SSI Rolls Out Red Carpet for 18th Annual SAMMY Winners

LAS VEGASElectronic security professionals arrived at SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION’s 18th Annual SAMMY Awards in Las Vegas on Tuesday to honor the industry’s top sales, marketing, business and installation practices.

Held at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, the evening also included the SSI Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The class of 2013 includes Mike Duffy, John Jennings, Alan Pepper, Morris Weinstock and Tim Whall.

Twelve companies were awarded SAMMY trophies in 13 sales and marketing categories. Bates Security of Lexington, Ky., earned the most SAMMYs, taking home two awards, including Best Vehicle Graphics Design and Best Company Logo.

Among the top award categories, North Canton, Ohio-based Diebold received the Integrated Installation of the Year award. Advance Technology of Scarborough, Maine, claimed the Installer of the Year for small to midsize companies, while Tyco Integrated Solutions (TycoIS) of Boca Raton, Fla., earned Installer of the Year for large companies.

SSI would like to thank program sponsors ADI, ADT, Fire-Lite by Honeywell, Honeywell, Mace CS, Tri-Ed, Campus Safety Magazine, ISC Expo, Electronic Security Association (ESA), PSA Security Network and Security Industry Association (SIA) for helping make the 2013 SAMMY Awards possible.

SAMMY Award finalists and winners:

Installer of the Year

(Small to midsize company — 200 or fewer employees)

  • ADS Security (Nashville, Tenn.)
  • Advance Technology (Scarborough, Maine) — WINNER
  • Bates Security (Lexington, Ky.)

(Large company — more than 200 employees)

  • Protection 1 (Romeoville, Ill)
  • TycoIS (Boca Raton, Fla.) — WINNER
  • Vector Security (Warrendale, Pa.)
  • Vivint (Provo, Utah)

Integrated Installation of the Year

  • Conzer Security (Carmel, Ind.)
  • Diebold (North Canton, Ohio) — WINNER
  • The Protection Bureau (Exton, Pa.)
  • Vector Security (Warrendale, Pa.)

Best Overall Integrated Marketing Campaign

  • Bates Security (Lexington, Ky.)
  • LOUD Security Systems (Kennesaw, Ga.)
  • Protection 1 (Romeoville, Ill.) — WINNER

Best Sales Brochure

  • Bates Security (Lexington, Ky.)
  • Desert Security Monitoring (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
  • LifeLine Security & Automation (Sacramento, Calif.) — WINNER

Best Company Logo

  • Bates Security (Lexington, Ky.) — WINNER
  • Protect America Inc. (Austin, Texas)
  • Vision Security Technologies (Birmingham, Ala.)

Best Broadcast Advertisement

(TV, radio or online)

  • ADT (Boca Raton, Fla.) — WINNER
  • SecureWatch 24 (New York)
  • SecurTek Monitoring Solutions (Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada)

Best Vehicle Graphics Design

  • Alarmco (Las Vegas)
  • Bates Security Solutions (Lexington, Ky.) — WINNER
  • Stanley CSS (Naperville, Ill.)

Best Community Outreach Program

  • Protection 1 (Romeoville, Ill.)
  • The Protection Bureau (Exton, Pa.)
  • SDA Security (San Diego) — WINNER

Best Company Newsletter

  • ADS Security (Nashville, Tenn.)
  • Protect America (Austin, Texas) — WINNER
  • SecurTek Monitoring Solutions (Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada)

Best Web Site Design

  • Advance Technology (Scarborough, Maine)
  • ASG Security (Beltsville, Md.)
  • Per Mar Security Services (Davenport, Iowa) — WINNER

Best Promotional Giveaway Item

  • ASG Security (Beltsville, Md.) — WINNER
  • Per Mar Security Services (Davenport, Iowa)
  • SDA Security (San Diego)

Best Display Advertisement

  • Alarm Engineering (Salisbury, Md.) — WINNER
  • LOUD Security Systems (Kennesaw, Ga.)
  • Protect America (Austin, Texas)

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