The Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) and SDM Magazine invite all central stations certified by any of the CSAA-approved Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTLs), such as UL or FM, CSAA members and non-members, to participate in the Central Station Excellence Award program, now in its fifth year.

The purpose of the awards is to:
• Establish and promote the inherent value of central station services.
• Honor those who have made the most significant contributions to the service.
• Promote the distinct level of professionalism attained by central stations certified by any of the CSAA-approved NRTLs.

Several changes have been implemented for the 2010 award program, including a simplified and streamlined application process. The five-year company restriction to enter the Central Station of the Year Excellence Award has been reduced to three years. And a new award, the Central Station Support Person of the Year Excellence Award, has been added to recognize a staff member other than the central station manager or operator that goes above and beyond to make the central station a better place.

All applications must be received by March 29, 2010. Winners will be recognized at the CSAA Central Station Excellence Awards Breakfast and ceremony on Wednesday, June 16, at 7:45 a.m., during ESX 2010 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh.

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