(October 19, 2017) – The Monitoring Association and Security Sales & Integration are pleased to announce “The Marvel” — the inaugural TMA/SSI Monitoring Technology “Marvel” Award. This new award will honor innovations in monitoring center technology. It will be co-sponsored by TMA and Security Sales & Integration (SSI) and coordinated by the TMA Technology Committee.
The purpose of the Marvel is to provide recognition for monitoring centers creating and/or using cutting-edge technology and to raise awareness of these new technologies. “We are pleased to team up with SSI to spotlight these innovators in our industry,” said TMA Technology Committee Co-Chair Steve Butkovich, who announced the award at the recent 2017 TMA Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, AZ.
The Marvel will be presented to one overall winner for the “best adoption of new technology to advance your business.” Submissions could include:
- Best implementation of video verification
- Best implementation of PERS monitoring
- Best technology to build efficiency in monitoring
- Best cybersecurity
- Best new business model
- Best migration to the cloud
The winning monitoring center will be featured on the cover of the August 2018 Monitoring Issue of SSI; runners-up will receive mention inside the magazine as part of a feature article on the awards. The winner and runners-up will be recognized in front of their peers at ESX 2018 at one of the general sessions and featured on the TMA website and in TMA Dispatch. “Technology is consistently mentioned as one of the most important challenges our industry faces. The Marvel winner will receive recognition as a leader within the industry as well as to customers,” said Butkovich.
Criteria for the award will be posted in December 2017. Submissions will be accepted January 15 through March 15, 2018. The winner will be announced at ESX 2018 in June in Nashville.
About The Monitoring Association
The Monitoring Association (TMA), formerly the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA), is an internationally-recognized non-profit trade association that represents professional monitoring companies, including those listed by a TMA-approved Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory, such as FM Global, Intertek/ETL or UL. Incorporated in 1950, TMA is legally entitled to represent its members before Congress and regulatory agencies on the local, state and federal levels, and other authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) over the industry. TMA’s mission is to advance the professional monitoring industry through education, advocacy, and public safety relationships. www.tma.us. For more information, contact Elizabeth Lasko at TMA, 703-242-4670 x 16.
About Security Sales & Integration
“The #1 Technology & Business Authority Since 1979” reaches executive, sales & technical professionals who recommend, buy and/or install electronic security equipment, including video surveillance, access control, biometrics, IT networking, intrusion, fire alarm, home controls/automation plus other security products and services. Editorial features include commercial & residential product applications, technology updates, systems design installation techniques, sales & marketing case studies, statistical research and operation management. A publication of Framingham, MA-based EH Media, SSI is celebrating its 40th year in 2018. For more information, visit www.securitysales.com