SSI Reveals 17th Annual SAMMY Award Finalists

TORRANCE, Calif.SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION proudly announces the finalists for the 17th 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.

Stanley Convergent Security Solutions (CSS) is this year’s frontrunner with six nominations, including Installer of the Year. Integrated Installation of the Year nominee Protection 1 follows with four nods.

SSI would like to thank the panel judges who were tasked with evaluating the many entries that were submitted from across North America. These individuals are among the industry’s top marketing and PR professionals. They are: Jon Daum (co-founder, Daum Weigle Inc.), Lyne Hall (creative services manager, Bobit Business Media) and Jerry Lenander (president, Syncomm Management Group). Tom Brigham, principal of Brigham Scully Communications, and Richard Hahn of Richard Hahn & Associates, selected finalists for the best Web site design.

Following are this year’s finalists:

Installer of the Year

(Small to midsize company — 150 or fewer employees)

(Large company — more than 150 employees)

Integrated Installation of the Year

  • Electronic Security and Communications Corp. (ESCC) (New York)
  • Johnson Controls (Milwaukee)
  • Protection 1 (Romeoville, Ill.)
  • Stanley CSS (Naperville, Ill.)

Best Overall Integrated Marketing Campaign

Best Sales Brochure

  • Protection 1 (Romeoville, Ill.)
  • Source Security Services (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)
  • Stanley CSS (Naperville, Ill.)

Best Company Logo

  • Asset Protection and Alarms (Beltsville, Md.)
  • Devcon Security (Irving, Texas)
  • Interstate Alarm Co. (Missoula, Mon.)

Best Broadcast Advertisement

(TV, radio or online)

Best Vehicle Graphics Design

  • The Protection Bureau (Exton, Pa.)
  • Protection Networks (Dallas)
  • Stanley CSS (Naperville, Ill.)

Best Community Outreach Program

  • ADS Security (Nashville, Tenn.)
  • Per Mar Security Services (Davenport, Iowa)
  • The Protection Bureau (Exton, Pa.)

Best Company Newsletter

  • Advanced Cabling Systems (ACS) (North Little Rock, Ark.)
  • Protection 1 (Romeoville, Ill.)
  • SecurTek Monitoring Solutions (Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada)

Best Web Site Design

  • Custom Alarm (Rochester, Minn.)
  • HS Technology Group (Pikesville, Md.)
  • Source Security Services (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)

Best Promotional Giveaway Item

  • ASG Security (Beltsville, Md.)
  • Per Mar Security Services (Davenport, Iowa)
  • Stanley CSS (Naperville, Ill.)

Best Display Advertisement

  • Interstate Alarm Co. (Missoula, Mont.)
  • Protection 1 (Romeoville, Ill.)
  • Source Security Services (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)

SSI will announce the winners at a free awards ceremony in Las Vegas on March 27 — the eve of opening day at ISC West. The event will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the Casanova Conference Room 502 at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino.

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

SSI would like to thank program sponsors ADI, Fire-Lite, Honeywell, Visonic, ISC Expo, Campus Safety, Electronic Security Association (ESA) and PSA Security Network for helping make the 17th annual SAMMY Awards possible.


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