SAMMY Finalists Named for 19th Annual Awards Program

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION proudly announces the finalists for the 19th annual SAMMY (Sales and Marketing) Awards. The SAMMY Awards is the industry’s only program of its kind to recognize and honor installing security dealers and integrators for their marketing, business, installation and overall excellence.

SSI received more than 200 entries from installing and monitoring security systems contractors from throughout North America and even some from abroad. New this year are awards for Best Social Media Campaign and what had been Best Broadcast Advertisement has been broken down into separate categories for online, television and radio spots.

With six nominations, past SAMMY winner Protection 1 is the top contender throughout the 14-category awards program, including Installer of the Year (large company). STANLEY Convergent Security Solutions follows closely behind with four nominations. Tyco Integrated Security, which is also up for the Installer of the Year (large company) prize, and Atronic Alarms garnered three nods in all.

SSI would like to thank the panel of judges who were tasked with evaluating the many entries that were submitted. These individuals are among the industry’s top marketing and PR professionals. They are: SSI Hall of Famer Charlie Darsch, retired director of corporate relations for System Sensor; Jason Knott, editor-in-chief, CE Pro Magazine, SSI‘s sister publication; and Lucette Nicoll, founder, and Sue Toscano, vice president, both of Nicoll Public Relations. Jon Daum, partner, Daum Weigle Public Relations, selected finalists for best Web site design.

Following is the complete list of this year’s finalists:

Installer of the Year
(Small to midsize company – 150 or fewer employees)

  • Bates Security (Lexington, Ky.)
  • Low Voltage Contractors (Minneapolis)
  • Select Security (Lancaster, Pa.)

(Large company – more than 150 employees)

  • Diebold (North Canton, Ohio)
  • Protection 1 (Romeoville, Ill.)
  • Tech Systems (Duluth, Ga.)
  • Tyco Integrated Security (Boca Raton, Fla.)

Integrated Installation of the Year

  • Advanced Technologies (Baton Rouge, La.)
  • Atronic Alarms (Lenexa, Kan.)
  • ISI Security (San Antonio)

Best Overall Integrated Marketing Campaign

Best Sales Brochure

  • Atronic Alarms
  • Fleenor Security Systems (Johnson City, Tenn.)
  • STANLEY Convergent Security Solutions

Best Online Broadcast Advertisement

  • Calamity Monitoring (Sydney, Australia)
  • Provident Security (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
  • SecurTek Monitoring Solutions (Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada)
  • Tyco Integrated Security

Best Radio Broadcast Advertisement

  • Innovative Security Systems (Beltsville, Md.)
  • Protect America (Austin, Texas)
  • Washington Alarm (Seattle)

Best TV Broadcast Advertisement

  • My Alarm Center (Newtown Square, Pa.)
  • The Protection Bureau (Exton, Pa.)
  • Protection 1 (Romeoville, Ill.)

Best Vehicle Graphics Design

  • COP Security (Alexander, Ark.)
  • Exeq Control (Northbrook, Ill.)
  • Keyth Technologies (Highland Park, Ill.)
  • Protection Networks (Farmers Branch, Texas)

Best Community Outreach Program

  • COP Security (Alexander, Ark.)
  • Protection 1
  • Security101 in Utah (Murray, Utah)
  • STANLEY Convergent Security Solutions

Best Social Media Campaign

  • ASG Security (Beltsville, Md.)
  • Protect America
  • Protection 1
  • STANLEY Convergent Security Solutions

Best Company Newsletter

  • ADS Security (Nashville, Tenn.)
  • Atronic Alarms
  • SecureWatch24 (New York City)

Best Web Site Design

  • Aban Security Systems (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
  • Advance Technology (Scarborough, Maine)
  • Vector Security (Warrendale, Pa.)

Best Promotional Giveaway Item

  • ASG Security
  • SDA Security
  • Vector Security

Best Display Advertisement

  • Maximum Security Alarm Systems (Palm Springs, Calif.)
  • Protection 1
  • Tyco Integrated Security

SSI will announce the winners at a free awards ceremony in Las Vegas on April 1 – the eve of opening day at ISC West. The event will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the Casanova Conference Room 602 at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. All industry professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The program will also feature an induction ceremony for the newest SSI Hall of Fame members.


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