SSI Announces Winners for the SAMMYs, Most Valuable Products, and the 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees
Security Sales & Integration Names the 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees, SAMMY Awards, and Most Valuable Product (MVP) Awards Winners
LAS VEGAS, NV - April 5, 2016 - Recognizing groundbreaking installing and monitoring companies, suppliers, and professional security icons, Security Sales & Integration held the SAMMY Awards, Most Valuable Product Awards and the SSI Industry Hall of Fame inductee ceremony in an evening ceremony at The Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas.
"Putting together, hosting and experiencing this event is one of the year's highlights for me," says SSI Editor-in-Chief/Associate Publisher Scott Goldfine. "Collectively, the SAMMY Awards, Most Valuable Product Awards and SSI Industry Hall of Fame represents the only unified event that honors installing and monitoring companies, suppliers, and professional security icons. It’s all about celebrating the special people, exceptional companies and noble purpose of our great, multifaceted industry. Congratulations to all the participants."
The SAMMY Awards recognize installing security integrators, dealers and monitoring providers for their marketing, installation and overall business excellence. The SAMMYs program raises the bar for the entire electronic security industry by sharing the best ideas and practices with all.
All 150 entries were judged independently by a panel of industry experts. Winners of this award receive exposure in SSI’s magazine, website and electronic communications.
The winners are:
Best Sales Brochure:
Alpha Video & Audio
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Best Promotional Giveaway Item:
Sonitrol of Evansville
Best Company Newsletter:
Best Community Outreach Program:
Guardian Protection Services
Best Broadcast Advertisement:
Best Display Advertisement:
Best Overall Integrated Marketing Program:
Best Social Media Campaign:
Best Vehicle Graphics Design:
Best Website Design:
Installer of the Year (Small to Midsize)
Installer of the Year (Large)
Integrated Installation of the Year (Multisite Project)
Integrated Installation of the Year (Single Site Project)
New York, New York
The Most Valuable Product (MVP) Awards recognize products that make a substantial impact on integrators and were judged on innovation, functionality, competitive advantages, benefits to the installer or monitoring provider, and benefits to the end user.
All 65 were judged by a panel of experienced integrators. In addition to being recognized at ISC West 2016, winners’ products will be featured in the June issue of SSI.
The winners are:
Access Control: Commercial Access:
HID Mobile Access
Access Control: Residential Access:
Signature Series Deadbolts with Home Connect™ technology
Access Control: Video Doorbell/Entry:
Vingtor-Stentofon Turbine Video (TCIV)
Business Operations: Software:
System Integrator 2016 (SI 2016)
Business Operations: Training Program:
The Alarm.com Academy
Central Station/Monitoring: Communications:
Central Station/Monitoring: Back-Office Software:
MKS Central Access
Central Station/Monitoring: Commercial Application:
Verint Situational Awareness Platform
HES 1500E/1600E EcoStrike™
Pro Control Pro24.z / ProLink.z
Miscellaneous Security Products: Power Management Device:
RGM - Mercury Rack Mount Power Management System
Video Surveillance: IP Camera:
Bosch Credentialed High Assurance Video Encryption (CHAVE) IP Camera
Video Surveillance: DVR/NVR:
Video Surveillance: Dome Camera:
Arecont Vision SurroundVideo Omni G2
Video Surveillance: Residential Camera:
IC Real Tech
ALLie Home 360-degree x 360-degree Video Surveillance Camera & Virtual Reality Headset Package
Founded in 2004 to represent the highest honor for extraordinary professionalism, conduct and achievement, each year SSI’s Hall of Fame pays tribute to those remarkable people who have had an unforgettable impact on the industry, continuously sustained over the duration of a long and illustrious career. Nominated by past inductees and other luminaries, this year’s seven honorees now join 78 others in the industry’s pantheon.
This year’s inductees are:
Frank DeFina CCTV Executive, Panasonic, Samsung, SightLogix and Hikvision (deceased)
Russell MacDonnell Chairman and CEO, Rapid Response Monitoring Services
Todd Pederson CEO, Vivint
Kit Vail President/CEO, Silent Knight; industry consultant (retired)
George Weinstock EVP, Protection One; CEO, American Home Security; CEO, Morse Signal Devices (retired)
Bruce Westphal President and Chairman, Bay Alarm Co. (Retired)
Roger Westphal CEO, Bay Alarm Co.
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