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FEB 2019

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Mission 500 exceeds goals in 2018, with higher expectations for 2019 sion care packs. • Corporate Sponsored Team Build- ing Events – produced over 6,000 Mis- sion 500 Care Packs over the course of 2018 • Volunteers donated over 2,000 hours of their time this year – and "we applaud and thank each and every one of your efforts," Mission 500 said. Plans are underway for the 10th annu- al Security 5/2K at ISC West in April, 2019. The Security 5K/2K is a joint collabo- ration organized by United Publications, the publisher of Security Systems News, ISC Events and Mission 500. Confirmed charter sponsors are, Altron- ix Corporation, Avigilon, Axis Commu- nications, Brink's Home Security, CMAC, COPS Monitoring, DITEK Corporation, DMP, Freeman, Galaxy Control Systems, HID Global, Hikvision, LRG Marketing Communications and Safety Technology International, Inc. "As 2018 comes to a close and we cel- ebrate the holidays, it is great to look back on what we've accomplished at Mission 500, knowing there is so much more to achieve," Nolan said. "Let us look ahead to 2019 to see how we can help improve the lives of children and families in need by providing them with immediate assistance and greater hope for the future." Most-read stories at for 2018 1. ADT growing its commercial business 2. Security Systems News welcomes the "20 under 40" Class of 2018 winners 3. MONI to become BRINKS Home Security 4. Honeywell Homes and ADI spin to be renamed Resideo 5. Allied Universal acquires U.S. Security Associates 6. ESX announces 2018 Innovation Awards winners 7. Parks Associates predicts about 27 percent of households to hav security by 2021 8. Amazon shakes up home security business 9. Women in Security: Lisa Roy of JCI 10. Vivint to pay ADT $10 million in deceptive sales lawsuit settlement 11. Red Hawk acquires two 12. unveils SMB solution 13. Medical Guardian launches Freedom Guardian 14. ADT launches ADT Go 15. Best Buy to purchase GreatCall for $800 million M ISSION 500, a non-profit charita- ble organization focusing on the security industry and dedicated to serving children and communities in severe need across the U.S., made some amazing strides in 2018 raising funds through a number of events that were held throughout the year, with high hopes for 2019. "Over the course of 2018, through the generosity of numer- o u s c o r p o r a t e a n d i n d i v i d u a l s p o n s o r s o v e r 6 , 0 0 0 c h i l d re n received Mission 500 Care Packs, thousands of industry volunteers donated their time in a variety of ways, indus- t r y c o m p a n i e s w e re inspired to engage in their own local ini- tiatives and funds were raised to respond to natural disasters producing grants affecting the most vulnerable families," Tom Nolan, director of strategic part- nerships for Mission 500, said in the announcement. "We extend our sincer- est gratitude to all those involved who donated their time, products and funds to help children in need, and anticipate even greater success for this great cause in 2019." A f e w h i g h l i g h t e d M i s s i o n 5 0 0 a c t i v i t i e s o v e r t h e c o u r s e o f 2 0 1 8 included: • Backpack Event at Crosspointe Elementary School – now in its third year, the event provided 600 backpacks filled with school supplies to children in need attending Crosspointe Elementary School in Boynton Beach, Fla. • Mission 500 Annual Softball Game – the third annual softball game raised a total of $48,000, of which part of the proceeds were donated to the FDNY Children's Burn Camp, as well as children in severe need the South Bronx (the poorest congressional zip code in the U.S.). • Security 5K/2K Run/Walk at ISC West – the ninth annual staging of this event raised a whopping $113,000 from numerous corporate and individual sponsors participating in this event. • Ser vice Trip to Ponce, Puerto Rico – $12,000 was raised to provide two families with extensive home reno- vations made necessary as a result of Hurricane Maria in October 2017. 21 Industry executives traveled to PR for this service trip. • 2018 SIA Honors Dinner at ISC East – over $7,500 was raised from this event and celebration of recognized industry leaders. • In the hardest hit sections from Hurricane Michael in Florida, 600 children and families received compas- Rick Rector, PUBLISHER Brook Taliaferro, EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Paul Ragusa, EDITOR Ginger Schlueter, MANAGING EDITOR Peter Macijauskas, E-MEDIA MANAGER SEND PRESS RELEASES TO: EDITORIAL OFFICE Tel: 207-846-0600 ADVERTISING OFFICE Security Systems News 106 Lafayette St., PO Box 998 Yarmouth, ME 04096 Tel: 207-846-0600 NEW ENGLAND STATES AND EASTERN CANADA Rick Rector, President & PUBLISHER Tel: 207-846-0600, Ext. 267 MIDWEST AND EASTERN STATES Brad Durost, REGIONAL SALES MANAGER 207-846-0600, Ext. 274 WESTERN STATES AND WESTERN CANADA Rob Akert, REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR Tel: 623-376-9513 MARKETPLACE SALES Cath Daggett Tel: 207-846-0600, Ext. 300 Lise Dubois, PRODUCTION DIRECTOR SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Security Systems News PO Box 1888 Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-1888 800-553-8878 Publishers of specialized business publications CEO PRESIDENT J.G. 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