The 2019 Electronic Security EXPO Public Safety and Networking Luncheon in Baltimore featured the awarding of the William N. Moody Award to Douglas Bassett. Started in 2004 by the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), the Moody Award is given annually to an individual who demonstrates a passion for advancing positive alarm management and best industry practices.

“His commitment to this industry and SIAC is unparalleled,” said Stan Martin, executive director of SIAC. “When Doug agrees to become a member of any committee/group, you can count on his active participation. He is a true professional who speaks with wisdom, shows passion and leads with thoughtful and deliberate action.”

Currently the executive director of licensing and field compliance for Comcast’s XFINITY Home Security, Bassett is an industry professional with forty years of leadership experience including management of installation, service sales and licensing of local, regional and national activity. His scope of work and experience includes security, commercial fire, access control, CCTV and sound in the residential, commercial and new construction, including industrial, and governmental applications. He has held key leadership positions in numerous national companies including ADT, Brinks Home Security/Broadview and Rollins Protective Services. 

Bassett was appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott in June 2016 to the Florida Electrical Contractors Licensing Board for a term running through October 2019. He also serves as an appointed industry member of the State Chiefs of Police Alarm Management Committees in Florida, Georgia, Virginia and Pennsylvania.  

“His lifetime of service to our industry and the leadership he provides on critical issues is invaluable to our ongoing mission.” Martin said. “It is with great honor that we salute Douglas Bassett with the highly prestigious William N. Moody Award.”