ISC West Nears as SSI Prepares for SAMMYs, Hall of Fame Ceremony

SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION would like to invite electronic security professionals from the installation and supplier communities to take part in the 15th Annual SAMMY (Sales and Marketing) Awards, plus the 7th Annual SSIHall of Fame induction at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas on March 23.

Held each year on the eve of ISC West, the free program attracts industry brethren from across North America who enjoy the opportunity to reacquaint with friends and peers while witnessing some of the industry’s top sales, marketing and installation practices.

In all, 12 SAMMY awards will be awarded during the evening, including the coveted “Installer of the Year,” “Integrated Installation of the Year” and “Best Overall Integrated Marketing Campaign” honors. You can view a complete list of finalists here.

As a co-main event, the SSI Hall of Fame will salute six men whose careers have made a profound and indelible impact on the industry and in their communities. They are: Louis (Lou) Fiore, principal, L.T. Fiore Inc., who made his mark with National Guardian and ADT; John Hakanson, president, Honeywell Sensing and Devices (includes System Sensor); Donald Horn, president, The Horn Group LLC, best known as founder of Vicon Industries; William (Bill) Moody, who retired in 2007 and is best known for his years with ADT; John Murphy, president/CEO, Vector Security; and Ralph Sevinor, president, Wayne Alarm Systems.

Ron Davis, an inaugural member of the SSI Hall of Fame, will emcee this year’s induction ceremony. Be sure to check out the 2010 class of distinguished professionals in the March issue or click here.

The affair will be held 4:30-6 p.m. in the Casanova Conference Room 602 at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino and include complimentary hors d’ oeuvres and beverages.

SSI would like to thank program sponsors ADI, Altronix, Fire-Lite, Honeywell, Tri-Ed, Visonic, ISC Expo, Campus Safety, Electronic Security Association (ESA) and PSA Security Network for helping make the 2010 SAMMY Awards possible.

Of course, the following day ISC West will open its gates and welcome throngs of international attendees to the Sands Expo & Convention Center. This year’s 42nd annual conference will host more than 900 exhibitors displaying products from numerous technology disciplines, including access control, alarms and monitoring, biometrics, video surveillance, IT convergence and much more.

Among the many training and educational sessions, SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine will moderate “High Definition Surveillance: A Clearer Picture,” featuring a panel of experts discussing how to better deploy and utilize megapixel technologies.

For a sampling of other events held during the expo, see the following list. For more information, visit And be sure to stop by on the show floor for visit at SSI’s booth, No. 2041.

8 a.m.-2 p.m.:
AIREF Golf Tournament — Revere Golf Club, proceeds benefit the Alarm Industry Research & Educational Foundation (AIREF). To learn more, visit

4:30-6 p.m.: The SAMMY Awards and SSI Hall of Fame ceremony — Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, Casanova Conference Room 602. For more info, visit

9-10 a.m.:
State of the Industry: The Industry Expert Roundtable — Key leaders representing manufacturers, installing security contractors and end users analyze current and future industry trends. Sands Expo & Convention Center Room 502.

2:45-4:45 p.m.: The Solutions Challenge: A Role-Play Workshop — Bob Harris, president of Attrition Busters speaks on effective business solutions for strategically building more business.

3 p.m.: SIA New Product Showcase Award Announcements — The annual awards program recognizes new and innovative security products and services. Booth No. 11074.

4-5 p.m.: High Definition Surveillance: A Clearer Picture — Moderator Scott Goldfine, editor-in-chief, SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION Magazine, leads a panel discussion with Todd Rockoff, executive director, HDcctv Alliance; Scott Schafer, executive vice president, Arecont Vision; Sara Scroggins, senior product marketing manager, Imaging Systems, Pelco; and Steve Surfaro, business development manager, Industry Liaison, Axis Communications.

7:30 a.m.:
The Security 5K — Run for fun at this 5K road race benefitting Mission 500, nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the needs of children and communities in crisis. For more information or to register, visit

9 a.m.-5 p.m.:
SIA Ride for Education — Proceeds benefit SIA’s First Responders Educational Scholarship, which awards funds to volunteer or publicly-paid first responders who are taking security and life safety-related courses. For more information or to register, visit

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