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Vector Security Wins PDQ Award for Second Time

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Vector Security Wins PDQ Award for Second Time
Award Signifies Commitment and Innovation to Industry Best Practices


FRISCO, Texas (June 18, 2013) – Vector Security has been selected for a second time for the prestigious Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award. The award recognizes outstanding leadership and innovation in helping reduce unnecessary calls for service to public safety agencies. The award is presented at the ESX Icebreaker Luncheon at ESX in Nashville on June 18th.

The PDQ Award is given annually by the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) and the False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA), and co-sponsored by Honeywell Security, Security Sales & Integration Magazine, and the Installation Quality (IQ) Program. The award recognizes the security company that best demonstrates a proactive and cooperative effort to reduce unnecessary alarm dispatches.  Vector Security previously won the award in 2006.

“It's terrific to see Vector Security receive this award a second time,” said Stan Martin SIAC Executive Director. “It recognizes Vector Security’s ongoing commitment to their customers and the public safety agencies who work with us to protect the public.”

“Vector Security’s impact on reducing dispatches is especially significant because they serve more than 270,000 homes and businesses in North America,” said Martin.  “Their 40 year record of success helps inspire others to reach these same benchmarks.”

“Our industry has taken many important steps forward in implementing policies, technology and training to make alarm systems more effective and dependable,” said Pamela Petrow, Vector Security  President and CEO.  “The partnership developed with law enforcement through our work with SIAC, FARA and our state alarm associations would not have been as effective were it not for the efforts of our organization and many others to curb unnecessary dispatches while maintaining and in many cases helping fund police response.”

“Although all the finalists this year demonstrated commendable and comprehensive companywide commitments to effective alarm management,” said Scott Goldfine, Editor in Chief of Security Sales and Integration. “Vector Security was particularly thorough and impressive.”

“From initial system sale to ongoing monitoring, the company demonstrates unwavering tenacity in implementing proven best practices that reduce false dispatches,” said Goldfine. “Vector Security’s internal and external communications, training, management, and relationship with first responders are not only admirable but inspiring to our entire industry.”  

SIAC represents one voice for the electronic security industry on alarm management issues – communicating solutions and enhancing relationships with law enforcement.  SIAC is comprised of four major North American security associations--Canadian Security Association (CANASA), Security Industry Association (SIA), Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA), and the Electronic Security Association (ESA).  For more, go to ,, or follow us on

The False Alarm Reduction Association, established in 1997, is an organization of public safety false alarm reduction professionals and alarm industry representatives, whose main mission is to provide a forum for the exchange of information on successful false alarm reduction programs, to serve as a clearinghouse for agencies seeking to reduce false alarms and to foster an environment of cooperation among law enforcement, the alarm industry and the alarm user.  For more information, visit

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