Avritt Mineau (left) and Ralph Sevinor PHOTOS BY SDM STAFF
The Security Industry Association (SIA), the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA), and the Central Station Alarm Association honored two members of the security industry at the second annual Tri-Association Awards Dinner in New York in August. Marc Mineau, Brivo Systems, was presented with the Triton Award for industry statesmanship.

David Avritt, SentryNet, received SIA's George R. Lippert Memorial Award. Mineau has long been praised for his work in the area of education. As an active member in NBFAA and CSAA, and as a past-president of SIA, Mineau has initiated and led several education initiatives that have had substantial impact on the industry. During his tenure as president of SIA, Mineau established a $500,000 development fund for security industry education programs. An advocate for NBFAA's Apprenticeship program, Mineau founded a $100,000 fund to support the development of this crucial professional accreditation.

Avritt has played an instrumental role in the establishment and work of SIA's Monitoring Industry Group. SIA's Central Station Monitoring Course is a direct product of Avritt's vision for what he saw as the responsibility for the industry's associations.