ESA awards first SECURE+ accolades

The Electronic Security Association presented its first annual ESA SECURE+ Awards at the 2013 Leadership Summit in Orlando.

SECURE+ is a special designation that identifies members who install home automation and integrated services to their customers. SECURE+ integrators ADT, Moon Security and Point received the awards during a special presentation at the conference and networking event. The awards feature the “voice of the customer,” in which a subscriber explains why their connected homes are important in their daily lives.

“The SECURE+ Awards are especially meaningful because they provide real life examples of how SECURE+ integrators are delivering these systems,” said ESA Executive Director and CEO Merlin Guilbeau during a special media briefing.

Two awards were presented to Point, including the SECURE+ Protect and Connect Award and the SECURE+ Sustainable Lifestyle Award.

Point received the SECURE+ Protect and Connect Award for helping Louisiana customer Mitchell Miller use his advanced system to manage care for his elderly mother who requires around the clock nursing. Miller is able to program specific codes for the various nurses who come to care for her. Miller receives an email or text notifying him when nurses come and go throughout the day.

Point also received the SECURE+ Sustainable Lifestyle Award by helping Utah customer Laurie Cox and her family save money on their energy bills.

Moon Security was presented he SECURE+ I Love My Pet Award for illustrating how an electronic security system with advanced features can assist pet owners in caring for a beloved animal.

Pet lover and Moon Security customer Ro Vinson uses her security system with remotely accessible cameras to keep tabs on her three Golden Retrievers when she’s away from home.

“I’m really excited about SECURE+,” said Mike Miller, vice president of Moon Security and a past president of ESA. “It allows us to offer services that aren’t necessarily security, but are important to the customer.”

The SECURE+ Peace of Mind Award went to ADT for helping bring a greater sense of safety to customer Kyle Luckie and his family in Leesburg, Ga. Luckie says he uses his enhanced home control system to remotely arm and disarm his security system, turn on and off small appliances and access real-time video. He says with two small children in the home the system offers convenience as well as peace of mind.

In its inaugural year, the SECURE+ Awards showcase just a few SECURE+ integrators that are responding to the growing demand for enhanced services.