One of the institutions within the electronic security industry is the SAMMY awards. They have been around for 20+ years. SIAC believes strongly in the SAMMY’s because they recognize the breadth of companies represented within our industry. In many ways, the installing and monitoring companies are great examples of the continued growth of entrepreneurship in North America.
Most companies are not national. It’s the smaller guys with their combined reach who have the biggest percentage impact in terms of customers served. The SAMMY’s recognize this and make sure companies with less than 200 employees are rewarded (along with larger companies).
With that diversity of companies come challenges. At SIAC, one of the big challenges is educating and informing all these different-sized businesses about the importance of progressive alarm management technologies, programs and tools. Some of the awards within the SAMMY’s can be used to explain and educate on better alarm management practices – your newsletter and sales and marketing brochures, for example.
Go to this link to find out more about the SAMMY awards: http://www.securitysales.com/article/20th_annual_sammy_awards_now_open_for_entries. There are many categories for submissions. We hope you find some that fit programs you have in place with your company that are top tier. Striving for that excellence is always a worthy goal. Good luck with your entries.