Nominations are being accepted until Feb. 28 by the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) and the False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA) for the Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) award, which promotes cooperative best practices to reduce unnecessary dispatches and give officers the most complete information when responding to alarms. The award, which is co-sponsored by Security Sales & Integration, IQ, and Honeywell Security, recognizes companies that exemplify an all-out effort to reduce false alarms, using such practices as implementing ECV and utilizing ANSI CP-01 compliant control panels, to training customers and working closely with law enforcement.
Previous winners include Custom Alarm, Broadview Security (now ADT), Atronic Alarm, Alarm Detection Systems, Brinks Home Security and Vector Security. This year's winner will receive $1,000 from Honeywell so that a team representative may attend the awards ceremony during the Icebreaker Luncheon at ESX in Nashville, Tenn., on June 26.
Monitoring and/or installing alarm dealers in the United States and Canada are eligible for the award. Applications must be postmarked by Feb. 28. Outstanding program ideas will be highlighted in Security Sales & Integration (SSI) magazine, as well as in other publication, on industry websites and at ESX.
Applications and additional information can be obtained by visiting SIAC's website, at www.siacinc.org