SSI Reveals 21st Annual SAMMY Awards Finalists

Find out which installing security contractors are in the running to be honored on April 5 for their marketing, business, installation and overall excellence.

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – Security Sales & Integration proudly announces the finalists for the 21st annual SAMMY (Sales and Marketing) Awards. The program is the only one of its kind in the industry to recognize and honor installing security dealers and integrators for their marketing, business, installation and overall excellence.

This year’s finalists are led by Protection 1 with its six nominations, including the major categories of Best Overall Marketing Campaign, Community Outreach Program, Integrated Installation of the Year and Installer of the Year (large company). Stanley Convergent Security Solutions follows next with five nods, while Bates Security and Vector Security notched four nominations apiece. All three of those companies are up for either Installer or Installation of the Year honors.

SSI would like to thank the panel of judges who evaluated a multitude of entries. These individuals are among the industry’s top marketing and PR professionals. They are: Tom Brigham, principal, Brigham Scully Communications; Jon Daum, partner, Daum Weigle Public Relations; and Lucette Nicoll, president, and Sue Toscano, vice president, both of Nicoll Public Relations.

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

Installer of the Year (Small to Midsize)
• Bates Security – Lexington, Ky.
• Securityhunter, Inc. – Baltimore
• Reed Brothers Security – Oakland, Calif.

Installer of the Year (Large)
• Vector Security – Warrendale, Pa.
• Select Security – Lancaster Pa.
• Protection 1 – Wichita, Kan.

Integrated Installation of the Year
• Protection 1, Wichita, Kan.
• Idesco Corp. –  New York City
• Securitas Electronic Security, Uniontown, Ohio
• Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, Naperville, Ill.

Best Overall Integrated Marketing Program
• Protection 1, Wichita, Kan.
• SAFE Security, San Ramon, Calif.
• Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, Naperville, Ill.

Best Community Outreach Program
• Guardian Protection Services, Warrendale, Pa.
• Protection 1, Wichita, Kan.
• Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, Naperville, Ill.

Best Sales Brochure
• Alpha Video & Audio, Eden Prairie, Minn.
• Doyle Security Systems, Rochester, N.Y.
• Vector Security, Warrendale, Pa.

Best Promotional Giveaway Item
• Silent Guard, Somerset, Ky.
• Sonitrol of Evansville, Evansville, Ind.
• Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, Naperville, Ill.

Best Company Newsletter
• Bates Security, Lexington, Ky.
• Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, Naperville, Ill.
• Vector Security, Warrendale, Pa.

Best Broadcast Advertisement
• AMS Security, Palm Desert, Calif.
• Low Voltage Contractors, Minneapolis
• Protection 1, Wichita, Kan.

Best Display Advertisement
• Vector Security, Warrendale, Pa.
• Protection 1, Wichita, Kan.
• Bates Security, Lexington, Ky.

Best Social Media Campaign
• COP Security, Alexander, Ark.
• Amherst Alarm, Amherst, N.Y.
• Tyco Integrated Security, Boca Raton, Fla.

Best Vehicle Graphics Design
• Bates Security, Lexington, Ky.
• ProTex Technologies, Cedar Park, Texas
• LOUD Security Systems, Kennesaw, Ga.

Best Web site Design
• Custom Alarm –  Rochester, Minn.
• Select Security – Lancaster, Pa.
• Wayne Alarm Systems – Lynn, Mass.
• Sonitrol Pacific – Bellevue, Wash.

Winners will be revealed during the free, open-to-all ceremony April 5, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino (Marco Polo Rooms 801 and 802) in Las Vegas. SSI will profile the 2016 SAMMY winners and finalists in the June issue, and the Installers of the Year and Integrated Installation of the Year case studies will be featured in July’s Best of the Best Issue. The affair will include an induction ceremony for the newest SSI Industry Hall of Fame members. Also, SSI returns with the second annual Most Valuable Product (MVP) Awards.

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