SSI Announces Winners of 2006 SAMMY Awards!


As the 11th group of SAMMY winners was named in Las Vegas,
three initials were heard more than any other: HSM.
Jupiter, Fla.-based HSM Electronic Protection Services Inc.
took home two awards at the 11th Annual HREF=’’ TARGET=’_blank’>SAMMY
(Sales and Marketing) Awards
on April 4, including the
top marketing prize of Overall “Integrated Marketing

Now an ISC West-eve tradition, a standing-room capacity
crowd of alarm industry professionals filled the conference
room at the Venetian Casino Resort for the SAMMYs to honor
the best installation and marketing efforts of their peers.
It was also a chance to get some early networking in as
well as indulge in some of the free hors d’oeuvres.

A year ago, HSM Chairman and CEO Jim Covert HREF=’t_ci_articleView.cfm?aid=2036&sid=0′
TARGET=’_blank’>was honored at the SAMMYs
as a new
inductee of the TARGET=’_blank’>SSI Hall of Fame. This year, the
fame and glory went to the whole company, which continues
to grow as an independent monitoring firm after it was sold
off by Honeywell TARGET=’_blank’>in 2004.

In addition to the top marketing award, HSM was honored for
having the top commercial/industrial sales brochure.

While HSM had a big night, there were still plenty of
awards to go around as HSM was the only multiple-award
winner for the night.

Pittsburgh’s Guardian Protection Systems continued its
SAMMYs streak by winning the award for Sales Brochure:
Residential. It was the third-straight year that Guardian
has won a SAMMY, which is the longest current streak of any
An extensive integrated system installed at the Hyundai
Motor Manufacturing plant in Montgomery, Ala., won hometown
integrator Vision Southeast the SAMMY for Integrated
Commercial/Industrial Installation of the Year at the April
4 evening ceremony.

On the other side of the country, the SAMMY for Integrated
Residential Installation of the Year will receive an
honored place in the Norco, Calif., offices of Ultrasafe
Security. The contractor installed a massive integrated
security system for the 350-estate Morningside Community in
Rancho Mirage, Calif.

Pick up the July issue of SSI for full coverage of
the installations of the year.

Along with the SAMMYs, the newest members of the HREF=’t_hof.cfm’ TARGET=’_blank’>SSI Hall of
– Ken Boyda, Rick Britton and HREF=’t_dumies.cfm’ TARGET=’_blank’>Bob Wimmer – were
formally inducted during the evening event.

In addition, the first-ever
TARGET=’_blank’>Police Dispatch
Quality (PDQ)
award was formerly handed out to Vector
Security Inc. of Pittsburgh, which also won the SAMMY for
Company Newsletter during the ceremony.

For a complete rundown and highlights from this year’s
SAMMYs, see the June issue of SSI. For info on the
SAMMYs and how you can enter next year’s awards, go to HREF=’’

Without further adieu, Security Sales & Integration
is pleased to present the
2006 SAMMY winners!

Installation Awards

Integrated Commercial/Industrial Installation of the Year
Sponsored by NAPCO Security
Vision Southeast – Birmingham, Ala.

Integrated Residential Installation of the Year
Sponsored by NAPCO Security
Ultrasafe Security – Norco, Calif.

Marketing Awards

Overall “Integrated Marketing Program”
Sponsored by Honeywell Security
HSM Electronic Protection Services – Jupiter, Fla. Sales Brochure: Commercial/Industrial
Sponsored by Bosch Security
HSM Electronic Protection Services

Sales Brochure: Residential
Sponsored by ADI
Guardian Protection Services – Pittsburgh

Newspaper/Yellow-Page Advertisement
Sponsored by Alarm Capital Alliance
Security Solutions Inc. – Norwalk, Conn.

Company Newsletter
Sponsored by Altronix
Vector Security – Pittsburgh

Television/Radio Advertisement
Sponsored by Dedicated Micros
ADT – Boca Raton, Fla.

Web Site Design
Sponsored by Fire-Lite Alarms
ASG Security – Beltsville, Md.

Company Logo (Yard Sign – Business Card)
Sponsored by Tane Alarm Products
Provident Security – Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

Vehicle Graphics Design
Sponsored by i3DVR
Alarm Team – Garner, N.C.

Promotional Giveaway Item
Sponsored by Tri-Ed
The Protection Bureau – Exton, Pa.

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