ADS Security (ADS) chief executive officer, Mel Mahler, was presented with the Central Station Alarm Association’s (CSAA) Stanley C. Lott Award while attending the 2010 CSAA Annual Meeting this past week in Marana, Arizona. This award is the CSAA’s highest honor and recognizes those whose industry contributions have been significant over the span of their careers.


The Stanley C. Lott Award was created to honor the memory of an alarm industry leader who was instrumental in establishing the CSAA Five Diamond Central Station concept, which encourages a high level of industry professionalism and service excellence. The award is not bestowed annually, but rather only on the years that the CSAA feels they have a truly deserving recipient.


Mahler spearheaded Middle Tennessee’s only CSAA Five Diamond central station at the ADS headquarters in Nashville, serving as CEO. Additionally, he served as president of the CSAA from 2001 to 2003.


“The two years I sat as president of the CSAA were two truly rewarding years,” said Mahler. “I did not know Stan Lott, but do know many past recipients of the award and I am humbled to receive this significant honor.”