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During their 2010 annual symposium held January 27 to 29 at the Tropicana Hotel, Atlantic City, N.J., the New Jersey Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NJBFAA) awarded several deserving individuals for their leadership and dedication to the industry. The Alarm Dealer of the Year Award went to Ira Hosid, IRA Security Systems, Paramus, N.J., and the Associate Member of the Year Award to Joe Camarata of Mid-Atlantic Representatives. The NJBFAA Distinguished Public Service Award presented to Vincent Prieto, who represents the 32nd district, which encompasses Hudson County, serving as the deputy majority whip of the General Assembly and chairman of the Assembly Regulated Professions Committee. The President's Award presented to Chris Mosley, president of Complete Security Systems, Marlboro, N.J.

The NJBFAA Frank Smith Memorial Award for Public Safety was presented to Chief John Lightbody, who currently serves as Toms River Township Fire Prevention & Protection Officer and Fire Subcode Official.


Where do we begin to talk about the Electronic Security Expo? Probably by blocking out the dates from June 14 through 18, because you'll want to be in Pittsburgh to soak in all the educational and social offerings at the ESX show.

Owned and sponsored by the Electronic Security Association (ESA) and the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA), and designed by your peers in the industry, ESX is a networking and educational event for security integration and monitoring companies. In addition, SD&I magazine is the premier media sponsor of the event.

You'll hear from your peers on educational sessions ranging from business development and management; central station operations; installation management; recurring monthly revenue; sales and marketing; and technology. You'll become motivated from fun social events, such as the ESX Big Bash. Best of all, you'll come away energized and with ways to boost your business.

For those involved or planning to delve into the home systems market, the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) will host a mini-track of technical courses worth continuing education credits.

"CEDIA accreditation of a number of ESX courses means added value for ESX attendees, enabling them to earn credit toward maintaining their certifications," said George De Marco, ESX chair. CEDIA courses will focus on residential lighting control; multi-room audio sensors; and home theater design. Registration and event information is available at or by calling (877) 628-9558.

Migrating to IP Technology

Sign up now for SD&I's session on Migrating to IP Technology, scheduled for Tuesday, June 15 from 10 to 11 a.m. in Room 306. You'll hear from a panel of your peers-integrators, on how they made or are making the move to IP. There will be lots of time for the questions portion of the session, so start making a list of what you want to ask.

Reseller Awards from AMAG

AMAG Technology, an innovator of security management and video solutions, announced its 2009 Eagle Awards for its Top Certified Resellers.

"These crÅ me of the crop resellers work hard to sell and support AMAG Technology's Symmetry Solution to a myriad of end users around the continent," said Bob Sawyer, president of AMAG Technology. "We are thankful for their loyalty and dedication and are delighted to recognize them for their achievements."

AMAG will present the following awards during a private ceremony to be conducted at ISC West in March 2010.

Overall Awards--Entrance Controls Inc.; Symmetric Interconnect Systems; DRS Technologies; Stanley Security; PSA Security; Johnson Controls Inc; and Infotec Systems Corp. Top Reseller Awards--ASSI Security Inc.; Allied Fire & Security; Infrastruct Security Inc.; Galaxy Integrated Technologies; Zenith Systems LLC; S3 Integration LLC; and Norment Security Group.

Oh Canada, Oh Stanley

Stanley Security Solutions Canada Corp., Mississauga, Ontario announced its name change to Stanley Canada Corporation. Stanley Security Solutions and Stanley Security Solutions Canada will remain as divisional and operating names. Stanley Security Solutions is a business division of The Stanley Works, a provider of integrated access control and security solutions for institutional, commercial and industrial businesses and organizations.

Honeywell Creates Open Technology Alliance

The Honeywell Open Technology Alliance is a group of global security manufacturers that will collaborate to increase interoperability between third-party IP systems and help businesses more easily secure and protect their facilities. As part of the initiative, Honeywell, Morris Township, N.J., a technology developer and manufacturer of aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry and more, will work with security manufacturers to integrate their IP cameras and systems with its flagship MAXPRO(r) VMS video management system, as well as make its own devices more-easily compatible with other vendorsT management platforms.