TMA Awards

TMA/SDM Monitoring Center Excellence Awards

The TMA Monitoring Center Excellence Awards recognize any FM Approved, Intertek/ETL or UL-listed central station (TMA members and non-members) and outstanding personnel who perform in the highest professional manner, thereby making a significant contribution to the betterment of the alarm industry and the alarm profession while demonstrating exceptional service to their customers and community.  The TMA Excellence Awards Program is co-sponsored by SDM Magazine. LEARN MORE

TMA/SSI Monitoring Technology “Marvel” Award

This award honors innovations in monitoring center technology. It is 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. LEARN MORE

The Stanley C. Lott Award

The Lott Award, in the words of former TMA President David Carter, “is not given each year, but is reserved for the very special recognition of those whose contributions to the industry have been most significant –contributions which have spanned years and decades.” This award was created to honor the memory of Stanley C. Lott. LEARN MORE

TMA Public Sector Award

This special honor, established in 2015, is given by TMA in recognition of a public sector individual’s contribution to the alarm industry.

Mel Mahler Award for Outstanding Service to the Monitoring Industry (Formerly, TMA President’s Award)

This award is presented at the discretion of the TMA president in recognition of outstanding service to the association or industry.

  • 2019: Jay Hauhn, ADT
  • 2018: Rick Simpson and Shane Clary, PhD
  • 2017: Sascha Kylau
  • 2016: Joe Miskulin
  • 2014 Harlin McEwen, Shannon Woodman, Stanley Oppenheim
  • 2013 Lou Fiore
  • 2012 Bud Wulforst