At the CSAA Electronic Security Forum & Expo, the CSAA presented its annual Central Station Excellence Awards.
According to the CSAA, "The purpose of the awards are to establish and promote the inherent value of central station services in general; honor those who have made the most significant contributions to the service; and promote the distinct level of professionalism attained by UL-Listed Central Stations." The awards are actually open the entire central station industry, including any UL-listed central station, CSAA members and even non-members.
Topping the awards was Vector Security out of Plymouth Meeting, Penn. Vector Security won the CSAA's prized "Central Station of the Year Award". The award was presented to Vector Security representatives David Merrick, marketing director; Lisa Laboda, west district central station training manager; and John Murphy, president of Vector Security.
Recognized for his management was Rick Raper of Alarm Detection Systems of Aurora, Ill. Raper received the "Central Station Manager of the Year" award at the CSAA Forum presentation.
And being that no central station is complete without a dedicated staff, the CSAA presented its "Central Station Operator of the Year" award to Christine Mudrak of ADS Security in Nashville, Tenn.