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5 Security Industry Greats Join SSI Hall of Fame

Donald Young

Current Status: CIO/COO, Protection 1

Why He’s on the List

  • More than 27 years as a behind-the-scenes “secret weapon,” instrumental in helping the industry’s best-known leaders and largest installation and monitoring service providers grow
  • His innovative ideas, managerial skills and IT knowhow markedly improved operations for top firms like SecurityLink, ASG Security, ADT, HSM, Stanley and Protection 1
  • Credited for inventing the “Scorecard,” a reporting tool used by several of the largest companies as a real-time reconciliation of RMR
  • His passion to compile and analyze data also revolutionized efficiencies across operations, including service and installation, account profitability, sales processes, and the customer experience
  • Dedication to leverage technology to reduce false alarms included being president of the Partnership for Priority Video Alarm Response (PPVAR) from 2012-14
  • Also active in CSAA, serving on several committees including the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) program

For a more in depth look at Young’s contributions to the electronic security industry, click here.


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