I would know where they are in the house.”

Providing Louisiana customer Mitchell Miller with an advanced system to manage care for his elderly mother, who requires around the clock nursing, helped Salt Lake City-based Point Protects capture the SECURE+ Protect and Connect Award. Miller is able to program specific codes for the various nurses who come to care for her. He also receives an E-mail or text notifying him when nurses come and go throughout the day.

Additionally, Point Protects also took home the SECURE+ Sustainable Lifestyle Award by assisting Utah customer Laurie Cox save money on her energy bills.

“After using the system for a while, the Cox family saw a significant savings in their overall heating bill by simply lowering the thermostat when they left home and then, using their smart phone, remotely increasing it before arriving home,” says Point Protects Joint Venture Partner Gerrit Brusse. “They estimate their average monthly savings to be about $30 a month.”

For illustrating how an electronic security system with advanced features can assist pet owners in caring for a beloved animal, Moon Security earned the SECURE+ I Love My Pet Award.

Moon Security customer Ro Vinson uses her security system with remotely accessible cameras to monitor on her three Golden Retrievers whenever she’s away from home.

“Our dogs are definitely important members of the family so we don’t like leaving them alone, even for short periods of time,” Vinson said. “It’s reassuring to look at the cameras on my laptop or smartphone and see if everything is okay or if they’re up to any puppy antics.”

For more information about the SECURE+ Initiative, click here.

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