Security Industry Association Honors Axis Communications’ Fredrik Nilsson

SIA has selected Axis Communications’ Fredrik Nilsson to receive the annual George R. Lippert Memorial Award for dedication to the security industry.

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has selected its annual recipient of the George R. Lippert Memorial Award: Axis Communications’ Fredrik Nilsson.

Nilsson is vice president, Americas, at Axis Communications. He supports many security industry initiatives, especially those produced by SIA. He formerly served on the SIA Board of Directors and the SIA Executive Committee, and he continues to be a contributor to SIA education initiatives today.

Nilsson is also past chairman of Mission 500, a charitable organization backed by the security industry, dedicated to helping children and communities in crisis.

“I am truly humbled and honored to be chosen as the recipient of this prestigious award. I’d like to thank the award committee and the industry as a whole,” says Nilsson. “The security industry is made up of great people who have a passion for making the world a safer place. I am proud to be part of this industry and will continue to get involved in industry initiatives to help educate and move it forward in a positive direction.”

The SIA Lippert Award Committee is composed of previous recipients of the Lippert Award. The Lippert Award, founded in 1989, is named in honor of George R. Lippert, who dedicated more than 20 years of his life to the security industry and SIA. Lippert was inducted into the SSI Industry Hall of Fame posthumously in 2009.

The committee chose Nilsson from a field of nominees.

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“I sincerely thank Fredrik for all he has done for the security industry,” says SIA Chairman Denis Hebert. “He personally takes an active role in industry events, while empowering, supporting and encouraging others in his company to also get involved. He is an eloquent and professional spokesperson for the security industry and serves as a liaison to the end-user community. Fredrik’s charity, strong values and good nature serve him and our industry well, and I am proud to recognize his contributions with the Lippert Award.”

Nilsson has worked for Axis Communications since 1996 and has been in his current role since 2003. During that time, he has helped the company “increase revenue in the Americas by more than twenty fold and has been instrumental in leading the industry shift from analog CCTV to network video surveillance,” according to SIA.

SIA will present Mr. Nilsson with the 2016 Lippert Award during the SIA Honors Night gala at The Current at Chelsea Piers in New York, N.Y., on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

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